Aand you’re just about to reach the end of your bachelorhood. It’s been quite a journey- crazy times with your chuddi buddies, sleepovers, random outstation trips, bitter sweet memories of your school/college days, the times when you weren't answerable to anyone! Yes, it’s all coming to an end-you’re starting another phase of your life-whether good or bad, but completely different. You’ve got all sorts of apprehensions going through your mind-I’ll have to live with a boy! I’m going to have a mother in law! I’ll have to cook! I’ll have to go grocery shopping as old auntyjis do! Although, I’m not married and haven’t gone through any of this myself but here I’m trying to imagine what would be going through an indian girl’s mind, once her wedding date is set.
#1 I’m fat! My best friend who is 5’3 and weighs 38kgs still goes crazy looking for the perfect lehenga which doesn’t make her look ‘fat’! This by far is the most common among brides-to-be, suddenly even the thinnest girl on the planet would start surviving on ghas poos and signs up for the gym membership.
#2 Where are you sending me? I don’t want to leave my room! “This is my room and you can’t take it away from me!” is what she constantly keeps repeating to every member of the family (including her dog), while her siblings are ecstatic about the fact that they’ll get her room and have already started making a list of things that they can do with her room.
#3 Shopping This is the only silver lining to the entire big fat indian wedding-she’ll get to do something that she loves doing! She’ll eat, breathe, drink new clothes! Thank you god for inventing raw silk and heels!
#4 I need to learn how to make aloo-gobhi From being treated like a princess with her favourite food served on the table-learning to make aloo gobhi, after being persistently forced by her mother-such is life dearies!
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#9 Social gatherings- yawn!
#10 Miss perfect! From bidding adieu to staying in your pajamas all day and being lazy about your unthreaded eyebrows to being expected to know how to wear perfectly draped saris and not a hair out ofplace-tough days ahead! Sigh..