Paroma had always known that she would have to submit to her family's choice of a suitable groom. It really ought not have mattered which brother she eventually ended up marrying. As the replacement groom, the older step-brother, Abhinn, was a curt stranger on whom was thrust an onerous duty — the wedding and Paroma, herself.
Witnessing his lifestyle first-hand, she found their lives irreconcilable. Mamun, his aunt, was voluble in her utter disapproval of their match. If anything had compelled Paroma's acceptance of the situation, it was an implicit understanding of her background: of the societal pressures on her parents and the prodding small-mindedness of Manoharpur. Ultimately these considerations defeated her and she returned to her household in Kolkata temporarily, in her Quest for an alternative foothold.
As her fledgling bookstore grew, so did Abhinn's unmistakable romance with Geetika. These are the facts. And beyond bare facts are the lives touched by the magic of proximities and their infinite contradictions.
About the Author
Nandita is an artist who dabbles in several forms. Routes include khayal gayaki, poetry, art and hopeless romanticism which currently manifests as heart-warming love stories. She specializes in aesthetics and has explored teaching from nursery school to MA levels, corporate training, performance management consultancy and full-time momhood. Nandita's website is www.nanditabose.com and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 May, 2012
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Consider it highly and heartily recommended!
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24 Jun, 2012
Argumentive romance Indeed.
27 May, 2012
Tread Softly Makes you believe in love ever after
28 Apr, 2012