Madhavan discusses marriage proposal (Silicon Castles chapter 16: Sreedevi Krishnan)

Published on 05 December, 2022
Madhavan discusses marriage proposal (Silicon Castles chapter 16: Sreedevi Krishnan)

Ranganathan did not want to wait till the weekend, to take a trip to Chengalpettu, to meet the great Astrologer Desikachari. So he took a day’s casual leave and went to consult Desikachari. Desikachari studied the horoscope in great detail and came to the conclusion, that both the horoscopes were perfectly matching with the unusual ten poruthams which meant that they were ideally suited to each other. But the only problem was, according to Madhavan's horoscope, that he should get married in the next couple of months. If not, the next auspicious time would only be after 3 years

When Ranganathan expressed his inability to conduct Madhavan's marriage at such a short notice, Desikachari said that at least he should get engaged to the girl now and marriage could be conducted later, after 3 years. Though this ultimatum dampened Ranganathan's enthusiasm considerably, he was very happy that the great astrologer's verdict was in his favour. So, he paid Rs 200 instead of Desikacahari's consulting fees, Rs 150 and took leave from him. 
Once he reached home, Ranganathan explained in great detail, Desikacari's opinion, to an anxious Vasumathy and her Amma. They too, were very much surprised at the turn of events, but preferred an early marriage, to a very long engagement. Then, to Ranganathan's great surprise, Vasumathy suggested that they could ring up Saroja and ask her to inform her brother, Raman about Madhavan's proposal. If Raman agreed for bride seeing, Madhavan could be contacted to go to LA, as they had very little  time at their disposal. 
That weekend, when Madhavan called, Ranganathan in a matter of fact tone, told him about Lakshmi's proposal. Later Vasumathy and her Amma talked about Lakshmi's beauty, brains, traditional upbringing and powerful matching horoscope with 10 Poruthams. 
 Though shocked by the suddenness of the marriage proposal, Madhavan was not unhappy about it. In fact, he was, to a great extent, relieved that he could get married to a beautiful doctor, whom his parents found for him. He knew it was impossible for him to fall in love with any girl, leave alone a beautiful Iyengar girl and get married. Though he was flattered by Amma's and Patty's voicing their worst fears, that he would be hooked by Vellakkaris, he knew in his heart of hearts, that, girls white or dark would never, ever, fall for a diffident, shy, hopelessly introverted boy like him. He firmly believed that he could never overcome his shyness towards the opposite sex, due to his Tamil medium education and Orthodox middle class upbringing. But now, everything was offered 
to him on a silver platter. A beautiful girl, that too a money- minting future Doctor, who could get him the coveted Green Card meaning a permanent footing in the Land of Opportunity. He could not believe his good fortune. 

It was Nari's talk on marriage that made him seriously think of settling down in life. So far, he was struggling to reach his goal of a good job. Now that he got the job, he needed someone to bring order to his chaotic life, someone to end the horrible loneliness, to share his joy and sorrow, in short, someone to bring sunshine into his life. No doubt, he was convinced of an arranged marriage and thought he should approach his Amma next time he went on leave. But nothing had prepared him for such an incredible windfall of fortune, that too, so soon. He gave a token protest- "Why Amma, so soon? I don't think I'm ready for marriage now”.. which, of course, was ignored, the way it was intended to. By the end of Madhavan's call to his family, he was mentally prepared for his bride seeing and waited for Raman's call from LA.. 

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Thuppan Namboothiri 2022-12-06 16:37:32
പ്രൊഫെസ്സർ ശ്രീദേവി കൃഷ്ണന്റെ നോവൽ സിലിക്കോൺ കാസിൽസ് വായിക്കാൻ ബഹു രസമാണ്. നോവലിന്റെ പേര് വെറുതെയൊന്നു ചികഞ്ഞു നോക്കിയാൽ മണലും ചില്ലും അടങ്ങിയ ഒരു പദാർത്ഥമാണ് സിലിക്കോൺ എന്ന് കാണാം. അതുകൊണ്ട് കൊട്ടാരം കെട്ടുമ്പോൾ അതിന്റെ ഉറപ്പു ആലോചിക്കാവുന്നതേയുള്ളു. സാധാരണ മനുഷ്യന്റെ വിചാരവികാരങ്ങൾ ഭംഗിയായി പകർത്തുന്നു എന്നതാണ് ശ്രീദേവിയുടെ വൈധഗ്ദ്ധം. മക്കളുടെ ഭാവി ജീവിതലക്ഷ്യമായി കഴിയുന്ന ഭാരതത്തിലെ മാതാപിതാക്കൾ ഇതിൽ നിറഞ്ഞുനിൽക്കുന്നു. ഭാവി മരുമകൾ ഡോക്ടർ എന്നുകേൾക്കുമ്പോൾ അവളെപ്പറ്റിയല്ല അവൾ സമ്പാദിക്കുന്ന പണമാണ് മാധവന്റെ അച്ഛന്റെ മനസ്സിൽ രൂപം കൊള്ളുന്നത്. മാധവനും പ്രതിശ്രുത വധുവിനെ കാണാൻ കിനാവ് കാണുന്നു. മനുഷ്യമനസ്സുകളുടെ സഞ്ചാരം, അവർ അതിനായി നിർമ്മിക്കുന്ന റോഡുകൾ, അതിന്റെ വേഗത എല്ലാം വളരേ ലളിതമായി പ്രതിപാദിക്കുന്നു പ്രൊഫെസ്സർ.
American Mollakka 2022-12-06 19:36:43
അസ്സലാമു അലൈക്കും പ്രൊഫസ്സർ ശ്രീദേവി സാഹിബാ ഞമ്മക്ക് ഈ സായിപ്പിന്റെ ഭാഷ വലിയ പുടിയില്ല ഞമ്മന്റെ മൂത്ത ബീവി കോളേജിൽ ബാധ്യാരാണ് . ഓള് ബായിച്ച് ഞമ്മളോട് പറയാറുണ്ട്. നോവൽ കൊയപ്പമില്ല കേട്ടാ ആ മാധവൻ വെള്ളക്കാരി പെണ്ണുങ്ങളെ ഒന്നും നിക്കാഹ് കയിക്കാതെ അസ്സൽ പട്ടത്തിയെ തന്നെ ബീവിയാക്കണം. ഇങ്ങള് അതിനു ഉത്സാഹിക്കു പ്രൊഫെസ്സർ സാഹിബ.
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