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No Bargain Nazish Kondkari Approaching was my first cousin Anu’s wedding in Delhi… Everything was going well it seemed. But there was something wrong with Anu… It’s supposed to be every girl’s secret dream to get married sooner or later. She should have so much planning to undertake and fevered excitement within. But this exhilaration was so very absent now in Anu’s eyes. She seemed to be lost somewhere… she was apparently not feeling happy. And to my surprise only I seemed to notice this. Everyone else was busy in looking upon themselves in their dresses, caught up in the fanfare of what to wear, selecting matching jewellery, partaking in gossips of the day, and speaking about the food they had evening last evening at the preparation function. But the one who should be more excited about her upcoming special day, about her dresses, her jewellery was now lost and appeared to be in another place and time entirely. She was least interested in what was happening all around her. I tried to

talk to her but to my surprise, she never even uttered a word…Till one day, just before her wedding… She came down from her room with a bag heavily packed with her… everyone became immediately confused and surprised… Her parents approached her to see what this issue was all about too. Her father inquired… “Is that the extra luggage you wish for me to keep in the car tomorrow?” She looked at him and answered wiping off her hot tears from her pale and anxious face… “No Papa, this is the luggage that I am taking with me but not to where you wish for me to go…” A complete silence was heard in the room at that pronouncement. Her mother feared something like this was coming and deep inside she had

She looked at him and answered wiping off her hot tears from her pale and anxious face… “No Papa, this is the luggage that I am taking with me but not to where you wish for me to go…”

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