What’s all this activity going on in the next building complex? Asked my husband plugging his ears with cotton wool (he was averse to any kind of noise).
Well, don’t you know it’s Valentine’s Day today? I said.
Oh, I forgot all about it, he said. But I thought girls and boys prefer to celebrate the day in privacy and not amidst their families, he added.
Even I thought so. Probably the youngsters thought it best to introduce their partners to their respective parents, I said.
Could be, he chuckled.
I wonder among the half a dozen eligibles residing in the building how many are going steady with their partners? His words were barely audible.
For all I know, they may not have an intention of marrying them, I observed.
Don’t you think we seem to be bothered about something which is none of our concern? We have better things to think about, I said trying to change the topic.
Just then I noticed the pet dog of one of the inmates of the building jump over our compound wall and barking softly. Soon another joined and I found both of them looking fondly at each other.They were clad in shimmering silks with rose garlands around their neck!
n.meera raghavendra rao