Monday, May 14, 2012

Mere Paas RajMAA hai!

This post won me my first blog recognition award with Blog Adda's "Conversation with My mother Contest."

And this is what I won :D 

What Mother's Day means to a child, can only be fathomed truly by a Mom! 

Tujhe sab hai pataaa…….meri maa”, as the poignant song played on the FM, it touched chords deep inside that I forgot existed. My weary eyes were moist with many a memory and slowly the floodgates opened, as the tears traced their salty path along my red cheeks. It was Mother’s Day and the careful selection of heart wrenching numbers played an ode to God’s most magnificent creation, only glorified second best by Bollywood. It was having the desired effect on my emotional equilibrium; I picked up the phone and dialed the all too familiar number. ‘English thumke, dil ki rhythm pe, Maare jamm jamm ke, Desi Boyz’, the caller tune rang blissfully, unaware of what I felt or what I was to say.

“Hello Maa, it’s me. How are you?”

“All ok? How come you called?”

“Nothing Maa, just thought we’d catch up. It’s been long…..” my voice trailed off

“You broke? You need money?” she asked almost sternly.

“No, no Maa, I’m fine”, my tone was that of a child who'd just been reprimanded.  “Just that it’s Mother’s Day so thought we could do a lunch together. Just the two of us, spend some quality time.”

“And waste what I already cooked? Do you know chicken is 110 Rs a kg and Rajma is 80 Rs a kg?  You think money grows on trees? You couldn’t call earlier, I would not have cooked.” By suggesting wastage I had committed sacrilege and could not retrace my steps.

“But they played that song now…..” I said aloud and then lived to regret it.

“Huh? What song? Have you been drinking again?” She never stopped doubting me on that one and I have no clue why!

“Noooooo Maa” I said, trying to change the topic, “Ok how about dinner then?”

“The watchman just informed me that there won’t be any water supply for the next two days. So I need to stock up when he pumps in the water for today at about 7.30 pm. So dinner is definitely not happening. Can you believe the state of this city? Gone to the dogs I tell you”.

“Accha, so how about a quick coffee then?” I said, trying very hard to accommodate myself in her social calendar. 

“Are you trying to kill me? You know my sugar levels have gone up. What has gotten into you?” She was about to get into her ACP Pradyuman ‘case solving skills’ mode when I intervened her thought process.

“It’s Mother’s Day Maa!”  Now I was as exasperated as she was. This was just not going the way the FM RJ had intended.

“Another Bank holiday? When do people work here? I needed to withdraw some money.”

“No Maa, I said correcting her (and feeling so darn good about it) it is not a bank holiday and FYI, you can withdraw money from an ATM anytime.”

“For my eyes? Nothing is wrong with my eyes” she said, stating matter of fact. “I don’t understand that plastic money business. How do you know you’ve spent something if you haven’t spent anything? That is the problem of this generation. You people want everything at the press of a button. Food, job, services, information, mother, life partner even children for Chrissake! If labour came with *conditions applied* in our times, the human race would not have lived to speculate on the world ending in 2012. Ok, I need to hang up now, my chicken is turning into coal and the rajma into porridge. Call me when I am not busy!"


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“Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Thank God and YOU for making me Emotional Atyachaar proof.”


mickela john said...

2gud....... :*

mickela john said...

2gud.... :*

Ritika said...

Your mom and my mom would be the best of friends :D

BlogwatiG said...

@ ritika....hey soul sister : D

Rachna said...

hehe Hilarious!

Purba said...

Geez..she sounds exactly like my Mom :D

Saucy, witty and never a dull moment - that's Blogwati G

Snow Leopard said...

Hahaha......I love your mom :D

BlogwatiG said...

Rachna @ totally, but on a daily basis, I get my backside whipped almost voluntarily, even today...still trying to match her standards :D

Purba @ just knowing there are more of her species makes me feel so much better. I thought I had a!

Snowy @ you would, wouldn't you? My mom invented sarcasm and I was nurtured on a daily diet. Thankfully, I survived :P

Anuradha said...

LOVED reading the post! And more importantly, I loved the name Blogwati G!
Ma ke raj mein Raj-Ma always gets preference ;)
Awaiting more such interesting posts. have a lovely day!

shineraj said...

:) nice

Sakshi Shioramwar said...

that's how, most of the moms are, at least this what I believe, they are just superb and practical may be..
nice post!

Rohu said...

:D I so loved this post! Hats off to you!

BlogwatiG said...

Anuradha @ thanks so love the name too :D Glad you dropped by!

Shineraj @ :D Thanks!

Sakshi @ You get all sorts to make this world go round. Though yes, Moms are something all altogether. :)

Rohu @ Gosh, that's quite a compliment...thank you...glad you did. :)

Hayley said...

Ha Ha....too funny! I can see your mom doing this... though was this an actual conversation? I think my mom must have called yours to have a similar conversation with me. Love you

Aline HindiCinemaBlog said...

Am loving your blog and your sense of humor!

BlogwatiG said...

Hayley@ LOL! You are so bang on. This is my conversation with her practically every time. And if she calls and I am busy, I've had it....moms I tell you : D

BlogwatiG said...

Aline@ thank you so much.....well I like me too, most of the times...; ) do keep visiting.

akita said...

all i have to say is ............HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH .... kya baat kyat baat kya baat .......

Should i make ma read this hahahahahahahahahahahahha

BlogwatiG said...

Oye ma ki chamchi..main kadchi ban jaaongi...: P

Guru Uncle said...

This was a blog which I did try to skip reading - sure that it must be usual emotionally charged exercise. But then I did not realize that Vinnie has her own unique take on every subject.
And yes, you did not disappoint me. I loved every word. You are best when you write 'normal'.
Your tryst with words always generates gems.

Blogwati Gee said...

" ) thank you so much uncle...coming from you, it means much.

prateek mathur said...

I forgot to wish my mom on Mother's day as the date was yet to change in US, and frankly I didn't even know it was Mother's Day.
She told me tum USA jakar AMerican holidays bhi yaad nai rakhte aue ham yaha bethe sab mana rahein hai...hadd hai!!! :D

Blogwati Gee said...

@Prateek Mathur..........where have you been? Hell, your parents and I have a good reason to better pull up your socks mister :P

prateek mathur said...

I was hibernating! Creatively numb state! Hopefully it won't come back soon! :)

Bhavana said...

I read this post some weeks back and I remember loving it and also hating how similar it was with my mom.
Your posts are so much fun to read and yet so real, so true.

Sia said...

Hillarious! ROFL!

Blogwati Gee said...

Prateek, nice to have you back.

Blogwati Gee said...

Bhavana, you don't know how much at peace that makes me feel, just knowing there are more like my masterpiece :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Sia, just make sure my mum does not get to know that you laughed.....;)

Kappu said...

HHHaha .. MOMS :) mine can be even scarier! :D But that is the best part b/w mom-child relations, it doesnt matter how you fight with her, or how she insults you. You know there is love and it is unconditional!

Do stop by my blog!! I'd love your visits & comments!

Blogwati Gee said...

Kappu, I am telling you Moms are like that! And with this post I recognize it is a universal phenomenon.

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