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When my husband & I answered questions on love

My friend Harshika Daryanani wanted to do a story on couples who’re in very different phases of marriage. For this she desired that Ashish and I tell her our definition of Love, so that she could study and share if love changes with time, or if distance makes any difference in the lives of couples? Here’s how we – Ashish and I replied to her questionnaire:

My Answers

  1. How did you guys meet? What was the first thing that struck you?

Ans:  We met through our parents. It is an arranged marriage. The first thing that struck me was that his mother i.e now my Mum-in-Law was just like an angel. She was so full of dignity, grace and love… got me thinking if the mom is so good, the kid would be so too. And yes he did not prove me wrong. The same dignity, grace and love I feel even now after 20 years of my marriage.

  1. What does the term “Love” mean to you?

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Movie Time – India Box Office

This Friday the box office is loaded with love stories gearing for the upcoming Valentine weekend. We see Sanam Re, Fitoor, Deadpool and Trumbo this Friday.

gue7ypf11hm560b6.D.0.Sanam-Re-Movie-New-PosterSanam Re:

Directed by Divya Khosla, here is a story which will touch your heart and warm your soul. A classic love story shot in the hills of Shimla, Kalpa, Ladhakh and Canada, Sanam Re is about the love between two souls, between fathers and sons. A love torn apart due to misunderstandings is brought back together by destiny.

Actor Rishi Kapoor plays Pulkit’s grandfather who spans a life from 60 years to 80 years. It is said that it used to take him 5 hours to do the makeup for this role.

The film features Rishi Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Urvashi Rautela, Bharti and Ashish Kaul. The music of the film has been on a high since its release. The lyrics are by Mithoon, Rashmi Virag, Manoj Muntashir, Manoj Yadav, Ikka Singh and Kumar. The compositions by Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Amaal Mallik, Epic Bhangra and Raju Singh. The title song ‘Sanam Re’ sung by Arijit Singh has topped the charts for many weeks now.  We also see the director Divya dancing in a party number ‘Humne Pee Rakhi Hai’.

f0a7085d81963483fe655033c1f7b91a_org_225X300_1Fitoor:

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film is an adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens, ‘Great Expectations’. The film has Tabu who plays ‘Miss Havisham’ with weird hairstyles and a snobbish attitude. The story of love between two people is destroyed by a snobbish woman but destiny has different plans for them.

The film features Tabu, Aditya Roy Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Aditi Rao Hydari and Govind Namdev. The music is composed by Amit Trivedi, lyrics by Swanand Kirkire and singers are Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi and Sunidhi Chauhan.

download (1)Deadpool:

Directed by Tim Miller, this is a superhero film and features Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand. This is not the first time a science experiment goes wrong and a man gets superhero qualities. It has happened before also. Marvel Comics created Deadpool, a superhero who can save the world from evil hands. Wade Wilson is fooled into an experiment which can cure his cancer and is subjected to torture. But the experiment goes wrong and in the whole process he disfigures his face and hands. Now is the time for revenge.

downloadTrumbo:

Directed by Jay Roach, this is a biographical film based on the life of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo by Alexander Cook. The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg.

That’s all for this week. A happy Valentine’s Day to all. May you celebrate love in every moment of your life.

Gleefully your’s

From me to you…

As you enter another year…

My wish always for you my dear…

Climb every mountain that comes your way…

Swim every ocean and on the waves you sway…

You may not see me every now and then

But I smile and hold your hand on every bend…

I miss you today more than ever would be wrong if I say so…

As not a second goes by …  when my heart lets you go…

I know not how to write and rhyme

Words fail me and slip away as slime…

But I know you can hear my heart beat in yonder…

Though a thousand miles between us … every day I grow fonder…

My small note to you my beloved I pen down…

Today a gleeful birthday wish I send down…

Hold my hand … let’s walk a mile…

As you read I know you SMILE…

i wanna grow old with u

My soul mate…

So many stories … yet to hear… 
So many miles … Yet to walk…
So many dreams … Yet to see…
And together we shall…

I know you are coming so I run and hide behind the curtain … from the little hole I peep…

There I see you for the first time… as u walk in like a Lion… with a spring in your step…

I see u exuding a positive energy I could not fathom…

I did surely like you there and then … as I still stood glued behind the curtain…

Nothing new to you I guess as you must have heard this many a times…

Then I see you patting my dogs with love and warmth… and I also see them receive you with the same love and warmth…

And then I’m called… “Come on… U stupid girl… they have arrived…”

I’m decked up and rushed out with a tray of tea and I serve all… with a lopsided smile… I’m supposed to hide… hee hee…

Then I fall in love with my mother-in-law… and so loved my would be sister-in-law… Ohh they were so sweet and so nice to me…

We are pushed outside for a lunch together and as we are back I hear you announcing … Oh come on someone pass me the ring… get active… Mithai shithai khilao (get some sweets)… And I’m zapped  … okay so here we are engaged… ohhhohh okaayy… That was news… I surely liked.

I see your hair bouncing up and down as you walk towards me and your face was glowing with youth and happiness … such an amazing sight… so vividly I remember…

Ever since life with you has been a stupendous rollar coaster… We explored each and every corner of Mumbai… was then Bombay and I fell in love with the town…

… the glamour of the world we lived in … the excitement.. the night outs… my first trip to a pub ‘TOTOS’ ( a happening place then in the suburbs of Mumbai) Ahaaahaa…

My first drink… A strong Rum n Coke… oh I so freaked out… ran out all over the road singinggg doo waa ddeeee dee doooo dum dee dee dooo… Till now in all these years Rum n Coke is still my favourite…

Then I never looked back… you held my hand and taught me how to walk… talk… from zero to 100 all over again did I learn from you…

I blossomed as a flower in a happy garden and I learnt how to spread love to everyone from you. All that I know today I learnt it from you.

Then I was blessed with two charming angels and I can never thank you enough for that as I became a mother and am reborn in the same lifetime…

You … the best husband… the best dad… the best son… and my best friend…

My soul mate is what you are…

As I remember this after spending a good 15 years with you… I am filled with so many happy memories… and I don’t regret a single moment I’ve spent in your gentle care… I couldn’t have asked for more…

As I see ahead … 30 years down the line… a pathway…  a white house with a lot of greens… a wooden swing… a violin… me you … and a sunset…

Today on your 43rd birthday … The first in 15 years when I’m not with you…

I am so worried just how much fun you’ll have without me my dear…. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…!!!

A very Happiiee Birthday to my Prince Charming … My Knight in Shining Armour…

Your favourite song from me…