Wednesday, August 23, 2006

kaapi ....

A close relative (M) recently shared this 'blast from the past' ... :)

Warning: Those who aren't aware of the 'arranged marriage' concept shouldn't read any further ... :)

Morning - M is tipped-off by a relative that the boy who would come to 'see' her was just a clown who pretends to be a 'prospective groom'. She also receives a list of questions that he would ask in the course of their conversation.

Evening - The clown arrives with a friend. M's father welcomes them ... Soon, M walks into the room (obviously pretending to be shy) with steaming cups of kaapi ... lil chit-chat between M's parents and the clown .... then he says to the father ...

"In these modern times (it was the late 1970s), it would be only appropriate if M and I had a private conversation ... u know spend some time alone"

The reply "But I am even more modern ... so I have absolutely no problem with you asking anything in my presence ... so go ahead and say whatever's on your mind ... go ahead ... I am very modern ... "

The clown squirms in his seat ... its not going as per plan ... hmmm ...
"So does the girl know how to cook?"

The reply
"No. She doesn't know how to cook. .... But I know how to. I can make aviyal, sambar .... (lists down the menu of any standard restaurant) ......"
"I also know how to climb trees, scale mountains, raise chickens ..... (lists down a bunch of stuff) ... "
and after 5 minutes of listing in great detail, all the things he can do,
" ... and I also know how to whack any guy who tries to act smart with my kid!"

The clown and his friend, by now just wanna run away ... (did I mention that M's father was over 6 feet tall ... and well, XL was tight-fit for him)... they stay on their chairs, not knowing what to say, when he continues ...

"We have something to take care of. So we're gonna leave now. But you two need not leave so soon ... stay and have some more kaapi ...."



Blogger White Forest said...


4:07 PM  

Like this one....Well inthe 70ies, they can be modern n compare themselves to the 50ies maybe....n when we hear tht now we explode :) :)..Guess all the guy cared in those days were whether the girl knew how to cook...Lame nah..ANyways...nice kaapi episode!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

how to cook? lol! well I know alot more than just to cook but does the guy know how to clean?


8:30 PM  
Blogger bubbly soda said...

whats a kaapi? ahahah.. doofus me.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Rose said...


Im just on the verge of entering into the 'Kappi' phase of my life.. Had to go thru the grime of looking at resumes (can u beat that!!! they actually hv resumes... Yuck!!) and photographs.. This was one thing in life that I was dreading..

I really find the process excessively disgusting.. This is really not the way one can decide whom to spend the rest of his/her life with..

Sigh! Weird are the ways of the world.. But weird'er' is the fact that we may sometimes hc to give in to it, even though the heart is screaming out "RUN!!!"



1:28 AM  
Blogger the_ego_has_landed said...

i like

3:45 AM  
Blogger vibhor said...

hi anup,
first time to ur blog..
its intresting man!!
keep writing.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Gaurav Jain said...

he he... :)

11:29 PM  
Blogger tulipspeaks said...

kekeke.. :)


2:15 AM  
Blogger lil _kath said...

lol!! thats hilarious hehe... ^_^
... learn to cook yaar, goodluck! :P

... have a great week ahead!


11:42 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Hi Dear....hws life? Recently a guy came to see me...he was behaving `shy' but the mother really pissed me off....Beta do u knw hw to cook? u knw hw to clean? what all have u learnt to cook? if they have come to seek a maid than a bride...morons....u post is simple hilarious....perhaps a phase out of everybody's life...gud one

11:12 AM  
Blogger Wanderer said...

Stark deviation form your earlier posts....

" The Kappi phase.... "

i have lived through it ( searching for a groom for my sis)

Ludicrously absurd...
You go to a marriage beauro and they say

' ah.. the next lot of nair boys ( Biodata)will come in by wednesday.
y dont you come and search then...'!!!!!!!@$%@#$^!#$^^$&@

oh yes , an the 'internet era has only worsened it'

some sites even say...

' mail it( biodata) to a friend... ' (i.e if u r nt interested )

Made me wonder
‘All life is a joke, and we mere jokers.....’

and for the record , it cud be equally sickening phase for the KAPPI Drinker as well.

PS: lucky for my sis, she found here soul mate else where….
A friend, a great guy…
And I was spared of tracking incoming allotments of Nair boys!!!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Rose said...


I back you on that..



8:17 PM  
Blogger tulipspeaks said...

Selamat Hari Merdeka


8:40 PM  
Blogger Priyankari said...

nice and humourous:)

10:05 PM  
Blogger anup.777 said...

@White Forest
:) Thanks buddy!

ya and today we think we are modern ... a few years down the line we'll be? .... ultra-modern :)

hehe ... girl cooks ... guy cleans the dishes? ... hmmm nice! :)

BTW, 'more' than just to cook, eh? ;)

:) nah u r not ... i probably am ... :)

hmm ... ya, buddy ... Anyways, all the very best to ya ... hope u find ur sould mate in this very process (as u dont seem to hv any other choice presently) ... wldnt that be nice? :)

:) I like tea and kaapi too ... ;)

Thank u!

hey ... thanks :)

thanks ... :)
and BTW, translation pls ... Selamat Hari Merdeka

Ya, guess I have to learn to cook ... then all I have to ask is - can u clean? :)

LOL @ the maid comment ... ya ... makes u wonder ... :)

yup ... broke out of the rut for a change ... :) ... wait, I'm slipping back in ... help! :)

and that was a hilarious anecdote yaar!!! ... facts ARE stranger than fiction! ... hehe ... gud one ... thanks 4 the smiles ... :)

as i said ... Help! ... am sinking back into my melancholic ways ... :)

thanks ... and welcome 2 my world .. :)

9:11 AM  
Blogger Keshi said...

yes :)


9:55 PM  
Blogger Rose said...


11:56 PM  
Blogger My Ramblings... said...

I really liked this one! :D

10:55 AM  
Blogger Tejas said...

Really enjoyed this circus act.

1:45 PM  
Blogger tulipspeaks said...

Selamat Hari Merdeka = Happy Independence Day



9:34 PM  
Blogger lil _kath said...

...yup i can clean, if u will do the cookin'? ^_^ lol!!

2:46 AM  
Blogger Dalicia said... found your true love?

10:46 PM  
Blogger anup.777 said...


hehe :)

@My Ramblings
thank u ... :)

:) thanks!

oh ... thanks ... :)

hmmm ... so I take it that ur hubby helps u out at home, eh? .. lucky gal! :)

no ... not yet, Elaine ... still working on it ... :)

9:17 AM  
Blogger Abhishek Upadhyay said...

Wow man,

The guy must have got the taste of 'even modern times'.

6:11 AM  

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