Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Iyerize...

As we is writing this now, the wedding and the honeymoon is all over. Over as in Khatam ho gaya and not OVER OVER... and as usual there is a marriage that follows every wedding. And we is into that marriage just about a day now... not too much experience we say... but we are already on to it now and we are blogging about it... so we guess it must be quite interesting. If any married kapils want to throw some light on this one are most welcome to use the comments section :)

Firstly, we need to say something very peculiar about the wedding. Our garland in the wedding was just one inch shorter than our height. It looked like the garlands were made for some giant bakasuras or hidimbas or even south indian superstars and were used on us little mortals. This made the garlands sweep the ground every time we bent our neck to get aashirwaad. It was kind of funny as we had always thought that garlands were like neck ties... and not like night gowns :)

Secondly, we were told that the reception was quite well done. The place, ambience, decor and food were all awesome. Good we say. And we credit all of this to Iyeropatni. Why? Because she was the one who decided on all of it. And we substantiate it with the fact that Iyeropatni has good taste? Just look at her choice of hubby... oh alright... that is just what is called as the converse to the theorem... or exception to the rule to all the failures in geometry (including yours truly)...

now coming to the topic of this post... Iyerize...

Though Iyerize phoenetically sounds like High Rise it has nothing to do with tall buildings. Iyerize is the process that we have to follow to change a lot of habits of our wife from being mallu into being an Iyer, that she is right now. So we make this post as a "To Do List" to Iyerize Iyeropatni into being a full fledged Iyer. Now when we say "full fledged iyer" it means any normal iyer and all species that are like yours truly are automatically sifted out of the equation. (We are already outcasted and disowned by the iyers once we have started blogging). So here we make a list of all things/habits that we would change in Iyeropatni to make her into an Iyer. Please note that some of these habits are outdated and outmoded, but we still would like to instill those values in her.

1. Curd Rice Addict - We have to make sure that Iyeropatni is a Curd Rice addict. By that we mean that she has to have daily dose of thair saadam(curd rice) with pickle to make her day. Absence of it on any given day should make her do wierd things like saying good things about us, setting up a romantic candle lit dinner for the both of us and all other wierd mushy things. We really dont want to get her into doing all the above stuff, hence we want to make sure that she gets her daily share of curd rice and pickle. (Given her existing liking for curd rice, it wont be too difficult a task)...

2. Match Making Maami - This is something we have to be working really hard upon. Given her anti gossiping and being straight on the face nature, this task is really uphill and would take a lot of effort for us to train Iyeropatni to attend functions and talk to other Iyer maamis with elan about match making the "eligible" iyer ladkis with "eligible" iyer ladkas (preferably settled in the US)... We would suggest processess such as shadowing, reverse shadowing and the other likes to make sure that she picks this up quite quickly and rarely makes any mistakes with them... And if you think it is too early for her to do all of this, do remember that maria sharapova picket up the tennis racket at the age of 3 and went on to win the wimbledon at 18...

3. Sound of Carnatic Music: It is very difficult to train the ears to listen to Chambai Vaidyanaatha Bhaagavathar and MS Subbalakshmi when the ears are conditioned to listen to Dr Zeus, Rouge, Nelly Furtardo... You get the drift right? Yup this is the next task to do by making her listen to all forms of carnatic music. For that we'd probably start with remixing " Kangna" with "Krishna nee begane"... or something on those lines and then slowly move on to the hard core carnatic music ones that is so essential for being an Iyer maami... and just in case she's too much interested she may join the thyagaraja keerthanams singing at Thiruvaiyar and we can go there for our annual holidays...

We think these three are enough for us to last for this year. Next year we may prolly come up with another three. The reason we dont come up with all the 30 to do lists is that we have to take things slowly... one at a time... and more importantly we dont know what else to write :(

will let you guys know if we are able to iyerize iyeropatni... and to what extent...

adios
PS:There is quite a good possibility that Iyeropatni would have made a similar list to Nairize us... so do not fret if you find us speaking stuff like zimbly... aundy... sqwayar... tyondy... and go yada yada about the advantages of coconut water...


12 comments:

An Iengar Chick .... said...

Quaint & Cute....

Toodles

HP_lifelive said...

Hey Iyer,

Congrats! And, do let us know if you are able to Iyerize Bhabhiji :D

Cheers,
HP

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Hahah...Wild Wild Iyer-i-zation!!
Poor patni has to do all this?

Curd rice addict n setting candle lit dinners..Agar bhijli gayi to wohi karna padega nah..Summer jo aa raha hai..

But we r glad to note tht u have only 3 points....

Hope she has several for Nair-i-zation...n she smartly takes immunization to prevent iyerization :)

Snehal said...

Well since u hav decided to take things slowly mayb u can go in for a two step process like first "Niyerize" her from a Nair and then Iyerize her.

Biju said...

was the garland long or were you short? ;) just kidding..

hmm wat happens when you nairize iyer?

dodo said...

Congratulationz to bodh of you, Iyer!

But beware on the 'Curd Rice' thing, I think it easily makes you fall asleep. So... you know... you might miss the action ;)!

Nariyal Chutney said...

ATB Iyer . Hopefully in the end both of you will be Nayerized :)

KJ said...

welgome back...

:)

KJ

Brad said...

I grew up listening to "Krishna nee Begane..." and "Suprabhaatamm" - almost every morning! Now, my parents are shocked at the way their ward turned out! :O

Akshay said...

there was a time last year when all of my frnds suddenly fell for marriage.. and i'd written this post called Nuptial knots. Guess it applies to you too!

Wish you a blissfully wedded life!

someonearbit said...

:) thanks a ton
its quite in advance btw.

Radhika Ganesan said...

Oh God ! Since morning i am reading posts of matthew, silverine and now you ! What a day it has been .. full of laughter ... i love the way you Iyerize all your topics !
Me 2 a Iyer ... finding this place really really funny !