Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A "Real" Love Story

"Real" love stories are fascinating, unbelievable and inspiring. The magical chemistry between G (my cousin) and S (his wife) continue to baffle me even after a decade of their married life. Their love story has all elements of a Bollywood blockbuster – Handsome Hindu boy (G) meets an exotic Pakistani girl (S) in a foreign land. The rendezvous is followed by a roaring affair, trials and tribulations, cross-border agitation and finally a happy fusion of Nikaah and Pheras.

But they continue to sail their love yacht through rough waters. The story takes unique turns each time the couple has to decide upon things that matter. For instance: Deciding names for kids, extending support during Indo-Pak matches or simply taking vacations in their respective homelands leads to much more than an argument.

While these are personal issues that can be sorted with a healthy discussion (with the universal fact being that the wife wins), there are some issues that raise their ugly head from time to time. The very-much-in-love couple is still looked at with a jaundiced eye at many unhappy intervals of their lives. Till today, they battle social eccentricities and get anxiety pangs in times of organized crime and terror.

Now, only time can tell what’s in store for them. But this is a love story that is waiting to be heard. Each time someone attempts to hurl a boulder towards their path, they clasp each other tightly and kick it out of their way. Watch this space for more on this “real” love story!

This is my entry for the HarperCollins–IndiBlogger Get Published contest, which is run with inputs from Yashodhara Lal and HarperCollins India.

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