We are in the Navratri season. To some it’s a time for fast, prayer and devotion. To others it’s a time to dress up and do the garba every night. Either way, one thing that happens during Navratri is that people become extra sweet. Their tongues turn into gulab jamuns and they usually end up saying things they don’t actually mean. We’ve decided to decode some of the typical things you hear from people during Navratri and ask #WhySoSweet? Take your cursor to the centre of each image and then drag right to see “what people say” and drag left to know “what they really mean”. Try it. Promises to be a whole lot of fun!
1. The Extra Traditional Grandmother
She wants you to follow every detail of every ritual. Worshipping the plant, eating food of the prescribed atta and getting up early morning to do Puja.
2. The Constantly Worried Mom
She’s obsessed with getting the Vrat food organised and constantly worries when you stay out of the house late during Navratri.
3. The Savvy Daughter-in-law
For her, the Navratri fast is less about tradition and more about losing weight!
4. The Dad
He can’t come to terms with the huge shopping expense during Navratri.
5. The College-Going Daughter
You can usually find her at her prettiest, sweetest self while playing Garba with a guy she just met.
6. The Super Groomed Flirt
He thinks he will suddenly start getting noticed by women, just because it’s Navratri!
7. The “I am on a Vrat” Office Uncle
He never misses an occasion to tell his friends and colleagues that he is on a Navratri diet.
If you enjoyed our chatpata take on people who are extra sweet, you will love the #whysosweetcards that the folks at Kurkure have created for this festive season. Go on to www.whysosweet.co.in and check them out. You can even create your own Navratri cards and share them with your friends!