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Would you propose to the man of your dreams? A sweet little love story.
While all over the media you hear about honour killings and bride burning, here is something that may make you happy!
A sweet love story I heard the other day…
This girl in my office – met her in the wash room and went ga-ga over the lovely clothes she wears 🙂
I know she just got married, because she was wearing those lovely bangles (Choodas?) which the north Indians wear after the wedding..
Just generally discussing, and I asked her if it was an arranged marriage.
She says, Na! love marriage…we were in the same company, know each other for 4 years.
RM: Wow…so is he a Punjabi too
She: no no, he is an Oriya
RM: Super…so how did it happen?
She: well, we really didn’t go around, but then about an year ago, I got this job offer, I came here and started missing him
RM: Awww! how sweet..then?
She: Well, one day we were talking on the phone and I proposed..and he said ‘okie’
She: well, he just said okay and then I was like oye, why didn’t you propose then?
And he said ‘well, I do like you but would have been heart broken if you had refused, so didn’t have the guts…and I knew you have the guts in you to propose to me’.
and then she blushes.
RM: Awww! thats so totally cute rey..
She: so well, proposal on the phone and then he talked to his parents and I talked to my parents and then they were okie from both sides..so there we got married!
RM: wow..no issues from your parents, isn’t that great!
She: Totally, both sets were pretty cool about it..
RM: now, that’s a lovely story to tell your children…Ma proposed, Pa accepted and lived happily ever after
Sigh! such stories sure make me feel that there is still hope in this world!
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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