It was a month of September. As usual after spending a week in Udaipur I was returning back to Jaipur. But I hadn’t much work to do in Jaipur and Udaipur appears more stunning in the month of September so I was scheduling to stay in Udaipur for some more days but life has always proved that it’s unpredictable. I received a call from my headquarters at 5 a.m. saying “Reach here by next dusk” so I packed up my luggage and reached to station.
Usually I travel by bus and I prefer to take sleeper coach so that my baggage can take rest and I can work on the projects given by my boss. Some what alike that happened on September
18th at 9 a.m.; I was working on one of the articles after closing the glass door of coach and suddenly I heard some uproar. I stepped out from coach then saw a girl in Pink Salwar Suit and with lots of bangles in hands. She was fighting with bus motorist for her seat. The seat which was given to me by mistake. After knowing that I couldn’t resist myself from offering a part of my coach and she couldn’t resist herself from saying YES.
I am Kavya Verma from UdaipuAfter getting settled in the coach I again started working on my laptop and she was truly eyeing excited to talk. She said HI, and I said Hello.I was working on an article which I required to complete before stepping into the office so though I also wanted to talk to her my work doesn’t allow me. But then again she began to talk……
I didn’t know why but after hearing a zeal in her voice I flapped down the laptop screen and started to talk to her.r, “Zeelo ka Shaher” and to be post graduated my journey of life took hold for two years in Jaipur – “The Pink City”.
I: I am Radhika Rao from Jaipur.
Kavya: Ohh… so you are basically from Jaipur?
I: Well, no. I am also from Zeelo ka Shaher but working in The Pink City for last 3 years.
Kavya (with laugh): I see…
I: By the way do you also have your job in Jaipur?
Kavya: No Radhika. I am going to Jaipur for shopping.
I: From Udaipur to Jaipur and that merely for shopping and that too alone?
Kavya: Vihan is in Jaipur. We will be shopping together.
I:Vihan,,!! Your friend?
Kavya: More than mere a friend, He is my fiance. 1.5 years ago we got engaged. And this October 15th we are going get married.
I (with a big smile on my face I shook hand): Congratulations!!! May God Bless both of you.
Kavya: Thank you very much dear.
(I have always been fond of these kinds of stories and how can I miss a live story!! My anxiety led me to know more about it.)
I: Will it be love marriage?
Kavya: No, it will be purely arrange marriage. My parents found this gentleman for me. When I saw him first time I didn’t find anything interesting. In fact I never thought that we would discover ourselves as life partners. My parents liked him very much. Di and Jij also liked him. But none of my family members or Vihan’s family members tried to show their likings as our likings. They offered us a quality time to understand each other. So
that I never got a feeling of being in cage. In that time period we had talk with each other about our routine, favorite movie, book, place, food, dance form, music genre and many more things. He also helped me whenever I got problems in my work. We started to understand each other and a time came when I started predicting what he is going to say and he started predicting what I am going to say. On February 13th he asked me to be with him on the full valentine day. I was feeling happy and excited for that. I started thinking about the clothes, jewelry, and hills etc. Till 4 in the evening I was completely baffled and then called Di to help me. Di helped me and asked what have you brought for Vihan? It was indeed a nightmare question for me since I didn’t give a single thought on it. I was about to cry but it was from no side a worthy option to answer Di’s question. I pulled up the socks and got out from home within 15 minutes to buy the finest things for Vihan. He became very special for me in those few days. I wanted him to realize that he is so nice human being. I explored different shops till 9:30 p.m. but I couldn’t find anything which symbolizes him. So finally I decided to design something on my own. I went home and made a call to his favorite restaurant, booked a table, ordered cake there and also planned the menu. It was already 12 a.m. Then I began to prepare a valentine card for him in square shape which consisted 2 layers inside; the 1st 1 of owl shape and the last and the inner most of heart shape. I wrote the journey of Jab we met to February 13th. It took some odd 7 hours to express my immense deep feelings in that tiny card. Vihan was at home at sharp 10 a.m. to pick me up.
I was thinking that I will surprise him in the evening but I didn’t know that he had organized so many things for me well in advance. First he gave me a flower as I sat in the car. He had kept all romantic tracks in Pen drive. Each and every song he played was from the collection of my favorite ones. We drove to a Garden restaurant for breakfast, he had well-ordered my favorite food there and all decorations were as per my liking. Then there three small gorgeous girls in white frock came and handed over a big card to me. The card was made by Vihan. As I opened it, in big graphics it
was written “JAB WE MET”. He had described about our first meeting. He didn’t miss any single bit of that meeting. I was feeling as I was living that first meeting again.I was really very touched. Then we went for a long drive;40 k.ms away from Udaipur where one new surprise was awaiting for me in form of my favorite noodles which were cooked by Vihan. On the top of the hills we had noodles with Cold coco and lots of talk. While returning back to Udaipur Vihan stopped the car when I was feeling as I am on the 100th sky. When I asked what happened?, Why did he stop the car?; he covered my eyes by his hands and got me out of the car. When I shyly asked what was going on? He took off his hands and asked me to open my eyes. When I opened my eyes he was sitting on his knees. He said,
“Kavya I want to sit again like this in front of a girl…..”
I thought what he was saying. And he completed his sentence,
“…to tie the lace of her shoes and that girl will be our daughter” I love you. Marry me.
And then he opened the box of a diamond ring and seek the permission to put into my finger. I was speechless. I gave my hand into his hand and as he got up I hugged him and said I love you too Vihan. We got back to Udaipur and after looking at my planned surprise card and dinner he also was filled with bliss and his eyes with tears. We took our dinner wordlessly but our eyes were talking so much. Vihan dropped me back at home even at that time we didn’t utter a word. Our eyes said each other everything about how much we love each other and that day we found that we are made for each other.
Do you know Radhika, it was not about what we planned; it was all about our feelings. It was all about the understanding, trust and love for someone special. We are planning for our marriage from that day only and we are eagerly waiting for that day. Vihan loves me more than I love him. 🙂
Well, I hope you didn’t get bore.
I: Nahh Kavya… It is always wonderful to listen to the stories where you can feel the essence of Trust and Understanding which are there in yours and Vihan’s love. All the best Kavya. I hope that I also get a soul mate who completes me and my life.
Kavya: Certainly dear. There is always one Vihan for Kavya and one Kavya for Vihan… 🙂 …
Byline : By Ruchita Jain