Thursday, 20 May 2010

"If you love someone by heart, the universe conspires in your favour!"

15 days back, I wrote a love story, my first love story. It was taken well by the readers and gained appreciations but every time somewhere they mentioned, why the sad ending? At that time I held myself, explaining them the situation of Hari - that he was helpless, that what he did was in good interest of all the parties involved. But I couldnt tell them that it was only the first half, only Hari’s side of story! What about lady Anushka? She was also deeply in love! How can she just let her love fly away? Sometimes mistakes are done by one partner but the second has to take lead in time, to avoid mis-happening!

Here’s briefly telling you the first part, a recap, for those who tuned-in late and didn’t read the first story. Hari and Anushka studied together is MBA School in Mumbai. Hari is from small town, an introvert, brilliant at studies. He has seen his family and parents going through thick and thin. This one thing motivated him to take all challenges head-on and make life for his parents luxurious and comfortable. On his journey he met Anushka, a delhite, typical spoiled brat. Their college assignments and combined studies brought them closer and they fall deeply in love. Anushka quit smoking, drinking and up-trend outfits for Hari’s, her love’s sake. Hari always thought that he was incorrect in restricting her yet his family background compelled him to do so. If they had to marry, she had to change. Yet on last day of college, when Anushka boozed and broke free, Hari was confused. Such behavior would distant him from his parents, if it ever happened after marriage. To keep up his parents expectations and remove restrictions on his love - Anushka, he let his love fly away. He applied his brains in the game of love, instead of heart! (to read more about character and how the love story flowered, you can click on the link "...and I let my love fly away!" and read the first part in detail.)

Anushka was dejected heart -broken after hearing it from Hari. She felt cheated. She couldn’t bear the trauma. She became numb. The world seemed to be collapsing and nothing made sense to her. Life became uninteresting and not worth living. She realized her mistake but was not expecting such a big blow. Lot of arguments happened, good and bad words were exchanged between Hari and Anushka, everything to hit dead end. Hari was determined to sacrifice his true love because of his love for parents. He never wanted to see them hurt. Yet he was not happy with his decision. He wanted some miracle to happen and things to fall in place.

Anushka went back to Delhi, her home town, as she got placed in Unilever, Delhi. She behaved in rude manner with her parents and didn’t even contact her local friends. She was lost and wanted to dis-connect with the world. Days at Unilever went fine and she started spending more time at the office. Yet she knew something was missing in her life, the happiness quotient. The company sent her to a small village for her initial market study. The six months time she spent in the village proved vital in changing her life. More than analyzing the taste and preference of villagers, she analyzed their lifestyle. Their simple yet peaceful living. Somewhere she wanted to understand what goes in upbringing a child, the values, the culture.

She met lot of families in the village who could barely manage two meals a day. She listened to stories of young kids, how desperately they wanted to get out of poverty and backwardness. They had dreams of getting educated from top business schools, some wanted to become pilot, some doctor and treat their ill parents. They had great urge to make their parents and family condition better. They wanted to rub shoulders with their cousins, who were better off, residing at metro cities. Each story had different names and situation but the feeling was the same. To grow, to prosper. Anushka made good relations with lot of families and visited them often. She even ate at their place sometimes. She realized how humble they were. Their needs were so limited and yet they wanted to conquer the world.

After six months, she reported back to Unilever, Delhi. Her boss, Mr. Shushant Sharma was very impressed. He recommended her work to his seniors. Anushka knew what she has achieved. More than recognition and awards at the office, she learnt what she couldn’t at her business school - understanding human behaviour, reasons that run behind the mind, while taking decisions. What forces an individual to prioritize between two love!

On the other hand, Hari somehow managed his work at Pantaloons, Kolkata. It was more than six months the two had contact with each other. Anushka got Hari’s number from a common friend and gave him a call. Anushka and Hari were meeting after more than six months. Place - CafĂ© Coffee Day, Delhi, their all time favorite. For the first five minutes both were silent, with no clue how to proceed. They suddenly stood and hugged each other. Stories were communicated without even speaking. Both knew what they wanted and what was right. The fresh appearance of Anushka was narrating her effort she put to understand Hari’s thought process. That how much important it was for Hari to keep his parent’s expectations up. Her six months field work taught her and changed her completely. The new Anushka was the real changed Anushka. This time it was not by force but by choice. She loved her new Avatar and carried it like never before! Hari was all the more happy to see Anushka enjoying what she is rather than smiling for the sake of her love!

Hari whispered to Anushka, “You did it! Without you, this would have been impossible.”
“We did it. It was you because of whom I could travel so far. If you love someone by heart, the universe conspires in your favour!” replied Anushka.


  1. first time on your blog and i find love story to read ohh that was so sweet i loved the lines "Sometimes mistakes are done by one partner but the second has to take lead in time, to avoid mis-happening!"

    well i want to ask is its a real story or fiction??

    nice post
    keep Rocking n keep smiling :)

  2. lovely ending...
    I am glad you made Anushka's character as a living breathing human being..she seems real rather than a convoulted character whose habits of drinking and smoking make her a bad person which is usually shown in most hindi movies.

  3. Its always a happy ending when one realizes one's follies/shortcomings. Very simple sweet story:) Anushka is quite easy to relate to.

  4. nice story :)
    and I like the happy ending :)

  5. Dude!! you rock again. This is called as happy ending. if it is not happy its not the end... picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!! :o)

  6. You did it man...change by nice..

    Hey this has the substance to be made into a movie

  7. @deepa kashyap: Thank you very much!

    It is a purely fictional story.

    Hope to see you more here!

  8. @Lazy Pineapple: Yup the story was incomplete without hearing about Anushka's side of story! Another story though fiction, describes how powerful woman are!

  9. lostworld: Thnx a lot!

    Shilpa: Thnx a lot Shilpa!

  10. @suman: You are correct Suman. If the end is not good, it is not the end. Hold on to the situation, do what it takes and make a better and desired ending rather beginning!

  11. @Jon: I am flattered buddy! Thnx a lot for the comments.

  12. Wow! Nice one :) Loved it.
    Whatever happens, really happens for good!

  13. Karan...the story is great but I hate it that all men expect a woman to change after marriage...but is it really possible for a woman to change so much...there are men who carry on doing all those things that Anushka does and the society does not bat am eye..sad , isn't it that we are all such hypocrites?...I wish it were different!

  14. ♫♪♥Lonely Dreamer♥♪♫: Thnx a lot for the appreciation!

    The Virgin Author: Thnx buddy!

  15. @Nalini: I appreciate your views. I completely agree that atleast our society expects too much from a lady after she gets married. I believe that a lady has to make more adjustments rather than a guy. But our society has evolved like this and so the thinking persists.

    As far as this story goes, I think Love is eternal. It doesnt matter who is putting more in the relationship. In every relation, somebody puts more than the couterpart. Just want to stress that love is so beautiful that it hardly matters who is right and who is wrong... :)

  16. @Marinela: Thnx a lot! Hope to see you more... ;)

  17. good story..bhai...good of the best stories i have ever read..!!!!

  18. You are a very talented writer! I love the stories!

  19. GLad it worked for HAri and ANUSHka.. a beautiful story .. Yes its true if you truly love someone the universe does conspire in ur favour..
    But not everyone is so lucky..God bless the people who are..

  20. @de: Thnx a lot for the appreciation!

    @Dr. Heckle: Thnx a lot doc...

    @Bikramjit: You are correct Bikramjit, not everyone is so lucky... ;)

  21. was really nice happy ending of love story,hope every love story has happy ending.

  22. He left her because she had a relapse on one occasion- forgetting the fact that she gave it up all just for their relationship. Selfish, don’t you think?? Relationships and love is not a game. I think Hari is a weak guy who doesn’t have confidence and faith in the girl he claimed to be in love with… never cared to find out how Anushaka was coming along? Weird… isn’t it?

    No point dwelling further I did not like the thought process of the story… narration excellent!

    PS: you definition of a spoilt brat for a girl is someone who smokes, drinks and wears short clothes?? Narrow minded approach, don’t you think so… and who decides on someone’s character based on their social habits? Which I don’t think were an addiction since she gave it up all for her so called love…

  23. Yeah, you got it right. This story is about a weak guy, who would have lost his love, if his better half would not have done, what she did. He is selfish in a way, but he has just prioritised his love for parents over girlfriend. His up bringing and values taught him to sacrifies anything for parent's love and respect.

    You are correct in pointing out the narrow definition. Becasue Hari hails from very small place, smoking drinking etc by girls is not appreciated. Again the up-bringing has made such definition for him.
    (There is link for previous post)

    I liked your analysis! The comments by you are new dimensions to the posts... :)



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