30 October 2013

October 30th!!

Exactly twenty one years back, to the day, while taking an evening stroll near Netaji Bhavan in A-Zone, Durgapur, I had asked the girl in this picture if she would marry me.
She, unequivocally, and a tad unceremoniously, told me “No” 🙂
Months of intense negotiations later, I was able to get the deal done! As I recollect, part of the negotiations included me agreeing to buy her a landline phone and a car sometime during our married life!!
I know! Those days, our expectations from life were very simple and decidedly modest. Plus, I always had believed that every contract is re-negotiable 🙂
In a somewhat related story, last week I asked Sharmila about my traits – and she volunteered “stubborn”. How that has worked against me, I still do not understand 🙂


Posted October 30, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "My Family


  1. By Sonia Nandi (Post author) on

    Happy Anniversary to you and Sharmila Roy : ….we need a photo of you 2 together from back in those days !!

  2. By Riya Roy (Post author) on

    Lovely pic of Sharmila… And happy anniversary to the much in love couple of 30 + years !!!

  3. By Joyjit Mukherjee (Post author) on

    Seems like you are a good negotiator 🙂 happy anniversary to both of you! May you see many such anniversaries! Iam guessing she asked for a car & a phone as the diamonds are taken for granted! 🙂

  4. By Sarani Ghosh (Post author) on

    Sharmila Roy & Rajib Roy wish u guys a very Happy anniversary.. BTW need to see a pic of both of you together from those good old days:)


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