Navratri got over last week. We generally have golu at our place during Navratri. I really looked forward to the golu since it meant, I would get sundal and in addition, cute girls come home wearing silk dresses and sing carnatic songs.
It's been three years since I had been at home for golu. But, as some distant relative had passed away, we couldn't have it this year. Still, some pattis had come home for some pooja.
I was home at that time, sitting quietly in a corner and listening to my ipod. A patti came close to me and was curious about the ipod.
'Yenna da ithu, kaathu kekathava machine maathri?'
'Illa paatti, ithu per Ipod. Ithula paattu kekalaam'
'Aama athu maathri thaan'
'Seri kaami, naanum kekren.'
I swear to god, I am not making this up. But this is what happened next.
I was listening to Pehli nazar mein. It was almost over and I gave it to her when the song was about to change.
Note: She doesn't know too much hindi.
She put the earphones and was looking at the small screen.
'Yennada ithu, yenna saawariya nu kekkarthu!'
I immediately forwarded it to the next song. This is where I hate my playlist.
Next song blared on her earphones.
'Saawariya saawariya..' This was from Swades.
'Che, yennada ithu, yenna thitindey irukku. Poda neeyum un sevittu machinum'