Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wow, a day to remember.

It started with the arrival of the Friday evening. Just an evening more to my first wedding anniversary. Yeah it feels like its been a lot of time since I got to know about Pallavi. We have known each other for about two and half years now. It took us just 14 days to get love locked and spent the next one and half years planning our wedding. I'm just kidding...

Ok back to the Friday evening, the 22nd of August 2008, my in-laws and Pallavi's chithi-chitappa arrived by the intercity express. Yeah, that's the same train on which I first got to know Pallavi. I quickly called in for a city taxi and wisked my senior and junior pair of in-laws to home at HSR Layout. Pallavi served them with hot chappathis and we saw to that they were made comfortable...

The next dawn brought the beginnings of the anniversary and the flood of phone calls began. I am so grateful to each and every one of you who took some time off to give us a call and wish us. I am most honored dear gentlemen and ladies. It was wonderful. I had a lot of guests that day. First was my mom who arrived by overnight bus from Pollachi. She was on a two day holiday and given the breaks my mom takes from her school life, it showed that this is an occasion that she was not going to miss. I was touched. My grandma and uncle from Kotagiri were here and so were my uncle and aunt from Coimbatore. I invited all my close relatives and elders in Bangalore and we had a get together of a 25 people. Yes at my place...

Good things first, I ordered food from Nandhini... It was fantastic and saved the ladies of a tireful morning of cooking en masse. Pallavi and me were decked up and paid a visit to the local temple before attacking breakfast. In the mean time Pallavi's uncle vanished to the Forum to get us something and you wont believe me he has just got me the most expensive shirt I have ever got. I budgetted for less even for my wedding. I am still spellbound and can hardly believe what has happened...

Guests gathered and the house was swarming like a anthill on a hayday. Introductions, followed by more intros and wishes and we settled for lunch. That said and done we went into a game of "Tambola". I need to mention at this point that if there was a family game for my family hailing from Kotagiri this has to be it. I will consider "Rummy" a close second. It has been more than 10 years since I played my last game of housie-housie with my company of cousins and called ourselves the Nasa-Mosa company. It was fun and this is when I missed my favorite Tambola master, our dear Manina...

Tea was served and we proceeded with the cake cutting. My cousin, Suji made sure that his absence was well covered by the fact that the cake that he sent for our anniversary was the best. Man it was so delicious and melted in my mouth. Suji da, I missed you buddy. The occasion was made more special with the arrival of my second cousin Krishna anna, anni with their cute kid Prajal. Thanks guys, your presence is cherished...

Finally after the guests departed, we the left over people at home proceeded to Commercials and to Safina plaza to do some shopping. We shopped and shopped till we were so tired and it was 9:30 pm when we were back home. I was so so tired by the time the day ended, but I had an air of satisfaction all around me, made me feel how wonderful this life is, how loved and treasured I have become. Can I ask for more??? I think not...

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6 comments:

Suman Varanasi said...

Looks like you had a great time. :)

Pravin said...

Certainly a great time with the whole family.. Have a wonderful life..

Nik said...

I felt as though I was there...
superb narration da. I am touched..
I missed to be part of the occasion

p-r-a-b-h-u said...

Congrats Sudhir and Pallavi. I could sense ur happiness from your words. Rock On!

Athreya said...

Hey Sudhir ..

Congrats and Wishes. But it still bewilders me how things are going on well considering the fact that u got married on a deadly day (lol)...

Athreya said...

Now dialogue of the day and the response to my earlier comment... It shows that "Love" is stronger than everything and it will overcome any "evil"... hehe