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Golden days

The huge wedding hall was jam packed and there was steady flow of invitees.  One of them, an elderly person who was in a “To be or not to be mood” decided to skip the function after some hesitation.  Another elderly chap who seemed to be his friend persuaded him to attend the function but he refused to budge and told him, “once you enter the hall, you’ll be trapped… it’ll be a long wait for the feast”.

“What about the gift you carry?”.

“There is another marriage next week… I’ll give it to them”.  His friend laughed and reminded him of the government rules in the early 50’s which restricted the wedding fest to 15 plates or so because of scarcity of rice and other eatables.  “Gone are those golden days…”  “golden days?”  the friend asked “yeah, those were golden days.  In  those days you did not have to invest any amount on gifts during the wedding seasons”


Golden days indeed!  Whether the feast was restricted to a few or ” free for all”,  gold reigned supreme in those days as well …… and it will be so far ever !

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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