Marriages are made in heaven but it is in the hands of couple to bond with each other to live in heaven. In India, arranged marriages are more common in practice where a Marriage Matching Centre or a website acts as an intermediate between two families. They interact with each other and the process goes on like, ‘Boy’s family send his photo to Girl’s family. Girl’s family, if they like the photo they will see if the horoscope matches and if it matches, they send photo to Boy’s family. Boy’s family will see if the horoscope matches and if it matches, and if the Boy and his family likes the photo they will fix a date to visit Girl’s family Home. Boy’s family and Girl’s family will interact with each other. If both the families are ok with the dowry, and little other stuff, they fix the engagement date. On the day of engagement, they paint the Girl and the Boy as if they belong to some foreign nations. They will do some pooja and will fix the marriage date. If both the Boy and Girl are lucky, they will have at least a month's time before marriage but in few cases, they will fix in a week. And on the day of marriage, everything goes as per schedule, and the relatives wish the couple to live for hundred years and they go off.' They never bother whether the couple likes each other or not and what is their mind state. Now it is in the hands of couple to bond with each other to create a heaven because “Love is a two way street: Express love to your love to live a lovely married life.”
That’s what happened in the life of Siddesh and Isha. The newlywed couple reached the buzzing city Bangalore just a week ago. Morning is chill in Bangalore but Monday mornings are blues everywhere. I, Siddesh, not an exception to deny it but my fate; I have to reach office on time even on Mondays.
‘Ohi… Good Morning! How are you dude?’ Karthik said,
‘I am ok Karthik. How are you? Did you take your paper (resignation) back? Whether the demons agreed to your requests?’
‘It’s all done. Tell me... How is your new life?’
‘It’s ok man’
‘Just ok is not excepted from a romantic writer like you, actually I expected few write-up's man’
‘Well, there was nothing to write man.’
‘Nothing...’ he became serious and started to ask ‘what happened’ but.. I was not able to answer him. How to say him that it is difficult to bond with a stranger in less than two weeks that too if the girl is too shy.
‘I learnt how to admire moon all night in Honeymoon’ I smiled, he advised me to spend time with her. I know I have to but, always the words after but suck…
In the evening, he came to my desk, ‘Are you going by cab? If you wish I can drop you’.
‘Come let’s go’ I said and we started from office in his bike.
‘Oh God! This is too dusty man, already I lost my hair's, and if I travel in bike then that’s the end’
‘What happened to your car?’
‘If you are a bachelor, you can enjoy driving your car, but if you are married then you can’t because the petrol rate sucks.’
‘What happened to your calculations then?’
‘It holds good only if I am bachelor dude.’ Ok ok... Cool down... I won’t irritate you much. ‘Thanks dude’, I said, he wished me good luck for the day.
‘Hi. Good Evening!’ I said, she said ‘Hi’, and that’s all, I lost myself in her eyes and she was looking damn romantic.
‘Hello… Where are you?’ she waved her hands before me, that’s when I realized I lost myself in her romantic eyes. I want to say that I lost myself in her romantic eyes but the words after ‘but’ usually suck... We had our dinner discussing about our day, but I had my dinner researching her beautiful lips and after completing our dinner I helped her in cleaning the dining table and in kitchen, I called her, ‘Isha’, ‘Hahh’ she turned, I felt butterflies flying in my stomach on seeing her eyes but somehow gained courage, and sealed her lips with mine. It lasted long enough for three tasteful minutes but my hand was struck in her hair's spoiling our first romantic encounter.
‘Ohi... You look so happy… did something happen?’ Karthik said,
‘Well! Something happened....’ I said, he started teasing me like anything, I said, ‘She must be feeling the same. I think there should be some girl troubling her as if you trouble me.’
‘Did something happen?’ Shakshi questioned me,
‘Finally, he kissed me’
‘Wow! Wow! Are you happy?’
‘WTF! My hair spoiled our first romantic encounter, I just hate my hair’
‘So sad dear, I can feel your issue because that’s what happened to me too. Hmm, Let me tip you’
‘Tips... Cool let me note it down...’
‘Here goes the tip…
1. If you are taking head bath then we are not suppose to use hair dryer if the hair is very wet, I mean watery.
2. Use coconut oil as a conditioner instead of stupid conditioners available in the market and apply them 2 or 3 hours before you take head bath.
3. Use curry leaves because they are good for hair.
4. Use marigold leaves paste before head bath because it gives natural black color to hair
5. Most importantly use curd at least twice a week to keep your hair nourished.
‘Let me try the same…’
He seems to be in romantic mood today. So let me give a try, I said, ‘Hi! How was your day?’
‘Good. How was yours?’ he said,
‘Not bad’, I smiled, I went inside the living room, changed ma dress, followed few tips before taking head bathe, dressed up pleasantly, and when I came out to the hall, I saw him sleeping in the couch.
‘WTF! Why did he marry me? I want to kill him but..., the words after but always suck…'
‘Hey you look so sad... What happened dear?’ Shahsi asked me tapping my shoulder.
‘I followed your tips and the entire process took four hours to get ready.’
‘Cool, so that’s the moment.’
‘What so Cool in it... He slept in the couch itself. That’s when I realized the time was twelve so I let him sleep’
‘Sad, it will be better if you leave by 3 from office. Create an environment as if Chitti creates in Endhiran Movie. I am sure it will work’
‘Let me try my best’, I said,
‘Machi, It seems you slept nicely..’
‘Don’t torture me’
‘OMG, you are very much angry. What happened dude?’
‘She same to home, went inside the bed room and that’s all’
‘That’s all ah..…’
‘Idiot... Idiot... I meant she did not come out itself. I waited until 11 30 PM then I slept in the couch itself. Life sucks dude’, he kept silent and so I… In the evening, we started little early as it is a weekend and as usual, he dropped me at my place.
‘Hi... You had come soon… Good…’ I said, she smiled, ‘yeah… yeah… this new environment spoils my hair so I am planning to follow few tips to nourish it.’
‘Cool…’ I said, stupid, you want to nourish your hair but not your life. I opened my sweet lappy after a long time to pen few things. Most of us use Google as their homepage but I myself prefer to have IndiBlogger as my homepage because I wanted stay in touch with all my blog pals.
The moment the page opened, I saw, ‘Win a Gift Hamper from Dove’, ‘Oh Good! You will get gift hampers also! Cool’ she said, I, then realized she was standing behind me, so to create a magical moment I turned towards her side saying, ‘Not always’, ‘But will it be good’, she questioned, ‘Anything that comes as a gift is good.’ I said and registered for the gift hamper.
‘Agreed’, she said and went inside; I was frustrated because my master plan flapped. Moreover, she will take hours to come out. I reversed back to my seat to see the same lappy itself. After sometime, she came out of the room dressed like an angel. I could not control myself, so went ahead, and started kissing her. This time it was her mom's call spoiled our moment.
‘Mom... How are you...? Good Mom... and the Ramayana continued....’ she went online to speak with her parents, and I have to sleep alone. Not only was the night spoiled but also the weekend because her relatives visited us to shower their blessings but what for??
There were more of turn-off’s than turn-on mainly because of our misunderstanding and our poor hair's. And in IT industry you hardly have time to romance if a week falls under project production or release, I am sure one will be screwed up in these times and so I, I think even God wants me to stay Hungry.
‘He is very busy with his work, Project Release it seems’ I said,
‘No worry… Just wait for the weekend, but make sure this time no one is visiting’ Shakshi said,
‘Sure... Have to, and I think even God wanted me to stay like this’
‘I wish this weekend will do wonders for you’, Shakshi said, I smiled...
'I wish the same but see, still my hair is bad, and I don't think the tips will help me because the pollution is too heavy here...
‘Hubby!’ she sounded romantic, ‘Hey’, my voice trembled because that is the first she called me Hubby… ‘We have received a gift hamper from Dove. The products look very cool and they are Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo, Dove Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner, Dove Nourishing Oil Care Vita Oil Serum, and Dove Nourishing Oil Care Repair mask. I am sure this is going to help us to pamper our hair's.’ She was happy because she loves her hair's a lot. I am happy too because she is happy. I spoke a lot with her because only if we understand each other then we can create a heaven in this hell and I learnt one thing from the conversation, ‘she is a kid’. She made me happy with her cute reactions and sounds. Wow! what a girl she is...!
‘Shall we try this Dove Nourishing Oil Care Repair mask and Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo today?’
‘That’s a good idea. Let me try,' I said.
I took a fresh head bath using Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo; it was fantastic, truly… Then I used Dove Nourishing Oil Care Repair mask, waited for 5 minutes as directed in website, rinsed my hair, it really nourished my hair because I can feel the smoothness. I was very much happy because after a long time I felt that my hair was good. I came out and shared my experience with her. She was excited on hearing me so she went inside to pamper her lovely hair. I used the comb after so many years to style my hair. Because few years back, I heard that if you use comb to comb your hair then it might damage the hair root, which will result in hair loss and from day I stopped using comb but today I am confident that Dove will protect my hair so I happily combed my hair. I was very happy because my hair's become so soft just after one wash which was quite unbelievable, and the other reason is my mom. I am sure she will he happy if she comes to know that I combed my hair. ‘Wow!’
While I was admiring my hair before the mirror, an angel came inside the living room. She looked very romantic in her wet hair's and without much delay; I grabbed her, floated her on the bed, and was ready to have my first go. First, I tasted her mel and then followed the beautiful way that took me through. Her hair's are very soft to hold, which helped a lot in making love.
Breathing heavily she said, ‘Love you!’ I looked deep into her eyes and said, ‘I LOVE YOU TOO!’ and after few seconds I said, ‘You have romantic eyes,’ she blushed more, and I continued…
‘Stop!’ ‘What?’ ‘I have a question’ she said. ‘Question?’
‘How many girlfriends you have?’ she said, ‘Girlfriends? I don’t have any....and is this the time to ask..’
‘Hmm don't lie.. Then who is Hassini & Sonam? I read those names in your write-ups.’ she said,
‘Idiot they are just my dream characters. You are my only girlfriend, lover, wife, and my heart’s queen’
‘Dream characters? But your stories sound real. Did you win any prizes?’
‘I do, I have won so many hearts, which materialistic prizes can never equal and I am happy because that is a writer’s dream. People should feel the characters when they read it. I am happy I did that many times. Idiot, I said you are my queen..’
‘Hmmm, you are damn romantic…! I have to say this.. I am a lucky girl..’ I happily sealed her lips because I was on Cloud Nine. ‘You know what I just love my hair's. Please recite a poem about my hair's na’
with blissful strands dancing here and there,
it sprinkles pure love on me!
Your hair is like the alluring air,
with twists, curls, and it beams forward,
to remind me of celestial bodies!
Your hair is like a kite,
hanging in the street lamps that flicker,
it masks your eyes to create ecstasy!
Your hair hanging like a fruit,
ripen, and spreads sweet aroma,
and it invites me to eat you!
Your hair is so soft like a teddy bear,
the more I hug, the more it reciprocates,
to spreads love between us!
Your hair is like a fire,
with stunning eyes and stances,
I feel so hot underneath it!
Your hair is the hair,
when I run my hands, I feel so delighted and
it excites me as if my soul is in the galaxy!
Your hair and its fragrance,
Makes me long for your hair, and for your soul,
Like a water flowing from a perennial river.
Your hair and my love,
Is the one reason I wish to live for…
‘Wow, the poem is too _______. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH HUBBY…’ she said and sealed my lips.
I was happy because DOVE not only nourished our hair's but also it nourished our life. Life is not only romancing but the intimacy starts only when you romance and that’s when you will experience what is a lovely marriage life is and yeah DOVE did the trick… It helped us to bond with each other to create a heaven because “Love is a two way street: Express love to your love to live a lovely married life.”
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