Story

“A GOOD MARRIAGE IS
ONE WHERE EACH
PARTNER SECRETLY
SUSPECTS THEY GOT THE
BETTER DEAL”

Love at first sight, as they say. Ish saw a bubbly, charming Rekha enter his class of 74 in college and his heart skipped more than just a beat.

Four decades ago was a different Era. It took courage to express oneself. But Ish mustered that courage just before going away to join The IAF. Rekha waited patiently. Both would eagerly wait to meet during Ish's term brake. When they met they had love written all over them.

Four years later Ish returned, now a pilot in the IAF. The moms proposed to each other, not Ish and Rekha. They were married on 01 Feb 79. Both thought each other to be the only one they would like to annoy for the rest of their lives.

Life has it's punctuation marks and ups and downs. They had their own fair share. Ish and Rekha recall some of them. The bliss of their honeymoon in Wellington, a cute little chubby baby girl 'Little' (Ira), being born to them, going through some rocking times and some difficult times together through numerous postings, finding themselves upside down in an aircrash, Ira and Vivek getting married, leaving the secure life of Air Force for Ish to take on commercial flying, celebrating 25 years together and being blessed with a cute granddaughter Zara.

Four decades have gone by. Today they celebrate 40 years of togetherness with family and friends. As they look back they share so many fond memories, some small and some significant and know that they are ready to renew their vows. This time the question was popped by Ish, "Will you remain mine forever" and Rekha said "Yes, forever "

“MY WIFE REKHA AND I HAVE
BEEN MARRIED FOR 40 YEARS
& NOT ONCE HAVE WE HAD AN
ARGUMENT SERIOUS ENOUGH
TO CONSIDER DIVORCE
MURDER YES
BUT DIVORCE NEVER”