Saturday, January 23, 2010

How I Met The Nair Boy

This post is dedicated to all those who were dying to know my story. I didn't realize people were actually interested until I got ragged heavily on Facebook asking me to share it with everyone. So here it is... not exactly a dream story, but something which can turn out to be one in the near future - hopefully!

I always wanted a love marriage. I mean, which girl doesn't? We all are die hard romantics at heart and we all want a DDLJ type of love story to happen in our lives. Though now the trends are changing and girls wouldn't mind a 'Love Aaj Kal' either. ;) The thing is, some people get lucky in feeling that intense passion before marriage whereas for the rest of us, it happens after marriage.

I was hell bent in entering into a love marriage no matter what and I almost got the 'love' part of it but not marriage. Commitment phobia is a big thing nowadays huh ? But of course, I never kept any hard feelings for anything and instead of wasting time complaining, I just decided to move ahead and take the next step that would make everyone happy... yes, including yours truly! I hated the loneliness and I wanted to get out somehow. I basically didn't trust my choice in guys, so I let my parents do it for me. This might make you snort and point fingers at me saying 'This is the modern age, girl! Who goes for arranged marriages nowadays?'. But if you're as highly confused and immature like me who makes the most ridiculous choices in life, I would advice you to let your parents do the potential partner searching too!

The choice was left for me of course - to reject or accept a guy! I kind of misused this option a helluva lot and rejected a good bunch of guys. Everyone was worried to the core - 'Why isn't she liking any guy?', 'Maybe she has a boyfriend!', 'Next time you see any guy, just ACCEPT him... it will work out in the future'. Needless to say, the last advice used to hurt me the most. I used to wonder if these people actually cared for me or not.

Then the day arrived when I actually liked a guy's photos plus details and decided to meet him. On the day he was to meet, I told mom that I wasn't going to wait inside for her and dad to call me and instead I would stand right there by the door to greet him and his friend. I hate this waiting part and I had decided not to do it anymore. Thankfully, my mom didn't object.

The guy entered with his friend and he didn't expect me to be standing right before him so early into the meeting. He was surprised and all he did was give a shy smile and we all were seated in the drawing room. We avoided looking at each other throughout the conversation that happened with my parents. I chatted and smiled more at his friend, and R confessed to me later on that by the way things were going on between me and his friend he had a doubt that I would pick his best friend over him! Anyway, that didn't happen....

We then got our alone time. The conversation just flowed, like never before. What was supposed to be a 10 minute talk stretched to 3 hours. Calls were coming from relatives all over. 'What happened?', 'Did she say no?', 'What are they discussing so much?'. Tension was in the air. R was supposed to leave by 2:30, 3:00 P.M. His train was scheduled at 3:30 P.M. Needless to say, he decided to miss the train and continue talking to me.

I don't know what made me say 'yes' to him. I think it's because of his easy going nature, his childish laugh or maybe coz I was able to be myself with him in no time. Anyway, it just clicked. We both said 'yes' and the whole family was relieved. To tell you the truth - so was I!

If you think I am in love, I am not really! Love doesn't happen in a couple of days or meetings. It grows over time -- and right now, I am just waiting for MY platinum day of love. This post would be incomplete without the video -


"You know, they arranged everything -the meeting, the date, the place.. and we.. we did the only thing we could -- we laughed!"


.... And that's how I met the Nair boy!

P.S : Before you go making those 'sada suhagan raho' comments, let me inform you that I am not yet married! ;) I am going to get engaged this feb though... :)

93 comments:

Hopeless Romantic said...

ATB :)

Bedazzled said...

such a maturely written post !! so true that love doesn't happen in a few meetings.. good luck with falling in love with u r nair boy !

Meera said...

Lovely! Lovely!

Good luck chechi! Muah! :)

Chandler said...

Good luck and have a good life with the dude.

story well told :)

Ashish said...

yeah I get the drift... you want your marriage to be "arranged love marriage"...

you want to fall in love and then have the ceremony...so you are taking your time :)

COMMUNI said...

same story with me too. just that we didnt have the time to talk for 3 hours. He came almost at 7 in the evening.

Liked the last para. Same feelings here. Me too waiting for my platinum day of love.

Sneha said...

All the best for a happy and joyous future ahead.

Shimmer said...

awwwww soo sweet :D
cute story, very realistic :D

i dont know what to say... all the best?? no no.... live hapily ever after :D ah no thats too fairy tale'ish

hmm.... oh what ever! Hope You and the Nair boy get along well with a life full of smiles and laughters :D

The Bald Guy said...

Wow. Good luck sweet lil sis. Now we want pictures too!

And I'm not on FB, so I'll just pester you here! :)

Uncommon Sense said...

thts the right way...

regarding love, it just happens thts y they have all the chemicals inside us..

Apparently Intellectual said...

first one third story was like me talking! in fact i think every one can identify at some level bt i m happy u found your guy :)
Stay blessed dhanya !

MultiMenon said...

maarakam!!! :D paavam ente aliyan..ini oru jeevithakaalam muzhuvanum sahikande ?? :O :(

Love,
Nikhil

Abhinav said...

Ahh.. meri toh aankhein bhar aayii khushi main! :P

Simple post and I liked the way you admitted that love needs to grow!

All the very best for your relationship!

P.S.: Shaadi k baad, sada suhaagan raho beti!

vishesh said...

hmm..google ads in your boys is advertising nair grooms... :P

Madhu said...

uve so got a PHEW outa my lips...and being a partial mallu...nair thing so its just too exciting for me...ATB for the D day..whenever it come.and do post in his pics after u guys r married...would love to see em..:)

An Ordinary Gal said...

loved the video and the post too...very nicely written.
You have been awarded...check out previous post in my blog :)

Anoop said...

hey...congrats... tat was so nice of u.... hehehe... :)

n al the best.. :)

Jon said...

So kind of arranged love .eh?

Priya Joyce said...

until u force urself into love..arrange marriage is good too...
it's abt opinions..some pl who r die hard romantics end up in an arrange marriage and love being in it...
somehow..i feel where ter's love ter's a way...

juss wait to fall into the deepest n sweetest of all wells ;)

love :D:D

love ya..thnx for sharing :)

Shas said...

Thats a real sweet story.
Wish u a wonderful time ahead.

Ria said...

how sweet!!i am so happy for u gurl. Wish u both all the best. :)

ANWESA said...

how sweet!!!

Girlie Stuffs said...

Aweeee!!

Thanks for sharing darling!!

I liked the part u said "I was able to be myself with him in no time"

All the best my dear :)

Take care!!

Girlie Stuffs said...

Ahhh!! I just love that video :)))

nandita! said...

Happy for u and ur elusive nair boy! :)

Wen do we get to know his name?!

Nahl said...

Such a sweet post.
Maybe you can give in your love story at Nicole's "It's a love story" project. Her blog is myteacupsinpeony.blogspot.com
Good luck with your Nair boy! :)

Sandeep Balan said...

he he he....this is far more interesting than my incomplete story dhans ;-)....happy for u daa :-) :-)

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

sweet and nice. And since none of it sounds fake you get my vote for the 21st century gal :)
congrats for the sagai.

bondgal_rulz said...

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!!!!!

This is HUMUNGOUS!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he missed the train for you!!! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!

Really really really happy for you. :) :) :)

Dr. Acula said...

Dhanya, you know what, I WAS actually dying to know! :P ;-)) And OH.MY.GOD!!! he decided to miss his train just to talk to you at the first meeting itself!!! Wowww Dhanya, that is SO romantic :))) and LOL@his doubts. I don't know about others, but I find arranged marriages VERY romantic!! :"> :)) crsly!!! :D All the best to you, Dhanya! :-))

Ninz said...

thats really sweet yaar!

You know i am a supporter of arranged love marriage as well...the only thing that scares me to death is the cup, saucer, coffee, the slow walk etc for the pennukanal...i am glad you got to avoid all those formalities and awkwardness!!

commited to life said...

hey bestta luck for the future
this was indeed sweet..

p.s was just passing by

Hemanth Potluri said...

congrats dhanya :)...the lucky nair boy :)...

so happy for u ..the sunday is getting better and better as i am going through all the blogs :)..

urs..hemu..

scarlet pimpernel said...

hi...
best of luck

oRange* said...

omggg! so cuteeee :)
and i loved 'you know, they arranged....laughed'

all the best!
and may u have a rocking married life!

love

ZB said...

AWWW. yu getting married?I am HEARTBROKEN....you have broken my heart. this happened before too,when i heard that Madhuri Dixit has got herself married. You too brutus-sses...JUST KIDDING

aCTUALLY ARRANGED MARRIAGE ROCKS...My friend from Delhi is getting married next month and he hasnt seen the girl yet.just photographs.Actually he is going to see his wife only on the first night.when the ghungat is lifted.Surprise-surprise.

Love marriage kills all fun.you start fighting from the day1. Atleast it happens only after few months in arranged marriage.TC...Have a great engagement. :)

Sumaiya said...

Love the term The Nair Boy Dhannooo..

How does he feel with all the attention? heheh

love the new tag R too!

Happy for u sweetheart.. May everything go well and blessed from now :)

Randeep said...

Congrats :)

AJai said...

that was so cute. enjoyed reading it.

there seems to be some kind of spark between the both of you. and i think that's extremely important. i'm sure you guys can take it from there.

all the very best. nairs4ever. ;)

peter said...

After reading this i won't say sada suhagan raho, coz u r nt married yet, but i was about to say something weird ..which again i wont say :P

I think i will end up having an arrange marriage too FB says i will get married at the age of 32, so 10 more years for me

*yawns*

okay Nair boy mubarak ho :)

Jaunty anima said...

Loadz n trucks full of luck Dhaani!!
I'm happy for you!!:)

Hope it's a dream story in the making!!:)

Sweets...congratulations!!

Mads said...

Nairs4ever sounds so cute
now @ post..sooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeeeeee. i imagined the whole scene... :D
friend ko mai le lu please? :D
and he is so super duper cute!! i love my jiju !! will support him now. *disowns u*
i mean soooo cute he missed his TRAIN for u!!!!
he didnt even know if u wud say yes then !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*jumps with Dr Acula*
congrats dhanno >:D<
p.s- i still love my jiju more than i love u.
btw i loved the candid way u admitted ur not yet in love. i mean ur really really really slow while falling in love, arent u :O

sawan said...

felt like some one was blushing all way :P lol. I liked the part were he missed his train to talk to u :P naice :D okies, now that we know the story, when are we getting introduced to this Elusive nair boy?? :P

Shanu said...

Aww cho chweet..missin his train for u ..aww..so happy for u babe..u deserve all the happiness in the wrld :)

sm said...

great narration
thanks for sharing the story

Quest said...

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Kiran said...

Cool, Dhanya. I wish that the little time left "before engagement" and "between engagement and marriage" will make your togetherness for life more n more lovable, cheers :)

The Idiot Blogs said...

Oh my god... poor Nair boy... I read the post on your temper... *shiver*

Jokes apart... wish you all the best for a brilliant lifetime with the Nair boy mate...

Have a good one.. cheers...

Devil Incarnate... said...

O WOW Dhannoooo... finallyyyyy it happened... congrats dear.. i am soo happy 4 u..... finally u made ur choice..
:( i am stil nt really ready 2 meet my nair boy...

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

WOW!! You met your nair boy????? :O
:D
yaaayyy!!!!
LOL every time the arranged marriages talk comes up anywhere you're the first person I think of.. :) after reading your nair boy post :D
and i want to know his name !!!!!!!

Americanising Desi said...

and inshallah it will be for ever and always :)

mwah

i m so so soooooooooooooooooo happy for you !!!

Americanising Desi said...

i love the video :)

Vinay Sharma said...

Lovely .. and nice video

swati said...

God bless u girl!! :) m so so happy fr ya!!the prettiest girl on blogosphere is getting engaged..;)
love u a lot!!!
HUGSsss :)

soin said...

another bites the dust.in this world of cynicism,enjoy when all the moments last.atb.free

Vikram Karve said...

Lovely narration. Evoked nostalgic memories - can't believe that things happen the same way even now.
Wishing you a happy married life.
All the Best
Regards
Vikram

Never Ending Memories said...

Very lovely post.. All the best..

♥ÐÅyÐяєÅмє®♥ said...

congrats :)

and very good luck...

I will pray for u to get love after succumbing finally under pressure :D...

Sweet Addiction said...

wow dhannu. I wonder hw u decidede in tht three hours..
may b those films line true. Bhagwan ek ishara karta n u will knw who is the one for u.. congates. Engagement date out???

indianhomemaker said...

If ten minutes of talking stretched to three hours, and the calls and reminders couldn't put an end to it, then that platinum day is not too far :)

My warmest wishes to you both :)

By the way, you didn't say anything about what did you talk about?

indianhomemaker said...

If ten minutes of talking stretched to three hours, and the calls and reminders couldn't put an end to it, then that platinum day is not too far :)

My warmest wishes to you both :)

By the way, you didn't say anything about what did you talk about?

ki said...

aww dhans!!! congrats!!! :)

love toh ho hi jaayega, the fact that you've made such a big decision shows you're ready :)

date aa gayi kya? mine is 11th march :P

Mohan said...

hello there!
i'm just someone who randomly reads blog frm here n there.
but after reading urs, i've this sudden urge to leave a comment as i feel i can easily relate to ur guy.
its not coz i had any similar exp - dats yet to happen in my case; its coz i don't know u which makes it very easy to take the boy's perspective...
and 4m dat angle, i just wanted to tell dat the post was thrilling to read!!!

Dhanya said...

Hopeless romantic - Thanks a lot :)

Bedazzled - Mature ? Really ? :D Thanks dear :)

Meera - Muahz. Thank you Meera Kutty :)

Chandler - Thank you :)

Ashish - Lol... yeah "arranged love marriage" would be right! :D You have put it correctly - I want to fall in love before the ceremony ;)

Dhanya said...

COMMUNI - When did you get married ?

Sneha - Thanks! :)

Shimmer - Hahaha... thank you so much for all the kind words! Means a lot to me :)

Ramit bhai - Pictures ? I am not sure whether I intend to turn my blog into a photo blog :D but let's see ;)

Uncommon sense - Yeah you're right. Talk to the person more than necessary, and the chemicals work their magic anyhow I guess :P

Dhanya said...

AI - Glad you could identify with it! Thanks Pra :)

Nikhs - Yeah, paavam ur aliyan... now he has to suffer u on FB too ;) He needs more prayers now :D :D

Abhinav - Arrey wah! You finally commented on my blog :) Second time is it ? :) Thanks for the wishes ji... means a lot! Lol @ the P.S. I wouldn't have it any other way ;)

Vishesh - Like I said before, they want me to keep my options open... STILL! :D

Madhu - Will do dear! The big day is still a couple of months away. So guess you have to wait :)

Dhanya said...

An Ordinary Gal - Will see your post soon! Hopefully tomorrow :)

Anoop - Thanks da :D

Jon - Yup yup :)

Priya - Not always. I used to think the same way too but love always needn't have a way -- sometimes the way gets blocked ;)

Shas - Thank u :)

Dhanya said...

Ria - Thank u dear :D

Anwesa - Thanks :)

Girlie Stuffs - Thanks! The Video is just awesome isn't it ? :)

Nandita - Lol. Let some info remain private ;) :D

Sandeep - Yeah right! Your story takes the cake anyday Balan! Damn... I wish I had a story like that :D So funny and amusing! :D

Dhanya said...

I'll try to be truthful - Thank you SO much! :D Very sweet of you to say that...

Bondgal - Hahaha.. you sounded like Annie there! OMG OMG OMG ;) Thanks so much dear :D >:D<

Dr. Acula - Hehehe... you find arranged marriages romantic ? whoa... what's the world coming to ? :P But it's good to know you do :)

Ninz - Hahaha... yeah, I said a firm NO to such formalities this time around :D Can't stand it!

committed to life - thanks for passing by :) pass by more often now ;)

Dhanya said...

Hemu - Awww thank u :) Lots of good news floating around this Jan eh ? :D

Scarlet Pimpernel - Thank u !

Orange - Thanks a lot dear :D

ZB - Ahem... heartbroken n all ;) WHOA @ UR FRIEND'S CASE ! Now THAT is scary. I swear... I dunno how he agreed to this :O :O :O

Sumi - Thankkkkkssss :D :D Pssst... he doesn't know about this blog yet :D Let him continue wooing me, this post might spoil all the fun :D :D :D

Dhanya said...

Randeep - Thank u :)

AJai - Hmmm... yeah I guess there is some kind of spark :) Touch wood! Nairs4ever!!! :D

Petero - Lol... anyway thanks for telling me beforehand (you know what). I guess I wouldn't have wanted that comment on my blog! Rofl...

Jaunty - Thankkkk uuu :) Touch wood @ dream story in the making...

Mads - Arrey.... first you walk with umbrella behind your jiju and now you disown me ????? :O :O I cannot suffer all this torture!!!! :( :( Jokes apart, thanks Madsy Podsy :* Lubbb you...

Dhanya said...

Sawan - Yeah right @ blushing. See the post properly - the guy blushed !:P Not me :D :D

Shanu - Thanks sweety :)

sm - glad u liked it ! :)

Quest - Oh... started showing family tree eh ? The ads are fast forwarding into the future now :O

Kiran - Thank u :) Just the words I need to hear. Thank u so much :)

Dhanya said...

The Idiot blogs - Haha! I only bark, I seldom bite ;)

DI - You will be ready when it's time :)

Harini - Hahaha... thats sweet :D At least something reminds you of me, even if it's arranged marriage :P Let some things remain private... you can call him R for now ;)

AD - Thanks sweety! You're in my prayers now :) Mwahz.

Vinay - Thanks :)

Dhanya said...

Swati - THankooooooooo! :D I hope you're happy now that I revealed the story ;)

soin - :D that was a diff comment... thank you, I guess ? :P

Vikram - Thank u :) Yeah, it does happen the same way even NOW! :D Mostly in South I guess...

Never Ending Memories - Thanks :)

Daydreamer - Lol.. not pressure... read carefully - I said I had the option of accepting or rejecting a guy ;)

Dhanya said...

Nids - We were in contact for a month before the meeting :) Yup engagement is in feb... :D

Indianhomemaker - Thank you so much :)

ki - congrats to u too! :D

Mohan - hey thanks for visiting and leaving behind a comment! glad to know u liked the post... lol @ thrilling... sounded like a suspense novel huh ? :D

Kanwalful said...

Dhanya, I JUST landed on your blog. This is great news. Congratulations!!!

And I love your blog. Will be following it. =)

shikha said...

Hopeless Romantic? - Check.
Belief in finding love like in DDLJ? - Check.
Finding a good Nair boy to get married to? - Check.
Relief after the "YES"? - Check.

:)... in case you're wondering. that was just my personal list on how many similarities I found in this post to my own story. I always thought I'd get married only after finding love. I did actually, even though my hubby and me really met thru an arranged marriage process first. Turned out that my platinum day of love came a few days before the engagement itself... and it was probably in the funniest way, esp. because we both were separated by a few countries. Nevertheless, its a wonderful feeling.

I'm sure that your platinum moment isn't too far away either. Enjoy yourself... the journey to marriage is an amazing one. Best Wishes for a happy married life :).

Ninz said...

I came across this video and just had to share it, cause this kinda goes along with my previous comment!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5HLsvwLPpQ

Reflections said...

I too was wondering if u were going to put it up.....wonderful, simply wonderful.
"If you think I am in love, I am not really! Love doesn't happen in a couple of days or meetings. It grows over time -- and right now, I am just waiting for MY platinum day of love."
Loved this bit. Wishing U the very best Dhanya!!!!!!

Zeba said...

CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Arun said...

You should visit my blog...have written about the whole arranged marriage thing and my take on it. ur blog is a lovely read. keep it up.

pls. visit www.ecstaticlife.blogspot.com

Satyu said...

First of all..
Hearty Congratulations Dhanya :)
>:D<

Im really very happy for you :)
And the ad..its awesome.. too gud. :)

All The Best :)

Mohan said...

@Dhanya - suspense was dere till u both said 'yes'..he he
but this novel wud fall more in the romantic genre...

btw, i was working on a short story at the time of this post and
must confess that ur post kind of gave me an idea for the climax,
thought of telling u dat its complete and available @

http://aplatterofwords.blogspot.com

PS: it's my maiden attempt, so plz be warned..:)

Thanks!

Destination nowhere said...

first visit...lovely post..very very sweet and realistic

toms said...

i was searching for the "pennukanal" in bloger. somehow landed here. Well, since the engagement is on feb, you will get enough and more time for a love song :). May god bless you two and the life may give you all the pleasures it can offer.

Do well in life.

BIG Omi said...

BRAVO! Simply amazing! :)

The Restless Quill said...

Call me crazy but I am a die-hard fan of the arranged marriage set up. I mean not the whole boy meets girl and either of them says not. Repeat. But the one time thing where you meet the guy. You like the guy. The Guy likes you and things fall into place. Somehow there's an innocent romance in that. Congratulations and all the very best.

Artistocrat said...

wow that was so beautiful :) especially the ad :)

pRasad said...

I can actually visualize.. When my sis was rejecting proposals for her marriage, even my dad used to worry & mom always used to tell - why she shouldn't have rejected the guy.. Seeing your post I feel, it happens with most of the girls during arrange marriage.

Coming to your would be hubby- He seems to be loving ....You are really lucky... No doubt you will fall in love before marriage itself..:D

God bless .. May you always remain happy !.

Anu Menon said...

Awww... I didnt know this... Jus found your blog n saw the story... :)
God Bless...

suruchi said...

such a sweet post...
awww...happily ever after is reinstated n how:-)
see how nature works to do best what we fear in doing ourselves:-)

loved reading this:-)

Kanishk said...

I love this Platinum Ad... very well targeted no?

Kanishk said...

I love this Platinum ad... very well targeted no?