Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sisters - Shefali

Meet Shefali, co-passenger in my office bus. Shefali met her future husband at her workplace. Telegu girl married to a Bengali guy. Fled from house. Fought with parents to get married at Registrar office. Initially she tried to convince them but when they tried to forcefully hitch her to a same community groom, she fled. They accepted. They had a social marriage later. Mother-in-law though not happy accepted. Shefali donned the red and white bangles at her husband's request. She had frequent fights with mother-in-law over food, cooking, language, dressing and everything under the roof. She threw open the red and white bangles. Stopped learning her husband's mother tongue. The story continues...