October 12, 2015

Numero Uno it is!!!

365 days ago, when the rituals were about to end, I had a fair sense of anxiety in my mind....that nervousness which gives you a weird feeling in the stomach - call it butterflies, rats, honeybees or anything under the sky but yes..I was afraid....I had to dance in front of a big crowd and I knew that when it comes to dance, I have two left legs :P and being the center of attraction on that day, I was sure that I would be pulled up to shake my leg. So with no way to escape, somehow I gathered courage and said to myself...."Dude!! If not now...its never" and that is it...I just danced my way to glory that night before the day of my wedding as I grandly made way for a wonderful young woman into my family :) 

As all the pomp and glory of that evening was settling and everyone were busy preparing for the big day, I just sat in a corner and visualized my wedded life. Romantic dinners, movies, late night walks, cooking for her, visiting In-laws place, fixing doctor's appointment, being a chauffeur when needed, small fights, misunderstandings, ego clashes...the list just went on and on. I was so excited and equally nervous wondering if I was ready for all these changes. 

As I type this today, its been one year of togetherness and when I look back, all that I visualized was just a drop in the ocean. She has just changed my life to an unimaginable extent and all for good. For a person who was not at all sensitive and responsible, she has actually made me a lot civilized and a much better person than I was ever before. 

Dear!! I might not have said a lot things to you till date.....but on this day, as WE turn a year older, I would like to say that you have been the fresh breath of life standing beside me as a pillar of support and strength at all the stages and for all that you have done for me,  only thing I can say is that I love you a lot....and your smile, comfort and happiness would always be the sole purpose of my life!!

An year is a long time but it has just zapped through at the blink of an eye and thanks to you for all the happiness and love you have brought into our house



With lots of Love

Ram!!

September 30, 2014

She arrives!!! Just in time :)

I still remember the chain of events crystal clear in my thoughts. A day in May where summer was at its evening and the first rays of monsoon was peeping through the increasing formation of clouds, my life took a 360 degree turn........for good :)

It was Sunday the next day and I had to attend a close friend's wedding. I was busy making plans with my friends about the occasion when the big boss (read 'Dad') summoned me. Apparently I was supposed to accompany them to meet an alliance that they had found in some random matrimonial bureau. Though initially felt a little bad to miss the friend's event, these alliance and matches had become a routine in my life for the past couple of years. So i cursed all the things and beings that my eyes could locate and decided to attend my yet another 'animal in the zoo' session.

Come Sunday Morning, I just pulled out some decent looking formals, put them on and as I left the house I just thought it would be just another match under the roof and was not even close to thinking positively on this one. As I reached their house, I was completely taken aback by the number of people who were waiting out to receive me. Though I was shitting bricks seeing so many people, for a moment I felt I was a celebrity....like a local MLA attending some ribbon cutting event. 

I gathered myself from the shock and walked inside...and as expected I was made to sit in a strategic position where I was visible to every single person....I got a feeling of a strange creature in Zoo being stared at by a quite a big gathering.

So the big moment arrives as she walks out of the room....a cream dress, short hair, neatly groomed and strangely very calm. A fashion designer by profession and I could clearly see her profession reflecting in the way that she had presented herself. My heart just smiled from the corner of its lips giving me a shade of positive feeling about this girl.

So what next?? no clues for guessing......yes, we were sent to some room in a big big house to speak for a little while. As we sat, I was relieved being away from a big gathering. She started to talk...within a few moments I knew there was something special to this girl.....An awesome combination of confident, crisp speaking, matured and and a level headed personality. As the conversation flowed, I for a moment forgot that I was talking to a stranger in an even stranger surroundings....the signal had come and the rest as they say is History :)

At the time when people taught I was losing out on time, at the time when my parents' anxiety had given way to frustration, at the time when my brother's frowned eyebrows started to show his impatience and importantly at a time when I thought my sell by date had come....'She Arrived...Just in Time'  as a light at the end of the tunnel :)

Thanks for choosing me!! You are indeed the best thing that could have happened in my life :)