Sunday, October 6, 2013

Will It Ever Stop?


There’s just no stopping,
To my wife’s shopping,

Week after week, mall after mall,
Store after store, stall after stall,

Existing, fresh, or in sale,
You can’t stop this female,

DT, Ambience, TGIP… or Select City Walk,
Be it a market, a nagar… or simply a chowk,

Vero Moda, Only, Kazo, Marks & Spencer,
Bhagwaan ke liye, please ab toh bas kar!!!

“When will this stop”, I ask my room’s wall,
Suddenly I hear, “Honey, let’s go to the mall”

We enter the store, and she smells the outlet,
She picks a top and matches it with a bracelet,

“Kaisa lag raha hai, batao?” she will look at me,
While I try hard to figure…what I need to see,

“Ok-Ok”, I say this useless thing,
She removes the bracelet and tries a ring,

And then a pendant, and then an earring,
And then a blah blah, and then something,


One fine day, when I thought it was enough,
I mustered the courage to do something tough,

I said, “No need to shop like this, you crazy woman”
“Don’t behave like a maniac, behave like a human”

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about money,”
“But it’s the time to stop all this… honey,”

She shouted “OK”, and then came near,
And said, “You don’t get to drink any beer,”

“And forget about playing cricket, that’s all history,”
“Why can’t you play, tell your friends… it’s mystery,”

“You’ll come home from office, sharp at four”
“Not a minute less and not even a minute more”

 “No more chicken-mutton, no more prawn-fish”
“Pure vegetarian food--that should be your only wish”

“Forget all your friends, they’re all bad company”
“Spend all your time at home, with family and me”


I exit the room with my phone, pretending there’s a call,
I come back in a minute, and say, “Honey, let’s go to the mall”.


 While driving, I feel bad. I was so wrong in asking her to stop! So, I say:

“Darling, these little arguments add to our life... the color,”
“Don’t you think without them it’s going to be so much duller?”

…and she’s happy! And I’m happy.

While I continue driving, thinking how I've made the amends,
And how close I’d come to losing my cricket, beer, and friends.


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 42; the forty-second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. 

The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their respective posts can be checked here. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-TonThe theme for the month was "COLOR"

Got 3 votes for this post. The winner got 8 :)


  1. Men are are very intelligent!! When they find the situation becoming tricky, you make amends so sweetly.

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  3. Have you considered adding beer, chicken, cricket gear and gifts for your friends to your wife's shopping list? :)

  4. Superfantabulous Khitz :-) U r d voice of today's husBAND......Aam Husband Party!! Keep it up!

  5. You get your beer, cricket and friends and she gets her shopping. Fair enough!

  6. Beer, cricket and Friends for shopping. Good rhyming poetry :) Keep writing for BAT!

    Someone is Special

  7. Ab Agar bhul k bhi tumne kabhi jagaya apne andar ka MARD,..
    Or kuch nhi milega,..milega to sirf dard Dard or DARD....
    N the poem is stupendo-fantabulously-fantastical...keep it up :-)

  8. still rolling over laughing!!! that was a very clever piece!!!

  9. Ah... the sacrifices the Dusht makes :D :D LOLZ!

  10. Hilarious! Loved the way you incorporated the theme of color into the poem.
    Good luck for BAT :D

  11. Great work....Thanks to the inspiration :)

  12. जुबानी जंग में औरतो से जितना मुश्किल हैं
    मजा आ गया आपकी कविता पढ़ के

  13. It's hard to leave what you enjoy...!
    You wrote it casually yet very nicely :-)

    All the best!

  14. Ah. What a write. The rhyme was good and I was enjoying it. It ended leaving me wishing for more.
    Wish you luck and happiness. Keep writing.
    Have a go at other BAT entries and revel. :)


  15. Haha....this is a message for all the bachelors out afraid..

    very...very...AFRAID... :P

    really funny post...coz i could relate ;)


  16. @ Usha - But why does it have to become tricky, really? :)

    @ Sunjoo - I have no clue how to interpret your comment, buddy. I dont buy gifts for my friends.

    @ Factfiction - Yeh, the laughter says it all.

    @ Pooja - Ya ya, kaho kaho :)

    @ Shilpa - yes madame, correct!

    @ SIS - Thanks so much.

    @ Manoj - Haha, good lines. And sachchi line. Thanks.

    @ the little princess - Thanks very much. And keep smiling/launghing.

    @ LEO - Ah! The winner :) Thanks for your vote, buddy. These sacrifices are now part of life :)

    @ Kirti - Thanks so much. I thought the theme did not much go into what I wrote.. and in fact I thought it was a bit forcible.

    @ Arun Bhaiya - thanks bro bhaiya.

    @ Shashi - Arrey sirjee! I loved your poem. Silver medal for you, not bad :) And your comment is soo true. Will look forward to your next post.

    @ Simran - Thanks Simran. It's hard for even the wife. :)

    @ Animesh - Thanks for the kind words. I did go to other entries... last minute hurries :)

    @ Rythm - thanks much.

    @ CRD - OH YEA Man! And I can relate to your comment :) Thanks.

  17. Heheheheh :D I'm still not able to imagine how the Dusht would have looked when his wife told him to sacrifice :D
    well, Mall se maal leke leke thak gaye ho kya, bhai saheb :D
    Ladki ho to aisee, aapki patni jaisee :D
    good one :)

  18. @ Sreeja - Dusht keeps having a bad 'daya karo mujhpe' look every now and then. Thak toh bahut gaya :)

    Thanks so much. Glad you liked.

  19. Wow ....Dusht... Biwi ho to aisi!! No I was asking have u seen that movie starring Rakha and Farouqh Sheikh.. That 's all :D

  20. Kshitij, I finally found your blog and as I expected I would find something I would love reading.. your words rhymed and made me chuckle!
    I will make my husband read this as well :)

    Happy New Year!

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