What are your plans for Ugadi? Asked my husband as we were having breakfast.
Well, what ever practice we have been following all these years to ring in our New Year, I said.
Yes, I know, just wanted to know if you have any other plans, he said.
Like what? I asked.
I thought you may want to go on a buying spree, he said.
Buying what? I asked.
I don’t have to tell you about that because you women have a habit of buying something or the other, most of it which is neither required nor necessary, he remarked.
No, I am not going to buy anything, I replied laying his fears at rest.
But I am planning to surprise you by showing something, I told him.
Aye, what’s that going to be ? he asked full of concern.
I can promise you it is nothing to be alarmed about, I said seeing his face suddenly turning red.
You can atleast give me a clue, he implored.
I wish to keep you in suspense till tomorrow, I said, in order to keep him guessing about what I would be showing him.
Hope its nothing you purchased which costs a fortune for which you expect me to pay, he said in a serious tone.
No, nothing that costs even a penny, I assured him.
O.K. since you are not going to tell me, I shall wait until tomorrow when you too will be in for a surprise with the dawn of Ugadi, he said .
I s it going to be a mutual volte face ? I wondered.
n.meera raghavendra rao