Our first outing with the whole of the extended family. The way we boarded the train was epic,no? Five of us in five different compartments just because the train started while we were running up and down the platform looking for our last-minute confirmed reservations. The way all of us ran the whole length of 3 berths when the train stopped for a minute in the next station and fall laughing on one other after finally reaching our reserved compartment was highly amusing to our fellow passengers. Your aunt is 58, but she runs quite, quite well 😀
Our dinner was an interesting affair. I always like train journeys for the way we have our food. Tamarind rice came out quite well. Lesson learnt – never thrust the shiny disposable paper plates to under-3 year olds. It took us 15 minutes to make the berths habitable for the rest of our journey.
Kerela was pretty. How I envied the ladies with long, thick and lustrous black hair at Guruvayoor, sigh! Our darshan was good, though I wish there was less of pushing in the queues. I was livid, totally livid when you dumped me with the kids and went to a second darshan with your cousins. Thats why I was aloof for a good 2 hours. Boo. But you and I both cannot be like that for a long duration – the bane of our wedding. I would want to be more ‘khafa-khafa’ with you, so that you create a currently non-existent set of ‘rijha’ techniques.
Just after we came from the trip we attended your friend’s wedding. 350 km road trip with another of your friend. I am glad I had company in the form of your friend’s newly wedded wife. She accounted so many hilarious incidents which happened after her wedding. Observing the couple, I can say we are quite restrained and conserved in front of others. The way she playfully pulled pranks on her husband and gossiped about her in-laws in front of us was a far, far cry from how I behaved when I was newly married. Guess that depends on the nature of the person. I don’t think you have any qualms with me though.
As the month progressed, heat was not unduly bearable. The unexpected showers were more than welcome. There were lot of financial decisions to be taken, I like your approach – take everyone’s opinion, weigh the pros and cons and finally do what the mind says.
I had expected to taste an early mango this season, but sadly there was no chance for me. The ones which I got to taste late March were not at all good.
All in all, March was good. Happening as well as non-happening. Like a mango.