FIL-MIL Mehfil: There was something missing!! (Bengali alert)
After the whole day on the beach, took my mother in law back to the beach at 9PM. There were a large number of fireworks going on. There were people with splendid fireworks every 200 yards or so on the beach.
My mother in law was suitably impressed with the amount of fireworks, the brilliance of the fireworks (she has seen nothing like this before) and above all the enthusiasm of American citizens in celebrating the Independence Day.
After forty five minutes, she started her slow walk on the sand back to the hotel. She stopped in between, look up to the hotel – which was less than thirty yards away – and said disapprovingly of the Marriott Vacation hotel “era thik korlo na. chhade tuni-bulb laagatey paarto”
Ha hahaha!!! Nowadays tiny LED lights have replaced “tuni bulbs” available in various shapes, colors, and sequential orders and patterns they create while adorning the buildings of Indian homes during festive season! But beware! Her unmistakable dry humor can catch anybody on the wrong foot anybody anyday ! She is, afterall the MIL of RR the Great!
Ur M.I.L. is absolutely right!!!