Did you catch up with your old friends while at Hyderabad? Asked my husband.
Quite happy at his query, I said I enjoyed every bit of the time spent with my friends.
I am sure you would have had a lot to exchange about the latest in saris, jewellery apart from problems posed by spouses ,inlaws, children, grand children and household help, he said.
Yes, all of them figured in our conversation and we did compare notes and found we were all sailing in the same boat which came as a consolation, I said.
I am sure even you men talk about the same things when you meet after a long time, I observed.
May be a passing reference to them but we have more serious things to discuss and decide, he said.
Things fit only for a drawing room discussion which takes you no where
Infact it is a waste of precious time, I remarked.
By the way, do your friends still dye their hair? he asked suddenly.
How does it matter to you whether they dye their hair or not? I shot back not too pleased at his unwarranted query.
I have a reason to know, he said sounding defensive .
Well, surprisingly all of them have stopped and said it was a very difficult decision for them to take, I said.
I can well understand because it had been a difficult decision for you as well, he said, his eyes turning towards my hair. Surely you would have appeared the odd one out, he quipped.
Oh, all of them seem to be ardent fans of Kareena Kapoor whose latest fad is to look natural, I said regretting inwardly for the difficult decision I had taken after a lot of deliberation, in order to please my peers in Hyderabad!
N. Meera Raghavendra Rao