(As told to Priya Chaphekar)
From childhood sweethearts to husband and wife
Sahil and I were childhood sweethearts. We fell in love in school, dated all though college, fought with our parents to get married and eventually became man and wife. But unfortunately, we weren’t destined to live happily ever after.
Our love story began in the 10th grade. Sahil was the mischievous one who bunked school and came over to my place at the eleventh hour to collect notes. “Notes is just an excuse Aunty. I came over to taste these besan laddoos. Your son-in-law will be a lucky man,” he winked at my mother every single time, popping two laddoos in his mouth and tucking two more in his pocket. After our board exam, Sahil asked me out for a coffee. That was the first and the last time any boy had asked me out. “One day, I’m going to marry you,” he had said, holding my hand.