Myself Kamalamma from Kunjibettu, Karnataka.
I am thinking, nowadays love stories are starting and finishing on Social Media. You will ask what is happening now for Kamalamma to say like this. What to tell you … it seems one woman from Chandigarh is exchanging messages with Prince Harry on Twitter and then what is happening? He is asking her to marry him! Abbabba… how is this? Kamalamma is writing to so many big people like Bachchan Sir, SRK, Kamalahassan, Trump and all, but nobody is even replying, forget about proposing! How some people are so lucky to get marriage proposal through Social Media?
In our time definitely, things are not happening like this.
If we are wanting to get married, it is long process. First of all, we are going to studio and standing with one Mona Lisa smile for photographer to take picture. Then our parents are distributing copies of this to aunties who are matching our height and weight and our stars and planets along with prospective boy. After this we are progressing to Level 2 in matchmaking game. Boy’s party is fixing one day to come and see girl.
On the Big Day there is full tension! Abbabba! House is becoming like one railway station; all relatives are coming and going; some are preparing food items, others are preparing the living room and still others are preparing girl for display purposes. They are making us dress like some Yakshagana artiste with so much kajal in eyes and long flower garland in hair. Then they are making us take sheera and upma and serve to boys party who are sitting in living room waiting for show to begin. Some people are not even telling us how many relatives will accompany boy so we are making all items in big vessels. Ohoho … if another boy is coming in next 3 days, well and good, otherwise we people are eating all leftover the whole week.
Then one modern Uncle is looking at us and saying, if boy and girl want to talk in private can go to inside room; as if we are high-level diplomats exchanging top secret arms deal. Next what is happening? Abbabba .. don’t even ask! In the room, after little bit coughing and sweating, boy is suddenly asking, you like Chinese? And I am thinking aiyyo Krishna, what is this, boy is already having Made in China girlfriend or what? But it seems he is talking of Chinese food.
Then I am quickly telling him, yes, yes, my mother is making Chinese dishes better than the Chinese and she is making Gobi Manchurian at home with lots of kadipatha and vagarne with red chillies and mustard seeds and hing and I am liking it so much that I am licking my plate also.
Afterwards we are going back outside. Before leaving, boy’s mother is saying to me, my son is liking pijja very much and whether I am also liking. Then I am opening my big mouth and saying, sorry aunty, I am not having pijja like him but I am having one ajja. But it seems there is again communication issues and she is not talking of great-grand-father but about Italian chapathi with cheese and capsicum and olives and all! Aiyyo tchah! How I am to know! Maybe proposal is getting rejected because of Chinese and Italian reasons.
Like this and all drama is happening in our time for getting married.
Anyway, what about girl from Chandigarh who is getting marriage proposal from Prince Harry? Maybe she is thinking he will leave Meghan akka, who is anyway giving him tough time and come to Chandigarh with baraat, on one horse. Then next year she will go up on terrace of Buckingham Palace and wait for moon to break her Karva Chauth!
But her story is not going like that. So she is angry with the Prince and she is going to Court and filing case against the Prince and his poor Queen ajji also, for cheating her. But it seems she is also having communication issues and it is not Prince Harry who is writing to her but some crack-pot pretending to be him!
Ohohoho…… What to tell you!