poonal polambal

Instead of posting about my gorgeously good looking brownies I baked this morning at 7.00 am, I decided to jump ship and write about poonals or jandhyam(which is used interchangeably in the post below). Today’s Jandhyala Pournami, Avani Avattam, Rakhi, and the Full Moon when folks go crazy, among other things.

The single girls are no less.

They go crazy about that white thread across a man’s chest like kids in a candy store selling only one candy. A realization that I shared with the rest of the silent open-mouthed boys and men over the last week’s very vivid dreamy and sure conversation the single girls had. Naturally what does any respectable bunch of bloggers do when they come across something different in their otherwise mundane real life? Blog about it of course!

One adds masala, preps it, bakes it and serve it with some good looking colorful garnish. Then again,  time is of essence, coz such a discussion, there are at least 10 other pairs of eyes reading and processing it all. The mind races but who dishes it up first always wins. So Bhel and Max boy did a fine job and timed it well! Me being the mom with no time on hands am left behind. Argh!

Then again, we don’t give up easy now do we?  So I stop work and am writing this. The sacrifices one makes.

Mine however’s from the polambal (ranting and venting) angle. Married woman polamb-ing angle.

So heres’ the dish with all parts added on by the girls’ imagination (just so more boys benefit, we do it all for the welfare and harmony of the humans!) :

  1. Jandhyam’s cute on a guy.
  2. It shows that he respects tradition and listens to his mom. (not sure when that was a turn-on, but I guess it has its perks)
  3. When a jandhyam-toting young man is heard reciting the Vishnu Sahsranama, he’s super cute.
  4. Add a dash of namam, vibhuti or kumkum, he’s a candy!
  5. Do this in a temple and pretend to completely ignore the girls gaping from the temple tank, behind the pillar, or across the line, the guy’s a genius.
  6. Peeping jandhyam’s uber cool.

I stop. Lots more came up and my own imagination can run wild as well, but am forced to keep this blog G.

Real questions after the wedding (oh, there has to be a wedding!):

  1. In Denial: Inevitable question at some point in time, jandhyam, what jandhyam?
  2. Whiner: Do I really have to wear this? It keeps falling off!
  3. BoyScout: What? How can I wear this and have chicken? Sacrilege.
  4. Neat Freak: I can’t wear this and clean the place! Take your pick, clean shower or this thread.
  5. Tough Bargain: You wear your thali everyday and I’ll wear this everyday too.
  6. Survival: It gets in the way. One of these days in the state you get in, you will strangle me. No Thanks.
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