24 April 2014

I love this family

Brother driving. I am sitting next to him. Dad, mom and sister sitting behind. So far all the decibels has been provided by the back seat!

It has been only 25 minutes on the road. Dad has so far given us a running commentary of all the railway stations we will cross. And my sister has called up her husband five times already to give instructions to the house help on what needs to be cooked. She would start saying something like “get five pieces of fish….” and then my mom would jump in arguing “no we need two more”. They would argue with each other for a few minutes while my brother in law, I am sure, waited patiently. My sister would then hang up, promising to call back with better instructions.

My mom and she would argue, settle down on a decision, and then call him back. Then she would start “and take four cups of rice…”, promptly get interrupted by my mom and the whole cycle would start again!!

So far, five phone calls later, we are down with five items on the menu!!!

Posted April 24, 2014 by Rajib Roy in category "Family in India", "Vacations


  1. By Bijit Bose on

    The best part about you not driving is that we are getting to know about the minute nice things about the journey on the fly. Keep writing.

  2. By Sibapriya Dasgupta on

    Ghar ghar ki kahani Rajib bhaiya! As if you are narrating a day in my life! You are blessed in that you get to experience the best of both worlds! And it has been possible because you have balanced both beautifully!


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