When my friend got married...

First of all, I would like to congratulate my childhood friend Deeksha, who got married last week and stepped into a new phase of life. May God bless you with all the happiness in the world. :-)

Talking about Deeksha, she was among the first few friends of my life. I must have been around 6-7 years old when her family shifted to a first-floor flat in our building. In those days, there were around 8-9 children of our age group in our neighbourhood and we all used to play together in the evening. Hide and seek, stapu, gallery, sun moon land water sea, oonch neech ka paapda, tipy tipy tap, langdi tang, pakdam pakdai, vish-amrit, dumb charades, badminton... all these games were a part of our beautiful childhood. Academically she was an average student. She would often tell me how her dad would give her lectures by highlighting my good academic record! Once she jokingly told me that going by how much her Dad praises me, he should actually adopt me!! As we grew up, evening games were replaced by evening chats. Sitting on the stairs of the first floor of our building and discussing all kinds of nonsensical topics is something I'll always miss. The thought of getting married would literally scare the hell out of us! Over the last two years, we have had so many conversations about funny guys we have come across and who among the two us should/will get married first.  When she got engaged last year, first thought that crossed my mind was, "Deeksha Kohli, you are the one getting married first, and I am loving it! :D". Slowly and gradually as her wedding day drew closer, the feeling that she'll be leaving soon, started sinking in. On her wedding day, I spent a lot of time with her. Knowing as well as feeling her excitement, nervousness, anxiety and watching her become a bride was an interesting as well as moving experience. That day, I captured this moment when she was lying down and resting after some morning ceremonies:


I'll fondly miss the lovely days of our childhood and friendship, including birthday parties, conversations, pulling each others' leg, fun at festivals like Holi, Diwali, Lohri and Janmashtami and not to forget the bhandaras at our society's temple!! There is a part of her life about which she never talked and I never asked. But I certainly know that her life was not as lovey-dovey as it seemed. I heartily wish for her new phase of life to be full of unconditional love and joy. May she live like a queen with the king of her heart. Congratulations and best of luck!! 

P.S. Deeksha : Me and Prateek missed your jaimala because at that time I was crying in the lawn and he was trying to cheer me up by repeatedly telling me that crying would ruin my make-up!! Love you loads :-)

4 comments:

  1. aww..such a beautiful post, Radhika! A warm and loving friendship as this needs to be cherished..Wishing your friend a great life ahead.

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    1. Thanks a lot Uma.. will convey you good wishes :-)

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  2. A very sweet post bringing out the best things about friendship, Radhika:)

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