the great IN(dian) LAW(ter) challenge!

So, my dearest friend came over late last night to stuff her face with my birthday cake πŸ˜€ and her never-ending dukhdas kept me wide awake πŸ˜‰

The WOEman’s just returned from a place worse than hell! Yup, you guessed it- Her sasuraal! πŸ˜†

To quote her, “It was easier enduring a 72-hour long labor than enduring 72 hours with the dreaded mo(ns)ther-in-law.” 😯

The normally scaredy-cat, egged on by me :razz:, transformed from kaayar to shaayar and her wit I could only admire πŸ˜€

A taste of some of her wisecracks:

” All prospective grooms should come with a placard around their necks. ‘Ek mard pe anek dard, MUFT, MUFT, MUFT!!!'” πŸ˜†

She happened to be at her creative best for there’s a crackling poem too:

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ISE KEHTE HAIN SA(b)SU(va)RHELL!!” she finished. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

When the convulsive laughter died down, I realized that I too might have to tread on volatile landmines soon. As I pack my bags with trepidation :sad:, I can’t help but think a scathing backlash is on the cards. On my blog, of course!!!

We got to analyzing and citing examples and soon discovered that while there are a few that are blessed with IN-LUVS, a sizeable number of us dulhans have to make our peace with being labelled ‘DAUGHTERS-WITH-FLAWS’ πŸ˜€

The creative juices refused to ebb, so here’s another 100% original home-production πŸ˜†


Alvida folks. Will catch you on the other side of my ‘trip’- PUN INTENDED! πŸ˜†

From Sisters-In-Law to Sistas-In-Luv

Mo(ns)thers-In-Law are passe. Regular primetime tutorials for close to two decades have served their purpose in empowering us hapless bahus to deal effectively with the dreaded species. Hail Ekta Kapoor! πŸ˜‰

The other green-eyed monster to watch out for is the PISSter…oops…Sister-In-Law πŸ˜€ Closer in age to us starry-eyed brides but really a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the SIL hitherto has been portrayed as the lesser of the two evils. In reality, she’s the perfect brand ambassador for Ship matchsticks, all too crucial in jalaaoing that first potent chingaari πŸ˜†

So, while this is the Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki πŸ˜› the easy camaraderie shared between my dearest cousin and her sister-in-law came as a whiff of fresh air. Today’s the latter’s birthday and here’s the most heartfelt wish I’ve ever seen exchanged between women sharing a relationship that these two share. Read on:


I haven’t sought permission from either of the parties to reproduce this. But when you unshackle a relationship traditionally bound by law and suffuse it with loads of love and warmth, you can be sure you’ve earned my respect. You’re no less than a role-model for me and you deserve to be written about on my blog. Candy and Malaicca, you rock! And Happy Birthday MJ! πŸ˜€

Cheers to all the women who’ve done their bit to affix an endearing suffix to their relationships. And here’s to true sisterhood!