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Monday, June 01, 2009

Much laughings, yes.

I am currently reading A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. Apart from the fact that it is like a long 1500 page version of a typical masala Bollywood movie, and I can just imagine all the characters upping themselves and shimmying together to Shava shava a-la Kareena Kapoor, I always think of one thing when I pick it up. This is all hearsay, mind you.

When the book was just released, I was around 3 years old or so, thinking of course that I was the next best thing to Nutties in butterscotch ice cream (What? It's the height of brilliance I tell you.) One day, probably when I was out foraging for Nutties, I overheard my dad mention the name of the book. It was then I promptly marched up to him and very authoritatively demanded "I want A Suit of a Boy too!"

Yes, I am still teased by my parents for the most incongruous of things. Like the time I trapped a kitten in my carry bag. But that's another story. Sigh, the injustices of life.

You can well imagine that my first full English sentence ever spoken was "I school go", no?

16 comments:

another brick in the wall said...

so you want the rest of the world to tease you bout the same?

ZiLliOnBiG said...

what a coincidence, when A suitable boy was released, i too was 3 ( +10).i read that book in two instalments, the first while in college, i found it yuck. then a bit more mature when i was working, this time i found it good. so see, you need certain maturity to read and fully understand that book, but i am glad that you are liking it. my first sentense, according to my maa was " Me is Manoj"(thats my name), cheers:))

The Hoverer said...

if u ask me u were much more sensible when u were a kid or at least ur dressing sense was much btr u wanted the suit of a boy seriously i wonder what the years have done to u .... flip flops .... sigh

oh btw word verification (out of context but interesting ) arainart think anushri

raghu said...

hmnm i dont think you'd want to say "I school go" all over gain now :P

Virus© said...

Damn I can't think of a good pick up line.

Divs said...

@virus - YOU can't think of a good pick up line?

@Divya - cute ya :P btw.. seems my bro will send you the flight tickets.. aaja mysore :P but ya.. bring a hot mumbaiyya cute too k? :P

Divya said...

@Zillionbig- It's nice :) Very amusing in bits. But I like the characters more then the actual story, if you know what I mean.

@Hoverer- Flip flops rule. Period. And yeah... word verification is intuitive sometimes :D

@Raghu- Hell no :D

@Virus- Symmetrical piercings. Pain. Coming soon. Wait for it. Enjoy :D

@Divs- Can you? :D Oh and of course.. your brother dear will go all out for winning my affections at this stage, as you might have heard :P And what ya.. severe deficiency of cute male Mumbaikars forces me to give ppl like ur brother even a little bhav ;)

As the Mind Meanders said...

I have never had the courage to read A Suitable Boy... Always had this strange fear of getting crushed under the weight of a book...

I have never had any fear of nutties though... I Quite like them... In fact I had managed, very creatively, to get one stuck in my nose when I was little...

Ghost Rider said...

LOL.. Injustices indeed! I remember the time when my grand mom called me a "little thief" (out of love I presume) and I promptly hit by saying I'm not a little thief, I'm Niranjan, not knowing what that meant at that time. She kept going back to it, every time she got a chance, for years!

As for the book, never had the "courage" to actually sit down with it. It has been in my shelf for almost a year now.

Divya said...

@Atmm- :D :D kindred spirit :P I managed to get a peanut stuck up my nose once and made all adults around me run around frantically :D

@Ghost Rider and Atmm- Its a nice book.. not heavy and all.. contentwise :P

indiegurl said...

i loue suitable boy. it sounds respectable, but it is stuffed to the gills with gossip. :D

oh fark boss is here

Divya said...

Oh yes. I think possibly my favourite character is Mrs. Mehra :D you?

Virus© said...

I'm thinking a dirty word. Very dirty indeed.

prithvi said...

Well am looking forward to read A Suitable Boy so whatever you say better be hearsay because your hearsay has been true for the Man Booker Prize winning novel The White Tiger, it was a classic bollywood thriller, well written........

Hakuna Matata said...

That's another book I have admired on the bookshelf every time I have gone to the book store. Some day, I hope to buy it and read it.

Divya said...

@Virus- Lot of good that's gonna do.

@Prithvi and Hakuna- The book is fantastic :D