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Love’s labour Won!

A fairy tale of love might culminate in a marriage but in real life, it’s just a beginning. Love marriages make news, be it of an ordinary couple or of a celebrity. What surprises me is the special affiliation associated to love marriages putting them into a special category. Many live under the impression that couples in love marriage share lives resembling to the reel.  A very typical reaction when something goes wrong with a couple is “still it was a love marriage”!  Maybe, love-married couples must be burdened with expectations of having everything right.  At the end of the day, all it requires to keep a relationship going is maturity and why love marriage should be an exception? What prompts me to talk about love marriages suddenly? This question may crop up naturally and let me keep things straight before the speculations start. My take about marriages and husband-wife relationship is very unconventional. However, that hardly makes any sense since this particular view was formed…

Fast facts

All of a sudden, I felt like putting my diet chart on the fast-track and it was amazing; not the diet but the track. It was the nine-day fast I observed during Navratri. Let me clear a couple of things at the outset. I am not ‘religious’ in typical sense of the term, hence there is no ‘devotional’ ground to it. I also do not subscribe to traditional ‘fast food’ as I believe they defeat the very purpose. Secondly, it was not influenced by our PM Modi’s fast that rocked as much as his US visit did! I had been contemplating for a longer period to restrict my diet to veggies and fruits and Navratri fit the bill. A good family doctor gave me a clean bill of health post-fast and that put on some ‘fat’ to compensate the little I had cut down on. Forget shedding off pounds, what this experience taught me is there is more to fast than fad diets, weight loss and zero-figure. Fit-and-fine figure has never been my dream (I am far from it even it were!). I am an average professional in the backsta…