|proper south indian amma|
|they dont need their husbands|
|bhandardara trip: gettin cozy|
|bhandardara trip: all four of us|
|bhandardara trip: the morning after|
this was after a heavy night of booze, teen patti,
singing & dancing by the bonfire
Chan / Chana / Kameeni / Archana is Y's better half. Yes i did say "better half" chan! Believe it! I'm a nice person. :-)))
Ever since Vai committed his biggest folly of pataaoing her in his first (gasp!) year of college, she's been the untiring shackle around his neck. And thus she has managed to successfully domesticate (atleast partially) a hitherto un-tamable wildass. And she had that one thing every man desperately looks for in a mate...a 2400 watt voicebox. Vai lost 40% of his hearing capacity just in the first 3 months of their being together.
|cuddling up in public places...|
...but even in private it rarely goes beyond this, right chana???
When Y used to get her to my place to meet all of us, we had made up our minds that she was a complete stuck-up bi*ch! Even after a couple of years of knowing her over 20-25 meetings, she just wouldn't speak to us. She used to sit amongst us, staring straight ahead, with absolutely no emotion on her face, discouraging all attempts of conversation with her. And Vai used to tell us that she was an absolute chatterbox when with him!
But slowly she started mixing a bit. I think her hostel stint really helped her to open out. And hidden inside that erstwhile unwelcoming exterior was this fabulous person. Once we hit it off there was no lookin back. And like any good friends, over the years we've rubbed off our corners against each other, and also become more and more like each other (i.e., she's become cool like us! hehe).
here Vai was really enjoying us feeling him up
She swears like a guy and drinks like a fish. The four of us have a glorious alcoholic history together. My wife and she are almost les** partners (they say "love you" to each other much more than to their husbands). I can talk about absolutely anything with her. I can get angry with her and call her names...and come back the next day with a grin and a "hey bitch" to get a "you dog!" and a punch in return. She's great.
She's been with Y for umpteen years now. My bro always says she's perfect to keep Y grounded. If he'd got a demure shy kinda wife, he would've become a playboy or a smuggler or hell something like that! (actually Vai, that sounds really fun, you should have got out!!!!) But its too late for that. They have spent around 15 years together....50% of their lives. Thats something. I think the only regret she has is that he is much fairer than her! hahahahaha
|chana's attempts at getting fairer|
|whatta smile chan!|
She's the friend i'm most in touch with. Ever since i've been working, i've been exchanging daily emails with her during office hours. Sometimes these have run into trails of 30-40 mails. We've been doing this almost daily, right chan? Many years now.
And so often when i'm having a really bad day at work, tired and frustrated, she's been around...to make it worse! She works in advertising, and leaves no opportunity to throw in my face titbits like going on official beer lunches, going to work in shorts and t-shirts, having belly dancers perform in office (yes, its true; all my banker friends, you can jump off your office buildings now), etc etc. But she's a sport and sends across close-up photos of those belly dancers, and its all good again.
|ppl who want the complete set of these photos|
can write to me or chan... :-)
|chan, sorry for inserting these pics here|
but after so many of your photos
i wanted to end with something nice! :-)
I miss having her around as well. Well, our ear-drums are really happy due to her absence, but they'll get used to her again if she's back. So many people live by airports and railway lines, and somehow get numb to all those shrill whistles and noises.
Chan you bitch, you know rashmi and i love you like crazy. Now stop smiling and remember to get me a Bowmore and a Laphroaig when you come down here.