December 13, 2008

Hic..December Wedding.

We've had much depressing news the past couple of weeks with the Mumbai crisis. Nevertheless I travelled to the city and spent some memorable times the past few days. In spite of the shadow of terror that passed over the city, it seems to be bouncing back to its past glory. As always, I salute the indestructible and everlasting spirit of Mumbai.


The past few days have been extremely busy, with so much on my mind and so much to do, and so little time left to write a post before I travelled. I am now snatching a few moments for a quick post, mainly to inform my dear blog friends I am presently in my hometown in India and shall be visiting your interesting blog posts and replying to your comments upon return to a normal life.


Talking of being busy reminds me of what I read once: If time doesn't wait for you, just remove the damn battery from the clock and enjoy life. I will. After all, the difference between a battery and a woman is that a battery has a negative side.

Boy, am I glad for this break from routine. The past few days I have not checked emails, nor bothered to clear bulk spam folder offering aphrodisiacs to increase your drive, or miraculous cures for all problems in life, or solicitation for porn viewing, or invitation to participate in a secret account scheme from billionaire widows...haha! Nor drive in the annoying traffic congested roads to reach office in time and put in seven (no, eight) hours of attendance (no, work.) Ah, it's been bliss!

So, why did I travel this time? To grab some more opportunities to explore new places of course. No wait. That's not entirely true. I've travelled because I heard some people wish to get married.

Uh-oh. Now. Marriage. Why?

There are so many options for suicide: poison, sleeping pills, hanging, lying on train tracks, jumping from buildings…but why marriage? Murder? No problem. But marriage. Why?

Hello all you people in love. Agreed love is one long sweet dream, but don't you know marriage is the alarm clock?

I wonder why people get married in spite of everyone knowing the wise never marry, because when they do, they become otherwise. It is a well known fact that love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener!

Recent statistics reveal only 20 percent girls have brains, rest have boyfriends. It is said that when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, it is love and after marriage it is in self-defence..haha! Excuse me, before you pounce on me, let me clarify I am not being sexist here, I am simply voicing out what I heard people say. Right now, the bride and groom are clueless as to what they are getting into. And I'm sure most married people agree with me..haha!

Don't worry guys and gals. We all make mistakes. Marriage, after all, is the triumph of imagination over intelligence..haha!

I hope the bride and groom won't get to read my post. If they do, I'm dead, and my specially tailored royal-blue-churidar-suit and the matching accessories and the half-hearted dieting I did to fit into it perfectly would all go waste!


One's a friend, another family

Now now, jokes apart, this wedding will be special. I personally know this couple from many years, and they know each other since their school days.

I also sense they have been married in most ways since long: they have been friends first, and then fell in love, and now taking a step ahead to be woman and husband, I mean, man and wife.


In this age of utilizing wedding planners, there is not much left for me to do except discourage them from tying the knot, oops..I mean, give them some moral support and simply enjoy the whole sequence of events.


Hmm. Marriage. Everyone who wishes to should get married. After all, happiness is not the only thing in life..haha!


So...I shall be in touch with you all in a few days my dear blog friends. Until then, hic..ciao!


Hic. Now where did my beer disappear?


Disclaimer: This post is written in jest and does not actually reflect my views on marriage and related issues.


J.S. said...

Marriage is when a man and woman become as one; The trouble starts when They try to decide which one.

Cuckoo said...

Ha Ha Ha...
Celine, I just loved this post !!
They also say that one person is always right and the other person is husband.

Enjoy your trip.


enjoyed reading

Final_Transit said...

giggle giggle :) Enjoy the beer :)

Lakshmi said...

Sometimes I think u have a wicked sense of humour :) & I like reading these posts of yours..welcome back and it was good talking to you today

GuNs said...

Hiii there!

I'm back to India and back to blogging. Only a couple of posts put up recently but I hope to start being regular again.

How have you been doing?


Nandan Jha said...

How was beer ?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You made me smile. I hope everything really was in jest! ;-)

ms cute pants said...

I was about to say CYNICAL MUCH? but then I read the last line about the post being written in jest and I am glad.

When we were getting married, Hubby's cousin was so negative about the whole thing (granted he was going thru some marital difficulties, unbeknownst to us). It was still very unnerving for us to hear him spout all that negativity when here we were about to embark on that journey ourselves.

I saw the wedding pics and you looked lovely by the way, in your blue Churidar and the matching accessories. It's a lovely colour on you and more so of an outfit. Makes me want to steal it from you! I am looking forward to seeing more pics of the wedding. The happy couple looked gorgeous!

Ashraf said...

Really enjoyed this was like a hollywood romantic comedy

Merisi said...


Oh, Celine,
you are so right!
I hope you are wrong.
At least for those two brave friend of yours who take the plunge, er, vow! :-(

indicaspecies said...


Well said..haha!
Are you who I think you are, Mr. S?;)

indicaspecies said...


Your adage is delectable, Ms. Libber. :P

Thank you for your wishes.
If you "loved" this post, you are as me...haha! Anything for a good laugh, right?;)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you for reading, and glad you enjoyed.:)

indicaspecies said...


Puku, I did enjoy..thank you.:)
But am back now...which means no more beer..only the 0% alcoholic variety available here. *sniffle*

indicaspecies said...


Thanks. You thought right. I love humour, wicked humour too..LOL.

Was truly a pleasure talking to you as well Lakshmi.:)

indicaspecies said...


Welcome back to the motherland, and to the blogworld too. I shall be visiting you by the end of the day.;)

As you can see on my blog, all's well at my end. Peace.:)

indicaspecies said...


Beer's good.:)

But wine and cocktails are better..LOL

indicaspecies said...

EG Tour Guide:

Almost really..haha!

indicaspecies said...

Ms. Cute Pants:

Haha..cynical, yes. But only to the extent of being reasonably pragmatic, and definitely not as much as this post measures up to (but for the disclaimer).

I hope all's well with you. Would love to share more pictures. Thank you for your gracious compliments dear C. You made my day.:D

indicaspecies said...


Hollywood or Bollywood 'romantic comedy.'
You hit the nail on its head. This post was meant to sound so, adding a tinge of wickedness that I dabble with once in a way here. Thank you for dropping by.:)

indicaspecies said...


You see...
Not you, not me, 'NO-BODY' can be sure what is right or wrong when it comes to taking such a vow..LOL

Ravi Kumar said...

Celine, you make up with humor for all your inactivity these days. And you did well. I loved the post. You wrote in jest, but I know its cent percent true.. i hate marriage..

Ram Dhall said...

Your sense of humour is simply par excellence.

Good to see you back.

indicaspecies said...

Thank you. I should begin writing again. But in the meantime, who says I am inactive? I can never be so!;)

Hey, but relax..
Don't give way to hating. Hate is too intense an emotion to go waste...

indicaspecies said...

That was for Ravi..sorry, forgot to address you.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you. Your kind words are appreciated. It's good to be in touch with my friends again.:)

Dewdrop said...

Glad you are just joking... I am engaged to be married to a wonderful man... planning to do this with my eyes wide open. We plan to be partners in life. I look forward to learning, growing and loving.

shooting star said...

hahhaha....loved your post.....
i always tell me friends..that if people are perfctly happy..then why do they go ahead and get married????

Anil P said...

Wise thoughts :) :)

JDB said...

Interesting thoughts!.

Wishing you a happy and merry Christmas..!!

PS: Was in Jaipur on vacation last weekend. Have posted some pics.

Fida said...

I enjoyed your little marriage rant so much. Your sense of humour is so delightful! I wish I had your insight BEFORE and your humours take on it AFTER getting married. But I guess sometimes you have to get hit on the head to learn certain things. I heard somebody say: If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk; if you want to get happy for a week, get married; if you want to get happy for a month, go shopping. But if you want to stay happy forever, get a garden. I am at that last stage now – grin.

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha! That disclaimer at the end looks like those on cigarette packs. The manufacturer hopes you won't really abide by that! :)

AJEYA RAO said...

Nice post Celina...No commnets on your comments on marriage. :-)

indicaspecies said...


Of course it's a joke.:P
Now all jokes apart, this is a sincere and heartfelt wish that you settle down well with your wonderful man and all the best for a happy and lasting married life.:)

indicaspecies said...

Shooting Star:

Haha..yes Sush. Why do they? I wonder too. :P

indicaspecies said...

Anil P, you really think so?:P
Thank you for your comment.:))

indicaspecies said...


Thanks Jeevan. Good wishes over to you too. I'll check out your Jaipur asap.:)

indicaspecies said...


Thank you for your visit and this lovely comment.:)

I've been hit, so guess there's at least a bit of truth in what I've written. Hey, I'm content right now and not too much into analysis. It's better that way.

I had a good laugh on your views on how to be happy..particularly liked to read on how to be so for a day and week!

indicaspecies said...



indicaspecies said...


This entire post have been my comments and I'd love to hear other people's comments on this topic, and certainly wouldn't mind a variety of those..haha!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

A break from routine is always bliss,and a break from the net is even more so :P

Gosh!Everywhere I go,I hear and read about marriage,maybe because it's on my mind ;)

Have fun dear :)

Sunil said...

Wow…I am glad I know you personally. You are an absolute darling and a Genius.

Keep going Bebe....

indicaspecies said...


Thanks. I did have a lot of fun, both at the wedding and the subsequent trips into the wild.

All the best with your own wedding plans Sameera.;)

indicaspecies said...


Tu kathi se aayo? Wah..wah..all those compliments..aisa laga jaise tanne koi katha sunaye...haha!

Shukran habibi..see you soon! *hug*:D