Up was Down

Up was Down

On 16 Feb, 2013 Geet and I completed three years of our married life. Doesn’t sound like a big achievement, does it? After all there are couples who have spent 50 years together, where the last 10 years of their togetherness have been spent revisiting the potty training manuals, taking sagging body sponge baths via a nurse, exchanging dentures during dinner and spending half of the day getting up from the chair.

But these three years of togetherness are an achievement. Especially for a guy who never believed in love. I have seen too many marriages breaking apart around me, too many husbands beating up their wives, too many couples making compromises to believe otherwise. This notion was ingrained in me that no matter how high you are on the initial euphoria, the effect of the drug finally subsides in the morning. Your love life becomes a part of your routine and you get on with it like you get on with brushing your teeth.

I was almost 30 and Mom and Dad were panicking because they thought that their crossing-into-middle-age virgin son was going to die a virgin. It was the most terrifying year of my life when I had to finally make a decision. After all it involved another human being and I have to give up the freedom of farting noisily in my bedroom. Too much was on stake. My father created my profile in a matrimonial website and put up a really ugly picture of mine on display. On a scale of Sunil Shetty to 10, I looked like Tushar Kapoor. I went completely numb in the cold matrimonial waters, just like the survivors of Titanic. My virginity ship was about to sink and I watched helplessly as my feet grew cold.

M friends told me that it takes 2-3 years to find a bearable bride and given the fact that I looked like a cross between Mamta Banerjee and Prabhu Deva in my matrimonial photo, I extended the duration to 4-5 years and went in my crypt. But Gods had something else in mind. Within a month my parents sent me a girl’s picture (I was in Manchester then) and told me that she was perfect.

“Did she see my photo on the website?” I asked in a state of shock. The ship was sinking too fast.

“She did.”

“Are you sure she is not blind?”

I was told that there was a 33/36 match on our horoscopes and I have to stop being an idiot and talk to her. Now this was a turning point. Not that my parents had never called me an idiot but the horoscope match was too perfect. My ghosts of doubts were returning and whispering me to back out. They reminded me that I was incapable of falling in love. Now before you jump to conclusions, what the ghost meant was that I was emotionally incapable of carrying a relationship of such magnitude on my shoulders simple because I did not believe in that gesture. Secondly, what will my friends think? After all, I had distributed such pearls of wisdom like – How can two people stay together their entire lives? I will be bored to death! Ugh!

Anyways, I saw her photo and there was a sensation in certain parts of my body. Like near my heart. Let me clarify that it wasn’t lust that prompted me to talk to her. I know better than getting aroused over a photo of a fully dressed female. It was just instinct. We talked how two strangers will talk when they talk for the first time. I tried to be funny and failed and walked into a wall during our conversation. It was a good conversation.

Geet tells me that she had fallen for me during the one month we talked on the phone. I liked talking to her but nothing else happened. I don’t know why but I finally said yes.

The fact was that both of us were scared. When we moved to Manchester 15 days after we got married, I was taking deep breaths. But those were such incredible days. I rediscovered myself. I realized that my heart was capable of melting, that my eyes were capable of gleaming, that my legs were capable of going weak,  that I was capable of falling in love, that I would not die of poisonous gases if I don’t fart.

In college, Geet was the kind of girl who would stop talking to you if you ask her to be your girlfriend. She treated me like a lizard that has suddenly dropped in her lap from the ceiling when I tried to give her an innocent peck on the first day of our marriage. Like me, she too had her own battles to conquer. I waited patiently for her to come around. I worked on our friendship.

Now that I look back, I cannot imagine the last three years without her. I married a stranger and fell in love with a friend.  When I think of my marriage, I think of The Black Pearl, that was rocked upside down to be transported back into the land of the living at sunrise. Now wasn’t that lucky that ‘Up was Down’?

p.s. I am looking forward to exchanging my dentures with Geet. That way, if we are left with one chocolate and she eats it all, I can still after-taste it.

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About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016. Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping. He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.

125 Comments

  1. Jas March 2, 2013 at 7:38 am - Reply

    May you exchange the dentures and have the chocolate after taste linger on for as long as eternity….. Belated anniversary wishes Amit 🙂

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Amen to that! 🙂
      Thank you for your wishes Jas.

  2. Indian Homemaker March 2, 2013 at 7:41 am - Reply

    What a stereotype breaker you are!!! How often do we read men talking about their fears so fearlessly!! Congrats and many, many happy returns Amit and Geet.

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 7:52 am - Reply

      Haha! I am glad if I broke something. I like doing that. 🙂
      Thanks IHM for all your wishes.

  3. afshan18 March 2, 2013 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Aah
    That was a perfect Saturday post ! This kinda gives me belief that may be I too can try and grow stronger in my bond!! Coz I too have many false beliefs and demons to fight all the time 🙂
    Happy weekend !

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 7:55 am - Reply

      Afshan,
      We all have demons to fight. It wasn’t an easy decision for me. I could have wrecked someone’s life. But in the end, I chose to believe that I could be a good human being.
      I am sure you too will win in the end. 🙂 All the best to you.

  4. ms March 2, 2013 at 7:59 am - Reply

    forget all those movies and literature about love – this is the most perfect love story! this should be read by all as a manual on forming lasting relationships. thanks amit. though we are not in the denture-sharing stage yet (still have a few years to go!!!), we still are friends sharing our lives. imagine, a 24/7-friend! happy anniversary to geet and you.

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Haha! Thank you for considering it as the perfect love story. There was another very crazy incident that happened during the first two months of our marriage but I still have to gather courage to write about it. Of course it seems funny now that I think about it. 🙂
      Anyways, yes it is great to have a friend to share your life with. I am really glad for you. 🙂

  5. lathaguduru March 2, 2013 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Belatedly, a very happpy happy anniversary to the both of you!!! May god bless you both and you celebrate every anniversary together till you share your denture..:-) thank you for sharing your sweet little story. HIII to Geet too…

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Thank you Latha for all your wishes. 🙂

  6. Su March 2, 2013 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Someday, I’ll show this post to my yet-to-be-known-future-wife. That way, I dont have to reinvent the wheel and still not miss anything that I wanna convey. 😛
    Excellent recount of the best phase of your life so far. And mentioning after-taste sums it up more profoundly than any bollywood movie!

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 8:47 am - Reply

      Haha! Thanks Su. I hope your future wife finds it entertaining. 🙂

  7. Jazz March 2, 2013 at 8:25 am - Reply

    OMG What an awesome story. Happy anniversary to you guys and best wishes for a wonderful life ahead.

    ROFL at the Suniel shetty to 10 and Tushar Kapoor. 😀

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Jazz for your wishes. 🙂

  8. suthewriter March 2, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    That was such a sweet, heart-warming read. Looks like Geet is a very lucky girl, and you are a lucky guy to have her as well. 🙂 Wish you many, many happy anniversaries to come!

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 8:49 am - Reply

      Thanks Suthewriter. 🙂
      The fact that I got lucky with a Matrimonial site within 1 month and got married with the first girl I talked to indeed makes me lucky. What adds to that luck is that that girl was perfect for me. I feel blessed. 🙂

  9. Roshan Radhakrishnan March 2, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    love this story.. by default you rock satire post but your real-life bio of your marriage is even better 🙂
    Happy Anniversary to you both 🙂

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Thanks Roshan for your wishes. 🙂

  10. Swaram March 2, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Sigh! With so many people writing in their anniversary posts, I feel like doing so too, though ours’ is still a good 5 mths away 😛
    Belated wishes Amit; we so believe in that friendship part too. Married for almost 7 yrs and people say we still come across like newly married 😉 Now I take that as a compliment 😛

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Yes, you should write about it too! 🙂
      And thank you for your wishes Swaram.
      I believe that looking like newly married forever is the mark of a beautiful relationship. Wishing you all happiness. 🙂

  11. umashankar March 2, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Amit, that is a heartfelt and heart-warming tribute to your love to whom you lost your virginity, duly spiced with sparkling humour. Remember, I kept Mr Updike on hold to enjoy your story! May the light of a trillion stars twinkle on your chocolate-stained dentures!

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Thanks Uma for all your wishes. Losing your virginity is a very emotional moment indeed.
      Oh God! Mr. Updike will be tossing in his grave! Do give him immediate attention.
      I hope I don’t lose the dentures like my virginity.

  12. reekycoleslaw March 2, 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary again!

    So one thing is certain. Whenever Geet and you have an argument in the future and she refuses to see your point, all you have to do is remind her of this essay. Hearts will be amelting in a jiffy!

    And really relieved for you that you won’t be dying a virgin!

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Thanks Rickie for your wishes. 🙂
      I crossed that bridge a long time back. 😛 In fact the days of pure virginity are now very hazy in my memories.
      Err…essay? 😐
      BTW, are you coming for the Indiblogger meet on 8th?

      • Rickie March 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

        Ok, not essay, note from the heart!
        Undecided about the 8th. I have never attended a blogger event before. I am bit chary of being a pile-on at an event where the expectation might be to blog about it later. Considering that I have absolutely no intentions of reviewing it / blogging about it!
        But I do wish that some of us likeminded bloggers around this area get together sometime soon.

      • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

        That is much better.
        I haven’t attended a blogger’s meet before as well. And I don’t think they are expecting us to write about it. I am just going for the experience. Think about it. I will give you my free autograph.

  13. My Era March 2, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

    A very very Happy anniversary to you both 🙂
    I must thank you for this very wonderful post (I’ll try to post why I said that on my blog).
    Here’s wishing you guys get to exchange dentures & enjoy the finger lickin’ good moments of life till eternity 😀

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Thank you for your wishes My Era. 🙂
      Please do write your views. I would love to read them.

  14. Rachna March 2, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    What a cute mushy post, Amit! You are a sweet boy whose heart is in the right place. Wish you and your love a long life of happiness together. At the end of the day, our desires are simple and basic! Twelve years down the road and with kids in tow, I can tell you that the journey becomes more exciting and frustrating but like you I always bounce back to the basics to help tide over the rough times. All the best! Stay happy.

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Thanks Rachna. 🙂
      I completely agree. Kids are another test which scares to death. 😀 But I am sure it will be a hell of an experience. 🙂

  15. alkagurha March 2, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I married a stranger and fell in love too.
    We will have to ask your lovely wife about your picture resembling a cross between didi and deva.
    Perhaps both of you are like the lead couple of a Yash Chopra movie……made for each other. Happiness Always.

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Same pinch. 🙂
      I saw that pic later when Geet pointed it out while going through our old albums. I gave her an incredulous you-said-yes-to-this look. No one is ever going to see that pic. 😛
      Yash Raj Couple? Yes, yes, we sang songs in Switzerland. I think that makes us eligible. 🙂

  16. Smitha March 2, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

    That has to be the sweetest anniversary post. May you guys share dentures and more:) Congratulations and here’s to many, many, many more such wonderful years for the two of you!

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Thank you Smitha for all your lovely wishes. 🙂

  17. onehonestwriter March 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    That’s such a warm anniversary post, and that too coming from a guy took my heart away. Congratulations on your anniversary. May you remain best friends madly deeply in love always.
    P.s. I love the name Geet.

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you onehonestwriter for all your wishes. 🙂
      Geet is not her real name but I love the name too, so I decided to call her by this name on my blog. 🙂

  18. glimpsesandglances March 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Geet and Amit 🙂 This was the sweetest anniversary post I have ever read 🙂

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you for all your wishes. 🙂

  19. Anonymously Disguised March 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    aww such a sweet post. I wonder what is it with the month of Feb and weddings? We too got married in Feb (11 years ago) and I can see so many bloggers on my Fb celebrating their anniversary this month. 🙄

    Belated wishes to you both.

    Ps: Somehow your blog is the only place where I can’t bring myself to put my usual 3 para plus nonsensical comments 😥

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks AD. 🙂
      I think it is something related to Feb being auspicious. A lot of people get married in February.
      You can totally put three para comments here. I like them. 🙂

  20. Roshini (@VanilleNoire) March 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    That is so adorable. Made my heart melt. Perfect to read on a dreary saturday. And also perfect post to make you believe in love. 🙂 Happy Anniversary. Wish you many many more to come.

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks Roshni. 🙂
      I am glad that you liked the post and thank you for all your wishes. 🙂

  21. Sonal March 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    completed a year on 24th feb…..Almost Same story… Same feelings…same pinch !!

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      Hey congratulations! 🙂

  22. Sonal March 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    🙂 🙂

  23. Ashwathy March 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    I could have written this post myself, considering the sentiment it conveys – not believing in love, marrying the “arranged” way and then rediscovering all over again – although the post, I’m sure, wouldn’t be as tongue-in-cheek as yours!! To make sure I never forget my journey, I have recorded it as my Matrimonial Mish-mashes in my blog. Not sure if you have read all of them.

    Oh come on, make up your mind. You can’t look like Suniel Shetty, Tushar Kapoor, Mamta Banerjee and Prabhu Deva all at once. 😛 🙄

    Congrats you too. Sometimes the first 3 years makes all the difference. And considering you are still in love, and happily so, I’d say that gives people like me some hope (1.5 years down, and many more to go 🙂 )

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      I think I have read all your posts except the ones during the time I was off blogging. So many of us have similar stories especially the ones who go for arranged marriage and find love in the process. 🙂
      I can look like all of them. Some of my pics are that bad. 🙂
      Thanks Ash for your wishes.

  24. Nidaa March 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Wowww… this is one of the sweetest i hav read that didnt make me diabetic.
    Happy-super-duper Anniversary to you and Geet. Keep writing and still waiting for your book.
    Sick and tired of people (including my friends) asking me why i dont agree for marriage- I lashed out- “I enjoy farting loudly too much to give up tht freedom”- really didnt know whr that came from :D. There were like “Ewww you’re disgusting”. So its not jus me. Juz another reason I lov this post

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks Nidaa for your wishes. 🙂
      I think if you are going the arranged marriage route you just have to steel yourself and make up your mind. Otherwise one can never be prepared for it. It is scary! 🙂

  25. The Girl Next Door March 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful, sweet, cute, honest, heart-warming post, Amit. Touched me immensely, and reminded me of the way I met the OH too. Ours was a similar story, too. 🙂

    Wishing you both many more happy years of togetherness. 🙂

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks TGND. 🙂 I am glad that there are so many similar stories floating around. 🙂

  26. Jo March 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Wishing both of many many years of love and happiness. 🙂

  27. Ruchira March 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Happy Anniversary 😛
    wow that was a mushy and very frank post – something one would not expect from a guy ! Really enjoyed reading it !

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you Ruchira. 🙂
      Believe me, guys are more emotional than girls. We are just good at hiding it. 🙂

  28. crazyambivert March 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Such a sweet post ! Wish you both a very happy anniversary 🙂

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you crazyambivert. 🙂

  29. Nisha March 2, 2013 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    How can this be so mushy-mushy without being mushy-mushy..??
    Sweetest post Amit. Happy Anniversary to you two. The last line is tooo cute!
    And by the by.. how come she’s both Geet and A****.. or am I missing something here? 🙂

    • Amit March 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm - Reply

      I know its not that mushy. I left out the kissing-on-the-Eiffel part and running in the Alps singing a Yash Chopra song. Yeah, we did that too. 🙂
      Geet is her blog name. I am not using her real name here. 🙂
      And thank you for all the wishes.

  30. forgottogrowup March 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    hello..hello…hello..this is an awsome post…so sweet straight from the heart and as someone has already said…so mushy mushy and still not mushy…:)…Wish you both many many more years of togetherness……:)….and i did not know that Geet is her blog name….:)

    • Amit March 3, 2013 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Thanks forgottogrowup for your wishes. 🙂
      I think it is mushy and still not mushy because I have added Sunil Shetty and farting in it. 🙂
      And yeah, Geet is not her real name. It started as a joke sometime back when Jab We Met came and I mentioned on the blog that I wanted to marry a girl like her. 🙂

      • forgottogrowup March 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm

        he he..i have seen many guys who liked Geet’s character…but great to know that some one wanted to marry a Geet…:)…:)..:)…

  31. perspectivesandprejudices March 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Adorable post! 🙂 Wishing you guys an incredibly happy life ahead! Belated Anniversary wishes 🙂

    • Amit March 3, 2013 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Thank you for all your wishes! 🙂

  32. Akanksha Dureja March 3, 2013 at 1:34 am - Reply

    This is such an “awwwwwwwwwwwww” post! Loved reading the in-side story. I must say, you both are really lucky! 🙂 I don’t believe in the powers of those matrimonial sites yet. As far as love is concerned, it is for other people.

    • Amit March 3, 2013 at 7:56 am - Reply

      Thanks Akanksha. 🙂 The key is to get your horoscopes match correctly. I don’t know what science is involved but I have seen it work. 🙂

  33. carvaka March 3, 2013 at 3:15 am - Reply

    So honest and so sweet. Congratulations to both of you and wish you a very happy lifetime together. 🙂

    • Amit March 3, 2013 at 7:56 am - Reply

      Thank you carvaka. 🙂

  34. sjscribbles March 3, 2013 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Happy Happy Anniversary to the both of you ! May you both enjoy the togetherness forever !

    Hey – how do you write such heart touching posts – Yaar ! Awesome !

    • Amit March 3, 2013 at 7:58 am - Reply

      Thanks Sjscribbles. 🙂
      I guess true stories are always heart touching in whatever way you write them. 🙂

  35. Priya Sreeram (@priyasreeram) March 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    First- belated anniversary wishes amit . Hope you have many many years of sweet nothings,after tasting sessions and yes the denture exchanges too ! I can really understand your wife’s initial lizard dropping reactions. I got engaged to my hubby the same day I met him for the first time and after a total of 2 emails & 1 phone call that lasted exactly for 3 minutes, we got married 2 months later. Today we are a 11 year young couple and with 2 kids it is a roller-coaster ride. But a happy one at that. My heartiest wishes to you n geet for all the love n happiness

    P.S I would love to see the pic of a cross between the rubberband man and the rigid lady 😀

    • Amit March 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Priya. 🙂
      11 years? Wow! That is like forever.
      Geet and I talked for almost a month before we said yes. Our family was ready to give us more time but we were sure by then.
      I can show you that photo but then I will erase your memory by that flash light they used in MIB. Is that ok?

      • Priya Sreeram (@priyasreeram) March 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

        god u r so mean 😛 The pic can’t be that bad if Geet has said YES after seeing it right ?

      • Amit March 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        She didn’t actually. We had webcam chats too during that one month. After we got married, she told me that she was a bit surprised to see me when we did a webcam chat for the first time because I was not as bad as my picture. 😐

      • Priya Sreeram (@priyasreeram) March 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        gee- now I really need to see that pic; And before you take the flashlight to erase my memory I will do a Expelliarmus charm on you 😀 😛

  36. inducares March 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary Amit & Geet-may your happiness keep multiplying with every passing day.This was such a cute post,it left a lingering feeling of pleasure.

    • Amit March 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Indu. 🙂

  37. Nomad March 4, 2013 at 1:09 am - Reply

    A beautiful post, Amit. Reminded me of “grow old with me, the best is yet to be”.
    Wishing Amit and Geet a Happy Anniversary, and may the years ahead be always full of love, togetherness and shared joys.

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Thanks Nomad. The best part of having a loving partner is the whole thought of growing old together. You can imagine the next ten years and always feel warm. 🙂
      Thank you for all your wishes. 🙂

  38. Sreetama March 4, 2013 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Belated happy anniversary Amit & Geet! Congratulations on completing 3 beautiful years together & wish you a lifetime of happiness! 🙂 Thanks a lot for this post Amt! Am going to tie the knot in 4 days, in the arranged through matrimonial site way. Apart from the wedding exvitememt, am a bunch of nerves right now. This post is like a moral booster for me. Hope I’ll be able to share a nice story few years down the line. Fingers crossed!

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

      What! You are getting married in the next 4 days?!?! Congratulations and wishing you a very happy married life! 🙂
      And I look forward to hear your stories. 🙂
      Thank you very much for your wishes.

  39. KayEm March 4, 2013 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Glad you wore your heart on your sleeve for this one, Amit. Hope you and Geet have a great time discovering more about yourselves and one another as you grow old together.

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Thanks KayEm. Cheeky as it may sound but my heart is usually on my sleeve. Thank you for your wishes. 🙂

  40. kismitoffeebar March 4, 2013 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Best wishes 🙂 Really happy for you both! Stay blessed!!!!!!!!!

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Thank you kismitoffeebar. 🙂

  41. Sumana March 4, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Wonderful story and such a heart warming post. Wishing you loads of fun on your 3rd anniversary. Lol on the Denture part… have fun

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

      I am glad that you liked the post Sumana and thank you for all your wishes. 🙂

  42. R's Mom March 4, 2013 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Yaa Yaa…I am always the last but..wishing both of you a very very very cute super duper long lived chocolate denture filled years of togetherness 🙂 big hugs to both of you 🙂

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

      Hehe! It’s all right. I posted it on Saturday. 🙂
      Thank you for all your wishes R’s Mom. 🙂

  43. metherebel March 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Firstly belated anniversary Amit! May you both have many many years of togetherness 🙂

    I am someone who share a similar feeling which you had before you met Geet. The word marriage freaks me out and arranged marriage freaks me out even more. Your story is inspiring.

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks Metherebel.
      The key is to have a horoscope match of at least 30 out of 36. 😛

  44. Bhavia March 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Falling in love is an amazing feeling.See,miracles happen in real life too 🙂
    Toast to the loving couple who I am yet to meet !! Please invite me 😛

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bhavia. And you are always welcome in my house whenever you come to Delhi. Just drop me a mail. 🙂

  45. Liju March 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Belated anniversary wishes to you and Geet. Wish you all the happiness and all the good things in life for many many more years to come.

    “On a scale of Sunil Shetty to 10, I looked like Tushar Kapoor.
    My friends told me that it takes 2-3 years to find a bearable bride and given the fact that I looked like a cross between Mamta Banerjee and Prabhu Deva in my matrimonial photo” this had me Rofling for sometime 🙂

    The best way to treat your spouse is to treat him/her as your friend…I totally agree with that. Can’t understand why some people don’t realise this.

    Loved this post too and I’m sure Geet is one lucky woman.

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you for all your wishes Liju. 🙂
      Yes, you have to be friends first. The rest of it follows.

  46. Visha March 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Belated anniversary wishes Amit and Geet 🙂

    Same pinch. For the horoscope score. For the ‘falling’ part during telephonic conversations. For not seeing each other before the wedding. And for a February wedding 🙂

    • Amit March 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks Visha. 🙂
      Wow! That is a lot of same pinches. 😛

  47. Saanjh March 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Belated Happy Aniiversary Amit and Geet.. May you share your dentures and chocolates..:) 🙂

    This was such a WOW!! post… Sooo sweet and so humorous. I didn’t knew that Geet is a blog name, I so loved this name.. Not for Jab we met but for the TV show Geet.. 😉

    • Amit March 6, 2013 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Thanks Saanjh. 🙂
      I actually fell in love with Geet’s character in Jab We Met. I haven’t seen the TV show.
      Thank you for all your wishes.

  48. Maddie March 6, 2013 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Oh this is so heart-warming in the cold Manchester!! 😀 I saw the video you put up on FB. This is so najar-na-lage-wala-cute!! Many congratulations and keep the love flowing!

    BTW, Geet ever considered making a guest post on your blog??

    • Amit March 6, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

      What! You are in Manchester? Did you go to Rusholm? Did you go to the City Centre? The Museum? Did you travel by the tram? You have made so many of my memories rush back. 🙂
      Thank you for all your wishes Maddie. 🙂
      I have never asked her about a guest post but I will. 🙂

      • Maddie March 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

        No, no, no, am not in Manchester. I was talking about you two! Please do ask Geet to write this story in her words. Would like to know the other side of it! 🙂

  49. seena March 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Belated Anniversary wishes to you and Geet 🙂 wish you celebrate many more happy Anniversaries together!
    Our wedding story is also almost the same. You discovered “that I would not die of poisonous gases if I don’t fart” but my hubby still has to discover that, at least that if he did not die at any other places, he would not even in our living/bed room 🙂
    I didn’t know Geet was her blog name, but whenever I read about her in your blog I had the image of Geet from JWM. I really loved that character.

    • Amit March 7, 2013 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Thank you Seena. 🙂
      Haha! I was very sure I would not subject another human to the atrocoties.
      I too had that image in my mind when I was trying to get married. She comes very close to it. 🙂

  50. Destiny's child March 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I wish both of you a lifetime of happiness, love and joy. You have penned it down beautifully. 🙂 It’s arranged-marriage stories like these that assure me that everything’s going to be alright. Trivia: My parents are on a groom-hunt for me.

    • Amit March 7, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Destiny’s child and best of luck for the groom hunting! 🙂

  51. The British Asian Blog March 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Firstly – happy anniversary and secondly – what a brilliant post – a stranger to a loved friend…brilliant.

    • Amit March 7, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Thank you for liking the post. 🙂

  52. pseudomonaz March 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Belated anniversary Wishes to you and Geet. I didn’t know it was a blog name, everytime i hear the name Geet, Kareena pops up in my head.:-)
    This was such a mushy post, my favorite topic to read about. It made me smile, and the way you wrote it, God, are you real??? Romantic guys who write romantic posts!!! Do you have a younger brother??? 😉

    • Amit March 7, 2013 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Thanks pseudomonaz. 🙂 Yeah, she is as crazy as her. Well almost.
      Haha! No I don’t have a younger brother. Unfortunately.

      • pseudomonaz March 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

        My bad luck!!! 🙁

      • Amit March 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

        Oh come on! You are in college. There is this whole life ahead. You will find someone. Someone somewhere is made for you. *insert red balloons and a big red heart and Lata Mangeshkar*

      • pseudomonaz March 8, 2013 at 12:37 am

        I was kidding. I am already in a relationship, a messy relationship to be precise. Unlike you i believe in love but i just don’t believe in marriages. And i now believe that ‘someone’ doesn’t exist.

      • Amit March 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

        I think the best way to deal with relationships is to go with the flow. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

      • pseudomonaz March 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

        That’s what i am doing. Waiting for everything to get better.

  53. pixie March 7, 2013 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Congratulations on completing 3 yrs of married bliss!! 🙂
    such a romantic post! 🙂
    LOL@ comparing yourself to Tusshar Kapoor!! Gosh – that guy’s ugly!! 😛

    • Amit March 7, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Thank you for all your wishes. 🙂
      Well, you haven’t seen me now, have you? 😛

  54. girlinjammies March 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Such an adorable post. Happy Anniversary Geet and Amit. Here is to many more years 🙂

    • Amit March 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you Girlinjammies. 🙂

  55. dauntlessdaisy March 9, 2013 at 12:54 am - Reply

    aiiyoooo I am the last one to wish you. The college authorities have blocked your blog under entertainment 😛
    I wish you and Geet a very happy and crazy Anniversary 😀 (Belated)
    This was one cute, adorable, pouring your heart out and honest post. 😀

    • Amit March 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks Dauntlessdaisy! 🙂
      My blog has been blocked at a lot of places. I hate it when they treat it like a Po*n site!
      Thank you for all your wishes. 🙂

      • dauntlessdaisy March 14, 2013 at 12:34 am

        hahahaha….no no its not because of that. If the software reads sex and alike words, it blocks the website. Talk about being in a law school, we cannot read anything on sexual assaults online 😛
        Your welcome 🙂

      • Amit March 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

        //Talk about being in a law school, we cannot read anything on sexual assaults online
        *shock* Some Law School that is!

  56. scribblehappy March 14, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    A cross between Mamata Banerjee and Prabhu Deva? Haha Amit you are too much! Belated happy anniversary to you and Geet–here’s wishing you both a lifetime of blissful trogetherness, denture-sharing and all 🙂

    • Amit March 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes Scribblehappy! 🙂

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