2 States The Story of My Marriage

By Chetan Bhagat

Love marriages worldwide are uncomplicated: Boy loves woman. lady loves boy. They get married. In India, there are a number of extra steps: Boy loves woman. woman loves boy. Girl's family members has to like boy. Boy's relations has to like lady. Girl's relatives has to like boy's relations. Boy's relatives has to like girl's relatives. lady and boy nonetheless love one another. They get married. Welcome to two States, the tale of Krish and Ananya, who're from various states of India, deeply in love with one another, and need to get married. after all, their mom and dad do not agree. to transform their love tale right into a love marriage, the couple has a tricky conflict sooner than them; for one can struggle and insurgent, yet tougher to persuade. Will they make it? From the bestselling writer Chetan Bhagat comes one other witty story approximately inter-community marriages in smooth India.

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Madrasi? ’ one other aunt acknowledged. ‘Tamil, probably Sanskrit,’ I stated. ‘I am now not coming,’ my mom stated. I glared at my mom. ‘Where can we devour? ’ an aunt expressed everyone’s crisis. ‘The food are within the eating corridor on the marriage ceremony venue. Let’s visit mattress, we need to get up early,’ I acknowledged. We had deliberate to fulfill within the inn foyer at seven-thirty within the morning. We in simple terms left at 9. ‘What is the tackle? ’ Rajji mama acknowledged. I took out the piece of paper Ananya’s dad had given me. ‘I can’t learn this,’ Rajji mama stated. I took the paper again. It acknowledged: Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Karpagambal Thirumana Mandapam sixteen, Venkatesa Agraharam road, Mylapore, Chennai After 3 makes an attempt at analyzing it, I had a headache. I counted the letters, my marriage ceremony venue had fifty alphabets in it. Delhi by no means will get this complex. certainly one of my older cousins had her marriage ceremony in Batra Banquets, one other one in Bawa corridor. We struggled for twenty mins at the streets of Mylapore ahead of we reached the venue. thankfully, the locals had abbreviated the identify of where to AKKT Mandapam. From actors to political events to marriage ceremony halls, Tamilians like to preserve complex names first after which make acronyms for a similar. ‘What do you suggest breakfast is done? ’ Shipra masi stated. ‘Illa, illa,’ a pot-bellied, dark-complexioned, hirsute chef acknowledged and shook his hand. He wore a lungi and a chef’s cap. If he wore the cap to avoid hair within the foodstuff, he wanted a physique sheath, given his furry hands and chest. ‘Orunimishum,’ I stated, ‘what occurred? ’ ‘Your son speaks Tamil? ’ Shipra masi acknowledged to my mom. My mom rolled her eyes. ‘No, I don’t. It’s a standard observe for wait a second,’ I stated. ‘Now he belongs to them. They’ll make him do anything,’ my mom lamented loudly. ‘Mom, please. allow me get to the bottom of this,’ I acknowledged. ‘What will you get to the bottom of? they're going to make us cook dinner meals also,’ my mom acknowledged. ‘Everybody, please take a seat within the eating hall,’ I stated, then became to the chef. ‘Can’t you are making whatever? ’ ‘Who will make tiffin then? we need to serve it at eleven,’ the chef stated. I checked my watch. It used to be nine-thirty. My family members may have scientific emergencies if saved hungry for that lengthy. ‘We wish whatever now,’ I acknowledged, ‘anything fast. ’ ‘What approximately tiffin? ’ the chef acknowledged. ‘We don’t wish tiffin. We’ll basically come again for lunch later. ’ ‘Girl’s facet wishes tiffin. They got here for breakfast at 6. 30,’ the chef acknowledged. Rajji mama got here as much as me. ‘Bribe him,’ he whispered. i assumed concerning the ethics of bribing at my very own marriage ceremony to feed myself. ‘Wokay, i'm going now, i'm busy,’ the chef stated and mumbled to himself, ‘pundai maganey, thaayoli koodhi. ’ ‘Anna, wait,’ I acknowledged. The chef checked out me in amazement. How can anyone with a heavy Delhi accessory toss in a Tamil be aware or ? I saved a hundred-rupee notice in my hand and shook fingers with him. puzzled, he tested the foreign money. ‘We are providing you with out of happiness,’ my uncle stated. ‘I could make upma fast,’ the chef acknowledged. ‘What is upma? ’ my uncle stated. ‘Salty halwa. No, now not upma. are you able to make dosas? ’ I acknowledged. ‘For dosa one after the other making no employees now.

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