Friday, June 25, 2010

Kyunki, Lakshmi wants something too!

Kyunki, Lakshmi wants something too!
(Silver winner of Blogadda's What Women Want contest.! Thank you RG for the inspiration!)
“Lakshmi….I need some pickle for my curd rice. Can you get that from the Kitchen?” - requested Gopalan, with a mild voice. But Lakshmi was more worried about Tulsi’s life. She was worried if Tulsi could ever get married after the tragic demise of her boyfriend. She was choked in sorrow, and getting the pickle for Gopalan’s curd rice was least of her priorities.

She was immersed in the Tamil dubbed version of ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. Gopalan has almost made this a habit of bugging Lakshmi for one thing or the other during this time. He thinks that she is damaging her brain cells by watching this soap.

In her defense ‘Kyunki’ was the only ‘her time’ she got in her busy day. She wakes up at 3 AM to make sure Mark, in Australia, gets all the help he wants to troubleshoot his new Windows 7 PC. Her younger son Sundar has to be in TCS by 4 AM, so that he can start trouble shooting (Sir, is your desktop plugged in? Yes sir, you have to plug it in first, and THEN press the power button. Oh it works? great. You are welcome, sir) computers in Australia. Sundar hates eating outside, and Lakshmi know this. She makes sure she packs him both breakfast and lunch. This pretty much eats up her time before the sunrise. Once the rest of the world wakes up she takes care of her ‘routine’, which includes a gazillion things in a systematic order. She almost eases through these and still allocates time to feed and assist Gopalan’s bed ridden mother. Even though she felt this responsibility has been forced into her, she never once showed her disapproval straight to his mother.
Gopalan gets it. He thought he had pretty good control over her likes, and made sure that he gets those to her before even she asks.
If Lakshmi is waking up at 3AM, he gets up at 2:30 to makes sure the water heater is on. If she is busy making Sundar’s lunch, he prepares her morning filter coffee. Every time she is helping his ailing mother, Gopalan is pretty vocal about how appreciative he is of all the effort she is putting into this. He patiently waits for hours (some time days) solving Sudoku outside Sareeworld, while Lakshmi takes her own time selecting the Sundari silk saree of her choice. Since Lakshmi thinks that Luknow is the awesomest place in the whole friggin world (Yes, her parents place), he makes it a point that they all went to Luknow at least twice a year in the name of vacation. He even got her an aquarium when Sundar was 4, and throwing everything that he got in hand. He took the responsibility of maintaining and feeding the fishes, and still does till date.
He analyzed himself on how he has done so far. Complementing her efforts – check. Sharing family work load – check. Provide emotional and moral support – check. Cater to her personal likes/dislikes – check. Respecting her personal space – check. Being a great husband overall – check. But this was all in his mind.
But what did Lakshmi REALLY want?
One full hour of uninterrupted ‘Kyunki Saas…’ goodness. Somehow Gopalan failed to understand this!



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30 comments:

Ugich Konitari said...

Loved this ! Great post . best wishes for the contest, Rama ...

Priya said...

Wonderful post! Loved it!
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Priya

Anonymous said...

Nice one, Rama.. liked the way you wrote it.

Rama Karthikeyan said...

Thank you Ugich, Priya and Sadhagopal!

Keerthi P said...

Awesome post! All the best for the contest! :)

Anonymous said...

That was a good one =)

~ Purnima

Susan said...

Very funny,I enjoyed reading this.

Rama Karthikeyan said...

Thanks for stopping by Susan! Cheers.

Palak Vasant said...

Funny one! Bah! Good Laugh. Good Luck with the contest.

Rushal said...

So true, my mom is still hooked to soaps. Good post.

Kavitha said...

The ending was a sixer!

Good one...All the best for the contest! :)

shail said...

Yeah simple enough, isn't it?? And yet Gopalan couldn't understand that or get the pickle himself!! :D

Good luck with the competition. :)

Badhri said...

:-)..Very Nice One...

Rama Karthikeyan said...

@Palak, @Rushal, @Kavitha, @Shail and @Badri - Appreciate all the comments. Thanks.

Priya Iyer said...

good one!! enjoyed reading this!!

good luck for the contest!! :)

Anonymous said...

good one.. njyed readin it...

Ugich Konitari said...

Congratulations , Rama !

Nikhil said...

A great post! Enjoyed reading it. Congrats!

Palak Vasant said...

Congratulations Rama!!

Indu said...

First timer here. Great post. Loved the sense of humour. And Congrats!

- Indu

Hayaah said...

ha ha... I like how it ends!

Her hubby sounds a little contradictory though, not being able to fetch his own curd, while being such a good guy with the things that count...

I guess that's real life for us, anyways, right? None of us are perfect and we can't get everything in that one man/woman!

Congratulations on the win.
Thanx for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! It was a really good read. And yes, its the simple things that men don't understand!!!

Zainab Urooj said...

Haha!! Laughed all over. Very well written. The picture depicting your post is another funny thing that made me laugh. One of the most funniest post I have read till date.

Rama Karthikeyan said...

I appreciate all your comments people. Thank you for visiting and please come back :)

Kumar Shyam said...

Congratulations, a well-deserved appreciation for your post!!

Supernova said...

Hey congrats! Enjoyed reading this...sweet and sensitive.

sandhya said...

Came here from the blogadda post. Congrats. Lovely post. Reminds me of a children's book "Five minutes' peace" about the large family and Mrs Large (an anthropomorhised elephant) escaping to the bathroom to have a bath in peace in the middle of a similarly busy day.

Kalyan said...

Congrats on winning the contest

Anonymous said...

Nice - kk. When I read your logs I tend to get reminded of sinfeld

Anonymous said...

Nice one Ram