Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mere haathon main Jadoo hai ;)


Studying his reflection in the mirror, Sid shook his head "No this isn't the way I wanted it...Try again"

"Ohh come on, I need to get ready too" I wailed

A baby face and puppy dog eyes later, I was plugging in the hair dryer again.

In the 6 months since we moved here, I hadnt seen my mom grin so widely. Chatting and laughing with her new found walking group, my mom looked 20 years younger.

As the name suggests, her walking group goes on morning and evening walks together and spends a few afternoons at each other's house, chating, joking and gossiping. Today, it was mom's turn to play host and the aunty log were treated to a wide range of south indian fare from idli to dosa to mendu wada. Munching on an idli, Mehta aunty stared at Sid and me (we were playing waiters, getting lemonade and chutney and sambhar), turned to my mom and said, "Toh aap bahu kab laa rahe ho?"

My mom smiled, "Bahu? Abhi toh hum jamai layenge..Pehle Shanu ke haath peele karne hain" I had half a mind to drop the tray and run off pretending to be shy like some 70s ka heroine but with my T-shirt and shorts, I wasnt really dressed as the demure girl. "Lekin Shanu toh abhi choti hai..aapka beta toh kafi bada hai...uski shaadi nahi karoge kya?"

My mom nearly chocked on her dosa "Nahi nahi, Sid toh Shanu se ek saal chota hai"

Sid burst out into loud sobs while I did a little jig. I have alwayz had people tell me I dont look my age but trust me, nothing beats the feeling that you get when you are called younger than your younger sibling. I now know, how my mom must have felt when my doctor jokingly told me that I look like my mom's older sister (I hope he was joking though).

While I danced to Sid's tuneful sobs and the aunty log clapped, a sinister plan was taking shape in Sid's brain (he can multitask quite well).

"See, this is the way I want it. Dont you remember how it looked when I came home that day?? Try again."

That evening, he decided to get himself a brand new look. He came back home with his hair cut into spikes. The thing with a great haircut is, that it can do wonders to your face. Take away years, make your eyes look bigger, your nose smaller..it can unveil a whole new you. And that is what the haircut did to him. It made him look younger. While the haircut brought with it loads of compliments for Sid, it also brought truckloads of problems for me. For you see, he cant spike his hair himself.



"C'mon ya Sid, this is looking perfect. I need to get ready too. I cant go out looking like this." I complained

Puppy dog eyes and I am back to the styling gel.

5 attempts later, his hair is finally styled the way he wants it and I am able to run a comb through my unstyled hair.

I have spent the whole of last week, spiking his hair. Me thinks, me could open a salon and spike hair for a fee.


While this week gave Sid a whole new look, it also gave me an insight into my own hidden talents. I have realised that I have a flair for hairstyling and dont really need any formal training. I have now decided to pursue hairstyling and have convinced my cousin to lend me her tresses for practising my skills. If all goes well, she will have a great hairstyle to flaunt by the end of this week. But ek se mera kya hoga? I need to keep practicing...So if you are looking for a free makeover, write to me and watch your life transform because mere dost..mere haathon main jadoo hai :)

56 comments:

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

Bhelcome back Shanuuuu, how was ur trip???


Mere baal katvane aati hoon jald...Bas bata de kahan saloon khol rahi hain?

blunt edges said...

mujhe bhi spike!!! mujhe bhi spike!!!

n are elder siblings so zaalim-hearted the world over? laughing at the chote-sibling's misery? :P

great 2 see u back :D

Arv said...

lol... sid would be mad at the aunty :)

glad you had fun... take care mate...

cheers..

Thousif Raza said...

gulp yeah invitation hai ya phir maut ka paigaham :P :P.... ha ha i had more fun writing the comment :)

but on a serious note i am glad you found your hidden talent shanu.... and getting called young is always a plus :)




take care and keep writing.......

moonlite:D said...

hiya, welcome back,,
hmm,,
i need a good hair style :)
i'm in BLR,, will your generosity take up my travel expenses too ;)

but, yeah, all the best if you are thinking seriously on this :)

NIM said...

lol... It's really funny to see ur younger sibling get irritated when someone says they look older than us isn't it? My sis n me get this all the time :D
Cool post :)

Bullshee said...

Ha ha ha ha!! Hilarious!!

For the sake of your poor brother's youthfulness, grow up!

Pavitra .... said...

Hahahha....Very hilarious post! Even I look younger than my brothers...Its good you know :)
I enjoy all the attention...

Jingle said...

funny and witty indeed.

Harini said...

me me me! I need a brand new hair style!!

Great to hv u back!

COMMUNI said...

mine too... :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

welcome back... baal ki khaal nikhalne mein aapse achcha kaun ho sakta hai madam...

kaate rahiye aur likhte rahiye...

And yes.. try going bald for a change

Shanu said...

@ G3

Thanku hai :) Trip bahut badiya raha.

Abhi toh saloonwa nahi kholat rahi..ghar par hi katenge...OK hai toh aa jaana ghar..tauhre gaav ke pass hi rahet rahi :P

Shanu said...

@ Bluntu

Hai re mere bhondu balamwa, tere baal toh already spiked hain..aur kitna spike karvaoge??

We arent zaalim hearted dude, read the post carefully..i have spent my whole trip looking like a dish rag only coz little bro wanted to flaunt spikes..Imagine the mahanta :P

Itz gr8 to be back :)

Shanu said...

@ Arv

Yup, he hates Mehta aunty but I love her ;)

Glad to see you here..keep dropping by :)

Shanu said...

@ TR

Trust me..main bahut ache baal katati hoon..ek baar try kar le...u wont regret it :)

Shanu said...

@ Moonlite

Thank you babe :)

Yup, i will sponsor ur travel expenses too...nethin for sum1 who is trusting me with thr tresses ;) Bol kab aa rahi hai??

Shanu said...

@ Nim

Yup, itz the best feeling in the whole world :)

Shanu said...

@ Bullshee

LOL..Naah...not growing up any time soon :P

Shanu said...

@ Pavitra

Yup, love the attention and the compliments :)

Shanu said...

@ Jingle

Thank you :)

Shanu said...

@ Harini

Aaja ghar...ill make u look like Katrina Kaif :)

Its gr8 to be back :)

Shanu said...

@ Communi

Get in line :P

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Shukriya for the kind words :P

Baldy tu sabko apne jaisa kyun banana chahta hai??

Meow said...

Heyyyyyy same here :P I love hair styling too.. i love everything related to salons, beauty etc etc.. and I love interior decoration too.......

Btw, come for my marriage and do hair styling for me :D :D okay???

Urvashi said...

i hv never tried mt hand at hair styling but i love getting my hair styled up.....some simple n bouncy look....

so wen shd i come..??? :) :P

Sid said...

Haha bechara sid... aunty logo ne kam bura bola tha ki tumne aake uske baare mein blog world ko bhi bata diya. Tch Tch Tch :P

As the Mind Meanders said...

Main bald nahin hoon... mera asli naam hairy hai... sorry Harry...

EmogeneJ said...

謝謝您的分享~感恩唷!!..................................................

buckingfastard said...

ppl have asked me many time..dont i regret having a sibling...and i laufed at dere face and said...u kidding...not at all...i dunt need to fight for da biggest piece of chicken ever!!!

now dese are moments i sooo need a sister...can somebody spike my hair to make me feel better??!!

Dhanya said...

Give us tips no :O *loves experimenting with her too*

Sangitha :) said...

ur post made me jealous.. even i look elder to my sis inspite of being youngest.. she gets this typical devilish smile on her face when ppl tell her she looks younger..
:(:(
Coming back to ur post.. i loved it.. Sibling fights are always fun na.. :D

Shas said...

Ha ha...your poor bro but lucky to have a hair stylist at home ;)

Divaa Divine said...

my first time here but an enjoyable one :)

Reema said...

oh these busybody aunties!!

Nikita Banerjee said...

These aunties can be fun! And yeah I get that talk: your sis looks older to you..." and enjoy it too!

Hairstyling is good as long as you are good with it. I let a friend of mine cut my hair long back...:( it was ruined.

Shanu said...

@ Meow

Okie dokie..if u are willing to take that risk on ur Big day..me will be there :)

Shanu said...

@ Urvashi

Come whenever you want..my scissors are waiting for u :P

Shanu said...

@ Sid

Just bcoz u have the same name, u are feeling sorry for him arent u??

Shanu said...

@ Hairy Mindey

Talk to me..u will be bald in no time..trust me :P

Shanu said...

@ BF

Awww u poor baby...come over to my salon..i will spike ur hair for free :)

Shanu said...

@ Dhanno

Next post: Tips on freelance hairstyling :)

Shanu said...

@ Sangitha

Yup, fights are the best part of having siblings :)

Shanu said...

@ Shas

Yup, hez one lucky dude :)

Shanu said...

@ Divaa Divine

Welcome to Fullon :)Keep dropping by :)

Shanu said...

@ Reema

:)

Shanu said...

@ Nikita

Hairstyling is fun..when it isnt ur hair u r experimenting with :P

iceprincess said...

me too..my hair is wild and uncivilized..wanna try?

劉claren0812ceb_brunette said...

Actions speak louder than words. ....................................................

黃k0822oryb_card said...

A crowd is not company. ....................................................

Thousif Raza said...

aap online baal kati hai kya? kab appointment loon? ;)

take care and keep writing..........

Riddhiculuos said...

Read this ages back. and commenting after centuries. :) Hellloooo shanu darling..

First of all where on earth were u.. u vanished.. almost the same time as bluntu did.. so i even had theories of u running away with him man.. kya toh matlab.. bt fir woh vapis jaldi aagaya..toh we thot may be koi aur hai zindagi mein tumhari... kanya kumari kanya kumari..

Love the post.. sweet.. :)

The young looking thing. i knw it pisses ppl off.. my elder sis looks like my age even after my niece's birth. i actually bribe my niece to call her 'mummy' in public.. like hell guys dnt get the hint otherwise.. lolz

and the spikes... me me me me pleaseeeee!!! I want them too, heheh with my straight hair i am so bloody fed up. cant do anything.. they are like scales..

please apna jadu dikha do na shanu.. januuuuuu :P eeeewww cheesey

Shanu said...

@ Ice ice baby

Style your beautiful curly tresses? It will be my pleasure sweety :)

Shanu said...

@ TR

Haan, main online baal katati hoon. No need of taking an appointment..I will style ur hair next time I catch u on FB... ;)

Shanu said...

@ Riddhi

Hello Sunshine :)

I was thoda sa busy re..and bluntu se toh meri baat hi nahi hui hai...usne toh mere blog par aana hi chod diya hai..me thinks he now has a new chamiya :(

U loved the post? Bas meri mehnat rang layi..mujhe aur kuch nahi chahiye :)

Aur spikes are for boys re..not for natkhat girls like you...tumhe toh mast layers and all main baat katne chahiye.

Of course, I will show u my jadoo mere shona (cheesier thn jaanu na ;))

Keep commenting..tere comments bina mera blogpost suna suna lagta hai :)

eye-in-sty-in said...

Nice... thats what younger siblings are for - experimenting! :D