Before the sunset, she had to keep everything ready for her in-laws. Latha was on her toes from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. all through the day and part of midnight finishing all school's assignments. She was this bubbly child, eldest among in her family, with a fussy sister, Parijatha, and a naughty brother, Pallav. She was always responsible, taking the characters right from her parents. Latha's academic track record motivated her siblings to excel in their fields too, which lead them to be well placed in multinational companies right now. Latha had chosen a field that was her passion right from birth, teaching, which she excelled at like all other fields she ventured into, though she took a break for her so-called, arranged marriage, to an angry young man, Vivek, who loved her the most despite his temper, and I think that is what has kept her going on in life. Their daughter, Amul, was the best gift that they could ever receive from God. After the tragic death of her father, she had become even more responsible towards her mother, sister, and brother, with a lot of support from her husband, Vivek. Her sister had already settled down in her married life with a cute niece to cuddle upon.
Now, she had to settle down things in her brother's life. She along with her husband went on a hunt for a good alliance for her brother, but in vain, as things would go wrong either at her brother Pallav's end or at the girl's side or vice versa. Pallav, being the most talented and eligible bachelor in his community was a little bit hesitant whenever he would get to see the photos of modern girls forwarded by his sister, thinking that if they would get adjusted to his family and mother, whom he loved the most, so he hadn't even bothered to look at few of the forwarded photos by his sister, thanks to his peripheral vision!!! Well, Latha was Pallav's sister, she could easily understand his brother's feelings and had started trying to filtrate her search now.
She was a bit worried about Pallav's age now, which had crossed 30, though an ideal age to get married, but not in her community, where boys would be married off as young as 26 and girls by 20. Latha even made her husband, Vivek speak to his brother, Pallav, to just find out if he had gotten into any relationship or something, but that also turned out to be negative, maybe Pallav, was brought up that way from his parents, and the roots were so deep that it could not be uprooted. Latha sighed a relief after hearing that from her husband but did not stop praying to her God, whom she believed in, deep down her heart, she knew, that her brother, Pallav would definitely get the girl of his dreams.
Pallav was sitting in his office cubicle, giving the last touch to his dream project. He knew that this was a turning point in his life, and had worked like never before for the completion of his project. His manager always was on his side and that boosted his confidence. Bingo!!, a click away from his project, Pallav was all smiles, ready to take on the project. He wanted to binge on samosas after completion of his project, so he went straight to cafeteria and got himself few hot samosas, jalebi, and 2 cups of coffee, after all, he deserved it as he had completed the toughest project in the office. He went and sat in the corner of the cafeteria and had started to munch upon. Few of his friends had tagged him on FB for his singing and few on WhatsApp too. He had the habit of browsing through the newspapers online while relaxing over a cup of coffee. He accidentally hit the matrimonial column, and LOL, he got to see quite a few numbers of photos, which did not seek his intention, and as he was about to close the tab, his eyes were stuck on the last photo, his heart did skip a beat, signalling him, she's the one for him, like DDLJ, if we remember.
He just left it at that as he had to give the presentation on his last project. His manager liked his project so much so that he immediately announced a gift voucher worth 10 K in Pallav's name. With a smile on his face, which he was known for, Pallav left office and reached home only to be pampered by his mom with all the goodies, which he enjoyed to the core and took to bed. Before sleeping, he opened the tab where he had seen the girl's photo, his fingers were trembling, what if the girl belonged to a different community, what if the girl does not get adjusted to his mother, he could not go further. He put the phone in airplane mode, but could not sleep properly.
He woke up at 12 a.m. and thinking of God in his mind, clicked on the girl's photo, Parvati, lovely name. He scrolled down first to check upon her community, Voila! she belonged to her community, she was working in an MNC, a software engineer like him, well settled, and the only daughter, but wait! her age was 23, too young!! but then Pallav thought he wanted to give it a try. He thought about his sister, Latha, and brother-in-law, Vivek, they also had an age difference of 7 years. Well, he heaved a sigh of relief and instantly slept off only to be woken up by his mom in the morning. He was in 2 minds whether to tell his sister or whether to go ahead all by himself. He had seen his sister, Latha, working hard day and night both at home and school, he thought that it was not fair on his part to disturb her, so he decided to contact the girl via her phone number.
Pallav rang the phone number during his break time in the office and was happy to hear a voice that was as sweet as the jalebi he ate in office. He first spoke about the ad in the newspaper and spoke about himself and then asked her to speak to which she replied that she would require sometime to go through his profile and that she would get back to him after speaking to her family. She also expressed her gratitude, this attitude of hers swept Pallav off his feet. He couldn't wait for her reply while on the other side, Parvathi, after speaking to Pallav had felt something ringing in her heart too! While she got busy in her work, but that did not stop her from checking on his profile photo and felt happy that a handsome boy had called her inquiring about the alliance.
She quickly went through his profile and found it very similar to hers. Both of their hobbies matched, music, writing, eating, and what not. She was also a highly talented girl with music running in her blood, not to say that God had gifted her with a mesmerizing voice that she had kept to herself. Only thing she found of concern was his age, to which she thought her family would object. They were also on a lookout for a boy that would match to their daughters from quite a number of years. Like Pallav, even her upbringing was very strong that wouldn't let her take a decision on her own, so as she was close to her mother, she took a printout of Pallav's profile home and showed it to her mom. Her mother left it to her as she thought her daughter was mature enough to handle this.
That left Parvathi in a soup, it was already a week since Pallav had called and she thought it was high time that she responds back with a call. She went straight into her pooja room before calling on Pallav and prayed to her God. Tupp, fell the flower on Pallav's profile. Parvathi was all the happier