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16 February, 2011

A Mish-Mash of Emotions and People



Yes, a PHUNNY/FUN space this world is especially when you get into the observatory mode!

~Stand in an escalator going up and you’ll know what I mean.
It can be a purely sensual experience-one that involves all the senses.
A conflux of hundreds of influences and shades coming together or rather going up together!

~A hesitant newly-wed from the outskirts, on her virginal step to the big city “mall” making it almost like the ‘giant leap for mankind’. She’s dressed in a gawdy, loud manifestation of six yards of silk with a super fragrant gajra, adorning her long, jet black, silken tresses, plaited meticulously makes you sniff down at your own Chanel No.5 probably to ascertain who’s/what’s stronger. There’s a chunky, gilded mangal sutra tossing against her bosom that is filled with an equal bounce of thrill, along with an armful of marital circles termed as bangles let’s call them the marriage arsenal or cuffs as her situation may be. These bangles jingle with one another as they reflect the blinding mall lights which seem to fade before the glow of the “just married bliss” that fills up her countenance and ear to ear grin.

You watch with half annoyance and half fascination as she tries to take a step onto the fast moving planks and then hesitates, shaking her head with a visible fright that could match the one that she probably had on her first ‘golden’ night.

You see how her husband holds her hand so gently and yet assuredly and takes her on board, almost symbolic of what he’d be like in life even otherwise.


~And then again would be gym-going wanna-be’s in tight fitting t-shirts with rippling muscles that could give away at the first hint of pressure; Folded sleeves of the shirt, never mind the sweating armpits and adding to the burst of sad whiff, would be the chameli ka tel on their heads, that settles the side flicks in a gel-like illusion. They would be wearing sunglasses, never mind the interiors and standing proud on heeled boots that would creak even when they stand still. The gold printed on their clothes would make you want to wear eye protectors for yourself. And also wish you had got ear plugs too for defence against their on-the-mobile-phone, blaring verbal attacks termed as ‘conversation’ made more on your poor ear drums. 

I am not prejudiced against the have-nots, I just don’t understand why go out of your league to be what you are not. I would rather carry a good leather bag from the store around the corner than a fake Louis Vitton please mind the pronunciation as you read that surname, walking with a toffee-nosed air that says ‘look at me world, I am too good for thou’.

~In walks a teenager girl in the shortest of mini-skirts. She flaunts ‘a figure to die for and brands to kill for’-the embodiment of size zero, never mind if there’s no body to speak of as such. The pumps make her appear taller than her frame would otherwise allow, solving the purpose of standing up to the equally supercilious onlookers she would be aiming at. A ‘omg, wtf-blah blah’ on the mobile in one hand and locks of her hair being settled perennially with the other, she forgot perhaps that she might have to go up the stairs somewhere and have people below stretching their necks to find out if it would be their lucky day to get a peek.


*You make your way to the most happening lounge-cum-bar-cum-pub I never really understood the difference between each of them being claimed separately to fame, as though you would not be served drinks at a lounge that was not called a bar or as if there would not be a lounge to sit onto if the pub is not a lounge...ah, never mind. The party of the year is supposed to be taking place here with an elite theme and fringes to boot. A pole dancer and bartenders have been flown in for the occasion-the DJ has just returned from a successful stint in Singapore and thereby added another zero to his charging/changing figure. The swanky lights that cost a bomb for each bulb, the drinks flowing freely as though it was Ganga-jal and costing as though it was liquid gold, the over dressed and under dressed as in they look in dire need of clothes going by their current shreds. There is techno music that you cannot mouth to match and beats where you can do not much but gyrate as though the fits engulfed you.

The people there are swooning in your joy although they don’t care two hoots if it was your wedding anniversary or anniversary with another new dish by your arm. They are not interested in you but whether you would invite them to the next bash you throw. They inquire about who’s walked in and why Mr. X’s wife is giving so many pecks on the cheek to Mr. Z or even Mrs. Z. They fall over each other in the name of having fun and the men try to feel the bare backs of women out of their leagues taking advantage of the lack of inhibitions and maybe deciphering if they could have their chances now otherwise claim later “Ah, I was too drunk then to remember now...I hope I did not go out of line?”

And you wonder, being in the naive, vulnerable shelled inhibitions of that new bride on the escalator is better or being the uninhabited, exhibited, hip social bug at the next happening party?

19 comments:

Shahid Mukadam a.k.a Shady West Side said...

hahaha...this is the way our society has become....it seems everyone is walking with a purpose on their mind and there is no such thing as natural....nice post suruchi

Akshay singh said...

there's a reason why I NEVER go to pubs-lounge-bars-discs :-D

the mall crowd ....it's the same thing everywhere ...dilli/chennai ..India's becoming PHAARWARD MADAM JI ;-D

CutePriya said...

i just loved the way its written...hats off to your observation ;)

moonlite:D said...

hmm. worth a thought,,

btw, its anyday nice fun to watch ppl :D

A said...

Captured very nicely.Good observations.....there is one of me in there...

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

True!
What else should I say? Things are changing in the smaller towns too.

The size of clothes and the figure of girls shrinking? Size of clothes competing with the figure to attain ground zero, while the slender figures go from zeros to negative someday.

And the first step of the newly wed bride on the escalator, I rather watch it with full amusement, it does bring a smile.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

A said...

I thought I left a comment.

I really like your observations...I am also somewhere there...

Bikramjit said...

wow ji WHAT AN AABSERBATION.. aap hi kar sakte they yeh sab..

awwww the newly wed on the escalators hmmm thats nice dont you think...

and the gym hmmm well i agree with u on that one why do they do that, cause you see a few men also come with sleevless or those tights jsut to makethe bicep bulge but why i could never understand.. I mean I go to the gym eaveryday and i have my tee with a sweatshirt on top always .. though let me boast.. I got nice arms but whats there to show off ...
I definitely need ot change my gym timing i go at 6 and no girl in mini comes at that time .. shud changeto later maybe then meri kismat chamkegi .. what say ..

what time do you ladies go to gym :)


and the most happening place ah well without being a show off , Anyplace becomes a happening place wehn I am there he he hehe :) ok zayada ho gaya thoda .. but hey
DIL BEHLANE KO KHYAL ACHA HAI GHALIB :)

Bikram's

Sakshi said...

And in either cases, you are not you!

Great post Su!
Loved it!

Devil Incarnate... said...

O Ma.. u said it!! damn gud observation dear, i could really relate wt i see these days in mall n its doesnt really matter whethr its dilli ya bglore, its all same..

Jack said...

Suruchi,

LOL. But on serious note, todays scenario told so beautifully and factually.

Take care

Ria said...

This one was so full of reality...hate to admit it but things are changing and how!

mohit said...

suruchi... how're u ??

doing good work here, i must tell you !

;)

Thousif Raza said...

those are some observations all rgt muaah.. loved reading them, i feel a very different vibe when i read this... go on suruchi... go on observing :)


take care and keep writing..........

Miles Of Style said...

i love seeing the world through your eyes Suruchi...its so much more interesting and quirky!

very well written account of today's times indeed!

Alka Gurha said...

Suruchis discerning eye and humor...great combo.

Anonymous said...

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tanvii.com said...

Harsh but ... True ... Great read too Su :)

Live2cherish said...

Yep a visit in mall is interesting indeed.
it fun to see each of these category when they come to buy things and you are the sales person ;) Altogether a different portrait.

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