ANew Love Story

India Today - - MAIL - by Samar Halarnkar Fe­bru­ary 15, 1999

He had a great bod, soft, wavy hair, and the cutest dim­ples. Parul Nanda, 18, nor­mally shrugged hers houl­ders at such pro­duc­tion-line hunks.

First im­pres­sion: “They pump some iron, comb their hair— maybe they’re nice, who cares?” she says with a shrug. As Parul fid­dled with her pen, she slowly no­ticed the DKNY shug­ging his lit he frame. She watched with grow­ing in­ter­est as he fished out a Mo­torola Star Tac. She caught ref­er­ences to “love and sea breezes”. As he lefts he couldn’t but help no­tice his Opel As­tra.

Sec­ond im­pres­sion: “He makes sense— he’s cool, mo­bile, cute— I wouldn’t mind be­ing seen with him.” Af­ter a week Parul sim­ply walked up to him af­ter their French class, in­tro­duced her self and asked him out bowl­ing. “Sure thing,” he said agree­ably, “but not this weekend, I’ve al­ready gota date.” That suits Parul just fine. “I can spend some­time with my old boyfriend this weekend,” she chuck­les, crook­ing her fin­gers to hook quote marks in the air as she stresses “boyfriend”. Parul, a sec­ond-year psy­chol­ogy stu­dent in Delhi, is “inlove” with two men. And yes, she will go out with both. And yes, both will know they aren’t the only ones in her life— as she prob­a­bly isn’t for them.

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