Oct 3, 2008

Age, Marriage & a Tag

Aging is a reality . On sep-29, I completed 26 years of existence in this planet.. Now when someone gets into this so called 'wrong side' of 20s, the pressure towards marriage starts building from all the sides... I notice a definite change in the way my elder friends & relatives tease me..

4 years back: Hey, how many girl-friends do you have ?

3 years back: Hey, do u have a girl-friend ?
2 years back: Hey.. time to find a girl for you.. Any good looking Nair girls in your office ?
( yes, there were..but they were married :( )

1 year back : Hey, all of us thought you'll find a girl on your own..u have disappointed us..Shall we find one girl for you ? There is this girl, who is my second cousin's grand mothers's uncle's daughters' son's neice... ( damn..why are relations so complicated )

Now : Hey.. heard ur Amma has started looking for suitable matches for you ?

-- I see that over the years, the girl-friend factor in queries has come down and 'arranged marriage' factor has been going up.. Can't help it..

GWBE has tagged me over a similar subject..Can't refuse the tag from college & IIMK senior :P Now lets go to the tag..

1. If your lover betrayed you what would your reaction be?
I think I'll move on.. I've come past the age of brooding over spilled milk.

2. If you have a dream come true, what would it be?
That I'm free from all constraints and get to do what I like at my own pace.

3. If you could, whose butt would you like to kick?
I hate this..Thats why I removed b'day alert from orkut :P

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Travel around the world ..Acquire landmark / crosswords :-)

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
Ah..well, possible.. Long back a friend of mine remarked to me "There is a thin line between friendship & love "

6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
Being loved by someone.

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
I dont know..It depends.

8. If the person you secretly like is attached, what will you do?
Look for another girl :-)

9. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
I've not come to an appropriate answer to that.. There was an NGO, Asha which I was associated with sometime back..Liked their motive..But still, I dont think its a final answer to our ills.

10. Do you lie?
Very rarely..Usually its done either accidentally or to follow some rules / decorums.

11. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I firmly believe that you can't plan your life more than a span of 2 years realistically..So, not sure :-)..Would take it as it comes.

12. What’s your fear?
I dont know..Can't imagine anything right now.

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
She travels a lot..I think after I graduate I'll ask her to give a job in her company..Where all she travels..Scotland, Swiss, ...I forgot the list.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
Married & poor..And buy a sub-prime mortgage based house..There are enough ways to live in this world if you know finance :-) ..
PS:- Check that subprime link..Awesome slides..Link given by emperor prometheus

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously who will you pick?
I've had simultaneous crushes towards Vidya Balan & Katrina Kaif..But unfortunately, got chance to pick none :-(

16. Would you give all in a relationship?

17. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
Yes for most..but not for all.. Shawshank Redemption influence :)

18. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
Both have its own advantages/disadvantages..Having said that, I think my bachelor days are numbered with increasing pressure from all sides... So,lets wait and see :-)

19. Your all time favourite song. Only ONE. And why?
Sooryakireedam veenudanju
.... From my favorite malayalam movie Devasuram..
Very few songs picturise the transformation that happens in a person this much beautifully..There is one song in Kireedom too..But I like this better.And over the movie, check the link..and lot of videos in youtube too :-)



Girl With Big Eyes said...

Come on, you should have made it a little more spicy.

Good pres on the sub-prime. Tx.

Anonymous said...

Yeah.. I agree with GWBE, it is kinda bland.. except for your declaration that you are getting married.

Ajith Prasad Balakrishnan said...

@GWBE -- Time constraints..assignmments, exams ..lost almost all creativity :(

@deepak -- No da, not during the MBA. :)

Unknown said...

Dude, where are those shocking revelations ? Get some scotch into your system and write this again.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping after you buy Landmark and Crosswords, you're going to let some of your blog mates in to shop for free? That is, starting from me? :P

Anonymous said...

Hahaha... some suggestion there by Vinay! Would you do it??? :D

Nikhil Narayanan said...

The google ads here are Bharat Matrimony, Kerala Matrimony Nair Weddings, and Shaadi.com Nair weddings.
I am sure someone will search for Nair Wedding and land here and click on these ads!


Ajith said...

thanks for the Subprime link .

Serendipity said...

Too much competition for Crosswords/ Landmark

26 - For guys isn't it too early to marry?

Ajith Prasad Balakrishnan said...

@vinay,rinchen,serendipity -- hehe..there are no shocking revelations :).. no immediate plans of marriage..i just told the way in which ppl tease me has changed.

@rinchen -- see, business is business :P

@Nikhil -- hehe :) unintended benefit ..I won't refuse those extra cents :)

@ajith -- :)

@ serendipity -- yeah..26 is a bit early..no immediate plans as of now :)

Kandarp said...

let go of her man. You have been stuck to Vidya Balan for too long!!

Narayanan K said...

I liked Kandy's comment :)

Yeah quite right you cannot 'plan' 10 years in advance, but I believe you gotto have a vision.

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