Anokhi and Manav, has a tween daughter Mahi. She has come to Shimla just a few days back. She lives with her grandmother. Her father’s mother, loves Mahi a lot and I must agree that the girl is blooming. As Anokhi and Anupam were struggling to settle in their career and had to roam around and hop places for work, they left the infant with her grandmother to take care. Just like many households in the world, this mother-in-law is also not much fond of her daughter in law. But due to her love for her son, she has accepted Anokhi.
Mahi is going to be 13 soon, and she has come to her parent’s place to enjoy her winter vacation in the mountains and her birthday of course. Generally, they go on vacations but I heard this year due to covid19 restrictions they are home bound. My gut says, she will continue living in Shimla only. My sources have told me seeing Mahi’s parents meeting the principal and management of ‘Auckland house school’ on circular road. The school needs no introduction, its among the best schools in India and history of producing amazing kids for more than 150 yrs now. I think a smart girl like Mahi, will easily fit in.
Coming back to her Parents. Anokhi is a very well behaved, simple and ever smiling woman. I wonder with a tween at home how does she always keeps her temper in control. Her favourite colour is white, and she roams around the house and the beautiful garden like a white cloud of autumn.
With all my sources and detective skills I have figured out that This couple has met in Delhi. They were studying together in some arts college. Then their love bloomed and they got married. I have even heard that, they got married because Anokhi was expecting Mahi, and that’s the main reason why her mother-in-law dislikes her. She thinks Anokhi has blackmailed Manav in marrying her. Although, I won’t take responsibility of the credibility of this information.
Manav on the other hand is a very happy go lucky man. Very charming. I have seen some of his photographs, in the exhibition last year at the city gallery on Mall Road. He is master in his art. Always ready to speak and greet. I am sure apart from Anokhi many girls must have fallen for him at a young age.
Did I tell you about the magnificent duplex bungalow they have here, with a palatial Garden in the front? No matter how much they try to it hide behind the deodars and beautiful red rhododendron trees, I am telling you the garden is no less that Eden’s. Its always bloomed, no matter what is the season. The flowers that are common and uncommon always grace this beautiful garden. Every passer-by praises it without fail. I must give full marks to Anokhi in her gardening skills and maintaining it so well. I am happy that the cat doesn’t really uproot the shrubs and damage the garden. That’s the first thing you notice about the house.
I am staying opposite to them for 2yrs now, still never had a chance to go inside. All the greetings and pleasantries are exchanged on the road. I think they try to avoid me; I am sure people do dislike me in the town for the knowledge I like to keep must have told them some absolute non-sensical things about me. Like I am interested in interfering in their life, I am a gossip monger. Which I always object.
I am sure you do not think of me so low. I am a Lady and behave like one, but this Mr. Ramakant Pandey gets entry at least once every week in this house. I don’t know what magic he has done on them. I thing befriending him is the only way to get close to people in this mystifying house.
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