A really fantastic and melodramatic tale of love,devotion,sacrifice etc you see.
We now switch over the focus to the present century-the 21st century to be exact.Can we find characters like Veeravati today ?
Generally,it is accepted that today’s woman is much ahead of her ancestors and has changed with the times and has evolved into a totally new species with several new features and qualities,which perhaps,sorry,certainly,Veeravati did not have !
I am not posting this piece with a view to pull down the female from her pedestal-she really deserves her moments of glory,fredom of thought and action and beliefs etc,but sadly enough,her expectations from her husband,or husband-to-be have gone up to a new high.He should be handsome,have a good job/income,have a decent standard of living etc.(a car,a bunglow and other perquisites are now essentials of life,not luxuries-its just that earlier so called middle class thoughts have now morphed into the higher/upper middle class requirements !).
These are certainly debatable issues,but I am now itching to finish the ticklishness I first felt when I started this piece.
Today, a female’s prayer for a husband has become a long list of demands and expectations.However,if a perfect woman desires a perfect man,then a perfect (?) man also would like to dream of a nearly perfect (!) companion,isn’t it ?
Before I lay me down to sleep,
I pray for a man, who’s not a creep,
One who’s handsome, smart and strong,
One who loves to listen long,
One who thinks before he speaks,
One who’ll call, not wait for weeks,
I pray he’s gainfully employed,
When I spend his cash, won’t be annoyed.
Pulls out my chair and opens my door,
Massages my back and begs to do more.
Oh! Send me a man, who’ll make love to my mind,
Knows what to answer to “How big is my behind?”
I pray that this man will love me no end,
And never attempt to hit on my friend.
And as I pray beside my bed,
I look at the clown you sent me instead.
I am sure that this piece will generate a lot of responses of you know what kind,but then I wanted to get rid of my ticklishness or ache,by passing on the same to my readers.After all what are friends for…
So go ahead and spit your venom like Mallika Sherawat does as the ichchadhaari nagin in her latest much touted ( but a misearble flop at the box office) slick flick titled :” Hisssss…!!” I am sure, as a devoted husband,I will have the divine protection from its ill-effects.So hisss please !!
See,as is my usual style,I am not saying-Keep Smiling Please !