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Love, and More… :)


I’m a die-hard romantic. Dyed-in-the-wool mush and goo addict that I even have a category for it ๐Ÿ˜€ And this is why. Each time Love finds a way. Each time I’ve seen love at work, I know it’s just another miracle, living out it’s daily routine. But a miracle, nonetheless ๐Ÿ™‚

There is this guy. He is a romantic as well, but hides it well. He had the words, the heart, and sometimes I’ve felt, so very much, the need to be loved, just for himself, for what he is, not what he can be. And found it. Just like that. Love found a way. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

And she? Just another girl-next-door, you might think. Or a paragon of all-that-it-takes-to-make-dreams-come-true? Way beyond ๐Ÿ™‚ But I shall not pigeon-hole her; suffice to say she’s a beauty, inside and out ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

The story? Now, that’s straight out of the Romantic Comedies, and the Mush and Goo he loves, just like I do ๐Ÿ˜€ Imagine this: her brother’s marriage; he’s the best man. (Oh yeah. Right. You KNOW). He’s at their residence a week in advance, DDLJ ishtyle. Helping with the preparations, ferrying the groom’s dad and his friends around the place. Taking ‘her’ around to do shopping/ beauty parlour visits. He’s generally the Man Friday. And people are ‘talking’ about him and her. Everyone pooh poohs the idea. Her mother, her brother, the groom ie… ๐Ÿ˜› And of course, the two. I mean, seriously. Andย that was not a cover-up. Sounds like that film you saw?

Ok. The wedding is done. The relatives departing. Friends also. And he. But once he’s back at work, even before that, when he spends quality time with his other best friend, Jyo, and his brother, he, while talking, makes THE REALIZATION. This is it. And calls the groom-turned-new-husband. Her brother. Then her parents. ย After speaking to her ๐Ÿ˜€

And she? Well, errrmmmm…. she too. It grows on her, what she is missing. Who, rather ๐Ÿ™‚ He calls, after her brother speaks to her. They talk. There is still, of course, the matter of asking her father. That too, soon enough. And, all the while his mother wonders :D, what’s happening! Is it the sane choice? It’s Two States playing out. Only this time, it’s the South Indian Bwoy and the North Indian Gal. But what the heck, she revels in that sorta thing. As does her other offspring ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

He doesn’t call his mother. His friend does. Her brother, to give the ‘good news’, his privilege he calls it. The mother is rather puzzled, confused, and dying to talk to her son. At that very point in time, her son loses his mobile phone. Dang it! She, the mother that is, is NOT going to say anything till she’s spoken to the lover boy. No sireee! Within half an hour, she gets a call from a new number, from, of course, her son. She says she’ll get back, as she’s in the middle of work, and cannot talk.

Nail-biting nervous hours later, they talk. He talks rather. She queries as to the state of the ’emotion’. Love she believes in. Infatuation? She knows that too.

Knowing, soon enough, that it’s the real thing, she’s at peace. But no matter what she might have thought, no matter at all, it is their life, she knows, and knows too that they would take what decision they did, responsibly.

They did.

And with all of our blessings, they got married. Last year, today. 29 June.


29 June, 2012

Today, they celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The first, I know, of the many they are going to count. As they will the blessings and prayers that come to them from all of us. Me mostly. ๐Ÿ˜› And Ashwin and Neeti, and their granparents, Ammai, G’amman, Kiran, Lakshmi, Appu, Paru, Kuttan, Chinnu (from Pet’s Paradise ๐Ÿ™‚ ), other family, friends, and all those who love. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ammumz, Mush, Viju n Anu, Vinu n Trips , and of course, Ash, with Me :D

Ammumz, Mush, Viju n Anu, Vinu n Trips , and of course, Ash, with Me ๐Ÿ˜€

With younger two, too - who had a few more months to go :) Ashwin and Neeti :)

With younger two, too – who had a few more months to go ๐Ÿ™‚ Ashwin and Neeti ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s the US ๐Ÿ™‚ above.


With Kiran and Lakshmi

Ammai n Gopimman :)

Ammai n Gopimman ๐Ÿ™‚

Arjun, my first born, and Pratibha, my Parukutty, here’s the biggest, most lovingest hug ever, from me. And yet another never-ending stream of prayers and wishes, to flood your life with love, joy, togethernesses ๐Ÿ™‚

Arjun has been sailing since the first week of June, and has just returned in time, just in time, to be with Paru for their first ๐Ÿ™‚ How glad we are for that!


At Ashwin and Neeti’s Reception ๐Ÿ™‚

My darling Paru and Arjun, you are so dearly loved. Stay blessed. And lead each other as you have in your relationship, with equanimity, scaffolding each other, walking side-by-side, with the sun shining out on you always ๐Ÿ™‚ Or at least soon after any squall that comes ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

May you be the best you can, to each other. God Bless, always.

28 June, 2013 for 29 June 2013

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

24 thoughts on “Love, and More… :)

  1. “‘ร„ssalaamu aleykum”
    “Shunu aada Arjun??”””

    Let me start by wishing the best man in my life .. Happy anniversary arjun and pratibha.. this comes from me and neeti(shes net handicapped as of now)!!! Its been wonderful to be your brother.. more wonderful to see u do things and trust me i tried to be like u in whatever i did!! i failed obviously but it was one of the greatest lessons that i learnt then.. there is no one like u and there can never be!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Mwah!! LIVE LIFE KING SIZE!! this tag like is made esp for u!! I seriously got J at times the way u get things done!!

    Its been a year since ur married and pratibha i think the best you can get.. she is great!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Generally people say that like people dont go together.. but when you are the best you need an equally best person as ur better half.. and trust me whn i tell u i love the way she takes care of you and u do too!! So officially u’ll are the best couple in town.. I love you’ll the most.. nobody dare love u’ll more ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› So so so so happy today that its ur anniversary.. tears rolling down thinking of the way we celebrated ur marraige.. one helluva event song dance gossip drama party!! I really miss our private moments that now we are not getting time together!! The biggest gift i can give u this day is err.. some PETROL i guess ๐Ÿ˜› lemme see a way to send it from here ๐Ÿ˜› So im off to sleep arjun!! Hope you have a blast today!! Love u arjun and paru!! Mwah!! Be happy always as u are now and say kalli valli to everything else!! Happy anniversary babyyyyy!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› I cant stop smiling and stop wishing u.. have a great life arjun!!! You are my firsst hero and u’ll always be my hero!! I have ur back my kunjuuu!!!!!


    • Ashwin. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve said it ALL! Very very touched, and amused and the whole host of goosebumpy feelings that come with this tongue-in-cheek tribute you pay, Ash ๐Ÿ™‚ A great big giant hug to you, Neets, and the elder two ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you, Sweetheart ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Paru and Arjun. a very very happy anniversary and tons and tons of love coming across to you as i write this ๐Ÿ™‚

    Arjun, as i told you, you are one lucky guy.She’s the bestest sweetest loveliest girl you could have found! And you did ๐Ÿ™‚ And Paru, what can i say abt Arjun.I would have stopped believing in the idea of the “Perfect Man ” long ago if he hadn’t been around.You guys make a really really special couple together!

    Can’t believe its been a year since your wedding. It was the funnest greatest i ever attended, i have to say! As i write this now, everything from the past comes rushing back to me now like a full-on express train..the weekends together at the FLAT, Ammumma scolding us :P, Janardhanan Sir’s classes, Ollukkara, CPCL, the matches we watched together. It is
    insufficient to say it was fun growing together..and as my vocab runs out here, i guess i can only call love and love.
    Arjun, you are our gem, the best of us, keep rocking!!

    Paru and Arjun, Happy Anniversary again ๐Ÿ™‚ Love you loads loads ๐Ÿ™‚ Yenjoy!!


    • Lakshmi …. love you too, gal ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you! The sheer nostalgia that hits is making me breathless you know… all of those things you say! The four of you are something else ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Here’s wishing Arjun and Pratibha a wonderful, wonderful anniversary, and many more to come!

    They are already blessed to have a mum who writes such a wonderful, love filled post on their anniversary:)


  4. Here’s wishing Arjun and Pratibha a wonderful, wonderful anniversary and many more to come!

    They are already blessed to have a mum who writes such a wonderful, love filled post in their anniversary:)


    • Thank you Smitha, for this and the other two comments that have appeared ๐Ÿ™‚ I did not want so much warmth in the comment to be deleted, so I left them there, as is ๐Ÿ™‚ Special thanks from the Mom too ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Many, many happy returns of the day to Arjun and Pratibha ๐Ÿ™‚ A big, warm, tight hug to their mom ๐Ÿ˜€


  6. Warm regards to everyone :-

    Well for starters i have always beleived tht im a hard person to put up with…..

    But my wife has successfully endured me without much glitches for a whole year… tht in itself speaks volumes about her. Well shes certainly riding lady luck…. for its some godsent roll of luck which saw me home for the yr end event. love you and many many many more to come…

    Well i will certainly not leave out the rest :-

    My mom – A patriot, lovely person, kind heart, fiery attitude and yes she sure can breathe fire…..

    Ash & Neeti – Well at the end of the year, both of u will be hale and hearty and i wud have lost a bet, but neeti luv u for that ๐Ÿ™‚ and ash – luv u buddy.. good timess will be back…. and life will be epic… i kno so…

    Kiru – Ur like a christmas turkey – i hope somebody does justice to it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    lakshmi – beauty and brains and a single package…. love u

    I can go on and on and on and on and on and on…… But special thanks to each and every one…
    everyone i mean.. dont have much time so i will follow it up with a more accurate diagnosis… of people and the day….

    Thanks again mom….

    Remember the thing about ppl and ur posts…. lets put it to test again…

    louve u guys…

    Arjun “THE AWSUM” Muralidharan ( Im sorry i left out humility as one of my core values )


  7. Belated wishes for the couple! ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless!


    • Thanks Vandana. I wonder if you got an opportunity to meet them at Ashwin and Neeti’s wedding?


      • Yes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to write it in my comment, then somehow I did not want to show off that I did have a small talk with Paru chechi :D:D. She might not even remember! We shared a small smile and I told her I was a friend and a college junior to Ashwin chettan ..I felt like talking to a friend’s friend ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. This was a really sweet post.. ๐Ÿ™‚ . Not commenting anymore as it feels like I’m intruding family privacy.

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  9. It was wonderful to read the beautifully worded story of Arjun&Pratibha through the eyes of their mom! I echo Smitha, they are truly blessed to have you for a mom ๐Ÿ™‚

    God bless you all ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Sorry I am almost month and a bit more late.

    A great couple, story of two states entwined into one for me. Arjun my cousin and Pratibha, the little girl from my school, walking alongside her brother again a school buddy.

    The awesome time we all had during the wedding keeping aside the time I spent in the loo courtesy Indian Railways and the awesome food they serve.

    Coming back. The wedding brought a lot of happiness and yes of course memories.

    And finally to the author, Ushamai absolutely awesome piece of work. I have being missing out on many of the blogs recently owing to Gmail changes and my schedule.

    I am gonna bookmark the blog now.

    Love you all



    • Anish, how lovely to read your note here! That time was truly wonderful, the train journey, and fun at the wedding, and even though you were a bit well, indisposed, you pitched in with all the energy too!
      And finally what a coincidence it turned out that Pratibha and her brother were from your school too ๐Ÿ˜€ Life certainly is interesting, no?
      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, and the wishes! Hugs!


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