Ogle & Careful
II:What exactly did he say Ma?"
Amma: Umm... Appa paakara talk softly (appa is watching)
II:Fineee Sollu Ma (irritable) (tell me)
Amma:Appa said "do u think she can stay home until the baby is born. August 24th solra doctors, so maybe until the baby turns 6 months"
Amma:He said... no Mama we have to talk that through (Iyer son in laws address their FILs as Mama),
Amma: He is over committed, the car he bought for himself though used, is still on instalment, the house payment,
Thatha Paati's Chennai house, house tax, repair they are fearful they wont let Bala rent it out, Ambala Anna doesnt pay a dime for their support, when ever Thatha Paati go there, they care for them, which is once a year for two weeks"
II:Paavam ma Thatha Paati
Amma:Naa ennadi sonnen (what did i say?)
II:No... its like they are causing all this
Amma: He makes finite amount, Vandu makes finite amount, Thatha Paati cant watch the baby,
Thatha cant hear, Paati cant watch the kid because she cant walk around much... after Maternity she has to go back, day care...
II:Amma how about you hire a nanny and have her watch the baby at D II, ask Selvi...
Amma:Enna velaydereya (are u kidding?) Athimber wont agree
II: We are not helping them directly no? We will pay the Rs. 10,000 a month
Amma:Day time nurse is usually male since there is no one at home, the baby needs to be watched by a
woman, Selvi has 4 kids all in school, she travels from Trans Yamuna, she has to be home by 4, any new girl with a baby? Bala wont agree kanna
II:what are the Docs saying?
Amma: Sam's Doc's friend the Chief Doc says she can go home by Sunday... idu vera (hospital expenses)
II:Amma Bank la kuduppa ille? (they have medical plans at the Bank no?)
Amma:they have for nursing home... but Max is out of anyone's reach kanna... a Max baby is Rs.4 lakhs or something Bala Mami's neighbor, Rohini Mami, her grandson was born here, LOT OF MONEY
Bala's Mom limped her way to the Iyer women "Ponnu enna solra?" (what is the girl saying)
"Mami yen srama padra solra (why is Paati here, she shud rest at home)" Amma smiled removing her purse from a chair
"Aathla okandu irupen inge okandu iruken (I sit at home I sit here) kindly
"They are saying Sunday" (in Tamil) II said amused
"She is going to give me my grand daughter why cant I wait?" Paati chuckled
"Baala Paavam" Amma said
"Kozhanda late" MIL said wearily (Baby is late, after 35 yrs) "These days who has time? she wanted but God's will" Bala's Mom choked up
II:Paati coffee kudipela? (will u have?)
Paati nodded... smiling... "Onnoda raja kutti enna solran (What is your prince saying?)
"Sanda podran" II said smiling (he fights)
"Pollaadu, pollaadu, avan vaaye tarkaardu ille, avan sanda podrana? (naughty girl he doesnt talk how can he fight?) Paati argued
"ennoda podran" (with me he does) II smiled
"Edavadu vasiyam pannidu" (do some black magic) WILY PAATI
"Seri, solli tarela?" II (will u teach me?)
"O!!! NERAYA!" (LOTS)
Amma hit her "ISHITA... SHHH" "Paavam di avan" (poor chap)
"Mami he was here the whole time yesterday" Amma informed paati
"Teriyume... paathene... avalaye paathindu irundaan" (he was looking at her only)
II smiled shyly... speechless... walking away to get coffee for all, Appa and Amma ate
"Paati said u were looking at me" she texted him
"When would that be?" he texted back
"Why? do u look at me many times?" "No I never do" he sent a wink "RAKSHASAN " she sent in a giant font
Ranjan shut his door, requested Mrs Sagar to get him some coffee from the Perk.
R&B's room was locked, wonder where he was...
He dialed Harish... "Kidhar jo beta"
"Bhaisaab aur kahan karam kar raha hoon (duty)" bad joke
"Chalo changa, aa jao phir thodi der
"Jee" "Samar ki koi khabar?" Ranjan prodded
"Woh Jha aur Chabey ke beech confuse hai jara" (incorrect English)
"Hmm... shaam ko laut raha hai na?"
"Bhaisaab subah kaha na maine... advance ki baat?" Harish sounded impatient
"Chalo aa jao, khana khaogey?"
"Jee kha lenge, tangri shangri mangwa leejiye" (Excuse me? your son is in danger!! alert!!!)
"Chalo vadiya" Ranjan hung up
Mrs Sagar peeked "Ishita is here"
"Arey SEND her in... oh no... u stopped her?" Ranjan got up immediately
His daughter in law walked in "aa ja puttar khaana kha lo" "Mrs sagar" he paged
"No no... umm... no Dad... Mr Bhalla"
"Arey... u are family now" Ranjan smiled
"No I am here as a KMPG employee sir" she said
"Oh! sorry, baithen aap... how can I help you?"
"U cancelled my Noon meeting with you... I came in to say we would like to deploy in the Ghaziabad, Dilshad Garden workshops"
"Oye shabash" "kab?"
"Jab aap mmujhe waha ke GM se introduce karwa den" she nodded politely
"I will write an email soon after lunch putt... sorry Ms Iyer"
She smiled biting her lower lip
"How is the showroom? are there many fall outs?" he asked seriously opening a daily report
"Not in real time sir but a couple in batch transactions" she admitted woefully
"Hmm... mujhe report bhej deejiye its a busy showroom, lots of affluent buyers we dont want crashing SW u know"
We hope to begin deployment on May 1st, Ashwini will send training schedules for the accountants there"
He nodded... he admired her professionalism and smarts
"Umm... Dad... is Samar OK?" she asked
His face visibly relaxed at being addressed that way "Jee jee, puttar jee... aap kyon chinta karte ho" "U are my child"
She nodded shyly
"Aap to us shaitan ko qaboo mein rakho" he ordered
"Jhaar mein se remote nikal kar maine oopar bhej diya" he winked
"Oh? Oh!!! Umm... I am sorry... I mean" she mumbled
"Agli baar ridge (the green belt near Chanakya puri) mein phenkna hafta dhoondne do usko" Ranjan chuckled
"Will do" she nodded
"thank you sir"
He smiled leaning back
She bumped into Chachu... "Dekhkar beta" he scolded "sorry" she said ashamed "Aage se dekhkar" he said sternly seeing his brother's face his stern expression quickly changed