Sunday, October 7, 2007

Siru Vayadhu Pachaigal..AASAAN...Childhood memories,,GURU JI

I might have been 10.Raju mama used to visit us at least once a week.His arrival among many other things was very eagerly awaited by me.He used to buy a packet of orange cream biscuits.Dont remember the make but the taste used to stmulate the taste buds so much that the very thought of it even now makes me swallow saliva.
A very handsome person ,smartly dressed and having a PUFF hairstyle which he used to be very proud of.A comb in the pocket used to be his constant companion.In his mid twenties he was an eligible bachelor.

One day i found his visits to the bathroom was increasing and so was his visits to our house.I simply enjoyed it for the biscuits too kept coming.I asked my chitti as to why Raju mama had to use bath room so many times and with smile on her face she said he went there to comb his hair.Me ,being brilliant ,suggested to Raju mama that instead of visiting bathroom to comb his hair,we could locate a small mirror outside.He literally applauded me and in his next visit remembered to buy a small mirror(of course along with my orange biscuits)and hung it on the window near the bath room.

After that his time in front of the mirror was more than the time spent talking to us.None in the house bothered neither did I since my quota was regular.One day raju mama was talking to himself and his hands were showing some mudras!I ran back to my chitti and told her something was wrong with him since he has started talking to himself.Still my chitti reacted only with a smile.One day i saw Raju mama talking softly to some one across the window ,the neibouring house.Standing there was swathi, my friend sandeeps sister.Raju mama was talking to her and still combing his hair.

Then suddenly my quota of biscuits went dry since raju mama stopped coming home.Nobody talked about him too at home.Six months later I eaves dropped and understood that Raju mama had married our marwari neighbour and RAN AWAY..a terminology used for love marriage of yester years.

It all dawned on me ,the secret of combing hair and mudras in front of neighbours window.They must have planned. The meaning Love was not in my dictionary since ,unlike these days exposure to reality for us was close to zero.Today even a 5 year old knows whats love !

Of course as I grew up I also stood in front of mirrors and combed my hair.Results mostly were disastrous.But my AAsAAN on art of love was definitely Raju mama.!

CU

Many years later ,after the traditional patch up, I met Raju mama who by now was a well settled business man,courtesy his wifes side.His PUFF in the hair had given way to baldness,but he had a comb in the pocket.I thought he must be gaurding it from his son,lest history repeated itself

29 comments:

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Reminiscing post??? Raju Mama and Swati aunty are living happily???? ;) athaan mukiyam! :P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi
Yes.I visited them in Kolkatta last year.He is Around 75 and happy..
Thanks ,varugai thandatharku
CU

Pri said...

lol!! couldent help grinning throughtout the entire post...
one of the most probable reasons for raju mama's balding might be the fact tht he used to comb his hair a bit too often juss as an excuse to see swati mami :D
Juss trying to warn u lest u try using the same excuse...heehee

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@priyanka
Well I took up ur comment seriously and stood b4 de mirror.luckily,its just grayed.tks a ton fr the warning..lol
CU

venus66 said...

A good writeup. Is it real?
Thank you for visiting my blog the other day.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@venus
Thanks for visiting.Except for the names rest are real
TC

Cu

anits said...

hi...nice post..true story is it?!
thnx for visiting my blog...hv fun!

regards
anits

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Anits
Yes Its True.Tks for dropping By
TC
CU

Priyamvada_K said...

That was very delightfully written. Could picture the whole thing in my mind :)

Priya.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@priyamvada
Thanks for passing by.How do i reach your blog
CU

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Very well written.. Do you still like Orange cream biscuits?

I used to like them when I was a kid too..especially the cream and not the biscuit:D

Nice blog you have. Can I add you to my regular reads?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Tks Shalini for passing by..yes my fav too,at that time ,was just the cream.same pinch.
Please do add me.Can i add too.But please let me know how do i go about it,since i am new to blogs
TC
CU

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

You can add people by logging into blogrolling.com , create an account for yourself , then the instructions will follow..

Else using the links option available .. For this you may to click customize(in the top f the page)-> add a new page element->a pop up appears->select link->You may add the links you want ..

Priya said...

nice to read such as light story.. romba pidichudhu..brought out a smile and a grin

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Priya
Taking life easy and light solves many an issue..tks priya for stopping by
TC
CU

m.flowerr said...

makes a nice reading...enjoyed throughout the read!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

m.flowerr
Tks for dropping by and nice words
TC
CU

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

I have added you to my list sir :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

It's my pleasure to have you in my blog roll :)

வேதா said...

ஒரு கருப்பு வெள்ளை காதல் படம் பார்த்த மாதிரி இருக்கு இந்த கதையை படிக்கும் போது :) நீங்க தமிழ்ல எழுத முயற்சிக்கலாமே(உங்களுக்கு ஆர்வம் இருப்பின்) :)

/But my AAsAAN on art of love was definitely Raju mama.!/

ஓ அப்ப உங்க கதையை கொஞ்சம் சொல்றது :)

Curious said...

Cake order nu solli scare pannadhuku romba danks! :P

indha maadri yaaradhu ellar life liyum irupaanga pola iruku.. even I have a family friend who so much in love with his meesai that he needs to comb it constantly.. now amwondering if thr's a Sawti behind that mush! :P

Nice blog! :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@curious
Thanks for pssing by,,so looks comb is the cupids arrow in India..looks like..lol

@வேதா
Varugai thanthathirku mikka nandri.Black and white..nakkal thane ..ennoda kaalam enbadalo..lol
Tamizhil ezhuda aasai dan..aanal ezhuda theriyadu.oru peria varuttham.katrukolla vaaypu illai ena ninaikkiren vayadhu illadadal..mannikkavum
TC

CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@வேதா
En kadhai..aaha sandhadi saakkula oru puranatha patthi therinjukanam nu solreengale
Tc
Cu

Aarthi said...

Ths was really funny..I should say that one thing I love about ur blogs is reality-it is v realistic and seem to have taken place in my life too...the only diff being..how ur brain captured even the smallest incident and how creative you are in transforming ur thoughts into words...gr8 work..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
Tks aarthi for your nice words
Tc
CU

Ziah said...

I almost envy Raja Mama and Swati Aunty for that exciting romance... eppo ellam romance-la thrille ellanga.. The boy and girl very strategically plan, running numbers and career plans, a prospective wedding time frame... then over a very businesslike lunch/dinner, paiyyan appatta pesuvaan... then Appa thinks its a great idea, then in laws talk like they were friends.. aprroma wedding happens so smoothly.. its like an arranged marriage!! :) Thrille pochu:(

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ziah
Very nicely put across..whats the fine thayir saadham if no oorga accompanies it.
..Whats the fun in love if it doesnt undergo the neccessary tensions..lol
TC
CU

Raghs | இராகவன் said...

Hi CU,

Definitely a good write up. I thought it was similar to 'avarum un appa maadhiri thaan' sort of. Perhaps, because of happened to read your first blog of that kind, the instinct expects/says so?! :lol:

Glad to hear that Raju Mama and Swati Aunty are happily leading their life.

As shalini said, i too liked the cream in the cream biscuit :) Swallowing the saliva as you said ..

Please do let me know for any help regdg the blogrolling. I used to manually edit the Template and add. Shall tell later if required.

Keep going..
Raghavan alias Saravanan M.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghs | இராகவன்
Thanks.honestly I do not know much about computers.So I will definitely take help of frirnds like You.
TC
CU