Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After VARUN AND NATASHA GOT MARRIED!!!!

Happy Monday!!!! It is grey and overcast and horrible here, after a full weekend of sunshine, so y’all are in charge of cheering me up! Ask me happy things!

Here is where you get to ask me anything from “who are Varun and Natasha” to “what’s the name of that one movie, not that one, but the other one with the red sari?” Just keep swinging by this post all week as you think of new stuff!

Now, THREE questions for you! Do you want Varun and Natasha to have a baby right away, or just be cute and married for a bit first?

So far as I am concerned, BABY! Baby baby baby!!!! Varun is already so cute with his niece, with his own child it will be so adorable I will DIE!

Next question, my 18 month old nephew has suddenly started crying so hard he makes himself throw up for no apparent reason. Why?

My theory is demonic possession and/or nightmares. Either way, I told my sister to start filling his crib with comfort items at naptime. If it works, I want her to tell me I am a genius and always right about everything.

Final question, have you all watched this video of The Rock singing to his daughter and she still doesn’t believe he played Maui and if not, why not?

14 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After VARUN AND NATASHA GOT MARRIED!!!!

    • I think these are different outfits? And it looks like she is getting her Henna done.

      I was confused with the wedding photos yesterday because their clothes are so fancy but it is such a small wedding. And then I went “oh duh!!! I bet they had all the clothes already made for the big wedding they had to cancel.” So now I am picturing a small 3 hour event during which Varun and Natasha changed clothes 6 times because by golly they are using every single outfit!!!!

      On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 8:32 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • Honestly, that’s my guess in this case!!!! Natasha is so miserable on camera, I bet her vote would have been for getting married in jeans and calling it a day.

          On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 6:04 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  1. Your nephew’s emotions obviously run very deep. He’s going to be an artist, I think. I never let my sons “cry themselves out” as some so-called experts recommend. I held them or took them in bed with us and they turned out just fine…a firefighter and a high school principal.

    Now to my question: are you going to watch and review White Tiger? I saw it last night and it was wonderful. The lead actor, Adarsh Gourav, truly stunning. He outdid Rajkumar who didn’t seem up to his difficult role of balancing varying beliefs, and Priyanka, who was as always competent but soulless. I could take a stab at analyzing the various aspects of the film but I don’t have the background for that kind of revue. You do. Or maybe another DCIB’er does. The official reviews were glowing but not in-depth enough.

    Aravind Adiga wrote the book from which the film was taken. He went to my University and several years ago I attended an alumni lecture he gave and wrote this unattributed quote in my notebook: “The dearest hope of a slave is not freedom but to own slaves of his own”. At the end of White Tiger, Aravind walks out of the frame and there’s a closeup of his uniformed employees staring blankly after him. His slaves?

    A masterful film that entertains and makes you think.


    • I think he’s going to be an artist too! He’s gonna be the leader of a rock band, I think. He really really likes making sounds with things and listening to music. Anyway, his parents tried everything to stop him crying this time, bouncing and reading and going outside and coming inside and so on, and the only thing that worked was when they put him in the bath. I guess he needed the physical shock? Like a grown person having hysterics?

      And NO! I am not going to review White Tiger! I really really have no interest in seeing the movie and I am trying to let myself enjoy life. But I will probably put up a discussion space for it so all of you who have seen it can discuss?

      On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 8:45 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Moving is hard on kids. When we moved my then 2.5 year old (now the 9 year old) started stuttering so badly he couldn’t get the word out so that he just stopped talking. We saw doctors and speech therapists (apparently speech disfluency is a nice way to say stutter, they wouldn’t let me use the word stutter). It took a couple of months of a lot of mellow me and him time but he did start talking again.

    When it comes to sleeping habits I am no expert and I basically failed, my kids still occassionally crawl into bed with us. But if I child is crying I hold them, put my cheek against theirs, and softly shusssshhhh them. I make myself calm so that the child feels calm. That is hard if you are worried about the kid throwing up, but kinda the most important part. The person giving comfort has to feel calm and peaceful. I have to confess that after three babies I am pretty good with babies now, now that I’m not going to have any more…


    • One of my theories is different sun/shadows in his crib at naptime. It doesn’t seem to happen at night, and I am sure there are new and scary shadows and things in his new room.

      The one thing that seems to have completely worked is throwing him in a bath. Which I guess makes sense, because it is like treating hysterics, just give him a shock. Another possibility would be to just have a bucket of water around and throw it on him. Also, my Mom totally still does that to sooth me when I get upset, holding me firmly and calmly (for example, last time we watched a Queer Eye together).


      • When I need to calm down I take a bath. Being surrounded by warm water is soothing, perhaps as close to the womb as we can get.


  3. I know you don’t feel like watching new films, but are you planning to watch Master? It was added to Prime today. I avoid Vijay’s movies usually, but I saw Vijay Sethupathy has a shirtless scene and was like: Count me in!


    • I don’t not want to watch Master, but I also don’t particularly want to watch it.

      Can I review Jane Eyre for you instead?

      Also, would SRK or Vijay Sethupathi be a better Rochester?

      On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 1:10 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • Oooooo. And Sai Pallavi for Marianne and Parvathy for Elinor? And Prithviraj for Elinor’s dude?

          On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 1:58 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • Prithviraj is perfect for this role! And Unni Mukundan or Tovino as Marianne’s first love (I think Tovino will be better but personally I prefer Unni)
            I know it will sound like heresy but they should remake Kandukondain Kandukondain (but only with our cast).


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