(As told to Ram Kumar)
Seven years of pure bliss – till last year, when it all came crashing down. Today I’m twenty-four, battered of heart, but a wiser soul.
We both grew up in a small town in South India, studied in schools opposite each other. His was an all-boys, mine a co-ed. Boys would cross the shaded road to hang out with their friends from my school. We got to know each other and soon fell in love. I was sixteen and it was beautiful. Both he and I thought it was meant to be… forever.
For higher studies we both moved to different cities. Still we held on – all our spare moments were spent over the phone, writing letters, cyber-chatting.