Just Married, Please Excuse is the story is of young Yashodhara, a hot-tempered Delhi girl and Vijay, a simple guy who belongs to a rather old fashioned Jaipur based family. After a brief courtship, they decide to get married and face all those untold, behind the scene situations that almost every newly married couple encounter.
The author hilariously narrates the tales of this young couple who have to deal with each other’s absurd temperaments while trying to please their in-laws and settling into their new life. From wedding ceremonies to a cooking fiasco, from moving to a city to wearing a saree, the author takes us through the couple’s predicaments with innate humor and refreshing frankness. All through the book, we see Yashodhara’s obscure temper tantrums and Vijay’s unfortunate yet hilarious foot-in-mouth situations. The book has some more interesting characters like Vinod and Zarreena, their domestic help, and Vivi, one of their friends.
Just as the couple begins to settle into their new life, life throws another curve ball at them, forcing them to start right from scratch. Unexpected pregnancy throws their life awry, forcing them to come to terms with this serendipity. The arrival of Anoushka (fondly called peanut), their little daughter, brings up a whole new set of differences. The couple soon realize that they have contrasting opinions on bringing up their daughter, making this a story of self-discovery and adjustments.
Just Married, Please Excuse doesn’t have any uncomfortable situations and is ideal for the Indian market. The author’s refreshing and honest take on relationships and parenting will have you in splits. The concept of new-age parenting is tactfully explored in this book.
About Yashodhara Lal
Yashodhara Lal is a marketing professional and an avid blogger.
Her new book, titled Sorting Out Sid is set to be out on December 2013.
An IIM-B graduate, Yashodhara Lal is a resident of Delhi, a mother of three children, and has been married since the last ten years. She lives in Gurgaon with her family.