It was the night of the Sangeet function and everyone was excited about Priya’s marriage. Everyone in the family was very happy and was busy enough in the preparations trying to make the event a successful one and making each and every one who attends the wedding happy. Like the other marriages and social gatherings where people meet each other and even after that get married Anand and his family too were now possibly looking for a girl through their relatives and closed one.
Anand was a commerce graduate and had done masters in finance and was well settled. He was from a middle class family but he and his family were satisfied in what Anand earned and the family was well to do. His younger brother was in school and was doing well with his studies. Anand was 25 now and his family started telling him to look a girl for him and even he started feeling the need of a partner in his Life. The whole family had came to Delhi for the marriage and this time Anand’s mother told him that as this is a big fat Indian wedding you will find many families coming in and you will get to know more girls and you can at least talk to some and think about it. Anand nodded in agreement for the sake.
While everyone was enjoying the function, Anand met Surbhi near the drinks counter and he approached and hit a conversation.
A: “Hey, I am Anand and you?”
S: “I am Surbhi. Do I know you?”
A: “Possibly not, but now you know my name, at least, he winked.”
S: “Catchy lines haan? she chuckled”
This way they started talking to each other over the drink counter and knew each other a bit. Anand’s mother was happy to see her son trying to get around with girls out there. The next day at the wedding again Anand met Surbhi and they had a good conversation and by the time they had added each other on Facebook. These days all what you can do at the first to know someone and even Surbhi was good to know him. They moved back to Hyderabad after Priya’s marriage and to their busy lives. They both didn’t have a single hint what is going to hit their Life and for Surbhi it was going to be the biggest shock of his life. They started meeting each other as they were from the same city, and got to know each other without the families knowing much about it.
They were getting closer day by day and one day they went for dinner together after a busy day from work and that was the day they had discussions more on family. Surbhi didn’t know much about Anand’s family and the moment he took his father’s name, Surbhi was jaw dropped. She was shocked, aghast and couldn’t breathe. She immediately drank the whole glass of water and rushed to the washroom. Anand was confused. Anand’s father was the man Surbhi had hated for the whole life. Surbhi’s mother was Anand’s father’s ex girl friend and in the midst of running for success and career Anand’s father left Surbhi’s mother. While they both were in a relationship which lasted for two years, Surbhi’s mother got pregnant and soon after that, in fear and not able to handle the relationship and responsibilities Anand’s father had backed away. Surbhi’s mother didn’t drop the child because she was very strong and wanted to make her child the strongest. Surbhi’s mother had then married a guy from the close family who had accepted her with all the facts and responsibilities of the child. With all this flashback in her mind Surbhi couldn’t control herself and she left the restaurant and never met Anand again. Anand tried calling her daily till a couple of months and tried meeting her but Surbhi erased her existence from Anand’s life forever with many questions in Anand’s mind. With all the upbringing Surbhi had got the most important was to value a relationship and after knowing that Anand and his family were well settled she gulped down all the facts and let it go because it would have destroyed both the families.
Sometimes in Life we don’t know which meeting, which relationship, which phase of our Life would bring us to what situations and to be real, strong and facing the problems can only make our Life free from regrets and disappointments. Accepting the hard realities can break us but if we are determined, wise and patient we know what step would do good to everyone and not just us.