Am on “vacation” for a month in my hometown Kolkata… but honestly, if you are a girl who has no feminine skills, ie cooking, darning, wearing a saree, you can get in trouble with my mother…
First of all, she is horrified that I subscribe to a website (and if I dare add, actively participate) called pagalguy.com, then she resents the fact that I take more pleasure in bumping our car and discussing the world cup with my dad rather than prepare a delicious meal or dress myself up in her beautiful (I beg to differ) sarees. Then she doesn’t understand how the hell I manage to have pure, platonic friendships with guys and yet not get seriously involved with anybody… (at this rate she will be questioning my sexual orientation in a few years). Finally she gets paranoid every time she receives a wedding invitation, and wails that her poor daughter will die an old maid!!!
Fast forward to 10 years hence… am going to end up as a cross between Bridget Jones, Rachael Green and Ally Mcbeal!!! Most likely that I will be working ten hours a day in some shitty multinational where I shall have a computer, and no social life (orkut doesn’t qualify as “life” even though it’s social), I will live in a dump called “house” in an overcrowded city, weekends will be spent in cleaning up that dump, sitting in front of the TV watching the umpteenth repeat telecast of FRIENDS, cribbing about how I don’t have a life, where a romantic dinner consists of ordered pizza (late hai to free hai, balle balle) with my pet dog, and crying over mushy chicklit. Once in a while I will get together with my girlfriends to crib about my life (or the lack of it) and listen to the “smug-marrieds’ crib about their husbands. Once in a blue moon (usually after I am on the point of bursting after Diwali or Christmas), I will hit the gym full of good intentions. Even rarely, I am going to go on disastrous blind dates with boring, stuffy, fat men and return home drunk & dissatisfied. Too bad? naah: you see there’s another way of looking at it- I am going to be a 21st century, liberated, modern woman who can enjoy her freedom, irrespective of whether she wants it or not! Whether you are Tulsi or Bridget, you are going to end up at the same destination, ie Edge of Reason, all be it via different routes!
But who cares, it’s the time to party NOW!