Heheheheh! Your grandmother may have had a point. I think Mushairas can be rather romantic, and poetry loving suitors can be tempting! Or maybe its just me! :P
I have never attended a Mushaira either, only seen them on TV. I am also not much into poetry as such, but then good shayari has an appeal that is irresistible . But I will be honest, I haven’t read as much Urdu poetry as I would like to, and whatever I have read, I find it hard to recall, much as I want to. Sigh! Can’t even quote a sher to impress anyone unless I have Google to confirm it. It is a tragedy!