Me and my roomy, Aman stay with an Indian family. It is quite heartening and actually comforting to stay with them. Far away from home, it is nice to be close to somebody Indian who have is a local in Amsterdam. Although we have separate kitchens, food supply is in both direction. Mainly from their direction than us. You see, we are of the experimenting type. We have the distinction of making simple rice in more than 5 different ways.
The family is of 4 consisting of the husband and wife in early 40s. The children consist of a 19 years old son who is studying medicine and daughter who is still 9 years old. The husband is from Punjab and wife is from north and speaks Hindi but they both have stayed in Delhi. So in a single home, we have people speaking English, Punjabi, Hindi, Dutch and Marathi.
This weekend the family invited us to dinner out. Normally we like to cook at home since Indian food in Indian restaurants in Amsterdam is cooked to suit Dutch taste which means non-spicy. And we all like spicy food. No one was in a mood to cook that day and so we all crowded in the car and off we were to the nearest Indian restaurant.
As we all like to talk and eat, the discussion hovered over various topics finally settling down to the favorite topic of the family, the sun sign. Aman is an Aries and so is Vijay’s wife. I don’t know much about sun signs but I have come to know surely about Aries. They keep telling us, the non-Aries mere mortals, how they want perfection and how they don’t tolerate indiscipline and stuff. I know they keep bragging how Aries are better than the rest of the other mortal. I have to admit many characteristics of Aman and Vijay’s wife matched with each other. I think it’s the case of same signs think alike.
Let me tell you about Aries sun sign as I see them. Aries are very systematic people. They like to know what will be store for them. They like to be prepared in advance about everything. They give importance to the smallest thing that could go right or go wrong. They can judge people from their behavior and can predict how they will behave in certain situation. They judge people in the black and white category. There is no grey for them. If you do something wrong then you are wrong. There is no other explanation required about the circumstances. They are not ready to bend for anyone. Even for people close to them. They have their principles and dedicatedly follow them.
I am a Taurus or tauraean (is that a word?). I don’t know my characteristics and I don’t care. Vijay’s wife has some knowledge about reading the palm. She can give an insight into the future. Some days back she called me and Aman to read our palm. While Aman was as curious as a cat, I politely declined.
What’s the fun in living tomorrow when you already know what’s going to happen tomorrow? Aman is supposed to have three children even though Aman is determined to keep the count at one. He has been told that the he will have an affair with a girl but will not get married to her. He will get married to the next girl he meets.
So Aman is searching for the girl he can break up with and as for me, I am a Taurus, a bull and happily munching my grass.