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Vimmuuu is NOT getting married !!!

February 2, 2010

Disclaimer : None of the incidents or feelings expressed in this post is exaggerated, but I request you all to take it in the right spirit. And like how I always write- in case you don’t have the latest version of sense of humour installed in your brain, please do it ASAP.


They say the world ends by Dec 21st 2012. But my world ends in another 5 days !!!

My good old bachelor days are soon getting over! During childhood, I thought exams were tough; then during college, I assumed getting a job was difficult, but now, I know what the real difficulty or tough situation is – Marriage. Oh, the words that come along with marriage is really scaring me – commitment, understanding, relationship, bond, togetherness, love, kids, time, dependence, arguments, listening, noise, nagging, sacrifices, groceries, money, home, and a lot of sighing !!

Well then, you can ask me why I agreed for a marriage if I was against it or wasn’t ready for it. Read the following two conversations and you will understand why :

Me : Boss, I need a day shift. Its been three years and I am fed up of this night shift. Its affecting my health too.
Boss : We don’t have an opening now Vimal. Ok, heres a plan, we will give you a day shift once you announce your wedding date. That’s when you need it most, right ?
Me : (Whaat ?) Uh, hmmm… ok !

Mom : Dad has been pleading for a few of your solo snaps. Whats wrong with you? Why cant you send us some ?
Me : I don’t want to get married. Leave me alone. If you want to see me happy, then stop all this search.
Mom : Ok then, if that’s your decision, then even I have something to tell. If you aren’t getting married, then we are planning to join some ashram and live there for the rest of our lives.

Dad from behind: “what do you mean ‘We’ ?” He then snatches the phone from mom and :

Dad : She is going alone to the ashram. I am not !!
Me : Thanks dad.
Dad : and while your mother is away, I shall get married again.
Me : Whaaaaaaaaaattt ?
Dad : So what if you don’t want a company? I do ! I hope you are ok with that.
Me : FINE. Keep searching. You will receive the photos tomorrow !!

They started the bride hunt once again, but this time very rigorously. My brother and sis-in-law who were silent all these while suddenly came into the picture and assisted mom and dad. My bro created profiles in two different sites and I was supposed to log in every day and search for prospective brides. All those matrimonial sites are hilarious, I tell you; me and my colleagues used to have a look at these profiles after our office hours and we used to have a hearty laugh going through some of them.

I was so critical of all the proposals that I received and kept rejecting each one of them; oh, some of them rejected me too 😉  Since the whole thing was in a typical arranged wedding model, the girls physical appearance is, obviously, an important criteria. I don’t want to sound like a hypocrite and make the most clichéd statement – Ohh, I don’t go by looks ! Everyone does that if its an arranged marriage ! You can blame Shakespeare and his ‘Love is blind’ only if the wedding is because of your own mistake called love. Once, when I was unable to decide on a particular proposal, I asked my childhood friend Vinayan for help and this is what he said – “Vimal, you are getting married. She is going to be there with you day and night. Every morning, when you wake up, you would have to see the same face. Are you sure you can see this same face every DAY till the rest of your life ? That’s all I got to say.” With friends like this around me, how do you expect me to be normal ? 😀 😀 But he wasn’t wrong totally. There IS something called physical compatibility !

This bride-searching through different kinds of matrimonial sites kept happening for more than 6 months continuously and today, even if any of those girls walk down the streets, I could easily recognize them ! One fine day, dad send me Laxmis pics with her ‘CV’  😀 I couldn’t find anything wrong with her snap or profile and moreover by then, I felt really bad for penalizing dad and mom for all the running around they had been doing to get me a bride. So I said a ‘yes’ for the next step – meeting her. Well, I couldn’t say no to the girl with her snaps or profile; but what if she rejects me after the meet ?? That was my wish too, so I wore a dark grey ‘dirty looking’ tee and a dirty denim. But fate was in my parents favor and definitely not in mine and Laxmis. She deserves a better guy! The way I said yes after meeting her was also funny – after meeting her, I came out of her home and was supposed to meet her ailing uncle who lived next door. I was busy tying my shoe lace when my dad came out and asked me if I liked the girl. I looked at him, but before even I could open my mouth to reply, I noticed that her mom was standing just behind my dad. Now, I cant say ‘no’(that would be too rude); I cant even say, “Shes oook” (how do I rate a girl in front of her mother?), so I nodded my head in agreement and simply walked away. By the time I came back from her uncles place, the parents were done with all their discussions on the wedding!! They got along really well with each other and everyone including my parents seemed happy and contended. What else do I need ? I just went with the flow since then. But I am glad things turned out this way. Our parents are always right and their decision never goes wrong, it never went wrong for me atleast.

Even though everything happened before even I could blink my eyes properly, both me and Laxmi were given two months to understand before getting engaged and almost 5 months for the big day. But my commitment phobia only increased with each day. I started seeing weird images just like how mirages are seen in deserts. I could listen to people speak even they are mouths are zipped. For example; when I went to the jewelry store to get my engagement ring, there was this guy at the entrance to greet us and I am dead sure that I heard him say – “Ladies and Gentleman, we have another person for the ‘dig-your-own-grave’ competition. Please help him with his handcuffs”. Handcuffs, seriously ! No wonder people named the engagement-wedding phase as  COURTSHIP !!!

People find it hard to believe, but I couldn’t sleep and had high temperature the day before my engagement. I experienced a similar rise in temperature and also dysentery for a couple of days just after I gave orders for the wedding invitation. And now, I really don’t know whats going to happen on the d-day. A couple of days back, during one of our conversation, she mentioned that she has never been this tensed in her life before
(cant blame her) and has butterflies in her stomach already. Huh, butterflies in her stomach it seems. I have been having them in my intestine right after the engagement!!

Well, we are not the only ones who are scared of this whole wedding thing. On my last working day in office as a bachelor, I was mentioning to a few of my colleagues –

Me : Oh God !! I am shit scared of marriage !!
Colleague 1 : ((Goofy laugh ))
Colleague 2 : Arey, don’t be! Just….
Colleague 3 (before even colleague 2 could complete) : Ya, dude, even I am scared of YOUR wedding !

The rest of them joined colleague 1 in his goofy laugh and all I could do was leave a deep sigh!

I am telling you guys, this is going to end up as the worlds clumsiest wedding ever for which I am aiming an entry in the Guinness Books. I am pretty much sure that in my fear and general stupidity, I am going to make a mess of myself with all those customs and traditions. Fortunately, our mallu (kerala) weddings are like Maggi noodles – just two minutes. It’s the post marriage functions that drain our energy. Speaking of post marriage functions, these days honeymoon has become more or less like a mandatory custom. No marriage is complete without it. Its like, one is supposed to or else the marriage would be jinxed. Ugh !! The time anyone gets engaged, the next question from people is- “where have you guys planned for your honeymoon?” ; just like how those newly wedded couples get asked, “when are you planning a baby?”. I am sure people are going to ask me this  ‘when baby’ question just after I tie the wedlock and walk down the aisle!

All this fear of mine, I guess, is because of my willingness to not change my way of living after wedding. For the last few years, I have been living all alone in this huge apartment. Even during my stay with Sujith, I used to live according to my whims and fancies and over the years, I had drawn an imaginary circle around me that I used to feel uncomfortable when anyone gets into the circle intruding my space. The first few months or even years are going to be really tough for me, probably for her too. And after that, like so many other marriages, we would have to get used to it !! 😀 😀 😀

My friends have already started asking me if I would change a lot after my wedding. This is to all those friends of mine :

“Guys, Vimal is the one who is getting married; Vimmuuu is not !” 😀 😀 😀

First / Working title : Butterflies in my intestine.

101 Comments leave one →
  1. Smita permalink
    February 2, 2010 10:52 pm


  2. February 2, 2010 11:02 pm

    Phew!! What a title bugger!!! Am sure the title would garner a mixed reaction of shock (from some sweet souls), happiness (some old flame or ur female fans?? :D) but the most common reaction would be, Oh! God he is at it again??? 😀

    All I would say is wishful thinking bugger 😛 now your hooked & booked for life so pull in your anchors your ship of singleton days is about to sink 😀 😀 😛 and am so happy to see it!!! I mean why would only few be on that side?? You should also go through the same ordeal 😀

    Your Dad’s reaction was excellent, goes on to say where you have got your funny bone from 😉 but honestly trust parents to come up with trump cards like this! When I had refused to get married my Mom suffered from heart attack & I gave in! Sigh!!! Such is life!!

    And what are you saying you haven’t already planned the birth date of your baby?? Tcch! Tcch! poor management skills vimmuuu very bad!!!

    And you are crying so much about mrrg rituals?? You don’t even know what all girls go through! And trust me attend one North Indian mrrg I assure you that you will faint. It is a 5 day long affair and by the end of it you are busy cursing the whole thing & dead on your feet also!!!

    BTW I loved the line that Laxmi deserves a better person. Loved it not only because it has ring of truth in it but also because it is very very sweet 🙂

    lol @ dig your own grave 😀 trust you to come up with such a line!!! If I had been blogging before my mrrg I wud surely have come up with a similar post and that’s why I say I can relate to what you are saying 😛

    But cheer up buddy life will not be all thorns, there might be some happiness to 😉

    So be positive & face the days with a smile 🙂

    • February 2, 2010 11:17 pm

      I agree with Smita – Mallu weddings are a cakewalk in comparison 🙂 You should count yourself lucky 🙂

      • February 3, 2010 8:55 am

        seriously… what a comparison… like maggi noodles… 2 mins… the most irritating part of marriage I always found was the customs and relatives… with everyone looking at you… !!!!!

        I so wanted a civil marriage… just coz I couldnt bear so many people looking at me… !!!!!!

        • February 3, 2010 9:26 am

          Exactly Dhiren. I to always say ki go for registered marriage you will not only save loads of headache but will save money as well, Money which can be gifted to the couple!!!

          And Indyeah why only summers? Winter marriages are a pain as well!!! I mean you are chilled but can not wear warm clothes 😉

          The only good thing about North Indian mrrgs is the FOOD 😀

        • Swaram permalink
          February 3, 2010 11:21 am

          Sigh! I know .. we hd planned for it too 😦 but our parents wanted to do all danas in the name of marriage 😛 anna-dana 😉

          • February 4, 2010 2:38 pm

            I also wanted a registered marriage! It seems if there was no parental pressure a whole lot of us will have registered marriages 😆

            • February 5, 2010 6:08 pm

              I have to already decided. I’ll marry in plain registration. Now that’s only one problem – the girl’s father!

    • February 3, 2010 12:05 am

      And trust me attend one North Indian mrrg I assure you that you will faint. It is a 5 day long affair and by the end of it you are busy cursing the whole thing & dead on your feet also!!!
      yep! they really are a pain and for some weird reason they keep happening in summers …*Shudder*

      • Swaram permalink
        February 3, 2010 11:27 am

        Hee hee heee 😀

      • February 5, 2010 6:09 pm

        But, still, I like Northern as well as central Indian marriages. I don’t like South Indian marriages because I haven’t starred in any one yet. North Indian ceremonies are phenomenal!

    • February 3, 2010 3:26 pm

      oh yes,Smita,the bugger sure had me skip a heartbeat with his title! So misleading!

    • February 3, 2010 5:03 pm


      • February 4, 2010 9:43 am

        Oye TGji!! At least comment to dhang se likhe dete!!

    • February 5, 2010 6:49 am

      You think marriages are bad in india? You try attending a marriage in the uk. You have our marriage in a minimum of 2 rituals. you have the english way of marriage in the registry followed by the after party of that. Then after that, you have all the indian stuff and the after party for that. It is A LOT MORE CRAZIER…

    • February 6, 2010 3:37 pm

      smita..loved the funnybone comment 😉 nd yeh i did start thnking hes at it again 😛 😛 😉

  3. February 2, 2010 11:14 pm

    I COMPLETELY understand what you in the same boat..except that I am still “open” 😀 I can attribute to those hearty laughs with friends looking at some profiles..but deep inside has this feeling that someone somewhere would be having a hearty laugh at my profile too 😀 Sigh! Arranged Marriage is soooooo tough to cope!! 🙂

    I liked the last sentence of yours. I have seen that few of my friends changed quite a bit after marriage..they are not as interesting as they used to be! 😀

    I wish you all the best!! Congratulations again! Wish me good luck too 😀

  4. kanagu permalink
    February 2, 2010 11:23 pm

    ha ha ha… what a title…. 😀 😀

    Your conversation with ur parents was too good… 🙂 🙂

    /*I am telling you guys, this is going to end up as the worlds clumsiest wedding ever for which I am aiming an entry in the Guinness Books. */

    And I am going to witness this 😀 😀 YAY…..

    • Swaram permalink
      February 3, 2010 11:29 am

      Sigh! I am so J of u 😦 😦

  5. February 2, 2010 11:24 pm

    So are you saying that your Boss and your Dad manipulated you into getting married 🙂 This is why we ought to bow to the wisdom of elders , since everything worked out fine 🙂

    It was a very sweet post, Vimmuuu – despite all your efforts to make it look otherwise 🙂 I am sure you must be counting days 🙂

    Laxmi seems to be a lovely person. Here’s to both of you to have a very happy and long married life. All the best!

  6. February 2, 2010 11:36 pm

    aliyaaaaaaaaaaaaa, best of luck!!!!!!

    nothing more to add!!!!!! Amen!!!!!

    • February 4, 2010 2:20 am

      When are you getting married, OG? Your biological clock is ticking. Tick Tock Tick Tock


  7. February 2, 2010 11:37 pm

    Thankfully I still have 2 full years left!!!!!! as per my estimate!!!!!!

  8. February 3, 2010 12:01 am

    Marriage. Oh, the words that come along with marriage is really scaring me – commitment, understanding, relationship, bond, togetherness, love, kids, time, dependence, arguments, listening, noise, nagging, sacrifices, groceries, money, home, and a lot of sighing !!

    mighty impressed with a guy who runs away from the word marriage and yet knows exactly what marriage comprises of 😀

    see? you are already halfway there…in a few years…maybe months err maybe even days you will be fully house-trained …the way god dictated all husbands should be 😉

  9. February 3, 2010 12:09 am

    I was busy tying my shoe lace when my dad came out and asked me if I liked the girl. I looked at him, but before even I could open my mouth to reply, I noticed that her mom was standing just behind my dad. Now, I cant say ‘no’(that would be too rude); I cant even say, “Shes oook” (how do I rate a girl in front of her mother?), so I nodded my head in agreement and simply walked away. By the time I came back from her uncles place, the parents were done with all their discussions on the wedding!! They got along really well with each other and everyone including my parents seemed happy and contended. What else do I need ? I just went with the flow since then.

    yes Vimmuuu! attaboy! thats the way to go.! thats the most romantic story I have heard in…ummm I dont know since ….well in a long , long time….when Lakshmi reads this (you skipped this part in your conversation with her didnt you? 😀 )

    every girl will swoon over the way you said yes 😛

    but you know what saves you? like Smita says?

    Laxmi deserves a better person.

    saved by a whisker dear boy! saved by a whisker! 😀

  10. February 3, 2010 12:11 am

    😀 😀 😀
    My dad told me the same dialogue (like ur dad) to blackmail me… I took the initiative and gladly got BOTH my parents married off to respective partners separately 😀 😀 😀 still no use 😥 they are still after my life to get married!! 🙄 kashtam!! waste aayi poyi!!

    the matrimonial website bit had me grinning. been there, done that. in fact, still doing that, from time to time!!! 😀 😀 lol…
    oh yea, I’ll keep ur physical compatibility thing in mind! 😉

    LOL @ the jewellery store imaginary dialogue!!! 😆 adu enikku ishtapettu!!

    Oh btw thanks for reminding me.. I had forgotten to ask: “When/where is ur honeymoon???” 😀 😀 😀

    U know what? 😦 sigh…
    after reading this post, now I am having not only butterflies in my intestines but heart attack, asthma and gas trouble also !!
    U being my relfection… I could identify a lot with what u wrote in this.. especially the bit about needing ur own space, fear of commitment etc.

    Worse, I was just imagining… this is like a post from my future 😯 Matrimonial Mish-mashes Part 50 maybe!!!
    me runs out of the room shrieking in terror!!!

  11. February 3, 2010 12:37 am

    Lol Vimmuuu, you and only you can come up with such titles at the nth hour!

    Well, well, I was wondering this morning, not having seen an update for a while, if you were keeping well…….and now I know you spent quite an effort writing this post as a bachelor for the last time 🙂

    Trust me Vimmuuu, life’s gonna be superb after 7th, by all means; visualize the bliss, the harmony, the togetherness and all that which comes with marriage!

    Now, if you are wondering how I sound so different, think no further than how badly I’m being squirmed, squished, pressured, threatened, coerced, cornered, fixed, convinced (and what not) into getting married……… they are toasting me all day dude……..! 😦

    Not a minute passes by without a family friend, associate and who not, calls to ask “When are you getting married?” in stead of the customary “How are you doing?” 😦

    So, I’m planning to run away 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 and disappear forever 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    But then thats a parental responsibility, I presume, to be completed in full diligence, or so I’m told!

    Anyhow, wishing you some of the most eventfully happy days in life with Laxmi around! May you find true bliss among each other and further that for all time to come!

    God bless you my friend!

    • February 3, 2010 12:40 am

      And hey, this post is wonderful, as always……..just that I was so engrossed in my plight that I forgot to laugh!

      But now, LOL, ROFL and LMAO 🙂

      And the clincher ““Guys, Vimal is the one who is getting married; Vimmuuu is not !”


  12. February 3, 2010 12:42 am

    lol! you said Yes because you did not want to sound rude in front of her mother!? Who are u kidding Vimmu??? Well anyway, I have no words to describe my thoughts after reading this post.. I was busy thinking about how I met The Husband.. the moment they stepped in to the house when they came to see me, the power went off for more than 2 hours! 😛 Well, we did get time to talk to each other later when the power was back… but the first memory is still of how the power went off! It was like God’s way of telling him, stay away from this menace!

    “Ladies and Gentleman, we have another person for the ‘dig-your-own-grave’ competition. Please help him with his handcuffs”. Lol! for this…

    Anyway, all’s well that ends well.. Good that you don’t have a lot of time to mess up the rituals in your wedding.. Ours went on for 5 days! By the end of the 5th day, I had no idea where I was or what I was eating, all I wanted to do was get rid of all the heavy jewelry and go sleep until eternity!

    Don’t ya worry, the very fear that you might mess something up will not let you make any mistakes! You will come out a superstar! 🙂 All the best (well more for Lakshmi as she needs all our support from now on!)

  13. February 3, 2010 12:46 am

    So where is your honeymoon I say? *wink wink nudge nudge* tell us no..

    I will certainly pray that you don’t fall sick. I am sure you’ll have a great Maggi wedding 😀 btw I love Mallu weddings.

    I always wanted to know how you met your fiancee. now I know and can’t help myself from saying so sweet 🙂 🙂
    Here’s wishing you and your future bride a great life ahead.

    • February 3, 2010 1:03 am

      and by the by mapillai :P, this is to let you know that you have been awarded and tagged 🙂

  14. February 3, 2010 1:42 am

    And you forgot many more other words that come along: Gas-khatam, Cylinder book karo, Chunnu-Munnu ki notebooks khatam, Aate wakt Market se Aaloo lete aana and blah blah… Haha

    I am so happy for you but at the same time scared as well. I bless that poor soul who is going in ur hands.. God give her strength… Amen!!!

    • February 3, 2010 10:26 am

      OMG, I’m dying laughing at that! “I am so happy for you but at the same time scared as well. I bless that poor soul who is going in ur hands.. God give her strength… Amen!!!”

      On yeah, considering all those flings that you’ve had with OG and company! 🙂

      Poor Laxmi! 🙂

  15. February 3, 2010 1:51 am

    Don’t get so super stressed Vimmuuu. Trust me all of us here who married have been through the very same phase of worrying and going crazy imagining how we’ll cope with the expectations and unlimited expectations marriages bring along.

    But if we could do it, you too shall be ‘perfectly fine’ with it all. Just enjoy every moment of it. Trust me, you both will have a hearty laugh remembering all these confusions and tensions once it is all over.

    Good Luck to both of you as you step into the wonderful world of the wedded ones :D:D:D

    Coming to the post, Loved your Dad’s sense of humor, now we all know it well where did you inherit your funny bone from 😉

    Don’t worry about your friends, they are universally naughty when it comes to marriages. It’s the fun and the jokes attached to it all that make it all so easy 😀

    Well how things finally arranged in my marriage is shocking to some and sounds unbelievable to me when I look back in the past.

    May be I should write a story about how it all happened. How the “to be arranged” marriage changed to a “love marriage”……that too at an age when marriage was the last thing in my mind………….yeah you read it right and in right order of words.

    Just chillax buddy and enjoy it all 😀 😀

    Btw, where are you guys going for your honeymoon?? 😉 😉

  16. February 3, 2010 8:04 am

    wait till the day of the marriage.. your commitment-phobia will rear its ugly head more !..i was even contemplating running away before the muhurtham ..Too bad it was at 4 in the morning .. thats why i ended up getting married !! ok,kidding. 🙂 ..I am sure many people feel that way .. Good luck.

  17. February 3, 2010 8:49 am

    Man are you telling me that honeymoon is a custom you dont want to follow ????????

    Freaking I and my wife had decided… whether we have a marriage or not… the honeymoon trip was most necessary !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: 😳

    The thing is you are so so hyper excited about your marriage you cant keep to yourself… !!!! Seriously !!!!!!!!

    and in any case.. all my wishes for you will come true… keep a printout of that email with you always… !!!!! She doesnt deserve any better guy… !!!!!! she is getting the best !!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛

    If you get what I mean !!!!!!! 😉

    • February 4, 2010 2:44 pm

      I and my wife had decided… whether we have a marriage or not… the honeymoon trip was most necessary !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: 😳

      That was really sweet Hitchie 🙂

  18. February 3, 2010 10:07 am

    Reading the title, me thought – “here he goes again!! :roll:”
    I was right!! 😀 😀 😀

    All the best to Laxmi! 😀

    You are so sweet sometimes! And yea, pre-wedding jitters are a must!
    Enjoy each and every moment! And if you do forget or can’t remember, you have the videos to remind you again and again your most happiest and your most embarassing moments!! 😆

    Seriously though, all jokes apart,

    Lovely post and here’s wishing you all the very best for a very happy married life!

    • February 3, 2010 11:58 am

      I forgot to ask, Did you get a change in your shift?!! 😉

  19. February 3, 2010 10:21 am

    And what about that gold mr.?

  20. February 3, 2010 10:49 am

    😆 😆

    your colleague 3 knows you so well!!! “even I am scared of YOUR wedding !” wah wah 😆

    And the butterflies has slipped from stomach to intestiines!!! 😉

    All the best 🙂 [of course this is for laxmi and not for you 😛 😛 )

  21. February 3, 2010 10:53 am

    Wishing you all the best man….Your dad’s reply is so hilarious…..

  22. Swaram permalink
    February 3, 2010 11:11 am

    Awwwwwww the post I hv been waiting for is here 😀

    me and my colleagues used to have a look at these profiles after our office hours Ahem .. what a correctu statementu I say .. wat r ur office hrs 😛 😛

    • Swaram permalink
      February 3, 2010 11:25 am

      U know what I loved best …. the last line! My friends tell me I hv nt changed a bit after marriage and before u say, let me say it myself .. he hs changed for me na 😛
      Hw else wud I be able to call u and listen to ur PJs and hv a hearty laugh 😀
      Psst psst … will never send an SMS that I am in a music concert @ unearthly hours ever again 😛 😛 U will nt be working err I mean in office any more @ those times rt 😉

      I miss nt cmg to Maggi-noodle wedding nw 😦 Ur Dad is just like mine … Mr.Cool eh 🙂

      Laks needs all the gud luck in the world .. convey it to her from my side 🙂

      U r sometimes too sweet Vimmuuu 😛 😛

      • Swaram permalink
        February 3, 2010 11:35 am

        Btw, when r u making a baby Vimmuuu 😛 After making the maggi noodles is it 😉

  23. February 3, 2010 11:13 am

    So, Vimal is soooo tensed and having butterflies in his intestine ?????

    This is the reason you decided to get married – To get a day shift and to avoid mom going to ashram and dad getting married again ????? ROFL Vimmuuu, only you can come up with such posts !!!! 😆

    What ??? Honeymoon is a mandatory custom ??? You shld be happy, na ??? BTW, hv you planned for it ????

    Your frnd Vinayan’s logic is absolutely to the point. And the colleagues joke – Hilarious !!! Vimmuuu, even I am scared that you are getting married. 😉

    All the very best to you and Laxmi !!! Dont worry, this butterfly thing happens with everybody and both of you will be fine and no messy things will happen !!!! Your bro and sil have come ????

    Cant keep away from this blogosphere, even now ?????? 🙂

  24. February 3, 2010 11:44 am

    Tussi great ho, Vimmuuuu! For the frankness in expressing your emotions…has Laxmi already read it?!

    Indyeah ‘copy pasted’ what I wanted to do! I loved the ‘2 minute maggi noodles’ wedding line, haha!

    Both of you are going to be happy in your life…you know what you are getting into, by each an every word you have expressed.

    Thanks for the hilarious (for us!) post, Vimmuuu! All the best! Remember to take a packet of methi and buttermilk alongwith you and take half tsp of methi in one cup of buttermilk often during the wedding – start from the previous day!!

  25. February 3, 2010 11:45 am

    Now, we will wait for Indyeah’s post!

    • February 4, 2010 2:45 pm

      Ha ha Sandhya!! So true!!! 😆

    • February 5, 2010 1:12 pm

      LOL! mine will give diabetes since as of now I can only gush and sigh and moon about PM some more 😉
      maybe by Nov I will be as devillish as Vimmuuu and might pull PM’s legs 😀

  26. February 3, 2010 11:58 am

    Exactly da, vimmu should not get married..come-on how can he???

    Okay jokes apart .chill dude , take it easy …be yourself and get going…

    Your Dad’s reaction was a killer one.Now i got it, from where you got this slapstick 🙂

    Loved the last line.Best wishes ,May almighty shower blessings on both of U richly.

    between aliya what are you doing in this nth over…blogging ?? …that to during countdown?…go and find her pretty cousins,friends and use the time 😉 ,before you get hooked

  27. February 3, 2010 12:04 pm

    Cooleti cool Vimmu…

    Congrats, first of all….

    And yeah, i can completely understand your emotions..
    All my empathy with you guy dude..!!

    But then on second thoughts, i think this travel will be fun for you throughout…
    Knowing you from your posts..!! 😉

    Gud like bro…!!


  28. February 3, 2010 12:44 pm

    I wish my sons also take some cue from you…both of them are not yet ready to say ‘yes’ to their marriages. I forgot to mention earlier – you have got lovely parents, Vimmuuu. You are very lucky and haan, should say ‘vice versa’! Laxmi will blend very well with your family, god bless you all!

  29. February 3, 2010 1:47 pm

    Wow, such a great post. Sharp, hilarious yet so sweet.

    congrats for the marriage. 🙂

  30. February 3, 2010 2:21 pm

    congratulations and good wishes on you.
    I wish you the best of everything for all the years ahead

    I have been smiling all through the post, but the dialogue between your collegues made me laugh out loud…LOL

    It’s quite natural to have cold feet just marriage, specially in arranged marriages….but you are getting married 5 months after meeting your prospective bride…so she is no longer a stranger…so stop worrying and enjoy the present moment 😀 😀 😀

    May the joy you share on your wedding day be the kind you’ll share forever….

  31. February 3, 2010 2:27 pm

    oops….it was mant to be like this..
    *Congratulations and good wishes on your marriage*

    and I am sure BOTH Vimal and Vimmu will “survive” Marriage
    All the best!

  32. February 3, 2010 2:49 pm

    Vimmuuu Saare!!!!!!!!!

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    All the best with all the bugs and crawlies in ur intestines! 😆


    Wish you and Laxmi a soooper married life! and i wanna know what happens after she reads this! :mrgreen:

    ur getting a day shift? *one more blogger lost from Night Owl Blog Hopping Association – now wonly Kanagu left*

    *crafty runs away before kanagu accuses crafty of being absconding since months*

    *soooper tight hugs* Vimmuuu Saar! 😀

    (of course this is not the final comment! that is yet to come..sheesh!!)

    • February 5, 2010 11:31 am

      where where and when crafty
      these are the questions I shall ask craft in Devil’s advocate….
      but she is still absconding….

  33. February 3, 2010 3:36 pm

    “I noticed that her mom was standing just behind my dad. Now, I cant say ‘no’(that would be too rude);” mean to say if Laxmi’s mom had not been there your answer would have been different…I dont believe you! Hypocrite! 😈

    “I am pretty much sure that in my fear and general stupidity, I am going to make a mess of myself with all those customs and traditions.”-Vims,now that you mention this,just make sure that you slide the wedding ring in Laxmi’s finger and put the garland on her..thats the custom,ok. Dont end up putting them on yourself 😆 😆

  34. February 3, 2010 3:39 pm

    Wish you and Laxmi a very very happy married life 🙂
    God bless you two always 🙂

  35. February 3, 2010 5:05 pm

    kids, lol, you will have kids one day 😀
    And, ROFL, vimmu is not getting married, dude illusions, hallucinations, I hope u understand what I mean 😀

  36. February 3, 2010 5:37 pm

    Well,as long as its only Vimal or Vimmu, and not VIMALA getting married, that’s perfectly well!! Enjoy Vimmu, marriage brings companionship and a whole new world of smiles 🙂 You keep smiling and let the others laugh out loud, as they please :-))) I wish I cd attend. Or maybe you shd hv got married in Jan?!

  37. February 3, 2010 5:45 pm

    Vimmuuu…first of all congratulations once again(as you insisted i do it on this post!)

    And reading this post touched my heart! I understand what you feel, and don’t you worry! I’m sure things will be better than you expect! I don’t know why but I see my own son’s trepidation in all that you’ve said! And this whole circus of bride hunting scares me too becuse we get engaged early and i know I will have to think of this in 2-3 years for my kids!! But, I know everything is made in heaven vimmuu…so all will be well i’m sure, just leave it in god’s hands!

    Wish you the very best young man, to you and your lovely Laxmi!!! :))))))))))))

  38. February 4, 2010 2:22 am

    Whole world is out to get you married. Poor Vimmu! Tsk..Tsk..

  39. February 4, 2010 2:25 am

    Will you blog during marriage rituals? These days people tweet/face book between the ceremonies.

    Just wanted to check. If you plan to do so then let it be a live video feed. 😆

  40. February 4, 2010 4:23 am

    How could you give hopes to a heartbroken girl? 😡 Poor Jeny just read the title and jumping like a Kangaroo minus the kid 😯

    Will be back to read the whole post and comment in leisure. I promise to do that before your sentencing on Feb 7th :mrgreen:

  41. February 4, 2010 11:24 am

    all ppl who tie the knot have some very intersting wedding stories to share! i think broadly, there are two kinds of wedding stories- type 1 is of all the drama before the right “candidate” is found , type 1 is of the wedding n the high drama around it… i hv noticed that everyone’s story is different and entertaining (entertaining at least to other’s!) type1 seem more intersting than type 2 to me..

    dont know how good type of websites are.. so far they have only served as a source of entertainment for us.. someone shud do a blog post on the kind of ppl that u find there…really.. the post is gauranteed to get high readership!!

    only five days to the wedding? wow… thats pretty close.. no, no, thats not being said to freak u out.. thats just to..ermm.. count the days! 😛

    truckloads of good wishes to u n laxmi.. inspite of all the rubbish that ppl say about married life, im sure its quite ok..if it werent we wudnt have so many married ppl around , would we? pull up ur socks and get ready.. a whole new world awaits you two!

  42. February 4, 2010 2:48 pm

    Vimmuuu wish you and Laxmi a very happy married life 🙂

    Don’t worry about the customs, those who love them will make sure you make no mistake, there will be someone guiding you step by every step… even if you don’t need any guidance.

  43. deepthi permalink
    February 4, 2010 2:59 pm

    wat a title for a post!!!!
    congratulations to you and laxmi!!!

  44. February 4, 2010 4:45 pm

    I had somehow guessed the ending from your title!

    Here’s Wishing Vimal and Laxmi a very happy married life 🙂

    Enjoy and btw where are you going for your honeymoon!? 😉

  45. Rashmi permalink
    February 4, 2010 4:48 pm

    You didnt write most important part..What u talk to lakshmi 🙂
    Title was scary.. 😉
    I wish you loads of luck and good wishes for happy married life !!!
    About custom…its enjoyable if you like to see urself in pics…U will be center of attraction of all the pics.. 🙂 🙂

  46. February 4, 2010 6:50 pm

    🙂 Enjoy the tiny tiny moments in life vimmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu dear.. Good luck

  47. February 4, 2010 7:56 pm

    LOL…Only you could come up with such a post vimmuu…

    @the line saying mallu marriages are like maggi noodles was hilarious 🙂

    ALL THE BEST for your married life 🙂 and best wishe to both you and lakshmi..

  48. February 5, 2010 6:58 am

    Awww…….. Bless you dear.
    I’m sure things will be fine. 🙂

    Best of luck to you and Laxmi!!
    Wish you a happy life together. 🙂

  49. February 5, 2010 11:20 am


    I was the only one who was for grand gala marriage …
    I agree to all of others view that its wastage of money and time and energy but that mahaul with so many relatives come and all that people staying together for couple of days…I love that so much…
    I wanted my marriage to be full of halla gulla and masti….
    Anyways…Vimmuuu…enjoy the bachelor life boy…you are forever bachelor….in your circle , with your love for non-sense 🙂
    Vimal…hey brave boy congratulations for sacrificing real you….:-)
    As hitchy says are you so excited in happiness that butteflies reached to intestine..
    Sooper cool dad and his reaction ….and I can imagine your big bro and sis in law must be playing big time role with wicked sunny (mujhse shaadi karogi) kind of smile….

    Laxmi certainly deserves a better guy ….but she deserves one unique also na….better and unique is difficult combination… you fit in perfectly….(best and unique!!! – little sugar coated but since u r going for such a big thing in life …little sweet would do no harm)….

    Wishing you both a fun filled and a very happy married life ahead…

  50. February 5, 2010 11:56 am

    Totally enjoyed your interesting narration!! Thanks for giving us all a sneak-peak into your story..Makes ppl like me feel li’l more brave..haha.

    Congrats Vimal! Good post Vimmuuu 🙂 [Your last line was great]

  51. February 5, 2010 1:39 pm

    busy with wedding preparations? lage raho! 😀

  52. February 5, 2010 6:12 pm

    Murgi kya jaane Ande ka kya hoga! Life milegi ya taabe pe fry hoga!?? Koi na jaane tera future kya hoga!!! Lol. Hilarious read and even hilarious comments! Love this place 🙂

  53. February 6, 2010 3:29 pm

    “Marriage is not a word, it is a sentence” 😀 😀 😀

    Best of luck, buddy!! 😛

  54. February 6, 2010 3:46 pm

    😛 😛 guess what? no matter what sense of humor i gt installed n my super glad that 😛 whatever humor installed n Laxmis head is gonna get uninstalled with the lines tht u said fine coz her mom was thr!! 😛 agreed the humble she deserves better ..might save you..but boy u gonna have a nice time if she reads ths …

  55. Niveditha permalink
    February 6, 2010 10:48 pm

    Lol! I’m not sure how Laxmi would react to this post! 😀
    Damn funny! I’m a girl! I don’t think I would ever be terrified of marriage as you are. And it’s great to have companionship! I think… I wouldn’t know. I still have a long way to go! But it’s fun I guess! 😀

  56. February 6, 2010 11:26 pm

  57. February 7, 2010 11:14 am

    Hey Vimmuuu… Congrats… 😀 wish you and Laxmi a very Happy Married Life… 😀

  58. February 9, 2010 2:38 am

    Congrats!! Can totally relate to what you have written. But I still wonder why guys are *sooo* much obsessed with looks and photos? They dont mind marrying a dumb girl who is pretty but wont have an intelligent girl who is ok-ok to look.

  59. Mario permalink
    February 9, 2010 2:58 am

    I first would like to congratulate you and Laxmi and wish the two of you a happy and sucessful married life.

    Good mention about the three colleagues ,,, but the matter of the fact is since the colleagues have seen you day in and day out ,, colleague three was actually making a serious statement which passed off as a joke…

    soo , you have fun and meet you soon ,,,,

  60. February 9, 2010 9:00 pm

    lolzzzzz thats hillarious…are you seriously getting married 😛
    digging grave – ya better dig a good one 😛

  61. February 13, 2010 4:20 pm

    I think marriage is a responsibility and everyone’s duty to take up. But don’t worry, people have got married before you and will be getting married after you!! 😀

    Destination Infinity

  62. February 26, 2010 12:12 pm

    LOL!! trust me.. i m in that very place u have described!!

  63. Seena permalink
    April 23, 2010 8:34 pm

    First time reading ur blog..Amazing. I must tag u…

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