5 years ago
Suvechha nodded resigned "I am sorry, meri care giver aaj chhutthi par hai" she said with a thick Marathi accent
She found Neel listening carefully, as if he had a hard time hearing
"Gomez aaj main" she paused... in afterthought she swallowed the "jaldi jaaoon kya?"
Cautious... she checked herself quickly.
"Suv, baaki sab aayele hain, chal lets meet... brass tacks... kya boley to" Gomez was being ANNOYING
Like her great aunt... her parents were long gone, her only sister lived in Singapore, didnt call or visit... much
The sisters were born and raised between Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur
Baba worked for the local Cooperative bank
Aai hadnt been to college even
Baba died first when news of Rutwik Khandekar's shit hit the ceiling
She had met him during college in Mumbai, he was already working, they rode the local together from the PG to University when she was finishing up Masters
She was married a year after M Com, after having sex in his one room Ghatkopar apartment one night ... and then many nights
her favorite pastime as a child was to watch endless hours of TV commercials
Her Aai would laugh hiding her mouth behind the Maharashtra cotton "Sabko serial dekhna hai... Suvi ko bas ADE" she would chuckled
Rutwik was married with a kid when he had met her, she had no idea, she had fallen in love, married secretly at a temple and lived with him
Aai rarely visited Mumbai
Baba came when he came by to see Didi off to Singapore
Varsha was their golden daughter, was a engineer from Nandhed, worked for WIPRO, TCS... and the works and married a "good boy".
Rutwik Shinde worked for a media PR agency, that handled celebrity contracts, she was in paradise when he set her up with someone at Mudra
She was an OK student... she did her MBA online... after her elopement
Rutwik had actually called out his son in his sleep when they were visiting Kolhapur
Aai had heard it... she hadnt shared it with Suvi
Suvi had just been promoted to Creative Services, well it was a parallel move, from Accounting Services, there was hope now that she will finally be doing copy writing
She hated selling ad space... especially outdoor, she spent hours traveling by local, and got the door slammed literally and figuratively in every inch of Lokhandwala
She already rode too long every morning from Thane to Bandra
When she was vacationing in Kolhapur 5.5 years ago, Rutwik had accidentally uttered his son's name, Suhas
"Suhaas... daddy "Baba pranasanghrahalay aapan karnar naahi... nokko suhaas"
Aai was stunned
It was a strange twist of fate... Suvi hadnt heard him sleep talk in the 1.5 years she had slept with him
Baba liked him a lot
Varsha's husband did not care for Baba in fact he never visited, they were from Pune (Tribute to Vani)
He owned a auto parts store... and was "rich"
Kaustubh Mule... was tall and handsome... and uncaring
Varsha and him shared that trait
Not that Suvi cared a lot... she was too much in love with Rutwik
She found out she was pregnant soon after they returned to Thane, and not long afterwards she heard him scold Suhas
There was no electricity one night, she sat up sweating and nauseous
He was asleep, she threw up and returned, and turned on the light to find her phone
He moaned "Suhas baba jhopet aahe" he said irritated
She had left the light on
He had woken up stunned, it was his house, where would HE go... she took a cab to Rutwik's neighbor's house in Ghatkopar
from when Rutwik was a "bachelor". A kind Mallu family...
Rutwik was married with two kids... all his "biz trips" were actually to Nagpur to see his wife and kids
Yep a 21st century woman, Suvechha was conned solid.
Not very bright?
"Very" was a misplaced adjective
Baba had died within a year... of heart attack
followed by Aaai when Aadhya had turned three
Varsha came for the first tragedy didnt for the second
Aai had forced her (Aai's) aunt, Athya, to move in with Suvechha. when Aai struggled to stay alive in the hospital.. "Aapan doonhee ekaaki aahet"
You both are lonely!!!
Aai's aunt HATED Suvechha... well that was putting it mildly
She had no place to live she was being kicked out by her DIL
Suvi was getting a transfer to Delhi finally, with a new job at Mckinsey Morrison... they both made the trip to Delhi by air for the first time almost three years ago
Suvi found a 4th floor apartment in a society across the Yamuna... and found a little play school in a
fancier apartment complex, where a stay at home rich wife had turned their garage into a creche.
Athya watched TV all day and or slept
Suvi wandered the hallways trying to find Prayag before the big meeting...