Posting aa gayi ?

Whenever a fauji is reaching the end of his tenure in a particular place, everyone has only one question for him and his family at all gatherings- ” Posting aa gayi? ” It’s not too different from that dreaded query- ” Beta shaadi kab karoge?” Or worse, ” When are you giving us the GOOD NEWS ?” , from a newly married couple. ( Really, we can beat anyone hollow if there ever was a competition for asking personal questions. Us nosey / pokey Indians! 🙂 )

You might be making a desperate dash from the dressing room to the swimming pool ; because you just discovered that your swimming costume is not being able to contain the various body parts which are spilling out. Just then, you are waylaid by a curious & well meaning samaritan – ” Hi. Posting aa gayi? ” Grrrrrrrr. Please just let me dive into the pool before I completely spill out of my swimsuit that has become 3 sizes too small for me.

You go for/to :

An evening walk- “Posting aa gayi?”
Mess/Official party – ” Posting aa gayi? ”
Private gathering – ” Posting aa gayi? ”
Club- ” Posting aa gayi? ”

Finally, the signal / intimation for the posting arrives. Yippppeeee. You have an answer now! Just like the eligible male/female who can now stop hiding and announce ” Yes! Mujhe ladka/ladki pasand hai. I will soon deliver the GOOD NEWS too! Would you prefer a boy or a girl ? ”


© Jun 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani

Author: Sapna Dhyani

I am Sapna Dhyani. I write about everything that crosses my mind. I write about life as I see it and like to infuse humour into my blogs. I belong to Dehradun but now live in a new city after every two years, being an army wife. This uprooting of base every couple of years, setting up a new home in a new place, meeting new people and forging new friendships, exploring new cities; all this ensures that I go through and am blessed with a myriad of experiences.

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