Friday, July 29, 2011

Man of action


Squeaky-clean skin paired with Kohl lined eyes, modest lipstick and a blue designer bindi added beauty to the navy blue saree I wore. The vintage sterling gold bangle adorned the wrist with elegance and class. ‘He has never seen me in a saree’. I thought.

Along with my parents, I was going to my would-be BH’s cousin’s marriage.  That was the first time I was seeing him after our engagement date was fixed. He was very busy that day. He had neither replied to my messages nor answered my calls.

Appa was driving the car. I was lost in my own world. How would he compliment me? What might be his reaction? My thoughts spun around.

When we reached the place, butterflies swarmed my stomach. My eyes were looking for him. (actually for his reaction) After rounds of formal introduction to the family, I saw the most handsome man in pure white silk kurta and dhoti standing at near a room door to a bunch of guys. ‘Ahh! There he is!’ I walked with poise to an aunty who sat few feet away from him. (needless to say that it was to get his attention) I kept a watch on him. He was casually looking around as he was talking, he saw me and he spoke. He stopped abruptly. His head whirled around to confirm what he saw.

I smiled. He did not.

He was walking towards me. My heart was racing. He walked past me! My heart lost the race.

He greeted my parents. Heart-broken, I sat in a chair nearby. His cousins were all excited to befriend me. They took me along with them to the ‘happening spot’ of the hall, where all the ritual ceremonies took place.

‘He did not even greet me. How can I live with such a person all my life?’ I thought. I was feeling unappreciated, unloved and empty.
Girls were cracking jokes. I put on a fake smile on my face.

He stood in opposite me with his gang, separated from me by the mantapa. I felt I was being watched. I looked up, he was staring at me. I looked straight into his eyes, trying to project boldness. But when I saw the genuine love and frank admiration in his eyes, my defenses broke down and I smiled. (Don’t know why I melt)

He did not smile back!!!

‘That’s it. I am not staying in this place anymore. I am going back’ I thought. But, his cousins did not leave me. I felt helpless anger and was frustrated by his indifference. My eyes were heavy without tears.    

I was again lost in my world oblivious to what is happening around. When there were reverberating sounds of rhythmic musical instruments I got back into my senses. People were showering akshate (yellow colored rice) on the newly married couple. I felt a strong male hand meshing my fingers with his. I looked back. It was him. My heart went quiet. I could not hear anything. His hand was lot bigger. Mine was childlike.

‘He is stone faced. Absolutely no expression’ I was still angry (litttttttle )

The marriage ceremony got over. We had a sumptuous lunch. We were leaving. My parents were walking ahead of me. I followed them. He had not spoken a word to me! Huh.


In a fraction of a second, he sneaked from “wonder where”, and planted a kiss on my right cheek! (Check out his cheek to do it in public) My eyes were wide open in wonder. I stood transfixed. He walked past me again. I was just seeing him.






Amma bellowed at me from the car. He opened the door for me, and whispered in my ears. ’Bewitching lady! You are absolutely edible’

I smiled and settled into a comfortable, knowing silence.



88 comments:

  1. Oh that was such a romantic post!

    Hey Sahana you hav been showered with a set of awards.Please check my recent post.:) Congratulations!

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  2. Naice.. :)
    ha ha.. I mean this whole act was awesomely great.. :) :P

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  3. @ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini Awww... Thanks a lot for the comment and the awards Ashwini..! :)
    Will do the needful..
    Honored.

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  4. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww <3 I so loved this post :)

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  5. @Arpit Rastogi :) Thanks Arpit.. Can never forget that incident.. :)

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  6. @Chintan :) :) Thank you Chintan. Really appreciated! I am so glad..

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  7. Loved ur post completely! It's soooo romantic!

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  8. @ಗಿರೀಶ್.ಎಸ್ I was really happy seeing a comment like this! :) Thanks Girish..! Am glad you liked.

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  9. @Namrata Mahalingam Thank you Namrata. You have a beautiful and meaning name. Your comment is appreciated so much. :)

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  10. that is so amazingly romantic.. and very well put forth by you too.. :)

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  11. So romantic! All's well that ends well!Such khatte meethe episodes make life worth living.

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  12. @Shwetha Thank you Shwetha! That is really sweet of you.

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  13. Super super super romantic and I love the way you narrated it. I felt as if I am re-living the incident...Awesome

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  14. @Saru Singhal Thanks a lottt Saru! I was smiling as I was writing. Sweet memories. :)

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  15. You are such a wonderful writer! And the template of your blog is so cute.

    Thank you for following my blog! Cause It helped me find such a wonderful blog like this=D

    Your blog is on my Reading list now=D

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  16. @Hamza Bin Ladin Oh.. Thanks a lot lad.. :) Am glad that my blog is on your reading list now. Welcome to my space!

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  17. awww! shit shit shit! A biwitching post. And this link totally goes into the fb message box of my BF!

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  18. yenriiiiii :) hmmm ..edible...bewitching...ahum ahum...some screenplay writer pls pik up this post :)) soo romantic..:)

    liked d play on d word "cheek"
    very cheeky Sahana

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  19. Very nice!! soooo romantic.. :-)

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  20. This is terrific... to put it mild... :)

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  21. Love the way you write, Sahana!
    Malavika

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  22. Wonderfully written, Sahana. Keep it up.

    Hope the 'man' is continuing his 'action' :o)

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  23. awwwwwwww..... so romantic..... i loved it .....

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  24. Ha ha, humor even while writing a romantic article " my heart lost the race" :). It was really good, enjoyed reading your article.

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  25. I love your frank and lovely romantic posts.. thoroughly enjoy reading them. Keep blogging

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  26. I just super love this post !
    climax and anti climax situations are so astonishingly romantic, no ?
    too cute:)

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  27. @shalinijena Go ahead and do it! Wish you many such moments in your life!

    I liked the way you commented.. :P

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  28. @Sujatha Sathya :D :D Imagine Imagine my situation then.. World alli iro butterflies yella nanna stomach alli.. :D

    Thankuuuu dear... :) As long as I can write something interesting, I will be extremely happy!

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  29. @BHARATHIRAJA What a beautiful sentence. Thank you.. :)

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  30. @Prashanth Thank you Prashanth.. We have Bunni now.. ;)

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  31. cho chweeeeet......cute act indeed by a man of Action....

    Loved the post.....:D

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  32. @RamesH Wow! You could also laugh! I am so happy.. :) Thank you for letting me know how you felt. I felt good. :)

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  33. @Farila Farila Madam, Getting a comment from a veteran blogger like you is my honour. Thank you! I am so happy that you like my posts.

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  34. @Priyanka Kamath Super love! Wow! What all happiness this post has given me. Thanks a lot for the beautiful comment Priyanka..

    Yes! That is life actually. We forget to see that small moments through the happiness lens. :)

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  35. @IRFANUDDIN Ohhh.. Thank you Irfan! Memorable and timely act.. Am happy that you liked the post and took your time and efforts to let me know how you felt..

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  36. wow...so cute !!!The Bold n the beautiful ;)

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  37. This post contains moments of your happiness and has left everyone, who read it, feeling happy. I kept on smiling while reading the post. Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to be happy(that is very scarce in today's world) through your post. Your choice of pictures are always great!

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  38. Awww....a simple yet romantic and lovely post that made me smile.. Hehe I was visualising the entire scene and in fact ur feelings too.... very well written sahana... :)

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  39. Manni.. It is just not fair for you to be telling us all this! it's so LOVELY that it just makes me expect more and more..and feel more and more scared that those expectations might not be met.. on the other hand though,if any man truly loves a women,i think she'll know this much - that those become not expectations, but just something that is inherent,innate and permanently inalienable from him.

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  40. This is so typical of the Indian groom. He cannot have an open talk with his would be. ’Bewitching lady! You are absolutely edible’ . To me his comment is of no taste. Instead if he had taken her into confidence and tried to know her through striking a conversation, it would have been more appropriate. Here the story goes on in the old way. what can happen in between a man and a women is only such low talk. nothing more is the message of the story for me. Sorry spicey sweet, I just wanted to write what I felt

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  41. @Neeraj Kumar I have seen that as happiness and I have shared. Happiness shared is happiness multiplied. :)

    About the pictures. Thanks for the internet! :)

    Neeraj.. that was a wonderful observation.

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  42. @Gowthami Nandigala He He.. Gowthami.. You are a sensitive girl.. I can guess that.. :) Hope you get all happiness in your way.

    Thanks a lot for the comment.

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  43. @Priya Prakash Priya, everyone has their one share of happiness. When it comes our way, we should be able to shed the lens of expectation to enjoy it. :)
    Every man is different in expressing their love.. I agree with you completely somethings are inherent and innate. But, in which form it comes we will never know until it really comes. :)

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  44. @prasanna raghavan That was another perspective Prasanna.
    The basic difference lies in the way we see it, you see it as a story, I see it as a real-life incident.
    Maybe, I had not expected that reaction, but when it came, from a man of few words, it meant a lot to me.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your views. :)

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  45. haha you cant ask for a more romantic husband. Does he read your blog? :D

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  46. very romantic!!! You are a great story-teller :)

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  47. Wow... so cute and romantic. I hope it's continuing after marriage too ;-)... Wish you a lot more such moments in the days and years to come.

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  48. @Abhishek But I still ask for more. I think I am greedy. :D

    Yes. He is the first person to read my blog. :D Again I get NO reaction from his side.

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  49. @Anand Thank you Anand. I am at the starting point of the learning curve. Long way to go.

    But, felt good reading your comment.

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  50. @Sri Oh yes Sri. We do have proof as well. :P

    Thanks a lot for your wishes. I felt really nice. :) :)

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  51. Hi,

    hopped over from Aparna's blog..you write very well..
    loved this post...

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  52. Aww!! that's such a cute post!

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  53. Hey Sahana

    That reminded me of the loving courtship days with my hubby after our engagement!!! Well written!!!!

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  54. Very well written. Read the first line, can't stop till the end. You have the gift girl, treasure it, cherish it:)

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  55. Oh my GOD!! how can u write so beautifully:):) awesome.. just loved it.. waiting for ur next post:):) even my friends at office read all ur blogs regularly:):) way to go dear

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  56. @Uma
    Thank you Uma! I loved your blog too. I will be a frequent visitor from now on.

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  57. @jaish_vats :) :) Happy Memories. Am glad that I reminded you.
    Thanks a lot for the comment and welcome to my blog!

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  58. @suchitra Suchi! Ha Ha.. You are advertising is it? :D
    Am really happy that you loved the post. This comment means a lot to me. :)

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  59. @Sum :) Thank you.. Your expression said so much!

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  60. ooooo...romantic...loved it :-)

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  61. Awwww... that was one romantic post :).. Nice :) :)

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  62. Nice post Sahana..Liked your writing

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  63. "Bewitching lady! You are absolutely edible" - Sounds awesome.. Well You are really bewitching by the way you used your words in this post :)

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  64. @Sunil Padiyar Hey Sunil, Thank you. That is really nice of you to share your views!

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  65. @Anuna Ha Ha! Maybe to my husband. :)
    Thank you Aruna for your observation of words. I liked that. :)

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  66. Very very nice....your a romantic storyteller

    warm greetings from holland,

    Joop

    very nice blog !

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  67. suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper.. looovvvved it

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  68. Hi spicy sweet! great to follow your blog....I just read your first meet with your BH and was bowled over! You are a gifted writer, I can see, and nice to meet a blogger who shares her pleasant experiences in an interesting way. Do visit my blog(s) and give me your valuable feedback...
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  69. wow.... that was lovely !!! even movies wouldn't be that filmy ;) Awesome !!!

    Just loved the last line he said ! :D :D :D

    God bless !

    Cheers !

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  70. Oooh! Delicious! :D
    Very interesting and romantic post!

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  71. aaaa absolutely edible haaa....:P :P :P

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  72. I liked it very romantic greetings from Ukraine

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  73. Awwesome reeee... :)

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