Today is special. One more friend leaves my group. He joined the exclusive “Married” club today. Sandeep got married today, the 7th day of February, the year 2007 and this is just for the record so that I remember his anniversary next year.
The recent trip to India was planned so that I could attend his marriage. I had asked him in advance about his marriage date. Just 2 months before my holidays, he told me that the date has been postponed. This was one marriage that I would have liked to attend. I am scheduled to go back in April. I asked them both if they could postpone it for another 2-3 months but they did not agree.
Pretty kanjoos people saving on food and I don’t even eat that much. Anyways, I talked to a common friend and its confirmed that they have been married. I could just mutter a “Congrats” over the noise in the background. Sameer, who also married recently in Delhi and whose marriage I attended, is in Mumbai for Sandeep’s marriage. Sandeep and Sameer are both very close to me. One of the few close friends I have. We three have spent a lot of time in office breaking our heads over problems, fighting clients and each other and having an overall good time. Sandeep had used the choicest taunts when I attended Sameer’s marriage and could not make it to Sandeep’s marriage. I guess now it balances out well with Sameer attending Sandeep’s marriage. The good thing is that Sandeep does not know that Sameer is attending, a good surprise indeed.
Sandeep married “M”, a nice girl. I have known her for more than 2 years now and she is a very warm person. It’s a love marriage and the love story started in front of my eyes which means apun suru se dekha hai yeh story. It was a time of uncertainty when we sipped tea on the terrace of our office or when we sat in his car late in the night. When I tried to explain how relationship works. It was pretty much ironic. Me, with only one relationship and that too a failed one, giving advice or trying to find meaning of his just born relationship. Kind of stupid! I even remembered sitting in Café coffee day and talking for more than 2 hours on that topic. Two years down the line, he still remembers when he reminds me what I had said that time.
I also remember when we (me with a couple of closest friends), almost ruined the relationship. We were responsible for his near break-up. Its not that we wanted him to break-up but we just tried to bring a compromise between the two when the two fought for the first time. Big mistake! We not only almost ruined the friendship between him and us but also almost ruined their relationship. He could have killed us all that day. But we survived and so did the relationship.
I remember the first time two years back when I went out for a movie with them. The movie was “Shwaas”. It was when I was on a short break from Amsterdam for my visa. After the movie finished, we visited a mall near-by with the spacious food court where everything sells for a premium. As I sat with them, there was hardly any talking. I realized that it was probably because of me but then it was not my fault. They had invited me. I did not even know that she also was to be there. I always avoid couples, actually going out with couples. It feels like kabab main haddi.
I excused myself and roamed the Mall while they talked. I hope they talked. That day I saw the latest fashion twice, the big comfortable sofa once and the kitchen essentials and even tried to understand how the big video game in the gaming store work for a near 15 minutes.
During my vacation to India this December, I met them again. The chemistry between them was more comfortable now. They were not the shy type I had met two years back but I guess two years is a lot of time. There was some objection from both the side but all well that ends well. But well has just started with the marriage. Today they have been married and hope to live happily ever after.
Wishing them a happy married life!