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Marriage Is A Box Of Chocolates

Conjugal life will never stop throwing curveballs at you. You’ll enjoy some and barely tolerate others as you learn to become adults together.

Marriage Is A Box Of Chocolates
Illustration by Sajith Kumar
Marriage Is A Box Of Chocolates
outlookindia.com
2018-02-17T11:18:07+05:30

I hate attending weddings. They are phony, wasteful and irrelevant affairs and I really don’t understand why people work so hard to get rid of their money overnight.   

The only wedding I didn’t mind so much was my own. It had its moments. My friend Reena was still fixing the last safety pins on my cream and gold dup­atta when a couple of grown women barged into the dressing room and enthusiastically addressed me as “Mami!” Apparently they were thrilled to be my new nieces. The shy, beatific bride face that I had been practising disintegrated in shock.

Many hours later, there was the moment when someone handed me a plateful of biryani and it began to feel like maybe it was all going to be worthwhile. It turned out to be impossible to put anything other than a few bits of flavoured rice between my lips because of the larger-­than-my-cheek nose ring that I had been balancing on my left nostril. My newly minted, sherwani-clad husband helped me eat, and I was relieved to find that underneath the costume, it was the...

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