Guaranteed to….6

…..bring a smile on your face

* you are climbing up the stairs at work, behind a guy and a girl whoย  you know are a couple and recent parents….the girl’s floor comes and the guy is walking a bit away from her but gives his hand a gentle wave, touches her dupatta, she smiles, he smiles, eyes meet and he walks ahead..not a word exchanged but RM is a puddle of mushiness ๐Ÿ™‚

* you run and run with baby and bag and all that, only to realise that the bus you are trying it catch is not even the one you have to catch…the driver stops the bus, smiles at you, shrugs apologetically and then drives away…

*’R, teriย mama aaย gayi, yeh le tera shoes’ your child’s friend calls her and gives her shoes to her…and I melt with the love between them

*you are walking down the market and see a young boy holding the hand of an old lady with a walking stick and telling her ‘baa, tame dheemeย chalo, hoonย hath pakaduย chuย ne’ (Grandmom, you walk slowly, I am holding your hand na)

*You see a newly wed couple in the mall holding hands and walking obliviousย of the surrounding…and how did I figure out they were newly no, I didntย go and ask, I didntย want to break the moment, the girl’s hands were full of the marriage bangles which the North Indians wear after marriage for an yearย or so…(It has a specific name, I cant recall!)

*You are at the fruit sellerย and one aunty who is obviously a regular is haggling for Rs.20 with the fruit seller…the guy gets bugged and says ‘take it take it’ when the aunty smiles back saying ‘achaย theekย che, new year aaveย che ne, etleย hoonjย extra aapiย dau’ (its okie, since the new year is coming, I will only give you extra) and hands him the Rs.20 in question..honestly, I just broke into a smile when I heard the two talk and the fruit seller looking back at her astonished ๐Ÿ™‚

*A stunning girl gets into the bus with you and is standing to get off the stop with you and daughter…you ask her if she is getting off while your daughter manages to tug her shawl..she looks down, smiles, gives her a toffee and then walks away..only to meet you again at the bus stop where your child’s school is going to her friendย  comes to pick her up in his awesome bike, she sits on it and then your child says ‘bye didi’ and she turns around, gives a super flying kiss and your daughter’s face splits into two with a smile ๐Ÿ™‚


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85 Responses to Guaranteed to….6

  1. VJ says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Everyday moments captured beautifully RM

  2. Pepper says:

    They are called “choodas”. Love this post RM. I needed to smile. Thanks.

  3. I had a big smile when I came to the end of the post ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Seema says:

    1. Me too blushing and all. It’s so good to see romance alive in couples even after many years of marriage na?

    2. Here, I really pity you sweetheart. Hugs ๐Ÿ˜€ (This is how you get trained for the marathon, don’t you?)

    3. And it amazes me how kids recognize each of their friend’s parents accurately…

    4. That’s cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    5. Is it called ‘Jooda’? I’m not pretty sure though.

    6. Aww, I would never have done that. (I’m your stingy sistah, you see?)

    7. That’s way too cute. Reminds me of our auto rides back home in the evenings. Most often, we are stuck in a traffic jam in one particular place and young girls and boys on two wheelers wave at Mantam, and Mantam will offer whatever they are eating to them in sign language and they would shake their head with a cute smile and signal Mantam to proceed eating. Whenever I see this, I smile and think of your ‘Guaranteed to…’ series.

  5. uma says:

    and this sure did bring a smile to my face..a BIG smile..:-)
    btw, I had commented on your prev post too..where did it disappear??
    on second thoughts, am having doubts if I pressed the send button..:-0 That is one super model kitchen your friend made..awesome is the word!

  6. Shweta says:

    The Bangles Newly wed North Indians wear after marriage are called – “Churha” (Red and White Ivory Bangles) . It is a Tradition in Punjabi Household but these days it has become a Fashion Statement Among North Indians whether they are Punjabi or not though I have heard in Rajasthan/ Uttar Pradesh there is a tradition to wear Green Glass Bangles similar to in Maharashtra.
    Also there is a Churha Ceremony in the morning of the wedding day (Since north Indian weddings generally happen at night) in which the maternal Uncle and Aunty (Mama-Mami) of the bride gifts her the Churha and makes her wear it as the Girl herself is not allowed to see the bangles until she has worn them *Weird I know*.

    After that the Girl’s sisters and friends tie kaleerein (The Golden Hangings) on an Iron Bangle on each hand. You must have seen them in Song – Gurh naal Ishq Mitha (Jas Arora and Malika Arora Khan) and then the bride to be tries to make it fall on the unmarried girls. It is said – Jiske sar pe kaleerein giri next shaadi uski.

  7. I so love these ‘guaranteed to’ posts. They make my day. Thanks RM! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ **With a stern look** Where is the post about R’s annual day?

  8. Sreetama says:

    Awww! All the incidents are so lovely & heart warming. Along with smile, the post also brought tears in my eyes! (It does every time for your Guaranteed To series)! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. RS says:

    Aww I loved the mushiness in the post.No im not back as in posting yet (thinking of one Chutku post tomorrow) but I do lurk here everyday atleast for a few mins ๐Ÿ™‚

    And they are called ‘Laak ki choodiya’ na?

  10. Oh your such posts about the simple things of life is what I love the bestest….second to Rism that is ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gee…I asked the north Indian husband of mine what those bangles are called and can you believe what he said?? Haryali Banoo it seems ๐Ÿ™„ The man takes me for a fool even after all these years ๐Ÿ˜ก

  11. Oh a happy shappy post like this is just what I needed. You made my day RM ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. piyali says:

    Very touching.The simplicity of life .Loved reading.

  13. Ashwathy says:

    So cute!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I love this post!!
    I also love the fact that you stop to smell the flowers….and observe the little things that make a difference ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yes the bangles are called choodas….like Pepper rightly pointed out.

  14. My era says:

    Awww…what beautiful post to start the morning with….thank you sweetie for being so observant and sharing these ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Archana says:

    I smiled all through ๐Ÿ™‚ very captive writing.

    ..the moment when a four year old in a train solves word puzzles, looks up for help and after I gently say the word – keeps lookin at me with these forlorn eyes expecting me to help further..

    ..the moment when the fruit lady gives back two dollar coins with a smile because she knows i have to pay a dollar to the friend next to me..

    and more talking loud on the phone to mom ( poor connection) – I made brinjal today. My mom ( inspite of severe throat aches) – heeeyyyaaaa, I made too kannaaaa ๐Ÿ™‚ so we will eat lunch together na today..have with curd rice!!

  16. Awwwwwwww!!!!! Truly a eyes mush-ily watering post. LOVED it.

  17. My .goodness, what an obeservation RM…. surely bring smile to anyones face….
    Loved the post… thank you so much

  18. ARP says:

    Cool blog RM! I believe you can be a super short story author just like Mrs. Sudha Murty.

  19. DI says:

    ๐Ÿ˜€ I am actually in love with this whole series you do! Guaranteed smiles indeed! Those bangles are called choodas I think.

  20. Shruti says:

    made me smile too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lovely post RM..

  21. Vidya says:

    awwww….! how cute! the details!

  22. Stuck a smile on my face ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Smitha says:

    That was indeed a heart warming post! Sure brought a smile to my face ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. NBose says:

    Love ur posts RM…….. plz aur likho, aur likho !!!!… ๐Ÿ˜€

    I have one to share…li’l girl in bookshop to her dad…buy this one fr nw and that one as well for next year b’day…i won’t ask for a gift then…promise…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Heartwarming.
    Will respond with more a detailed comment in a day or two.

  26. Oops!
    Read “a more detailed ” instead of “more a detailed”
    That’s what happens when you hit the Send button a tad too soon

  27. anisnest says:

    Aawwww post.. only people who are warm at heart and looking for that reason to smile and appreciate life can notice and blog about these incidents just to spread that warmth of love around.. thanks RM.. ๐Ÿ™‚ now don’t go all mushy mushy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • R's Mom says:

      See…you always chadao me on the chane ka jhad (ask hubby to translate this for you)

      Errr…going mushy is the anniversary and RD is away ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. AT says:

    I love these guaranteed to series and they succeed in their mission every time ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. awwww ๐Ÿ™‚ How cute ๐Ÿ™‚
    The bangles are shagun ka choodas, if I remember correctly.

  30. Comfy says:

    Look at all the smiles you have passed along. There can’t be even a single sad face after reading this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. hitchy says:

    you should have got the stunning girls number na ๐Ÿ˜›

  32. summerscript says:

    Such a sweet post RM! I love you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. What is guaranteed to bring a smile to my face?

    Reading posts like your Happy Anniversary post on Feb 10!

    You are faster with your new postings than I have been lately with my comments.
    I will keep my comments for your next post that is already out.


  34. popbiscuit says:

    Lovely observations!I went back and read your other “Guaranteed to posts as well”. A great start to a Friday morning!:)

  35. Tanishka says:

    Why did I miss this post… But guess Monday is a perfect day to read it… Makes me smile after a long day in office… ๐Ÿ™‚

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