Even before the new Government has been installed, controversy seems to have started, I said to my husband referring to the Prime Minister Dezignate’s invitation to our neighbours for his swearing in.
It only shows whether it is at a macro level or a micro level, some peoples’ attitudes remain the same, he said full of contempt.
What do you mean by micro level? I said not able to understand what he meant.
Do you remember the wedding of one of our relative’s sons?, he asked.
Well, so many of our nephews got married from both the sides, I am not sure which one you are referring to, I said .
The event which was meagerly attended, he laughed.
Wait, let me try to remember, I said not wanting him to prompt me any more.
Ah, now I do, I said congratulating myself for my memory which hadn’t ditched me.
Do you also remember what the auto driver observed while we alighted at the venue?
Yes, very much. He had one look at the almost empty marriage hall and when he noticed there were no cars in the large compound he appeared visibly shocked, I said.
But what he said was even more shocking ,rather insulting to the hosts, said my husband.
I don’t remember his exact words. Why don’t you tell me if you do, I asked.
‘Are you sure it is a wedding and not ‘arvuthu kalyanam’? because I hardly see any people around ’ he had stated and I thought he was not wrong in his assumption.
Now do you understand the importance of maintaining friendly relations with our neighbours or atleast try to mend matters without holding grudges against them for their omissions and commissions? He averred.
n.meera raghavendra rao