Happily in love……………….

Achan (read father) had a way with Indu.He smilingly said, “why not have a evening party with pakoras and jalebis and you can meet the boy as well.”

Indu stood unfazed………………………………….

Indu stood timid,she resented herself to have agreed to this.She had taken a half day leave .The boy’s family would come for the customary “girl parading ceremony” as she called it at five in the evening.

Amma had given her crystal clear instructions of not being late,to buy mulla poo(jasmine flowers) from the vendor who stood outside the Rajrajeshwari temple…………….and the most stringent being…..to be at home by three.

Indu stood outside her office building……….lost in thoughts……her heart wandered and huddled itself in the minutes of that day……………which had snatched Gauri chechi…………..

Jasmine flowers made her nostalgic…….she reminisced how she would fight with Gauri chechi for one string of mulla poo,and tug at her daavani (traditional wear of kerala similar to a saree) till she scrubbed the rice batter off her hands and fixed the mulla poo on her blunt hair………..

Indu did not realize when the autorickshaw came to a halt and the driver said,”Madam,we have reached,Ram bagh .Which sector you want to go?”

It was then that Indu realized that she missed the mulla poo vendor and that she would a nice array of bickering from her mother.

“Sector 3 bhaiya” she said…

“Anyways,how do I care the way I look.” Indu thought. It is a customary meeting and I am certainly going to device a way to refuse.”she thought

“which way Madam?”the rickshaw driver asked.

“You ask so many questions.” Indu thundered.

“What Madam,how should I know….unless you direct me?why are you venting out your anger on me?”the rickshaw driver retorted back.

Indu felt sorry,she had certainly raised her voice and for no reason.

“I am sorry bhaiya.I am a little unwell.Please take the first right and then the first left.Take me to 909A.”

It was five minutes to her home,and Indu wished if those five minutes prolonged…………….and she could have it…..the rickshaw driver pulled his brakes and they came to a halt.

Indu looked out of the rickshaw…………..there was some commotion……

Indu looked at her watch,2:45 it said. “I will walk down bhaiya.”Indu said.

Indu paid the rickshaw driver and took hastened steps towards her home.She glanced she saw him,bespectacled serene face,tall and handsome………….and their eyes met…….

Indu had a strange feeling …………….abruptly she turned to have one more look and found those eyes following……….

A smile fabricated myriad rainbow colours of love………….

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Indu’s eyes returned a pleasing fervor

She walked smiling to herself,eyes downcast……………….to be continued.

 

 

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