humour, Poetry


Have you ever heard the tale of Aunty ji?
The one who loves hovering over people’s lives like a busy bee,
to extract juicy tales from each young flower –
she knows no rest – at your back, at all hours!
She’s the annoyingly boisterous social butterfly,
laden with jewelry on kitty-party nights.
She wants to know what you always do,
(so she can later gossip about what’s wrong with you).
Your exam results are all she cares about,
(only so she can compare them with her offspring’s – have no doubt!)
The clothes you wear are the object of her ardent affection –
Oh how adorable!” in your face – but denounced behind (and of course, with expressions).
She’s incorrigibly loud and will shout out to you in busy streets –
anywhere you go, aunty ji you will definitely meet!
She’s well known in almost every beauty parlour;
she bathes in perfumes, (who needs a shower?)
Any event, any incident, she can blow up and fabricate;
she has this talent : out of thin air, a whirlwind of stories to create.

Who thrives best in drama and always survives in controversy?
The award goes to, none other than – drumrollAUNTY JI!

ยฉ Isha Garg
Doodle by Isha Garg

87 thoughts on “AUNTY JI”

    1. That entire comment has made me so happy, Himani. I think it’s very relatable too. We all deal with the gossips, put-downers, etc. Especially during our worst times when they hover around to make the best of it.

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  1. The power of Auntism is not to be underestimated, it can do more than just gossip, comment and judge can make Ishaisms digress from the messages it wants to convey and take an entertaining form. The wise say this unique species goes well with a pinch….of salt and humor.

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    1. The wise are certainly wise for a reason. Applause, for the imparted wisdom and the coined name of the species, and gratitude for the sweet, fun words! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜› An ESP take on Ishaisms is always meticulously crafted, well penned and fun to read!

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜› I’ll hide behind all you wonderful people who agreed and commented ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
        Tbh, I don’t think any aunty will accept that she’s an auntyji.

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  2. Aunty Ji โ€“ the most irritating social butterfly.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I am so much surrounded by these kind of ladies, many faces came in my mind while reading this.๐Ÿ˜‚
    Wonderfully done Isha.!

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    1. Who isn’t surrounded, Sameera? Hahah. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I have edited the comment as asked and did see yours in spam. Had some issues with the blog and comments. Glad you enjoyed aunty ji!

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      1. They will sooner or later. We the beautiful young girls are with you.๐Ÿ˜‚ Naari Shakti you see. You need to prepare speech for that. Start now ๐Ÿ˜›

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  3. Oh well done I say! Somehow reading this makes me cherish the fact that I only have one full blood Aunty! My applause if for you and for myself therefore…
    I apologize that I am entertained at the expense of others, for I was chuckling at your rhymes about a busy body who is probably not the most popular member of any extended family. Then I felt myself feeling sorry for her …. so typical of the empath!
    I think Aunty Ji might well be excellent fodder for a comical book ….

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    1. Ah but don’t worry Diana, this was inspired by the ‘qualities’ of many auntijis (not necessarily female) I’ve dealt with over the course of my life. If one Aunty embodied all the characteristics mentioned here, she certainly would be a formidable thing to behold!
      Also it is a coincidence that you mention empathy here because that was what drove me to put something humourous on WP. As you know, being an empath myself, I’ve been too drained out by sad souls and their troubles lately… I had to actually fish something funny from the diary archives to put up here (in place of one on being an empath if you can believe it lol) , for the sake of a few laughs Hugs to you though. And as you say, bless your cotton socks heheh ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

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  4. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ This is really nice and entertaining..I’m sure everyone who reads this can picture an aunty ji from their own lives ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. The doodles are awesome, and what beautifies is the way you projected Aunty Ji as a secret agent who possesses an amazing talent of gathering information or creating one to obtain the same! Keep up the good work

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  6. Oh that damn aunty ji with her, ‘Beta, beta’ and a zillion questions, but judging you through her mascara laden eyes, manicured hands!

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      1. Wow! How interesting. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I see literary titles in my dreams and then write on them after I wake. So I understand the power of dreams.


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