Hindustan Times - Brunch : 2019-02-10

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COVER ST 12 RASEEL GUJRAL NAVIN ANSAL (54) & (61), ENTREPRENEURS BEING SOMEONE’S FIRST LOVE IS GREAT, BUT BEING SOMEONE’S LAST LOVE IS BEYOND PERFECT! On Navin: Suit, D&G; shirt, Pink; tie, Romeo Giglee; pocket square: Model Zone; shoes, Tom Ford On Raseel: Sari, Ravi Bajaj; sandals, Bombay Gossip; watch, Franck Muller 27 VALENTINE DAYS TOGETHER G S ’ O H W They started as business partners, both single and spurned. Then, they found love, life, happiness Raseel “[AT THE TIME WE GOT MARRIED] I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WOULD WORK FOR ME EVEN THOUGH I WASN’T LOOKING FOR A LIFE PARTNER. BUT IT FELT SO RIGHT!” married very young, and later realised that she and her then husband were not suited for each other. Navin married for all the right reasons, but even 10 years together with his then wife could not sort out their incompatibility issues. Now known as one of Delhi’s power couples, Raseel and Navin began their relationship as business partners, founding the interior design firm, Casa Paradox. Five years later, the two took one more step together, this time to love, and by now they have celebrated 27 wedding anniversaries with their family of three children and a household that even includes Navin’s former wife. Navin had been a bit apprehensive about marrying for a second time, feeling that the legal tie might destroy the beauty of their love for each other. Raseel, however, had no such doubts. “I was old enough to understand what would work for me even though I wasn’t looking for a life partner,” says Raseel. “But it just felt so right. It was like I had found my best friend.” Years later, Navin tells us that his fears were unfounded. “Raseel reaffirmed my belief in the idea that we can have T HA W O H W G N I T F I G S ’ O H W Raseel: “Navin loves bikes and I’ve already gifted one to him very recently — the Indian” —RASEEL GUJARAL a fabulous life regardless of ups and downs,” he says. “We both are very impatient, stubborn and very self-built, yet we can’t live without each other.” Navin: “She loves jewellery so, as always, she will pick her favourite piece and I will buy it for her as a present” LOVE, HATE, TOLERATE Raseel: I love his goodness and hate his anger because he gets very loud. I hate nothing about her. She gives me my space. What I like best about our relationship is that we don’t have any ego issues. Navin: T? HA W O H W G N I T F I G S ’ O H W MANINEE MISHRA MIHIR MISRA (43) & (42), ACTORS Maninee: “I like to plan something fun like a boat ride to elephanta caves or a night on a yacht for us to bond” HOW LONG IS FOREVER? SOMETIMES, JUST ONE SECOND! Mihir and Maninee dated for just a week before getting hitched 14 Mihir: What “I would love to take Maninee to a resort for a luxurious holiday so that she can relax” would you call a marriage that happened within a week of dating? A fairy tale romance, right? But do fairytales happen a second time? Looks like it. When Maninee met Mihir through a common friend, she’d walked out of a dysfunctional marriage along with her daughter. Mihir, however, was unmarried. “We dated for exactly a week before getting married,” grins Maninee. That didn’t mean that she wasn’t nervous about keeping their relationship going, or that Mihir wasn’t afraid that her four-year-old daughter wouldn’t take to him. “Even at four, her daughter was mature enough to understand the situation. She convinced Maninee to move into my house and within a week she was calling me papa,” he says. VALENTINE DAYS TOGETHER “HER DAUGHTER [FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE] CONVINCED MANINEE TO MOVE INTO MY HOUSE” LOVE, HATE, TOLERATE Maninee: I love his kindness and compassion for humans and animals alike. I hate how he procrastinates and his laziness. I love her ability to be calm in the face of a storm, and hate her obsession with perfection. Mihir: —MIHIR MISRA cer , ellery, Shimmeria Dog Boozy: Leash, Pet Universe ; shoes, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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