Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Some weddings aren't worth the weight

I have three TamBrahm friends getting married in the near future. All male. And all of them have planned, in addition to the usual wedding preparations, to tone up so as to not embarass themselves when in half-naked glory on D-Day.

Without further ado, then, here is my latest bit of extremely scientific analysis:

The Tam Brahm Gym Cycle

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Emotional Atyachaar

(Note: features some literal translation from Tamil)

On a visit home recently...

Aged Relative (AR): Vaada, va. How are you? Are you eating properly?
Me: Yes, don't worry, I'm eating properly
AR: How is work?
Me: Yes, yes. Work is going. How are you? Are you without ailment?
AR: Something, I exist. When are you going to get married?
Me (sighing): We'll see, paati, there's time
AR: What, pa. Simply don't keep saying this. Age has happened, you should get married.
Me: What, paati... where has age happened...
AR: You must. Only if you get married now, two years from now can have a child-small, before you are thirty
Me: Child-small-a! Little too much, no? Let the marriage happen first
AR: Listen to what I'm saying, da. I am alive only to see you get married and settled with a nice girl
Me (seeing the loophole and swooping in to win the argument): Aha! If you are with life only for that... I don't want you to die, so I shouldn't get married!
AR: Ada poda... In comparison to living unhappy, dying happy is so much better!
Me (flummoxed): ... (retire at a loss for words)