Aunt Bilquees


I clicked another picture of beautiful, drop dead gorgeous bride. Wearing traditional red she was smiling shyly and looked happy, surely it was the day of her happily ever after. 🙂

Someone from behind tapped my left shoulder,I turned around and found Aunt Bilquees calmly smiling at me.The rim of her  half moon spectacles was gleaming and behind those glasses her honey colored eyes also seemed to smile. Her beige colored skin was filled with more wrinkles since last time I met her.

“Aunt Bilquees!” my voice all of a sudden got filled with happiness and I hugged her.

“Long time, bachay…. how are you? look at you, you’ve grown an inch or two since we last met.”

“I am good, but you are looking little feeble. Still taking your meds?”

“Oh! your Aunt is just aging, nothing much. And how’s everything going? You’ve become much tanned”

*And somewhat I knew this was coming, series of questions giving me the updated reality checks about myself*

“Yes, but does that even matter?”

*Heard my mind whispering… to some extend yes it surely DOES…..but you don’t have to be fair to be lovely….but what about the society norms…. Oh please, if society norm is all about  accepting those brainless mannequins who parade and sing“ek circle full, ek circle half, adhay minute main chehra saaf” in  fair n lovely advertisement then myself stand with those who badly want to break this stereotype*

“No, it doesn’t….. It just shows you’ve been travelling much in the sun lately, nothing else. It’s been 4 years since we last met.”

“Seriously? thought it was hardly 3”

“You still forget, your Aunt still remembers things more than you do, how cool is that!”

*With that we laughed. I couldn’t believe it’s actually been 4 years since I last talked to her. Felt little gloomy  about the important things which I’ve been keep missing due to jam packed schedule* 

Taking a glance at the decorated stage she again began to say: “so what’s a  plan? Are you next to settle down ?”

“Not yet, do i look like a someone with plan? :P”

“Haha, I know you’ve got some ideas in your head.I may sound old school to you right now but every awesome trend setter idea at first appear little bogus. Work on them. Mark my words, may be someday you’ll get on opportunity to turn them into a reality. For that your homework must be complete.”

“Old school? Nah! You’re the coolest Aunt I’ve ever had. 🙂 “


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