“Why are you looking gloomy?”, I asked my friend when he showed me the pictures of his betrothal ceremony. This friend of mine has been searching for a suitable girl for a very long time! A few seasons had transpired since and even the face of Bengaluru has changed after he embarked on this quest! The fact my friend has a shuddha jathakam complicated the whole process.
Under normal circumstances, he always has a big smile on his face. He also has a quick comeback for everything! His engagement had been fixed while I was away on vacation. So, the first thing I did after entering the office was to find him and congratulate him. While hanging around his workplace, he showed me the pictures of the engagement ceremony. In the picture, the girl was beaming from ear to ear. But, my friend had a trace of a smile on his lips. He looked as if he was lost in thoughts!
When I asked the reason for the gloominess, he remained silent. I also added, “She looks very happy”. On hearing this, he smiled. He replied with a laugh, “The conqueror is always happy!”. He let me use my imagination about the conquered!
A couple of days later, he still looked gloomy! Before engagement, he used to sleep till 8 am in the morning. But after engagement, he gets a wake up call from his future-wife-to-be at 7 am everyday!
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