Tuesday, September 12, 2006


The whole world remembers our wedding anniversary- unfortunately not in a good way. Yup, you guessed right- Sept 11th- the day B and I were joined in holy matrimony. Our wedding happened a year before “The Day”. Cut to Sept 11th 2001. I come home whistling for I am still young and madly in love :). I switch off all the lights, arrange the gifts our friends have given us in what I believe is an artistic manner, light a few candles and decide to have a refreshing bath before the beloved arrives.

I hear the front door being unlocked and wait expectantly…

B- “Shit I didn’t buy anything”!

Ouch! And I spent so much time and effort selecting the perfect gift.

I hear the TV being switched on, followed by a loud “Oh my God, oh my God!” By this time I am thoroughly annoyed and come charging out of the bathroom. I see B sitting in front of the TV with a horrified expression on his face. I am terribly shocked and upset too. Call me self- centered/selfish whatever, its still our first wedding anniversary and I want to go out. So after giving B a tongue lashing for not having bought me anything, I insist that he get ready to go out for dinner. He’s still reeling in shock and is in no mood to oblige. Me being me though, manage to drag him out of the house. Its pouring outside. We drive to this fancy schmancy restaurant that serves ridiculously priced salads and has a foreign sounding name for boiled potatoes. No matter, I am still grimly determined to enjoy my first wedding anniversary. We place our order and settle down. I look at B with what I presume is pure unadulterated love. No response. He appears to be staring transfixed at someone over my shoulder. I turn around and what do I behold? An absolutely humongous flat screen TV. No prizes for guessing what B is looking at. We silently watch the scene unfold again and again and again. I am shocked, saddened and filled with revulsion at the depravity of the human soul. Events over the past few years haven’t done much to make me change my mind. The day will remain etched in my memory for ever.

So, what has changed over the last 6 years? We have grown older and fatter together and…. yes I love you B! Happy anniversary (belated:))!

P.S And now Surya and Jyothika have the dubious distinction of sharing their wedding anniversary with us! :) Congratulations!!


Blogger Harini said...

accidentally bumped into your blog..
BRILLIANT stuff... **bows**

happy belated anniversary wishes :)

10:42 PM  
Blogger Janefield said...

not the best of wedding anniversary dates, but here's wishing you two a wonderful life together! cheers!

11:18 PM  
Anonymous WA said...

Happy anniversary

5:13 AM  
Blogger Shreemoyee said...

bitter sweet day for you I guess.

1:41 PM  
Blogger itchingtowrite said...

wish u both a v happy anniversary

2:12 PM  
Blogger Nee said...

Aw, belated anniversary wishes!

2:34 PM  
Blogger hari said...

Hey Akka,

Wish you many more happy returns of the day. I think Sept.11 seems to be a day for celebrity wedding.

I hope this time you had great wedding day, a fatter and matured one at that.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Hip Grandma said...

'a happy wedding day' tho' belated.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Hip Grandma said...

'a happy wedding day' tho' belated.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Ketaki said...

yakkaa!!! what yakka, such a sad story wonly it is.
now instead of thinkin of 9/11 as D-day i'll think of ur anniversary! :)

happppyy belated anniversary to you and B!!

12:06 AM  
Blogger dame's diary said...

I probably would have reacted the same way!
Hugs & Happy WA!

11:08 AM  
Blogger The Smiling Girl said...

Hey.. Happy Belated Anniversary yaar..
Now I wanna fast forward and see how it is to be married for 6 years... though I already know how it is.. [:)]

1:57 PM  
Blogger Gauri said...

Hi "Akka"

This is the first time I'm visiting your blog.

Read your post "Alls Mangalam ....." and trust me, you absolutely had me in splits.

Good thing that the "trophy" was found :-)

Count me in as a fairly regular visitor henceforth.

2:13 PM  
Blogger The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

belated wishes!

7:27 AM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Hello Akka - Wishing you both a happy year ahead.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mosilager said...

belated happy anniversary. There are still things to look forward to on September 11th!

5:59 PM  
Blogger dreamseller said...

Congratulations (although it's a bit late...)! Happy anniversary!

And yes... recharging batteries is high on the list of priorities. :)

12:25 AM  
Blogger memesaheba said...

Belated Anniversary wishes! Our anniversary is also on the same day so you are the first cyber person I have met sharing the day with us!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Rohini said...

Happy anniversary. It's funny - I never really thought about it like this before. That a day of great tragedy for most people could also be a day of celebration for many others and for no fault of their own, that day is always inextricably linked with the tragedy...

2:12 PM  
Blogger Tanushree said...

Happy belated Anniversary dear...

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Inquisitive Akka said...

Thanks everyone!!!

@Gauri- Glad to have caused the splits :)
@Alpana- Happy anniversary to us! You are the first cyber couple I know :)
@Rohini- You hit the nail on the head :)

5:31 PM  
Blogger dimbulb said...

Happy belaaaaaaated anniversary to you! (Added an a for every day i was laaaaaate :)

And it DID coincide with the wedding day of Surya who will always be the unforgettable Anbuchelvan in my mind... *sigh*

6:04 PM  
Blogger Harini said...

no clue as to why that woman slapped me! but yess! it happened! :D

thanks for your wishes... i'm chasing my dreams... hope to see them come true some day! :)

9:56 PM  
Blogger Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Well Happy Belated Anniversary, akka!!

10:20 PM  
Blogger Kiwilakhs said...

Hi Akka,

How is it going. And belated happy anniversary.

4:15 AM  
Blogger artnavy said...

belated happy anniv- u r lucky- there is no way anyone will forget your anniv :-)

1:06 PM  
Blogger 30in2005 said...

Happy happy to you!

It's just one of those days that will forever be etched on peoples minds. Good on you that you attempted to celebrate what was 'your' day despite the situation - there was really no point sitting and staring at the TV in despair - and anyway there were plenty of us doing that. There was no way to move ones eyes from the screen.

I hope subsequent anniversaries have gotten better and better.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Raju said...

Hey hey hey guess who is here.. U too blog huh? Blog-hopped accidentally from Aruna's to find U here.. mm.. world is small, huh? esp. blog world.. Confused? Dont know who I am? mm.. visit my blog and I guess u should be able to guess me. Let me see. In fact, a meeting with you was very much on cards 2 weeks ago. Belated wedding anniversary!!

3:29 AM  
Blogger Raju said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about ur Appa.. 2 years aacha?

3:33 AM  
Blogger Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Belated Anniversary Wishes :)

11:13 AM  
Blogger The Inquisitive Akka said...

@ Raju- Yup I know who you are :) Back in the US???

Thank u all for your wishes!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Raju said...

oh... cool.. blogrolled u..

yeah.. my flight to US was on ur WA.. very auspicious day to fly to US, ille? :)

actually I am confused about ur 'B'.. I thought his name was 'M'.. u told me that was his nickname and i remember u mentioning his name as 'S'.. may be my memory has gone bad... :(

How is ur job? RK recommended us to apply, and Geeta was about to apply a few days ago. She is interested in knowing the details. Subbu gave her ur phone no. We wanted to call u, fix a meeting time and talk to u but somehow couldnt.. mm.. lemme see..

5:59 PM  
Blogger The Inquisitive Akka said...

@ Raju- Yes he's M and S but in my blog he's B- the beloved you see :)

7:29 PM  
Blogger Twisted DNA said...

The more important question is, are you getting anniversary gifts are not ;)

12:33 AM  
Blogger Sush said...

I love this blog title :-). I do understand that pinch when the whole world mourns on your happiest day... all said and done that IS the special day of your lives and of course, belated wishes to both of you.

12:28 AM  
Blogger rads said...

Congratulations :-)
sep 11 was horrid for many, but then the date has nothing to do with our lives. Each one of us spins our own tale right :-)

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy wedding anniversary though belated:) I am still waiting for my first wedding anniversary and he already forgot the date:(
I just was checking blogs randomly and your blog made me go through each and every post,will be back here again.
Unable to comment in a non beta blog,so anonymous comment.


1:03 PM  
Blogger Nee said...

Akka - you've been tagged...

9:42 PM  
Blogger Aqua said...

wish y a belated happy anniv!

"older and fatter"...:LOL that goes for me too :)

12:30 PM  
Blogger The Inquisitive Akka said...

@twisted dna- No gifts...got used to it now :)

@sush- Thanks!

@rads- you are so right!!

@alapana- Remind him gently and if he still doesn't remember....- not so gently :) It will work! :)

@nee- my first tag!Will def do it!

@aqua- Yeah age and weight...they sure make life tough :)

1:09 PM  
Blogger Anu said...

Congrats... n really love ur posts.. going to come back here often

3:29 AM  
Blogger kuttichuvaru said...

Belated Wishes 'I Akka'!!

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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4:35 PM  
Blogger mommyof2 said...

You've been tagged:-)

6:48 AM  
Blogger itchingtowrite said...

tagged- pls check my post heights & do something similar

12:03 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

And yes, I have tagged you too!


3:33 PM  
Blogger Raju said...

Happy Deepavali wishes to you, S!!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Ekta said...

aww..well agreeably not the best wedding date...but hey...nevertheless anniversaries are always an occasion to celebrate...so make sure u dont let the 9/11 spoil your mood the next time!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Sheetal said...

hi, i also just found your blog through a link of a link :>

you have some interesting posts!

bye for now!

9:53 PM  
Blogger Ramya said...

Way too late, but still a wish that's valid-
happy anniversary ! :)

4:15 PM  
Anonymous ranjit said...

october... november.... no akka ?

11:40 AM  
Blogger hari said...

Hi Akka,

I am only too inquisitive to know, where are you???????

We really miss you in this blogworld. I hope and pray you are doing fine.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hello Akka :)
First time here..
The earlier post was 2 good... :)
And u have a ncie blog..
Keep writing :)

10:25 AM  
Blogger tilotamma said...

yo akka whatz up?

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Enna Aachu? No post from you?

Anyway I wish you a Merry CHristmas and Happy New Year. :)

12:23 AM  
Blogger Raman India said...

Really a great effort by you. Very nice and informatic blog
Keep doing it. write something to make this world beautiful.

wanna link exchange with me???
99% Bachelor

4:29 AM  
Blogger Kiwilakhs said...

hey sister, wassup? too busy to write? Happy new year to you anyways....

5:15 AM  
Blogger dame's diary said...

Akka? Where are you?

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Akka - I read your comment somewhere, but you seem to have done a disappearing act on your blog?
Wie geht es ihnen?

4:41 PM  
Blogger MikeeUSA said...

Could we swap links. I have an MRA weblog at http://mikeeusa.blogspot.com . (If you do put a link
to it please tell me in a comment on one of the articles so I know).

2:59 AM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Akka - not the most appropriate time for this comment I suppose - I saw a blog where the blogger described himself as I’m "just another average Joe out there", reminded me of your own description of yourself. :)

Take care.

11:25 PM  

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