Don’t you think a morning walk in the park is more peaceful than a walk down our road? Observed my husband even as he was overtaking me during our constitutional.
SSSH, I said.
What for? Anything the matter? He asked retracing his steps.
Yes. I wish to know whether they are going to approve the life partners their children have chosen for themselves, I said.
Whose children? he said sounding annoyed.
You see, these two people walking alongside me seem to have a common problem, I said.
Why bother to know? so saying he proceeded at his usual fast pace.
Aye, there is something more interesting happening, I said catching up with him on his fourth and my third round.
What is it this time? he asked impatiently.
You know, I said pointing to a group of people practicing Yoga.
Well, it is something I see everyday, he said. Probably it is the first time you have noticed as you rarely come to the park, he added.
There is something else I noticed which perhaps escaped you, I said.
What is that? better be fast, you are interrupting my walk unnecessarily, he accused.
I believe all those who participate in these yoga sessions, are offered sumptuous breakfast, I informed.
Well, that again is no news to me. I see people queueing up for it. In fact there is something else which you may not have noticed, he said, probably in order to provoke me.
What’s that? I asked looking eagerly at him.
I usually overhear people confessing that they help themselves liberally to ‘vadas’ or ‘bondas’, he said.
Don’t you think that’s bad for their health? I said.
There is something worse. Infact there are some who don’t belong to the ‘yoga circuit’ but have no qualms about stealthily joining the queue to partake in the breakfast, he informed.
How do you know? I asked quite shocked at his disclosure.
Well I also have two ears like you, don’t I? he quipped!
n.meera raghavendra rao