Cherubs From Heaven

Whenever she thought about her impending marriage (to some guy she was yet to meet) she couldn’t but resist thinking what the guy would say about what she had planned about her children. She was sure no typical Indian male or his family would support her thoughts and dreams.  
She didn’t want children.
Well, it was not that simple either. Asha didn’t want biological children; but she would love to adopt. In fact her most cherished dream when she was still pursuing her graduation was that she would find a good job with a high profile newspaper and move on to adopt three children and settle down with them in a cozy home in the national capital. The dream was constantly eluding her and now it almost looked impossible to her. Her parents were pestering her relentlessly to settle down with a good guy who belonged to their religion and caste; she couldn’t oppose to her parents choosing a groom for her since she was not in any other relationship.
She wondered what would become of her dreams, hopes and ambitions; she remembered her friend Shreya who had to quit college because the grooms family did not like their bahu(daughter in law) to become a journalist and appear on newspapers or TV channels creating controversies. Would I too have to forgo my dreams, would I too be silenced forever, wondered Asha.

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Girls in India are caught in the drift when they reach a particular age. They suddenly face a dilemma as to what to focus on in their life, whether to make a career and ensure a living or to get married and secure their life. Girls who remain single after the so called marriageable age are frowned upon by the society and are considered a burden for their families.

Throughout the month of April, thanks to the AtoZ Challenge, I am trying to portray the life of Asha, a common Indian girl with dreams and aspirations. Everyday we focus on one alphabet starting from A on April 1st till Z on April 30th. Stick with me till the end of the journey and do tell me what you think of my writing and my Asha.

A - An Arranged Marriage
B - Bridal Dreams
C - Cherubs From Heaven
D - Rusty Dusty Delhi
E - Ernakulam 
F - Fretting Over F.R.I.E.N.D.S & Fiancé
G - Gratifying Rendezvous
H - Hospitality Crash Course
I - I Love You??!!
J - Journalism’s Joy
K - Krishna
L - Love, Longing & Life
M - Milan – A Meeting
N- Noodles, Nimbu Paani & A Nice Guy
O - Online?
P - Phone Number
Q - Questions!
R - Risks
S - Some Soul Searching
T - Timeless Tableau, A Twist in The Tale
U - Union

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Writing to me is therapy, it frightens and comforts at the same time. Liberates like nothing else. A book in my own name is a dream, but a bigger dream would be to write something that haunts the reader even after the last page is turned and the book is shut. I enjoy reading and music, spending time with family whilst battling my social awkwardness.

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23 thoughts on “Cherubs From Heaven

  1. man or woman, husband or wife, everyone has dreams and ambitions that one nurtures and it has to be realistic and logical too…
    this dream, well, it s going over my head, maybe a sound reason for it will suffice ….

    hey well written by the way…

  2. Hello! It’s been fun going through your writeups. Took time and had good time reading about Asha’s life. Got reminded of someone close. 🙂

    Keep it going!

    This is Karthik Margabandu. I am doing my second year B.Tech at Amrita vishwa Vidyapeetha, Coimbatore. I’m basically from Chennai though. 🙂

    Nice meeting you.

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