Sunday, October 3, 2010

My experiments with Make Up :)

How long does it take for some childhood trauma to wear off? Can you just brush aside the mortifyingly embarassing incidents into some dark corner of your brain and never look at them again? Apparantly not! And these tiny incidents emerge everyday, making living a normal life close to impossible.

This is one such incident which kinda explains why Shanu can never dress up like a girl and why the very thought of make up makes her break into hysterical sobs!!

Chotu Shanu pushed open the door to her newly married chachi's room. Naayi chachi was the cynosure of all eyes, with her kohl laden eyes, mehndi adorned hands, spreading a dreamy Ponds talcum talc fragnance wherever she went. Shanu's annual village trip this time was filled with visits from the village elders lining up to shower blessings and praises on the nayi chachi. Nachi, as Shanu fondly called her Nayi chachi, was beauty personified. Shanu too wanted to look pretty, so that her bhaiyya's friend Govind (who was her first crush) would stop calling her undir (rat).

Nachi's room was like any other bride's room, filled with powders and lipsticks and creams and concoctions meant to make her look pretty. Shanu, who had never even seen a lipstick before, was blinded by the sheer choice she suddenly seemed to have. She picked up every cream she could find, rubbed it on her face and followed it with a generous helping of talcum powder and lipstick.

Feeling extremely pretty and pleased with herself, she bounced off to play with bhaiyya, Govind and his other friends. On her way to the playground, she was greeted with a lot of admiring glances, some subtle smiles and some loud laughs but she attributed them all to her new found beauty. Walking towards the ground, she saw Govind leaning agaisnt the wall lost in conversation with her bhaiyya and his friends. As she approached closer, Govind looked at her. He stared for what seemed like an eternity and then burst out laughing. Bhaiyya didnt stare, he just picked her up and dropped her off in front of mom.

Shanu has no clue how hilarious she looked that day but she is pretty sure she looked a lot like this.




She was banned from using cosmetics till she turned 18. College didnt see her using anything apart from sunscreen either. And now that her mom is convinced that her daughter needs a heavy does of makeup to look anything close to presentable, Shanu cant bring herself to use any cosmetics at all.


P.S: I saw this movie when I was in school and cried my heart out during this scene. Could it be because it was so close to real life?? This scene still gives me goosebumps.








P.P.S: I have alwayz believed that God gave us all our qualities in little pots before we were born..This is how my share of blog writing skills look like...

My pot has developed a crack somewhere and now all my talent is leaking away..the pot is almost empty. That could be the reason for such dimwitted posts. My follower count decreased from 115 to 110 after my last post and has increased from 110 to 123 since I stopped blogging...which again indicates that my posts are detrimental to my follower count :P

P.P.P.S: Both pics are a result of my experiments with MS Paint....nice na? :)

14 comments:

Kanishk said...

arre kajol ko bhi baad uska shahrukh mila tha na (tho she was stupid and shud have gone with salman)... vaise he one day all will be well with shanu as well ;)

blunt edges said...

How cute was that! :)

And I didn't see the movie clip you put up for the simple reason that I can't stand that movie! :|

Ditto on the blog writing skills! (Love the pic) :D

PS: I like Chotu Shanu. Feel like trying my hand at a Li'l Blunt story. Something to think about :)

Anita :) said...

Hmm I was also so keen to use make up and look pretty but was banned from using them....However the trend continues..and I still dont use it. :)
(I hope lip balm, johnsons baby powder and a harmless eyeliner doesnt count as make up ;-))

suruchi said...

awww..so cute...
drifted here from blunts ke witty statuses n thought here's a smart girl to be checked out...
n surely not disappointed...
a brilliant narration gurl...
n nevermind the pots...
what looks half empty is also half full...
n what seems to be trickling out of one frame is also seeping into another...
so welcome the change...
we all go through it...

offo enough of my gyan on my very first comment here:/

arshat.chaudhary said...

AAwwww.. that was so damn cute...

I realized Kajol's acting powress after this scene.. I feel KKHH is for little girls and gujju boys, but that scene, made me respect KJo a little.

Reema said...

Nice analogy with the pot :)

oof ya! said...

oye, what is up with the subtitles in your video?

Thousif Raza said...

swt cute mast.,..and awwwwwwww ;)

you are pretty... i dont know how i can say that without seeing you.... but when you write this wt and cute... you are bound to be cute'r ;)

bluntu bhai no hard feeling here :P


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

Shanu said...

@KA: Shanu needs Abhay Deol not SRK!

@Bluntu : :)

@Anu: Nopes, they dont :P

@Suruchi: Welcome to Fullon..FB loves gyaani type comments :)

@Arshat: Thanks :)

@Reema: Thank you

@Oof ya: Cldnt find ne witout the subtitles

@TR: Cutie pie hai re tu :)

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

LOL the post was hilarious!! I know a few people who wear a lot of talcum powder thinking they'll look fairer, so it was alright for chotu shanu to think shell turn pretty :)
and i've been blog hopping all afternoon and didn't like any blogs at all but I loved your's! You're a brilliant writer and I shall be your 124th follower (though i dont do blog following)
and great work with the ms word pics!

COMMUNI said...

I'm sorry for a late comment...but I'm trying to catch up with your posts. Hilarious post dear.

And then must ask this....is this some kind of abnormal trait of bloggers that they don't like to dress up or do the make up...or have clumsy hands or feet.

Maryam.. said...

LOL.
Funny story and extremely cute :D
Love it!

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Rain Girl said...

Very, very cute. And its so heart-touching - the way you describing this - :( I dunno I want to give a huge, warm hug to Chotu shanu

hugs. keep writing. :)