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This strange love story reminds me of Princess Diana when she gave an interview about Prince Charles - "There were three of us in this marriage!”
This love was flawed and broken the way only we humans know how to break things with our ego, pride, insecurity and complexities!
Where do I even begin to tell the story of how deep a love can be, how it transcends time, place and people. Perhaps this is a story about how women are their own worst enemies. Either way it is a story that tells us how frail, fragile and fraught we are as humans and how much we hurt each other.
This love story began when I was two years old. Growing up in India in a culture that wove love stories like Laila Majnu, Heer Ranjha and the epic symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, into the very fabric of our existence, love was always an integral part of our lives.
One such love story was of a boy and a girl who were neighbours. The boy, an athlete, artist and a poet, found his muse in this shy, thoughtful and in her own way poetic girl, who seemed to worship the very ground he walked on. Her face could be found in all the paintings he created, and her name in every poem he wrote. The girl called him Sagar, which means ocean, symbolizing his all-encompassing love for her.
Everything thing was going well; their wedding date was being finalized, till the boy’s older brother who was a doctor in the same little town, got accepted into Stanford Medical School to do his MS.
Earlier my husband would say, 'Arey! What is there in making dal-roti? It's so simple.' After he had to cook everyday when I was ill, he has stopped saying that to me!
“Arey! What is there to do in making dal roti? Put a handful of lentils in the cooker and let it whistle and make two rotis. After all, how long will it take?” A handful of dal (lentils) and two rotis! This is the story of every woman and no one seems to understand.
Some time ago, after a shopping spree, my husband and I entered the house, exhausted. I had just about kept all the bags aside, when my husband said, “I am very hungry, can you make something.”
I looked at my husband in amazement and thought, ‘He had just had food, how did he get hungry again so soon?’
My husband, as if he had read my face, said, “Arey! You know that my stomach is not filled with outside food. Just make dal roti. What is there to do in making dal roti? Put a handful of lentils in the cooker and let it whistle and make two rotis. After all, how long will it take?”
‘Is this the way dal (lentils) and roti are made?’ The thought came to my mind. ‘After all, I also went along and now I am tired too.’ I was also getting angry at myself that after all, I had spoiled the habit of everyone in the house.
As Head of External Communications – India at Intuit, Samantha is responsible for the overall communication strategy and execution of the external communications Intuit in India. She’s also spear heading Intuit’s effort in the country to build brand thought leadership in the small businesses ecosystem and create awareness for Intuit’s product offerings in India.
Prior to joining Intuit in 2011, Samantha was heading the Chennai operations of Genesis Burson-Marsteller, India’s leading public relations firm. At Genesis, Samantha was the team lead for a host clients like Vodafone, Hindustan Unilever, Dell Services, Mahindra World City, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts, Synaptris Decisions and SSN College of Engineering.
Besides work experience Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Frost & Sullivan’s Southeast Asia and Middle East practice, Samantha has also worked as a journalist with The Hindu, one of India’s leading national newspapers.
Samantha holds a postgraduate degree in print and new media journalism from Asian College of Journalism and has a graduate degree in English Literature from the Madras University. She loves traveling, enjoys writing and practicing meditation.
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