Monday, March 10, 2008

One fine day…



There are times when life gives you surprises. Big ones. This is one of them.

In my 22 years, I have seen several ups and downs, in terms of my career, friendships, relationships and life, in general. I thought, I had more or less experienced every phase of life, and could deal with just about anything that came my way. I was wrong.

It was an ordinary, boring Tuesday, and I was just lazing around. Mum returned from one of her get-togethers and shook me out of my daydream. “Wake up! I have news for you!” She proceeded to tell me there’s a ‘rishta’ that’s come for me, and what a great guy he is, and his family is even nicer, yada yada. I ignored most of it, and lashed out at her when it started to get annoying.

The rest of my family gathered together for a “meeting” in the evening, and ripped apart, the profile of the guy. After about 45 mins of discussion, they declared him, “the perfect guy”. The next thing I knew, my profile and pictures were emailed to the family, and phones were ringing off the hook. What followed was a whole week of frustration, screaming, shouting and lots of tears.

The same week, on Saturday, his parents came to meet me. I was cordial. Everything went ‘well’, and they decided to call the boy to Delhi for a meeting. The whole of next week went by, as if in a moment. At first, when I met him, I thought he was this really knowledgeable, intelligent, mature, worldly-wise individual. But when we actually got talking, I realized there really was a fun side to him, and he allayed my fears of “our mental wavelength” not matching. Though I’ve met him only twice, I can’t deny the fact, that I did like him. He has this ‘genuineness’ about him that is truly unique. Now of course I can’t testify for everything, but for a first meeting, he made a pretty good impression.

So, the surprise part is that I am getting married. Today is the betrothal ceremony. I still can’t believe it, as it’s all happened so fast. And on top of that, it’s an arranged marriage. The wedding, of course will happen much later. But then again, I can’t say, with the way things are going. I just hope, I’ve made the right decision. Through all this, I’ve learnt one thing: if something has to happen, it will. And that everything is OK in the end.

33 comments:

Jayant said...

Can't say I'm not surprised. 'Shocked' would the more appropriate word, though. But I'm glad you're happy. And he does sound like a nice guy.
So I guess, the best thing I can say now is, congrats! :)
And good luck for your life ahead.

Btw, are you still working at that place? Maybe we can still catch up some time at Nescafe.

Mez said...

Omg! What a pleasant news...Am happy for you gal.I hope he is really ur kinda guy..divulge some more details..ahem ahem!

As i read thru the post, i actually felt u were reject that guy eventually and then u gave this sudden shocker. But u just 22 huh...itni jaldi?

Anyways, goodluck to u both! Do we get to see some pics or not? Maybe off the blog..wot say?

gunj said...

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
dats great news!!!!!!!!!
congratulations! :)

Ashu said...

good news M. if everythin goes good n per ur ambitions, then go for it......

u d have a good times opening flood gates for great days ahead sooooon!!

Rahul said...

Super news! I am sure what you decided is definitely right for you :) Best wishes to you and congratulations to your would be partner!

TripleSix said...

i've started to miss u,megha...tht's all....

no more 3 am calls..and no more chetan bhhagat or whatever books to talk about..or a nice film to watch...remeber "no reservations" and "manorama six feet under" and "the marix" at the priyas...and so many other films..

solving all the jumbled words,cribbing about eating n sleepin fo sure,whenver we were together n u'r mom would try her best to wake us up...then there were plans to start with yoga,but we rarely lived up to it...ofc,we managed to have nice long walks around ur place...then,how can i forget tht short race we used to have till the dvd guy...

the above isn't big...but they have been the sweetest moment of my life with u....ofc,the worth rememberin one has been our trip to shimla and travellin in tht toy train,when it was so bloody hot,and those kids were screamin loud which made our head burst...

i still see the picture of u n me lyin on my table with books all around...initially,i used to feel great looking at my collection of books,n ignore lookin at the picture which was taken at one of the shops in shimla...but now,i just can't stop lookin at it....

megha,just take good care of urself n promise,no matter what happens..no matter how the time n distance treat us...we'll always be in touch...

tht's all

take good

mayz said...

wow!!!!!!
congaratulations!!!!

Yuppie said...

CONGRATS !!! Nice> Enjoy the fun that ensues. Hope its all fun fun fun for you from here ;) Congrats again

the Monk said...

Congrats! I'm really happy for you...

DewdropDream said...

Congratulations!!!! You DID say you thought arranged marriage was best for you :) I hope this is the beginning of the best part of your life.

Shy said...

hey!!!! congrats...great news..im really happy for you...ciao, lotsa luv

Anonymous said...

Wish you a very very happy married life.

Not really anonymous

Stone said...

this is one shocking news :-)
hey congrats lil girl!!

~Amod~ said...

I guess it happens so often at this age, when you suddenly wake up and come to know that one of your friends is getting married.

Wish you luck, M!

@666- What a wonderful comment(post), feelings pouring out :)

Mirage said...

@Jayant: Thanks man :) I guess the roller coaster ride's just started! Yep m still at ITO, we will surely catch up. You hv my number, just gimme a buzz!

@Mez: Hehe, i just gave all details ya! The pics, ofc, will come soon. And off the blog.

@Gunj: Thanku sweetie!

@Ashu: Yep, the gates are open, and the journey's just started!

@Rahul: Thanks so much for your wishes. Means a lot! :)

@Nika: aw sweetie...I'm gonna be the exact same megha fr u. U can call me at 3 am, and we can talk abt all the random things in the world! I'll always b there, n u knw it.

@Mayz: Thanksh!

@Yuppie: Thanks so much man!

@Monk: M happy fr me too :)

@Dewdropdreams: Hehe, yea guess i was right, for once!

@Shy: Thanks sweetheart! :)

@Anon: Thankyou very much. Take care

@Stone: uh-uh nt little nemore!

@Amod: hehe....yea a lotta my frnds are feelin pretty much the same! ;)

TripleSix said...

@amod...thnks amod....i just had to let it out...i had planned to write only a sentence or two...but,than gradually,i just went on typing...it felt like swimming in the pool(the water makes u feel so good)...i guess tht's what writting does to me...n megha is the POOL...lol

Mez said...

Will wait..

upload said...

congratulations!!

Rohit Talwar said...

Shocked is the word for me too. But then, if you have decided this for yourself, then I am with you. Saw the smiling faces too - I am sure all is going to go really well.

Here's wishing you an eventful time ahead of you!

ps: Next coffee's on me.

SambY said...

Wishing u a happy married life...tc.

First Rain said...

Achcha seems I am the last person to read this post :D Though I got the news elsewhere before.

Charmed,
Is what I wish for you,
Colors and fun, beaucoup,

Enchanted,
May be this life anew,
Bring more love than you ever knew.


Congratulations.

Mirage said...

@Nika: hehe, try nt to drown!

@Mez: Uploaded. Will send ya the link :)

@Upload: Thanks...whoever this is! :)

@Rohit: :D Done! Thanksh!

@Samby: Thanks a bunch!

@FR: Ah well, I knew u'd end up here sooner or later! Thanks fr those beautiful words... best wishes till now! :)

John F said...

Oh wow! world does move fast!

My best wishes. Hope huby dearest will not pull you away from the blogging world Mirage!

milo said...

though i was the frst 1 to know... but on blogs i cld b the last 1...
u know it all, how i feel wat i feel ... wen i feel...
1 thing u do not know is how much i wish... with all my heart and soul... that jiju turns out to be more than what u hd dreamt of.. even if not , i wish that god gives the strength and love to take a step forth, cmng out as an achiever satisfied with the way things and situations form,moon, sun, lightning, shower, ocean, beach, sand, clouds.... I hope u know now wat i mean..

Hugs!! ur soul searching - help mate ;-)

Mirage said...

@John F: Oh no he won't! In fact, he's rather curious to read it! ;)

@Milo: Thanks a lot for being there yaar, tu nai hoti toh i dnt knw wht i'd have done. Luv u lots, and plz know that things between us will never change. I won't let them. Lucky to have u with me.

TripleSix said...

lol...dn't worry...i'm a good swimmer...

Anonymous said...

What is with everybody getting married? Its like being single just isnt good enough for anyone these days :-/

Oh heck... when life gives you lemons, steal a soda machine and make mint lime soda is what I always say :P

Happy days ahead, wishes.

-SOxy, Ex.

Ekta said...

Oh wow!
Hey heartiest congratulations and all the best for a grt married life ahead!!
And there is nothing wrong with an arranged marriage:-)
Have tonnes of fun!

freesherry said...

Congratulations!!
may you find a lot of fun and caring sides to him :)
tc

KP! said...

congrats...:)
Well in the end....
Alls well thaat ends well..:).
Have happy married life...:)

Nitu said...

Hearty Congrats..
May the surprise herald a blissful journey..

Deepali said...

Congrats :)

jithu said...

hey M,
here after a long time. Really happy to read this news. I guess ur marriage wud b over by now. Congrats and best wishes for a happy married life.