Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A pyaar out of sur

Dear Mindrushji

I heard that you are a very famous counselor on this site, and I would like your advice.

I just read that you want to give advice to my Sweet Woh. I am very upset. It is me who needs help, not him. But I am blushing and don't know how to say it.

I used to learn music from my husband and as my musical notes struck a chord with his, so did my heart. I know he was much older, but you see, I liked his simplicity and his pakke-sur. (The director of Cheeni-Kum was so inspired by us that he decided to make the movie,but he changed the settings so that my sister-in-law would not know how we met jab we met.) We have been leading a very quiet simple life running our music-school.

But I don't know why he is changing now. When he was asked to become judge on a new show, he decided to get his hair weaved. I don't understand, why should he have more hair just to hear songs? It was a failure, but as an ideal patni, I did not want to disappoint him, so I said that I could not recognize him. He was very happy.

Now even on the show, he tries to be funny, and keeps on copying whatever Sonuji does. I feel very embarrassed. Whenever a pretty heroine comes to the show , he keeps talking sweetly, and they all think he is a very sweet uncleji and flirt with him. He has started to wear such jazzy dresses also. He is so concerned about looking young on this show, that he is neglecting me and home, and I have to take care of the whole school.

Please tell me how to bring back my sweet, old, bald, boring husband whom I fell in love with. Even your Asbiji here thinks I am ati-romantic, but my husband simbly does not care about me. (Sorry, when I am very emotional, I get back my Malayali accent). Mindrushji, please help me.


Padma WadkarDear Pious Worshiping wifeji,

Get a hold of yourself! Tumhaare paas sur aur aawaaz hai, good looks hai, cute beti hai. Tumhaare paas pati bhi hai!

Use your talent, your resources and your Pretty Wiles to re-ensnare your Somewhat Wandering hubby. No more self-effacing, feet-touching, saat janam dialogues, please! Your are his equal and better! You also have age on your side!

Start going TV gigs. Be Mallika's sidekick or Bappi's chamcha on some song-n-dance circus. Flaunt your talent! Flash your dimples on screen! Flirt with the participants on camera (they are kinda your age, anyway.) Be self-assured. Be empowered.

Once hubby realizes that he can't take you for granted, also cook his favorite poran-pori to discombobulate him! The Simple Waffling hubby will not know what hit him. He will become Suddenly Warm! And that's all good but don't quit your career after that. Remember that self-earned dollars are a girl's best friend!

Your fan,
Mind Rush


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25 comments:

Aspi said...

Mind Rush and whoever wrote the PW piece (I think I know people here enough to know who it is), I enjoyed that!

This is like that Amitabh-Jaya movie Abhimaan, only backwards. Only PW isn't as egoistic.

Anonymous said...

"Remember that self-earned dollars are a girl's best friend!" Well I should say wish I had known this before.I learnt it the hard way.I hope the "he will suddenly become warm" comes true.Remember what Nana ji said about him,"Inhonae kisi ke paas kaam ke liye joli nahi phailaya".But yes all that flauting talent,flashing dimples should definitely lead to the Anup Jalota's second wife story.

Aspi said...

Speaking of which, wasn't Sonali Rathod married to Anup Jalota before she - as Mum very uncharitably puts it - ran off with his tabalchi, Roop?

Mind Rush said...

Music seems to have a way of striking midsummer madness in the hearts of otherwise sane women. Chitra Sing(h) too ran off with her music masterjee. The rest is history....

Anonymous said...

so is the story of a Sitar Player - Guruji Fathered a child to the pupil !

Aspi said...

Hard to imagine Jagjit Singh running. But let me shut up now lest Niranjan stop by to kick my ass.

Anon, who are you? Make up a name if you will.

Anonymous said...

And as the others, this pupil of the sitar meastro was married to someone else.
Moral of the story, if you want to remain happily married, dont send your wife to learn music.

minnie said...

anup jalota's wife did run away with his tabalchi (rathod), aspi... your mum was right..
and sunday I read an article of hers where she said that their initial love was all chupa chupi and moonlight nights and hidden meetings for sooooooooo long without mentioning the very important detail that she was married ( hence all the hide and seek) EEKS! trying to find the link to this ...

Pratik said...

SW did hair weaving??? It's news to me & anyways it doesn't seem so, looking at him :-)

Anonymous said...

aah!! the joys of extramarital affairs!!

---
SkD

Tania said...

When I was just planning to take music classes, someone comes here and gives an advice.:).Hopefully hubby does not read Drift.
Remember in Fame Gurukul Padma madam was very charitable with her remarks to some of the students.I forgot which.

Aspi said...

From what I heard, Anup the Jalota wouldn't let Sonali sing at all. She was reduced to doing backup vocals - a scintillating metaphor in life if there ever could be one.

But tabalchiji - who had ambitions to be a music director and had a warm voice and a smiling personality - encouraged her to sing. Thus her voice, her spirits and her love were liberated. Romance blossomed and then soared.

And I'm sending an outline to Mills&Boon (hey, do they even exist). Wonder if we can get Himesh to star in the TV movie.

anu g said...

Uncanny, Aspi.I just read in the newspapers 2 days ago that Mills and Boons has turned 50 or 100 years old, and is now entering India. I am sure ur book , maybe with a Gujju twist, will be a bestseller!

Anonymous said...

Awesome advise Mind Rush! I must say, these chelas are probably more attracted to their guru's talents more than the guru themself!

Aspi, if Himanshu starts in a TV movie, he's got all his basis covered! Then nothing will stop him from taking over the world!!


--girlie girl

Anonymous said...

HEY!!!!I wanna learn some instrument tooo!!Does anybody know some hot guru i could learn from???;-)

--SkD

Anonymous said...

Skd,just find a Guru and start learning.Barbadi(whose I don't know)but shaadi ho jayegi sab kuch ho jayega.I am sure MindRush will have some salah on that respect. Lata P

Aspi said...

The hot gurus are out modeling. So SkD, depending on what you want to learn, and I'm assuming its not tabla - just find someone.

anu g, so M&B is still around. There is a post I should do soon on my encounters with romance novels.

Anonymous said...

...lata.p...barbadi kaise???
aspi..i wanna learn electric guitar.......n have found a 'guru' alredy...but hes not hot:-s

skd

Anonymous said...

Skd,I wish you all the best in your search for a guru and the guru shisya relationship. I am going thru a bad phase which made me use barbaadi.If everything clicks no barbaadi.All was said in light note. That's what this site is all about.Lp

anu g said...

Hey lata p,I am sure Mindrush is going to rush in and offer his/her services as psychoanalyst.But from my side I can only advise u, please get more regular on the drift,and u will find urself in great spirits.Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anu_g. LP

Mind Rush said...

Here's salaah, from the mind of Mind Rush, to the Drifters directly:
It's not the music, or the moonlight. It's not the sitar or sexy guru.
Spouses, listen up! When the shishya takes music lessons she has the undivided attention of her masterjee, tabalchi, teacher, whatever. He is interested in the nuances of her expression and communication.
And if you combine that with a disinterested spouse who's missing from home, you have in your hands explosive extramarital love chakker material.

Aspi said...

kya psychoanalysis hai! I get it now. I need to go get tabla lessons so I can give my wife undivided attention. Right?

No?

Drift Memsaab said...

Drift saab, leave the tablaa alone! You need to tune in to your wife's sur and taal.

sidekick said...

mind rush guruji... super salaah as usual. hope to see much more fm the house of love chakker. i heard that when anoop jalota married sonali, he was engaged to someone else and the wedding to sonali was unplanned and the result of crazy luuuuurve! perhaps roop kumar will do well to ensure that the only music sonali makes is with him!

drift memsaab, great to see u finally surface in this community, particularly to spectacularly sock it to the husband --- even if it is the uber popular driftji himself,