The Third Wheel.

That photograph shows my brother Arvind’s two daughters, two sons in law, son and daughter in law besides his six grand children. They are all at Chennai now to attend a family wedding and this is a fantastic photograph of the family.

Arvind showcased this on his facebook page and promptly was asked by my sister Padmini as to where he and his wife Shanta were. I just could not resist the temptation and commented there that Arvind and Shanta should do what Preeti Natarajan did.
Just five minutes ago, I get an email from my son and heir Ranjan : “Means we can take you along on our anniversary trip? ”


Come August, it will be Ranjan’s and Manjiree’s first wedding anniversary and they are planning on a holiday, destination yet to be finalised. Instead of leaving me alone to land myself into all kinds of trouble they have been trying to persuade me to accompany them and I have been resisting them as I do not want to be a kabab mein haddi. In Hindustani that means ‘a piece of bone in the kebab.’

But to go as their official photographer is a different ball game altogether!

Would you do it if you were me?

10 thoughts on “The Third Wheel.”

    1. Just this morning Manjiree was threatening to send me off to Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai so that she can enjoy unrestricted powers at home. I will come once AR’s surgery date is fixed.

  1. maybe they could book you a holiday somewhere else…not family but something a little different 🙂

    1. I am sure that Manjiree will be delighted if I agree to go off somewhere else rather than be their photographer. Manjiree are you reading this? Take Cathy’s advise and let me go.

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