Disclaimer!

All the characters spoken about in this post are real and not fictitious. They are the ones who have walked on the edge of the sword and are still walking. Any resemblance to real persons is absolutely true and not coincidental. The wounded knows the pain of another. However, this post is created in the light of humour and is totally for entertainment of the readers.

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Husband | Wife | Mother-in-Law | Friends of Husband | Lot of Reality

Once upon a time, God promised that ‘good men’ and ‘obedient wives’ be found in all corners of the world. Then he made the world round and he laughed and laughed and laughed. Well, I believe He is still laughing. Why? You people feel otherwise? Haven’t you guys watched the Imperial Blue Ad Series that says “Men will be men”. Well here you go!

But why just men? I guess there should be another ad series with the tagline “Women will be women”. For after all, who wants to change? If wife wants husband to change, she is being dominating. If husband wants wife to change, he is being orthodox. Perhaps, it is one of the reasons when a relationship turns into wedlock love flies outta the window. No wonder they call it D-day, an expression first used to denote a major World War II invasion. Friends even jocularly call it Doomsday. The day that marks the doom of love & happiness. Now, I don’t wish to sound like a critic and discourage those who are thinking of tying the knot but I guess you guys must have heard of the kind of sweet marriage is. The one who eats regrets eating and the one who doesn’t regrets not eating.

So, in order to see whether marriage is the genesis or nemesis of all happily ever afters let us have a look at famous Hindi proverbs and idioms in the light of this bond which two people share.

 

  1. Sawan ke andhe ko sab hara hi hara nazar aata hai.
    Literal meaning: One who goes blind in spring, sees only greenery all around.
    In new light: Newly married couple sees love written all around.
  2. Chaar din ki chandni fir andheri raat.
    Lietral meaning: A nine days’ wonder.
    In new light: Honeymoon period gets over.
  3. Moo me Ram, bagal me chhuri.
    Literal meaning: A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
    In new light: Husband’s take on mother-in-law.
  4. Jiski laathi uski bhains.
    Literal meaning: Might is right.
    In new light: Wife is right.
  5. Thotha chana baaje ghana.
    Literal meaning: An empty vessel makes more noise.
    In new light: Husband’s conduct in front of wife’s friends.
  6. Chor chor mausere bhai.
    Literal meaning: Birds of the same feather flock together.
    In new light: Wife’s take on husband’s friends who are equally good for nothing.
  7. Jo garajte hain wo baraste nahi.
    Literal meaning: Barking dogs seldom bite.
    In new light: An unfazed wife when husband says he’ll cut down her shopping allowance.
  8. Oonth ke mooh me jeera.
    Literal meaning: A drop in the ocean.
    In new light: Husband’s belief that his shopping for wifey is going to gratify her.
  9. Bhains kea age been bajana.
    Literal meaning: Crying in wilderness.
    In new light: There is no point arguing with wife.
  10. Neem hakeem khatra-e-jaan.
    Literal meaning: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
    In new light: Wife trying to cure husband’s ailment with her kitchen experiments.
  11. Dur ke dhol suhavane lagte hain.
    Literal meaning: Grass is greener on the other side.
    In new light: Neighbor’s wife/ husband in the couple’s eyes.
  12. Jal me reh kar magar se bair theek nahi.
    Literal meaning: You cannot live in Rome & fight with the Pope.
    In new light: Think twice before picking up a fight with wife.
  13. Daal me kaala.
    Literal meaning: More to it than meets the eye.
    In new light: When husband changes the phone password more often.
  14. Naam liya aur shaitan haazir.
    Literal meaning: Think of the devil and the devil is here.
    In new light: Think of the mother-in-law & she pays a surprise visit.
  15. Har chamakne wali cheez sona nahi hoti.
    Literal meaning: All that glitters is not gold.
    In new light: When courtship gets over reality dawns.

So my friends, fellows and countrymen, what else can one say about summing up marriage in a nutshell. I am sure the woeful guys can add on more. Make sure though your partner does not have the subscription of os.me 😊 Also let it be known that you are doing good and you are not alone. All married ones are in the same boat. So just BREATHE | SMILE | MEDITATE | LET GO!

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