Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Girls Like To Swing



Beti - May I come in Maa? I shall be doing your makeup for the day.

Maa - Where is my girl?

Beti - Oh her daughter-in-law has kept her busy. Ma’am had been promised a sedan by her DIL’s father. And to her horror, an Alto showed up at the door.




Maa - I shall look into it.

Beti - Really! Maa, you are so kind, you keep an eye on everything. We are so lucky.

Maa - Have you attended my sermons?

Beti - Its not just me! My family shall be here any moment now. We shall be seeing you from the ground floor.

Maa - Oh but that’s only on screen. To feel me, you’ve got to climb up.

Beti - We can’t afford the first and second floors Maa. But yes, I’ve been told, that a few more months of painting your face, and soon I shall be able to have enough money for your sermon in person. I shall be uplifted to the second floor!

Maa - I’m sure you will. It looks like you’ve come in a bit late though.

Beti - Apologies Maa, but I got stuck because of the cars parked outside. I had to get out of my taxi a few blocks away and walk down.

Maa - Hmm.

Beti - I’m your worshipper Maa. I never leave home until I’ve finished chanting your devotional song. Can I get one of your sarees?

Maa - Sorry?

Beti - Just like your other acts of charity, I hear that you give away your saree after you’ve worn it 2-3 times. I shall be blessed if I could drape one of those.

Maa - We shall see.

Beti - If it isn’t too much trouble, can I get a hug if you like your makeup?

Maa - Surely.  Hold on, my lipstick isn’t the perfect red.

Beti - It shall leave the correct shade on the cheeks of the followers Maa.

Maa - Ummm….what about this necklace? I don’t like it. Get me something else, something …….

Beti - I’ve been told this is the one for today’s evening Maa, as the patron will be present at the sermon.

Maa - Hah.

Beti - I saw Dolly Bindra talk on TV Maa. She said that celebs like her influence people. Can you believe it! And that they need to do their homework before they sing in praise of mothers like you.

Maa - Dolly who?

Beti - I don’t understand the fuss. I simply loved your dance video. I completely agree with Zoya Akhtar,  girls do like to swing.

Maa - !

Beti - I saw the clips flashed on tv. Those clothes you were sporting were so lovely. If you don’t mind, could you tell me where I could pick up something like that for my daughter? She just couldn’t stop raving about your fashion sense! They looked cheap…I mean within my budget.

Maa - You aren’t doing my makeup right. Are you a new assistant? Talli Talli….

Beti - Pardon me, but I’m not drunk Maa.

Maa - Call my man Talli, call him.

Beti - Oops, sorry Maa. I’ll send him right away.



PS. Disclaimer: One character in this article is totally a figment of my imagination…Which one, I leave it to yours ;-)   





11 comments:

amruta said...

Too good! totally loved it !

amruta said...

Too good! totally loved it !

saloni said...

Haha. Good Piece!

Ashwini Sarnaik said...

Hahaaa...gud one.

Sonal Bhalerao said...

Hahaha gud1, but its really so foolish that in this age also people do follow such hep matajis n gurus. Can't people think twice b4 going to such nuts n giving up everything they have to such Hippocrates ? Feel pity for such nonsensical people.....

Sonal Bhalerao said...

Hahaha gud1, but its really so foolish that in this age also people do follow such hep matajis n gurus. Can't people think twice b4 going to such nuts n giving up everything they have to such Hippocrates ? Feel pity for such nonsensical people.....

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Saloni ma'am :-)

Leena Walawalkar said...

Glad you liked it Ashu dear!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Rightly said Sonal, it is pitiable.. I am very religious and never like to mock anybody's faith.. But sadly some people are too naive to realise that these so-called Godmen are taking them for a ride.

Sid @ iwrotethose.com said...

Here's a 'maa', there a 'maa', everywhere a 'maa' :) Or rather Godmen, mostly.
Enjoyed the satire, Leena.

Leena Walawalkar said...

Haha, well said! Thanks Sid :-)