“It was my first day at work & it was his last, when I had to go for an office party. I landed there with a headache & as the most disinterested human. Pretty soon, Pravesh approached me & we began talking. I mentioned wanting to leave & he offered to drop me home. He roped in a few more girls to get dropped off, so I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable.
He, of course, dropped everyone else off first & took the longest route back to my house. But believe me, I wasn’t complaining – I liked talking to him & found him really funny! I think his sense of humor is what made me fall for him. And his gutsy attitude! The man approached me like a boss & even wrangled me into giving him my number.
Weeks later, on my birthday, he asked me if we could spend the day together. But I was going to be with my family, so we agreed to meet the next day. I think that’s when my mom got a hint that something was up & asked me to call her every few hours. When I left home, I thought we’d go for lunch or a movie, but he randomly started driving towards the airport!
Before I knew it, I was on a flight to Bangalore! All because I had mentioned a place I liked to eat at there. In a matter of 12 hours, we went from Chennai to Bangalore, just for a date & made it back in time for my curfew. Before this, I didn’t want to be in a committed relationship. But when he asked me to be his girlfriend, I screamed out, ‘Yes!’ There was just no way I was saying no.
But time was against us, because my parents were looking for rishtas for me. We were from different castes, so we knew that some convincing would have to happen. My dad was skeptical & thought that Pravesh was a phase, while my mom was really supportive. And Pravesh’s mom was really fond of me too. But my dad eventually gave in after he spent an entire day with him.
Our wedding took place in July, last year. Sure, we had to get married earlier than we thought, but I always knew that it would be him. So why wait? He’s still the best boyfriend ever – marriage hasn’t changed that! He’s the guy who not only puts the smile on my lips, but also the happiness in my heart. And today, I’m so filled with love, I’m bursting at the seams.”