Monday, February 05, 2007

Khare pani re

Note: I've been getting a lot of emails and comments asking me when my wedding is. Errr... well... the wedding's kinda over. If you're shocked, it's great news, cos it just proves Bhai hasn't changed. Muahahaha! :D
(Errrm... perhaps I should wait a few more days before going muahaha. Bhai's gotta maintain the bridal demure behaviour for a few days at least. Ahem.)


So my parents and mamaji were discussing the menu for the wedding reception dinner when they called me.

"Sayesha, would you like to add anything to the menu?" They asked me.

"Err... can we have pani puri?" I asked. Two of my friends were coming from Singapore to attend my wedding, and I really really wanted them to try pani puri. The problem was that unlike Indians who have lived amidst pollution and germs, foreigners' stomachs don't quite take to roadside pani puri the way ours' do. So my plan was - mineral water pani puri at the wedding! Muahahaha! :D Oops.

"You want pani puri?? Really??" They looked serious.

"Errr... yeah, is it possible?" I asked hesitatingly, not quite sure if the bride-to-be could provide input for the reception dinner.

They burst out laughing.

"Of course we're including a pani puri stall. It's your wedding, after all!"

Phew.

So at the reception, as I tried my best to look demure in the 35-kg sari and an equal mass of gold jewellery on me, smiling and greeting hundreds of people I'd never seen in my life, I got kinda hungry. Hungry for pani puri actually. But the guests kept arriving and I could not move beyond a 2-feet radius from the royal throne-like things on the stage on which Viv and I were supposed to sit. As the crowd started thinning, I started to look more and more radiant at the thought of the pani puris that were waiting for me. I'd been hearing rave reviews about how spicy and yummy they were.

Suddenly, Dad and Mom walked towards the stage. They looked kinda distraught.

"Sayesha..."

"What? What? What happened?"

"The pani puris..."

"What? What? What happened to the pani puris??"

"They kinda got over..."

"Got over????? The pani puris got over???"

I'm fortunate that the cameraman was not around to capture my expression.

"Yeah, apparently they were very popular..."

"There are no pani puris for me????" I was aghast.

And now I know why Indian brides cry at their weddings.



51 comments:

Deeps said...

Gold!!!

Hehehehe good one. But well, I didn't cry for pani-puri myself :-p.

Blythe said...

LOL. Life can be sooooo unfair sometimes . . . :-)

renegadefade said...

hey congrats on ur wedding!

Anonymous said...

Lol! Congratulations.

Tejal said...

Congratulations n celebrations!!!!!!!! yay!!!!
congrats to both u n viv !!!
heheh.. so did ya actually cry?? hehe..hope not!!
aww..dont worry.. india is full of pani puri stalls!!! heheh..
heyy put pics on hopscotch na!! pls pls pls
i cant imagine bhai as bhabhi!!! eeks!! ok ok.. jus kiddin.. u must've been lookin amazin!!
Congrats once again!!

Anonymous said...

Dont u think u r not being true to what u believe in, when u got married? I mean, u dont believe much in religion and you have made numerous statements in your posts about how not religious you are etc etc. Pleasing your parents and performing all the ritual wedding holy ceremonies does not go with your beliefs and I believe is starting your life on the wrong foot.
Just my two cents..

TMaYaD said...

The biggest question on my head, did your friends get the pani puri??
Too bad the photographer wasn't around. :P

janak chandarana said...

Royal throne-like things ..LOL ..
BTW, congrats..

Sakshi` said...

35 Kg Saree and the throne would have me in tears too :)
And the bride not getting to eat pani puri.. is downright cruelty..
Bandh pukar do, bhai..

Iday said...

Hahha...
I now exactly know why u said what u said when i met u at the reception :)

Bad that u did not give me a chance to offer u any pani puris :(
u still around???

Anonymous said...

Am now imagining you on the stage, in your 35kg sari, wiping your eyes, typing away on your lappie and simultaneously glaring at your dad and mom...

Oh yea, Viv's consoling you and tellin you that he'll get you loads of panipuri afterwards... :))

Hahahaha...

-Sowmya

chandu said...

lolz!!! pester ur better half for what u missed at the wedding.


Congrats :-)

Clueless said...

Awww, sweetie! We all felt so bad that you didn't get to have any of the pani puris! They were yum - I had 6! *ducks*

Don't worry - you can eat your heart out at Bombay. You'll find LOADS of pani puri, complete with road-side water! Don't miss the opportunity this time over! ;)

satish said...

LOL :D

Rebellion said...

ROFL ROFL ROFL Sash! Don't worry bacha, I'm gonna treat you with one.. no not just one, manyyyy, verrrrry soon :D

Waitinggg,
Take care,
Aarti

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Aare bhai tension nahi lene ka! Phir se shaadi kar lo (the same guy of course) :D

The One said...

Congratulations bhai :)

In addition to the pani puri, I think the weight of the sari and the jewelry has to do something with the crying...

VT said...

My best wishes to you & Viv for a long and happy married life..

just a friendly advice, don't put a lot premium on not changing a bit after marriage... I know you certainly are wiser than that... there may be lot many things where you may want to.. willingly that is! :))

sorry for the bhashan.. but that is my cent... from my own experience

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Congratulations!!

Ekta said...

hey wow,
firstly congrats on ur wedding!! and hey even i missed the pani puri on my wedding....sigh!!

Anil said...

sayesha bhai, congrats on your wedding...

speaking of pani puri, I was craving the very same thing this weekend and I was walking in the cold streets of Boston when I found this lovely restaurant near Harvard which had the very best Pani Puris ever!!!!!!! yummmm!!!!!! made my friends eat it too...

jane said...

i had panipuris for dinner...did u get my msg :P don't worry sash, i thought of you and had extra panipuris on yr behalf!
khi khi khi :D

as someone said, have another ceremony -- and get an exclusive panipuri wala for the bride alone, who will stand just below the stage with the throne :D

Bivas said...

@Sowmya: ROTFL :D
So Sash...all married n all huh...CONGRATS!!! gr8 dat u r still blogging in between all the busy schedule :-)
Ab hopscotch bhi update karna jaldi...chalo sgp wapis pahunchne tak kaa time diya :D

Harshi said...

No pani-puris for you that day?
Gosh! That sucks :(
Although am not surprised ke sab khatam ho gaye. It's such an ingenious idea....I'd hv been in the line too, lapping it up..lol.
Hope you had your fill of them later on Sash!

raghu said...

abbe.. now ur sayesha aunty?

Anonymous said...

Hi ;)
hey... what unhinged news!
what do U consider about it?

Anonymous said...

hi,

I know what that feels like. I planned a gr8 menu (including pani puri)for my wedding and never got to eat much of it : (

BTW, congrats on joining the world of married ppl.

Avs

Thisisme said...

hahhaha...abs great to c ya blogging even in such a schedule :):)
ur addicted to writing..and v r addicted to ur posts :))) too gud :))
too bad..u dint get to eat pani puris :(

moral of the story: dusron ki shaadi mein jam ke khaane ka..taaki apni marrg mein agar khaana na mile toh bhi aansu na nikle :)):))

manju said...

Congrats Sayesha !!! Have a wonderful married life :)

PizzaDude said...

Heartiest Congratulations on the Wedding!

jade said...

congrats, both of you! :D
so when r u showing us the pics ;)

Sujatha said...

CONGRATULATIONS SAYESHA... man...!!! finally...I hope you'll be posting the wedding pics sometime soon...Havent been visiting you bar for sometime, when i checked in the last time, I was totally thrilled. I've been reading your blog for God knows how long, feels like another good friend of mine is getting married. CHEERS...!!!!

Aysha said...

Congratulations !!
Wish you a Very Happy Married Life !!

I'll be waiting at Hopscotch for your wedding pics.

Please update it fast... Can't wait to see you Bride-y.. ;-)

oxymoron said...

now, the yous have gotten the married, me the wishes u the happy the married life!

eggjaktly!

Prasanth said...

Sayesha,

Wish you a Happy Married Life!
Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey sash

mumbai mein kahan kabhie??

we are at andheri, close to the international and domestic airport.

time bol kab kahaan.

- asha kamath

Anonymous said...

cant contact u thru email. kuchh error aata hai. mera email ashakamath@hotmail.com

- asha kamath

naari said...

shucks!! tujhe finally kuch nahi mila..naari yeh toh zulm hua. btw mumbai ke pani puri ko kya rating dogi?

chanakya said...

awww i am sure you will make up for it :D

MUCH BIGGER MORE ELABORATE WEDDING POST EXPECTED.

everyone second me on this!!!!!

Tarun. said...

35 Kgs ... the national record was for 36 :)

Anyways Bhai all the good wishes for an ever lasting married life.

Calcutta famous for Pani Puris. ...

Between bhai just try switching over to beta, it easier posting comments on Blogger Beta.

arpana said...

err... can we ask for the weedding snaps?

and , if I'd known you had pani puris, I would have gatecrashed the wedding ( cos u din call me to actually open the gate and walk in .. :D)

koipahailee said...

Wish you the best in your new life
YOU MUST and MUST put up your wedding pics
MUST
MUST
MUST

Di said...

sheeesh!! that was so unfair!! :(

Neihal said...

NAAINSAAFI I say!!

Anonymous said...

Poor thing...Pyaar! Don't worry, the pani puri was not at all crunchy on the outside, and at the same time deliciously warm and spicy on the inside. The taste definitely didn't flood my mouth like a deluge of potato-ey joy...

Guess who?

Inder said...

shaadi mubharaq ho, ji!!!

Shekhar said...

Koi baat nahin bhai... shaadi to acche ladke se ho gayi naa? Bass... fir tension kai ku?? Ab zindagi bhar jab paani puri khane ka to bindaas baahar jaake kha lene ka na..

rt said...

congrats ...have a great (wedded) life:)

How do we know said...

Bhai.. bhai ko dard nahi hota.. tumhari shaadi ho rahi hai, aur tum ko paani puri ki padi hai.. think of the bigger disasters ahead!!

Shiv said...

ha ha..pooru gurl.. happy married life!!

the lost_poet said...

I am in splits here! Great post!

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