Posted by: akilamoni | September 22, 2006

Manni Vanthacha?

This one is dedicated to My brother and sis in law:

Did you know that the whole of Tam Brahm family and friends I have are officially mad??

My brother s wedding just got over.

I tied the thaali( second and third knot).

Dont think the girls relatives trusted me enough. I was shown the saree I would get if i tied the knot properly!

and one maami( not a bully one though) Konthai, it is two knots. One and then two!

I was literally shivering when I tied the knots. Told my brother ” strong knots there buddy- what do i get ?”

only to realise he was not hearing me!!

Anyways, I got down from the stage and started searching for the slippers I had lost when one bully maami pulled me and said ” Manni Vantha cha?”(has you sis in law come?)

I was just short of saying” one – leave my hands you bully and two- didnt you see her coming since the last few days?”

Instead I just smiled and said” oh ya and gave her my famous mile-long-smile”

I continued searching for my slippers when one mama came and said ” manni vanthacha?”

I thought, “oh he must be related to that bully maami”

As I was walking towards the dining hall, a group of my relatives called out ” Manni vanthacha?”

You crazy people, what were you doing so long? sleeping while my brother tied the thaali?

I was running behind my kid cousin when one maami called out so that the whole of coimbatore could hear” Akila, manni vanthacha? Next you!!!”

Okie! maami, thanks for granting me that permission!

I was attending a phone call when BULLY MAAMI ASSOCIATION president walked up to me and said” yenna Akila, manni vanthacha”

me: “No maami. She kind of missed her flight. She is stuck in Arizona. So my brother just tied a thali to one girl we found who matched her facial features”

Maami” so , when is yours?”

Me: Oh, he is on the way maami.

I scooted off leaving her to think about it. I realised the implication of that statement when that Bully maami walked upto my mom and said, “what Jaya , you never told me Akila is engaged. I was thinking of suggesting her name for my cousin’s daughter’s sister in law’s adopted son who is now in LA”

I found my already harried mum screaming for my name in the next two minutes!

After many more manni vanthacha s and next you only statements, I found my slippers!



  1. As ever…….. hats off to your sense of humour.. and i could even hear the tone of those “manni vanthaachaa”s … great going

  2. :))…. πŸ™‚

  3. lol… hmmmmm i didnt know u were engaged either! poor lil rich son in the US πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  4. Hey visited you blog after quite some days…

    I guess it is some kinda tamBram obsessive compulisive disorder.(no offence though)

  5. lol..ur describing a wedding right??? lolx… it looks rather long..but filled with some humour in it…

    cheers man!!!


  6. Found your blog while checking certain communities on Orkut (after a long time). πŸ˜€

    The “Next you” line in this post reminded me of this joke I received by email long ago, and it goes like this:
    ‘Blue-haired old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, “You’re next!”

    They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals. πŸ˜‰

    Enjoy!!! πŸ™‚

  7. @ anon!
    Some1 put that on my bully maami post….:)!

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