I told you the story of NaNoWriMo 2013 didn’t I ? And how the nine of us got together to create Hungwrimos. If you didn’t get it, click here : https://thoughtspop.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/hungwrimos/. Today I would like to tell you more about us.
This is Jai. She is like a big sister or … you can say she is our Fairy Godmother. She is the caretaker and caregiver of the group. She is an inspiration to all of us. She is a wonderful writer and an excellent cook. Her most important thing in life is her little son Shubhya (Bubloo) who is the meaning to her life. She loves us unconditionally, if I may say so, the eight of us are one eye while Shubhya is her other eye. She and Vi keep coming up with such brilliant ideas like the Hungwrimos, the Litleague and the Yseeker. We don’t know what else is cooking up in those heads now. That’s my darling Jai.
This is Preets. She is a bubbly charming girl who is popularly known as Lolly Dolly because all that she does is giggle or rather LOLs. Her brother Vi told us that her pet name at home was Dolly, so Lolly Dolly fit her like a glove. Preets is a wonderful cook and her poems are as beautiful as she is. She is an ideal sister any brother could want (Vi might kick me for this but that’s the truth).
This is Raji. She is the baby of the group who needs that extra TLC. Well after a hounding from us she’s learnt to be a little more sensible, else this girl literally needs to be force fed. She is crazy about Nutella and is ready to even arm wrestle you for that, forgetting how fragile she is. And Vi (or Vistud as she calls him) loves to pull her leg too. Arjun calls her beasty, and I totally disagree with him. Did I mention she is our little baby? She is the most spoilt of the lot – thanks to us.
This is Arjun, Raji’s arch rival albeit her best friend too. The two of them are like cats and dogs, they quarrel , they argue, they raise all the dust and once the dust is settled you’ll find the two of them sitting and discussing mundane stuff like nothing ever happened. He is Raji’s punching bag. He is popularly known as Groggy amongst us because he is either sleeping or hungover most of the times. He and Vi are dudes. Groggy is a sweetheart who goes crazy when he sees a thattukada with an attached kallukada. What does that mean? Ask him he’ll explain it so beautifully that you will be craving for food and toddy at the same time. Oh and never never listen to his singing if you want your ear drums to be intact. I just hope he doesn’t scare his goo goo doll Ektara with his singing.
NJ, the most generous person in the gang. She loves to cook or bake and she gives it away to us – just like that. She is the most selfless person we’ve come across. But we are also scared of her. She is like a matron to us. While Jai is someone who’d cry for us when we are not ok, NJ would give you a piece of her mind. Jai spoils us while NJ disciplines us. NJ is loads of fun to be around with. I think she was the one who named me Trippy. That’s another story I’ll save for later. NJ makes these really awesome cakes and muffins that are to die for.
Nimi – the life of the group. When Nimi’s around you are only laughing your heart out. She’ll ensure you have cracked ribs from laughing too much. But mess with her, and you will have cracked ribs again. She loves visiting Hairy Potters in Lungiland or travelling in trucks or drinking away – a little hippy blood she’s got in her. She is a busy bee but when she makes an entry, we are all rolling on the floor laughing. That’s our happy-go-lucky Nimi.
Do you remember that scene from Shri Krishna where Yashodha asks Krishna to open his mouth and she sees the entire universe inside his mouth? Well Utti is like that. Utti opens his mouth and he transports you to another universe altogether. And his writings? They are a class apart. He is fondly called as Baby Dumbledore because he lives in a world of his own making. He is the youngest in our group so we also refer to him as Bachha. He is intelligence personified. He can be stubborn at times, but otherwise he is a darling little boy. He too is Vi’s dude. That’s my Utti for you.
Now comes the grand master with a grand entry *Drum Roll* .
Put your hands together for the much mentioned VVVVVIIIIIIIIIIIII – that’s how we welcome him – screeching out his name. I have just one word to describe Vi – Aslan. That’s what he is. He I should say is the glue that keeps our group together. He is a wizard creating new worlds everyday, he is an ideal brother, an ideal friend and a very good human being. Vi worries a lot for all of us, though he seldom expresses it. He believes in live and let live, but if you are not living properly he won’t hesitate to kick your ass for it. The eight of us hold a special place in his heart and should you mess with any of us, Vi will ensure you regret the day you were born. He is a fierce loyalist, and a couple of days ago I thought of a new name for him which will be announced here formally – Bhishm Pitamah for his vows of celibacy and protector of the Foodie Clan (us).
We together are a crazy gang who are thick as thieves. But that’s JUST US!