What was that boy’s fault?
ridhar returned home at night after a tiring day at the office. As he lay back in the sofa and closed his eyes, he was lost in thought, ‘Why did she do this to me? I loved her very much...my love was sincere... how can she be so heartless towards me? Was her love false from the beginning? How I was blind in love! it’s been 10 years, but I am not able to come out of it. How can she ruin my life?’ His face was wet with tears.
Sridhar had had a love marriage 10 years ago against his parents’ wishes and was staying separately. Within a week of their marriage things changed drastically. The girl was no longer loving towards him. She became aggressive for petty reasons and sometimes for no reason at all. Over a month petty quarrels led to tantrums, nagging, extravagant lifestyle and much more. Things took an ugly turn when she started physically abusing him. Sridhar showed immense patience for a few more months, but could not ever figure out the reason for her rude behaviour. After one year they got separated legally and presently Sridhar stays with his parents working in a Software firm in Hyderabad.
gentle touch by his mother brings Sridhar back to this world. While having dinner, his mother said, “Your aunt gave a call in the afternoon. She was mentioning an alliance for you. Sridhar, how long will you cry over your past? I want you to remarry and it’s high time you settle down. You are already 40.”
“Ma, I too am not against marriage. But what if I get a similar-minded girl again? I fear only this. I have no mental strength to face all this anymore.”
“Not all women are the same. I will not force you, but I suggest that we go and see the girl this Sunday. She is Gita and had a mutual divorce with her husband a few years ago and and…” “and...what, Ma?” “She has an eight-yearold son,” said her mother hesitatingly.
“What! Frankly, I am not so broad-minded to marry a mother of an 8-year-old. Neither can I accept the child. No way, no point in meeting them.”
“Before jumping to conclusion, let’s meet them this Sunday. Consider this as an obligation and a request from my side,” his mother said.
Sridhar had had a love marriage 10 years ago against his parents’ wishes and was staying separately. Within a week of their marriage things changed drastically. The girl was no longer loving towards him. She became aggressive for petty reasons and sometimes for no reason at all. “I have decided to put my son,vijay, in the hostel. My parents will bear his expenses and they will be his guardians too. I have nothing to do with him. I don’t like him.”
Unwillingly, only for his mother’s sake, Sridhar accompanied by his parents agreed to meet Gita and her family.
fter an hour-long journey, they reached the house and were warmly welcomed by Gita’s parents. As they were entering the house a boy was rushing out with a cricket bat in his hand. Sridhar guessed him to be Gita’s son and his mood became unpleasant.
Their house was simple and neat. After the initial pleasantaries, Gita was introduced. She was goodlooking and decent.
Sridhar gathered guts and said, ”I want to talk to Gita in private.” They were led to a small balcony. Both sat down and apprehensions were visible on their faces.
Before Sridhar could start, Gita began, ”I have something to share with you. It’s regarding my son.” Sridhar thought, ‘yes, it’s the same thing I wanted to discuss.’
“I have decided to put my son,vijay, in the hostel. My parents will bear his expenses and they will be his guardians too. I have nothing to do with him. I don’t like him. I don’t want to see his face. He resembles his dad whom I hate the most. His dad was a drunkard and I went through a lot of suffering and physical torture.“
Sridhar had nothing to say. What is happening is exactly what he wanted. Now, he did not find any reason to say no to this alliance. After conversing for some more time Sridhar felt that Gita was suitable for him in all respects.
Within the next few months they got married. Gita proved to be an ideal wife who was very loving, wise and took care of Sridhar and his parents well. Days and months passed happily and Gita delivered a boy within two years of marriage. They named him Rohan. He was very chubby, cute and very active. Years passed in a jiffy while both Sridhar and Gita enjoyed their parenthood and did their best for their son. Rohan is now eight years old.
ne Sunday evening, Gita and Sridhar are having a cup of tea on their balcony and watching Rohan playing cricket in the playground below. A sudden thought streck him. ‘When I went to meet Gita for the first time, I saw her son with a cricket bat and he was of the same age like Rohan.’
Sridhar was surprised at this passing thought as all these years neither Gita nor he bothered about Vijay. Neither discussed his wellbeing.
That night Sridhar could not sleep. Rohan slept cuddled between him and Gita. Sridhar could see a happy and secure feeling on Rohan’s face while he was asleep.
‘A child needs both parents for his overall development. A child feels secure and confident in parents’ love. But what about Vijay? Am I at fault? Neither Gita nor me wanted him. But what is his fault? His resemblance to his dad? Just because I was not broad-minded to accept another man’s son, I kept him at bay. I never tried to think from a child’s point of view. Now that I am a father my thinking has changed and vision has broadened. Hmm… it’s not too late even now.‘
The next morning Gita woke him up with a hot cup of tea. Sridhar gestured to her to sit beside him. Sridhar held Gita’s hand and said, ”I am very happy and feel blessed for this second chance of life. I am extremely lucky to have you as my life partner.“
Gita replied, ”I am more blessed. You have accepted me, though I had a son. You are so understanding and I am leading a very happy and contented life now.“
“But I have to share a few thoughts which are lingering in my mind since yesterday.
I feel you will understand my thoughts. It’s about your son Vijay” Sridhar explained to her all his thoughts and feelings for Vijay.
ita felt very uneasy inside but somewhere she found Sridhar right and wise. She said, ”Vijay is now 16 years old. Do you think he will accept us?”
Sridhar was optimistic and firmly wanted to bring Vijay home. That very day both Gita and Sridhar went to Vijay’s hostel and brought him home. Vijay was very reluctant and angry and upset within and questioned, ”Why after all these years?”
Sridhar explained to him everything and felt sorry for him. He assured him that he would set everything right. “Vijay, what has happened has happened. I will try my best to be a friend and guide to you always.”
Though it was not at all easy for Vijay to trust and accept the family, Sridhar with his optimistic attitude, gave equal attention and love to both Rohan and Vijay. It may take some more time for Vijay to come out of his shell, but Sridhar is now able to sleep happily with a sense of contentment.
That very day both Gita and Sridhar went to Vijay’s hostel and brought him home. Vijay was very reluctant and angry and upset within and questioned, ”Why after all these years?”
Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan tie the knot he gorgeous Sagarika Ghatge and ace Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan finally got hitched. Their marriage was an intimate affair, attended only by close friends and immediate family as the duo opted for a court marriage. They made a beautiful couple on their D-day. While Sagarika was an elegant and radiant bride in a red Sabyasachi sari, Zaheer looked debonair in a whitegolden kurta set.
Their wedding might have been a low-key affair but they compensated it by throwing several post-wedding parties and a grand wedding reception in Mumbai. First, it was a cocktail night which saw Sagarika looking absolutely drool-worthy in a stunning grey lehenga from Falguni and Shane Peacock. Then a mehendi night followed where Sagarika yet again mesmerised everyone in a green Anita Dongre lehenga set.
The wedding shenanigans concluded with a grand wedding reception which saw celebs from Bollywood and Cricket in full presence. Sushmita Sen, Arshad Warshi, Chak De! India fame Chitrashi Rawat, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech are a few to name who attended the wedding. However, yet another CricketBollywood couple – Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma also graced the wedding reception. Virat looked dapper in a classic grey suit whereas Anushka dazzled in Sabyasachi’s grey and silver lehenga.
Zaheer and Sagarika had been dating for quite a time. They both met through a common friend and liked each other instantly. In an interview, had sagarika said, "I always knew he was a good guy. Whenever I met this common friend of ours called Ritik, I would always tell him that Zaheer seems like a good guy. He knew that I never talk about anyone like that, so there was probably something more to this. What I liked about him the most was his humility. Despite achieving so much in life, he is grounded. That is one quality in him that I truly I admire. Sometimes I fly, but he is grounded."
Here’s wishing the newlyweds a blissful married life!
“I spectacularly failed as an actor”: Twinkle Khanna ormer actress and authorproducer Twinkle Khanna recently opened up about her failed acting career. Confessing that she “failed spectacularly as an actor” Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs Funnybones said it is easy to deal with failure when success is not taken seriously. The Baadshah actress who couldn’t do well in her career as an actress, has now established herself as a writer with the pen name of “Mrs Funnybones”.
Speaking about failure and success along with badminton coach P. Gopichand and Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, the witty writer reminisced her childhood days with her mother. Citing an incident from her school days, she said, “When I came to her (Dimple) as a plump nerd with my exam results and said look, ‘I got 97 per cent in Mathematics’, she said it matches your weight.” Narrating such similar incidents of her life, the former actress said she told her mother ‘what is the point in having such a mother’.
But over the years, I discovered the reason behind her peculiar philosophy of raising me. When you don’t take success very seriously, it is easier to shrug off your failure,” Twinkle said. When I finished 12th, I wanted to become a chartered accountant. But both my parents were in the entertainment business. They were keen I follow in their footsteps and I did. But 8 years later, I came to the conclusion that I have spectacularly failed as an actor.”
“Though this was a bit disheartening, I wasn’t shattered… I moved on and here I am today,” she further added. “Twinkle was last seen in Tees Maar Khan in a cameo
Ranbir Kapoor to tie the knot soon? oing by the Casanova image of Ranbir Kapoor, it sounds strange to listen that he might settle down with an arranged marriage. His love life keeps making headlines and not long time back, his pictures with Mahira Khan went viral and fumed speculations of their alleged love affair. I’ve got to know Mahira in a personal capacity over the last few months. She is somebody who I admire and respect, for her achievements and even more for the person she is. It is very unfair the way she is being judged and spoken about. What is also sad is the inequality in judgement role. However, with Tees Maar Khan, she also began producing and coproduced many films like Thank You, Patiala House, Khiladi 786, Holiday and upcoming Padman – all films starred her husband Akshay Kumar.
just because she is a woman. I request you to stop the negativity and move on with your beautiful god-gifted lives,” Ranbir Kapoor had said in an official statement. On the other hand, Mahira too was deeply disturbed with all the hatred that floored after their pictures got leaked. In an interview to an online portal, Mahira reacted saying, “I’m a very strong woman but when all of this happened, I was completely shattered and broken. I would think about posting a statement every day. Then I would stop myself because I just wouldn’t know what to say,”
But looks like Ranbir’s mummy Neetu Kapoor has taken these rumours and this controversy too seriously that she is keen to get her son married off as early as possible. As per rumours doing rounds, Neetu Kapoor has been trying hard to convince Ranbir for marriage. The only thing she talks about these days is Ranbir’s marriage, suggests a report of a leading tabloid. However, the actor is avoiding the talks as he is occupied with his