The Gold Chain!

Went to Dehradun and Mussoorie last weekend and wanted the trip to be as cheap as possible, keeping in mind the finances the onward journey was to be a train journey in sleeper class. My friend told me to remove my gold chain and other valuables, sleeper class is not so safe. It had been almost 10 years that I travelled in the sleeper class, I thought to myself that it can’t be that I should worry about safety of my valuables in a train in 2017, I thought that of course there would be a security guard in the train and nothing will happen to me or my valuables. Also, I wear my SriSri locket (it’s a big deal in the art of living to have the locket) in my gold chain, so I have this belief that as long as I have the locket nothing bad will happen to me πŸ™‚

As soon as we boardedΒ the train, it was like all my worst nightmares came true at once. Anyone and everyone walked into the reserved compartment like it was their right to a berth.

I was sitting on the window seat, and a guy walks up to me, from the other side of the window he asks me ” Mera ek bag hai apne pass rakh lo” (I have a bag, keep it with you in the compartment). I told no. He became furious, started shouting that there is so much place in your compartment why can’t you keep my bag here. With as much rudeness as I could muster(I was genuinely feeling stupid and funny to even reply to him for a request like this) I told him NO and then he left.

There was a family in our compartment (traveling unreserved :/ ) and while getting on to the train the lady’s chain got snatched :o.Β She was in deep distress and rest of the compartment was sharing various incidents of chain snatching and how this particular train was famous for it (it stopped in the middle of the night in some weird station which was famous for hosting the goons of Haryana).

There were drunk and half naked people with torn clothes roaming here and there (clearly didn’t have a reservation). There was this distressed family, the victims of chain snatching, and there were some saintly looking old people sitting in the side berth (later I came to know that these silent people did not have a reservation either 😦 )

My friend happily went to sleep in the upper berth and IΒ was given the dangerous middle berth. I will not say I was completely fearless. But then I just told myself, nothing bad will happen to me and went to sleep. In the middle of the night, the train stopped and someone from the platform was shouting “Meherbaani karke darwaza khol do” (Have some mercy and open the door please).Β Obviously, no one opened the door.

With these adventurous experiences, I decided that the return journey will be at least a 3-tier AC. I bid adieuΒ to sleeper class in my mind(like forever) and for the return journey, tatkalΒ 3-tier AC ticket was booked. On the return journey, we saw that our whole bogie was filled with army jawaans. I became so happy, just threw my luggage below the seat and peacefully went to sleep without worrying about anything.

Gold chain and gold chain wearing human(me) both reached back safely πŸ™‚

I was thinking how discipline and freedom are related, the disciplined army personnel even by their mere presence made me feel so free and secure. πŸ™‚

This independence day, if you want to feel free, take up some discipline and live up to it πŸ™‚

Mine is as follows: Priority no 1 for meditation and yoga till Navaratri πŸ™‚

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Love

kullu

Happy independence day, Happy Krishna Janmastami

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Kiss the cook!

Food and sex are two things that we indulge in, in all our past, present, future birth on planet earth. The whole spectrum of living beings on the planet starting from microbes to the giant blue whale for sure do these two things, they have food, and they have sex.

This post is something about food πŸ™‚

Few things I have realised after two weeks of cooking myself. They are as follows:

  1. Making food involves more than a few steps, you decide to make something, then you collect the ingredients needed, a major amount of time and patience goes in preparation for the cooking, from the washing and cutting of vegetables to soaking and peeling stuff, when everything is ready , then the actual cooking is not so much of a strain, most of the time you add the right quantity of ingredients , and the heat and a little bit of technique does the magic, after the food is made, the best part and the worst part (at least for me) follow Parts of a cook the best part is you get to eat the stuff πŸ™‚ , and the worst part is that you have to wash the utensils and clean up 😦 Note: This is applicable only for a one man army in the kitchen who does everything alone ( if you have dedicated teams to do things it’s so much easier)
  2. Like any other skill, cooking takes considerable time to master, and you need to learn from your mistakes.
  3. Out of all the steps involved in cooking described in the point 1, you might not like all the steps. Some people like just cutting vegetables, some people like cooking, some people like only serving, some people like washing vessels, most people like only eating πŸ˜›

What I have realised that there is much more to cooking than just mixing ingredients in the right proportion and expecting a dish that tastes like magic. Believe it or not, cooking has something to do with your state of mind too πŸ™‚

The person who is cooking needs to keep his/her calm while cooking. Right from cutting vegetables, to serving the finished dish on a plate one needs to handle things with patience.

9fdc789ced354ee20921d9acf4a5b271If the cook is restless and anxious, what I have seen is it generally results in a failed dish. Patience is a virtue worth having and it is needed all the more while you cook πŸ™‚

The most important thing to keep in mind while cooking is that you should cook with a happy state of mind. I will not go in the micro dynamics of how it works but the bottom line is this ” The state of mind with which the cook makes a meal, the same state of mind manifests in the person eating it over the next few days”. If you eat the food made by someone who was angry/sad/lusty while cooking it, you will see yourself simply getting angry/sad/lusty for no reason over the next few days. (It is strange but true). So eat food made by happy people, or at least make sure that the people who cook for you are happy when they cook πŸ˜‰86836031be6e261ccac19b3739e5d3cd

Many things related to cooking resonate with my persona. I have always been someone who will happily share, make others happy. So far I have found that cooking and meditation are the two things that give me real happiness πŸ™‚ and I have also found that most people become so happy when they eat good food.

Feed anyone some good food, they smile. Teach them to meditate, then also they smile.

In the long run, I wish to have a patisserie which feeds people healthy and yummy sweet things (which look more or less like the image below).And meditation I already facilitate for people to learn through the Art of Living happiness program ;).

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Let us see when will this dream comes true! I hope it really does come true very soon πŸ™‚

Love

Kullu

P.S – Do comment what part of the whole cooking process do you not like the most and what parts you do not like so much(cutting, cooking, serving, washing vessels, cleaning up etc).

P.P.S – I am also looking around to learn baking from someone who is one of the best in the field here in Delhi if anyone has any one who I can contact for the same, do let me know πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

Being Human

As you already know I moved to Gurgaon from hyderabad. The mind has a tendency to become too comfortable and attached to people and situations. Same thing happened with me.

First few days were difficult to go through here in gurgaon πŸ™‚ I realised I was caught up in habits , habits which were giving me pain (mental and physical) on being broken. Few of the publicly mentionable ones are as follows:

  1. South Indian Food: I was badly missing my Upma, Idly and Chutneys
  2. Family: Suddenly my parents and me became so busy , it happened such that I was not able to establish any contact with my mom, she was busy , or out of town, I really did not get to hear her voice and this really broke me down
  3. Washing clothes, folding clothes, doing the bed, washing utensils: These are things I pretty much took for granted at home .
  4. Eating alone: Being a new place I generally make friends very fast, mostly because I hate to eat alone and strike conversations over food with people. But here in Gurgaon this was just not happening . Inevitably I ended up having all three meals of the day alone.
  5. TV & Movies : Television was there but I did not have time to watch , and as shallow as it might appear, I do take my TV and bollywood time very seriously. Here there was no time to watch my serials, catch up on latest songs ( I dont like to watch these things on the internet somehow). Back home where the movie ticket was just 150 rs, I used to watch all the movies that had at least one good song, or my favourite actor/actress. Here in delhit he tickets started from a price range of 250-300 and went up to 1500 or more. This really pained my heart, I am in the process of making peace with these prices.
  6. My inner circle of freinds : Jayant Nasa (my late night dinner buddy), The kabras ( my daily night attendance place), The Srinivasans (My support system) , Sharanya (my finance discussion person). These are the people besides my family with whom I interacted on a daily basis . For various reasons all of them were busy at the same time.

These habit patterns broke and they made me feel so low for some time. I was even more strict with my meditations and satsang ( I hold on to these two things as my life jacket in tough situations) and somehow sailed through these situations.

With time the situation got worse, I was not liking my new job or people at the new job, the food situation necame worse , the movie ticket part I made peace with πŸ˜‰ , and started making new friends here instead of just holding on to hear from the old ones.

I thought that I can not keep crying like this any longer. Decided to change things that are not working , do some more meditation , attend some more satsang, looked for a new job, start cooking my own food, call people over once in a while and feed them tasty food, also I started teaching the art of living course here , that change a lot of things for me (both inside and outside).

So now I have a new job which is amazing. I have a group of some super cool new friends (kartik, mahika, pranjal, nitin, karan to name a few) who are very warm and sweet , I have started cooking my own food and it tastes amazing πŸ™‚ . After a few rough patches , life seems happy here in Gurgaon now.

Something that happened with me on the first day of office really struck me and is the reason I am writing this post.

So I joined this new office recently and the first day I reached a little early , no one was there yet except the caretaker Ram Avtaar. he has a very warm presence and a beautiful smile. He was going ahead with his usual tidying up the office for the day, I was sitting there waiting for my boss to come.

Ram Avtaar suddenly stopped all his work came to me and said ” Bhaiya aaj aapka pehla din hai office me? ”

I replied , “Haan”.

Then he asked ” Aap khush ho naa?”.

This questions really hit me. There was such a genuine and sincere vibe about his question. I replied “Haan Khush hu”

Since then I looked back and realised, the only way to genuinely be happy is to take care of people around you, if not anythign just ask them “Are you happy? What can I do for you?” I realised that the last two months all I was thinking about was myself, my life, my habits, my friends. I had stopped being there for peoplein this process. People are not in need of money, clothes, or food , they will appreciate it more if you give them love. Genuine unconditional love. and this is the quality which makes us human!!!

Love

Kulpreeth

P.S – Happy Raksha Bandhan πŸ™‚ May all of you be protected by the divine grace that runs this universe πŸ™‚ and also our cute and sweet sisters. Attached are some of the pics of my sisters πŸ˜‰

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What am I here for ?

Life begins with a smile, a small child cries when it is hungry or when the diaper needs changing. Rest of the time it does’nt care much about the world.

Slowly it starts to crawl being amazed by every object that catches its attention. In this phase of life too it cries only when it gets hurt or wants to attract attention or when it is uncomfortable.

Then comes school where the lower kinder garden is full of energy, so many activities to do, here too our life is more or less sorted. Get dressed, go play in the room with other kids, eat food , go home!

A little later when the class begin to grow in number. Our worries also grow in proportion. Some common examples be like, I want this new toy, my homework is not done, I lost my sharpner, getting report card signed by parents etc . Look back in your life when either or some other of these events happened, you thought the world around you has broken down into pieces. I remember one year in school I lost 4 pair of sport shoes in a span of 6 months . After the 4th pair I was so terrified to go back home that I was sitting on the bus stop crying and not having the courage to face my mom to tell her that I lost the shoes AGAIN!

However, life does go on and we come to college. Here we have a totally new set of things which wipe the smile off our face. We have hair growing on our body in parts other than the head, someone we like does not like us back, curiosity to try things like alcohol and tobacco , getting a job which pays enough money to buy the your dream gadget. All these things catch our attention and we get so caught up in them that this teen age drama takes up most of our time and before you know it you are 24 or 25.

At this stage you have a job , a life with maybe more freedom than before, also you have bills to pay, bosses to answer to , expenses to be done on a daily/monthly/yearly basis. For a few months in the beginning you like the freedom, you like the figure in the bank account, you make all your travel plans and also go for a few of them. For some time life seems smooth.

Then comes this phase where you start to think “is this really what I want from my life!!!” Some people call this a midlife crisis, thoughts like , I dont know where my life is headed , I dont know if this is what I want to do for ever, maybe that other career option wil work out for me etc etc make home in your mind, and you are utterly confused.

Till here is what I have seen and experienced life , it would not be correct for me to write about the later stages of life before I live them myself.

While most of our life goes in reeling in this whirlpool of should I do this or should I not do this. There are a bunch of people that I have met who are very clear about what they want to do.

Even I have been clear about what I want to do for brief amounts of time in my life, but for me it kept changing till I found the answer. There is no trick or formula to find out. Just keep asking yourself this question ” What am I here for?”

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Sometimes it can be very frustrating to ask this to yourself and you might just get no answer. But the goal is not in the answer, the goal is in asking yourself this from time to time πŸ™‚

When you get the answer you will know it πŸ™‚ Till then keep asking πŸ™‚

 

Love

Kulpreeth

Delhi Vs Gurgaon

Yes!!! I have moved to the north of the country (Delhi , wait Gurgaon to be exact). Some updates about what I have liked and what I am attempting to like in this part of India.

Delhi is very vibrant and warm, Gurgaon is just warm and dusty .

Delhi has cluttered societies where almost everyone knows each other in the neighborhood , Gurgaon has huge multi-storied structures where people just get into the lift and vanish in their apartment.

Both Delhi and Gurgaon score good marks in food. πŸ™‚

Delhi has a more homely feel to it with the e-rickshaws , hawkers , markets and the throbbing street food culture, Gurgaon has more or a corporate and dry atmosphere where life happens only on weekends.

Delhi has metro , Gurgaon has rapid metro ( but same metro pass runs for both)

I had heard that every place carries its own energy , if you are sensitive you can feel it. Got to feel this phenomenon when travelling from delhi to Gurgaon.

Energy of Delhi : Very homely and nice

Energy of Gurgaon: Dry and without spice πŸ˜‰

With this short post I take your leave.

DISCLAIMER : All the text written above is the sole opinion of Kulpreeth Singh and is written purely for the purpose of entertainment and is not intended to hurt/offend/favour anyone living either in Delhi/Gurgaon or any other part of the world.

Love

Kulpreeth

P.S – Will be more regular posting here, exciting stuff coming up in my life in the coming months πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

Ingredients of life part 9

I have chocked a lot while writing this post, so pardon any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors in the text that follows.

“Ramya Srinivasan is coming to hyderabad, please meet her and work with her”, I got a call from my mentor priyamani, I had just started working in Hyderabad after shifiting from Chennai and heard that this very good teacher is coming from Delhi to hyderabad because she got married.

” Just meet her kull, she will really like you” , my mentor said. Out of curiosity I did some fb research and it was full of group photos of people meditating and teaching courses etc.

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I thought ok must be a good teacher. Got her number and called her, there was no answer from the other side (this tradition continues till date). Somehow we coordinated how we will meet and the first time we met was for going to meet Guruji in Hyderabad.

I was told the location of her place and went to pick her up (this tradition also continues till date for all aol occassions).

Her husband was standing in the balcony and gave me a friendly smile, as usual when we meet a stranger usual formalities and pleasantary greetings were exchanged. From hanji batayie to abe chal, we have come a long way in these 2.5 years.

One thing I really appreciate in her is how sensitive she is, once it so happened that we were going through one of our umpteen travel journeys, she suddenly asked me ” Everything is fine na kullu with you?” It was out of genuine concern, and I was indeed going through some stuff in my life at that time. This I have seen a lot of times that she is just there to listen to you, a quality I deeply respect.

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The faith she has is very inspiring. On another such occassion I just got momentarily scared about something bad that was going to happen, even she did not know excatly what would happen to me, but she firmly said, dont worry kullu, nothing bad will happen to you, and this statement shook me a little, about how firm one’s faith should be.

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Coming to the masala stuff, she is very much into material things, loves them , enjoys them. Most of the very intense conversations we have had were around how people look, what they wear, who is dating whom ( in the real world and also reel world i.e bollywood). All these conversations happen with such humour that we dont realise where time has passed. We have both had tears of laughter while these conversations!!!

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On the other hand, we also have had lot of meaningful conversations about life, where it is going, what are our goals in the organisation, what are our hurdles in life etc etc etc, all this talking used to happen during our numerous car journeys only and never I have felt like I am talking to a stranger or someone who is not family, ramya di will make u feel at home πŸ™‚ Always.

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One thing common with me and didi is the connection with the Guru, been with her almost on 80% of the courses she has taught here in hyderabad, and the connection we share with the Guru to spread his work is what I feel binds us together in this bond. One such special moment was when we were teaching a course in a college, as usual the course was awesome but when the principal came and asked the students how the workshop was, the kids shared things which left both ramya and me in tears, it will be my most cherished memory with didi and also otherwise in life πŸ™‚

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We have had times when we there were high level of anxieties, we have had times when there was so much joy, we have had times when I had lost a close one, we have had times when we had to skilfully manage life. All in all it was a ride full of laughter, fun, joy, few tears, and may be one or two fights. I was told that she is a very senior and good teacher but she turned out to be family. Here is a pic of one of our adventure together.

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So you people must be thinking why am I writing all these good things now, well like all good things become better, didi also is going to another phase of her life starting her life again in a new place somewhere up north. It almost feels like a sister is going away after marriage, where you are also happy for her new life but emotional for the good times that happened πŸ™‚ All the best didi. Lots of love to you. Thank you for coming to hyderabad πŸ™‚

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Lots of love

Gullu *Happy Tear*

πŸ™‚

Ingredients of life part 8

So some new additions in this section, here is the first one.

Two and a half years ago Ramya came to hyderabad (she deserves a full fleged post which will manifest here when the time is right), Β Ramya, Jayant Nasa and me we were a team and had a lot of fun, learning and masti together. During this time around , navaratri happened and like every year we took a huge group of our students to the ashram, for those who do not know navaratri is like a huge gathering of the art of living fraternity. Everyone from everywhere makes sure that they are in the ashram during this pious time. So all of us teachers volunteers come here during these five days, chill and meet each other catch up on what is happening/not happening in each others lives.

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That particular navaratri I got to know this huge group of young and chirpy people from Delhi.

We played some games, did some masti and after navaratri we went back to our regular routine.

As usual when we meet a new set of people, we remember some , we dont remember some, some people remember us, and some people dont remember us. Out of this happy picture above few stayed in my mind, fewer stayed in touch.

One of these few who bothered to stay in touch was Rahul Chauhan and he is the reason for this post to happen.

So we spoke once in a while, as an acquaitance I did reply and that was it from my side. I only remembered him when I wanted to get some doubt cleared regarding my chanting, otherwise for me he was just another student of my co-teacher, who I heard was a very dedicated and sincere person.

After that I happened to visit Delhi for a wedding and there I met him properly. Even though I did not know him so well, the vibe was so effortless around him. After that we next met for the world cultural festival. There I became good friends with him. After that it has been a great experience knowing and being his friend.

Rahul Chauhan has come qualities that I find very inspiring and warm:

  1. First thing you will notice about him is his smile reaches his eyes, which is very infectious (may be a result of his super disciplined chanting and meditation schedule he follows)
  2. Loves people and expresses it also, even if he doesn’t get the same level of love back. Will send you surprise gifts without name or address on it, without checking if we got it or not.
  3. Is very clear and innocent in his intentions, as far as I have seen does not want to hurt anyone, does not wish bad for anyone.
  4. Is a very good company to keep around, does not talk bad about anyone, always has good things to share and brings you back on track in case you go off track. Tip: Always keep such people around you, who are well spoken in terms of the things they talk, because the company you keep affects your state of mind.
  5. Has a very warm heart which will melt you, this heart is warm, this heart is strong πŸ™‚

I am very glad to call Rahul a good&close&best friend today. Definitely a value addition to my life, he has taught me that giving matters more than receiving, giving love is the only way to receive it, and some people are special, special in a way we can not explain, since the beginning the connection with rahul has been so effortless, I am glad to have you as a friend in my life!

P.s- Here is a picture attached of Rahul

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Lots of love

Kullu

Not about me

Continuing the last post on how to be happy and content!!!!

There is a sipritual angle to the answer as well as a not so obviously spiritual answer to this. May be reading the following sentencesΒ you will be able to see the spiritual as well as the not so spiritual answer πŸ™‚

  1. Do something for others, it will definitely make you happy, provided you dont expect them to praise you, criticize you, love you, or even smile a you. Just do it!!! you will see that doing this will 100% make you happy.
  2. Do what you like, if you like cheescake, eat it, if you like computer games, play, if you like to sleep, take a long nap. doing what you like to do will shut your mind off the thought process for some time and when your mind stops running you will see happiness is there πŸ™‚
  3. lastly all the discontentment comes when you only think about your own self, what will happen to you, will the things you want to happen occur or not, all this thinking about yourself will drain any happiness and contentment that is there. So make your life more of a “not about me” than a “only about me” and you will see everything that is good for you will come and will come more than you need it πŸ™‚

 

Lots of love

Kulpreeth

 

Food, sex, love and human-ness

Day in and day out, we are interacting with people, we judge them, we like to be around some of them, we do not like to be around some, every person we interact with makes us feel certain things inside and based on our memory we judge if these feelings are good(or bad) for us and hence decide to be around a particular set of people, or not be around a particular set of them.

A few days back I was asked who my best friend was, and before I could answer, the rest of my friends present there said β€œIske to bohot best friends hai” (He has a lot of best friends). I laughed it out, but I thought about it and saw a few things that I have done in my life and the people I know have done in their lives to make their connections strong with people around them. So here are few pointers I thought would make a good read:

  1. A lot of bonding happens when we eat food together,9b986666be1aa7ccafefc976a923521a if you look back in your life the people with whom you regularly eat food with over time become your very good friends. I do not know how it works, but it definitely does. How I have applied this in my life is as follows: Whenever I have to catch up with a long lost friend or have had a fight with some friend and want to make things up, I meet them over food, pamper them, feed them what they love, put my full heart and happily dine with them, listen to all that they want to complain/talk/shout about.Tilll now 100% of the times it has happened that at the end of the meal my connection with the person has grown stronger. Believe me FOOD never fails πŸ™‚
  2. A lot of jokes that close friends crack revolve around sex. a7b8575d0653c5e69f4f6c47ddcbf53bIt somehow catches people’s attention, sometimes conversations start with how hot a particular a movie actor is, soon we see a group of friends cracking non-veg jokes on people around them, major youth gossip revolves around who is going around with whom, discussing crush/heart-breakes/first dates/love bites etc. Adult jokes are a good laugh and are cracked only with friends who you don’t feel will judge you, friends who accept you for who you are, friends with whom you feel at home, generally these kind of friends know you inside out and know how strong or weak your character is too.
  3. People connect also because of love, d9be4145aa5f7337dc43afb85f1cc567this love need not necessarily be towards each other, it can also be love for someone else or something else other than the both of them. Some people become very good friends because they love playing board games, they love travelling, they love cars etc. Whilst this type of bonding can be short lived, I have made a lot of good friends because of common interests too. It need not necessarily be short lived too.
  4. There is a certain vibration that everyone sends out while interacting with people, aa6ff095830a937a8e189dc1d7efdd04the kind of vibrations you carry anywhere is the way you will make people feel when you are around them. And this is the basis of any connection we make. People would want to be around you or spend time with you primarily because of how you make them feel when they are with you. For this you cannot take a pill/tonic to make your vibration better. Usually we see that people who are stress free, who are generally happy more often in life, people who are content, have a very good vibe and people will want to be around them. So the final and the best way to maintain relationships is to have a good vibe, this comes by being happy and content. This works even better than food.

How to be happy and content??? Watch out for the next post!!!

P.S – If you feel something can be added to this list, do comment, would love to read πŸ™‚

Lots of love

Kulpreeth

Not a love story!

As she sat down and ordered her favorite espresso coffee, her mind began to wander. An awesome job, a beautiful tiny flat, a decent looking guy in life, is this all … Does this define my life, is this the whole point!!! She thought.

Her trail of thoughts was broken when the waiter got her order, she was looking at her coffee and again thought, I must have gone crazy, I have everything anyone can ask for, why am I even thinking if it is enough!!!

Jia was a decent looking girl who always believed in independence and freedom. Her family was in favor of her thought process and helped her to become an independent and self-made successful chef (something that she had always wanted to become).

Day in and day out she went into her 5-star kitchen and cooked, supervised, got feedback etc and , came out late and tired, when she was not working she would spend her time with Akshay, who she had met in college, Akshay went out to be an architect and was quite busy himself. As a result both of them made time for each other a few times a week, and when they did meet it was all about honoring their time with each other and pouring as much love as possible on each other before they headed back to their unconnected work lives. Both of them were successfully established in their careers which got a certain kind of maturity into the relationship leaving no space for insecurities and complaints to exist. All in all it was a happy relationship.

Four years into the relationship, Jia sat on the coffee table thinking, where is this relationship going, where is her life going, where is her career going. And she had no answers to where she would be 10 years down the line.

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She called Akshay and he was on his way, she smiled and cut the call.

She had her questions ready for him when he arrived.

A few minutes later Akshay took his seat opposite to Jia , after some small talk, Jia felt silent. Akshay asked β€œ Whats the matter?”

Jia replied β€œ I was thinking of something I wanted to know your views about..”

Akshay replied β€œ Hmmm, tell me β€œ

Jia did not know how to start the conversation, she decided being blunt was the best way.

β€œI don’t know where we are going in this relationship, I want to know what plans you have for yourself, and what plans you have (if any) for the both of us?”

Akshay looked at her, pleasantly surprised β€œWhy did this thought come to you all of a sudden?” He asked.

β€œI don’t know, lately , I feel there is something incomplete, some void”

Akshay, β€œ To be frank I myself have not given it much of a thought and I am completely happy about how things are right now, but give me some time, I would also like to think and see what best we can do about your questions”

β€œHmmm” she said

The next time they met a week later , Akshay was waiting for Jia, He planted a soft kiss on her cheeks as she sat down.

β€œSo , I did think about what you asked me last time, and I think I am ready with an answer”

β€œOk”, she said.

β€œJia, since we have met each other, we both have been ambitious, and quite busy in making our own identities, I am a son, an architect, a friend and many other things, but a very important fact that I did not notice till you asked me those questions is that Β YOU are also a big part of my identity, We’ve been together for almost 7-8 years since college and although our lives have been very independent and discrete, they also have been connected at a very primal level. I think this is a very essential part of my life and identity and I would definitely like to have this forever”

And in a second a diamond ring came out of Akshay’s pocket and he proposed to Jia .

Jia was in tears and stood still for a moment.

β€œWill you marry me”, Akshay asked.

β€œNO”, Jia said and stormed out of the restaurant

………… to be continued

 

 

Lots of love

Kullu πŸ™‚