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Nidhi and I and ...

Nidhi and I have known each other since I was born, considering she was born eight whole months before I was and ergo is much older to me. We are family friends.

She and I became close to each other at age 9, when I realized that she was crazy. My family and I were at her parent’s house for dinner. Nidhi, her cousins, my sister and I were all playing ‘house’ (how original!) and she tried to cook and feed us all ‘red beads’. No, they weren’t candy, they weren’t pills, they weren’t edible – they were beads from a string or a necklace. When she reads this, she will claim that she has no remembrance of this incident but it’s crystal clear in my memory. That was the day I decided that she was as crazy and twisted as I was and so we could be friends.

We became even closer, like ‘best friend’ types, which is what I call her even today for some reason, when we spent the summer of ’97 together doing our “holiday homework”. What we actually did that summer was – discover the pleasure of English movie channels that aired ridiculous films like ‘State Park’, 'Stepmonster' . We would watch them every time they were aired, and feel elated for reasons that are beyond me, now. This was also the time when we started hating our parents to a degree where we wanted to run away from home. Nidhi spearheaded the movement with her brilliant ideas – think she had me convinced at one point that she was going to leave home any day and would make a living by selling newspapers. I think I genuinely wanted to follow in her footsteps. Of course, that was the one and only point in our lives where I wanted to do so.

A few years later, after having given up on our plans to run away form home and having decided that our parents were actually quite decent and likeable we hatched a new plan – we were both going to marry the same guy, that too a chef. We were quite vocal about this for the longest time and would tell anyone who asked us if we were taken that, we were on a lookout for a chef.

About 4 years ago, Nidhi left for the States for a study program. Little did I know that she was going to end up making new plans that wouldn’t include me! This plan was a chef turned finance guy (I think that’s what he does) called Amrinder … and last September she married the new plan. I was so mad at her for ditching our ‘marry one guy’ plan that I didn’t even go for her wedding.

She sent me pictures of her wedding ceremony etc., and it was after I saw this photo that I forgave her … because who wouldn’t forgive someone who would actually get a photo taken like this!

So, in the end – the joke’s on you! 



Haahahahahhahahaha! :P


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20 comments:

Pushkaraj said...

Nice post. Are any of your blog readers 'eligible chefs'? :-)

Remya said...

super cute!! :)

amrinder said...

As I always say to you, you kick these off really well :) Reading this made me curious, you have definitely outlined what your friend did for last 4 year, howcome it doesn't cover your adventures. I believe that would make this complete... just my 2 cents.

sacredeastwind said...

Pushkaraj - thank you! I doubt if any of my blog readers are 'eligible chefs' or they'd be cooking stuff and sending it so I could try it out and take a decision ... or at least sending me recipes/pictures etc. Very passive readers :P

Remya - thankeeee! XO

Amrinder - Ek to you didn't give me a diamond ring and now you're offering me two cents? Kya din aa gaye hain! The idea of the posts is to leave you curious, looking for more ... so you keep coming back ;) hehehehe!

Purba said...

The "marrying the chef" was a brilliant idea. Don't let go of it :)

sacredeastwind said...

Haha! Point duly noted Purba. Will keep the search on. Do you have similar plans or have seen through similar plans :D ?

- The Virgin Author! said...

I am a good chef, but too young, if I tell you! :P

sacredeastwind said...

Dammit! That's too bad Virgin Author & Good Chef ;)

Prateek said...

And I thought only I wanted to marry a chef! You gals stole my idea even before it came to me, so not fair :(

BTW will be in Delhi on Monday, but only for a few hrs, between flights, so your snails will have to wait for sm othr time I guess :)

sacredeastwind said...

Hahaha PS, I am sure there are many more like us ;)

Another time, the snails then :) Have fun!

Nidhi S said...

muaaah ...thanks sweetheart for making me feel so special. Beautiful words and a beautiful bog !!!If you want ,we can still stick to our plan...I don't mind sharing the CHEF with you:-).

Reality: the Chefs only cook delicious food before the wedding day . Afterwards you will only get mungi ki dal.

sacredeastwind said...

anytime my love ;)

Ahem! Mungi Kee Daal, that's all he cooks. Chheeee - think you should keep this one to yourself then, I shall find another ;) thoda butter chicken shicken chahidaa hai ;)

XO

ucantseeme said...

Hey, I seem to be more interested in the aquarium you have at the bottom of the page, where did you get this? hmm..

hitesh rawat said...

you didn't get to be part of the wedding....missing on you best friends D-day is sab isn't it..... ?

well i hope i wouldn't do that.......and wat's up the chef's......? any secret fantasy or you don't like cooking and want the guy to do it.... :)

Journomuse said...

Hahaha, this post took me back to my soppy school days when we friends even new the name and surname of the guy we will marry ( blame it on those Yash Chopra films I tell you)...Now with very little signs seen of happy matrimony anytime soon, we have begun baby pacts, so those not fitted with the matrimony nooses yet, will work towards babies around the same time - so that our poor babies don't miss growing up without crazy friends like their mothers were..

sacredeastwind said...

ucantseeme - its a gadget that google offers. just check in your gadget box.

Hitesh - It was sad to miss the wedding but I caught up with the reception ;) not sooo bad. No fantasies - I just don't enjoy cooking but its a necessity to eat :P

Journomuse - Hahahahahaha I sooooo know what you mean. I am going to start working on baby pacts myself. Thanks for the brilliant idea ;)

Dr Roshan R said...

very sweet post :)

sacredeastwind said...

Thank you Dr Roshan :D

VIKRUMSETH said...

oye! saare apni apni maari ja rahe ho. Chef's Marzi ka naam suna hai kisi ne? :P :D
Here I Am - Well known for my Pure Vegetarian Delicacies hehe

ShadowKing said...

@VIKRUMSETH - R u trying to check for your 'eligibility' so that u can apply? ;)