Jagriti…Story of a girl who loved to live her life! But they sealed the doors that lead her to happiness and she resigned to it as her fate

July 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm 12 comments

Hi! I am Jags and extended her hand towards me, I looked up to see who it was mumbling under my breath, why can’t these people just let me be. Anyway, manners say I should reciprocate so even I extended my hand and introduced myself, hi! I am Samaira.

 Hey, that’s a nice name but I would prefer to call you Sam, okay! And she went on, without even caring to figure out if I was interested in striking a conversation.  Though my name is Jagriti Pandit but I prefer my friends calling me Jags, short & sweet.

 I thought, friends who we? No way, this girl is way too over friendly and how can she just decide to call me Sam.

 As I was about to say, nice meeting you and continue reading my book she started off again, so why don’t we go to the cafeteria and grab something to eat and there I will introduce you to rest of our friends. Before I could even open my mouth she had already grabbed my bag and was holding my hand.

This was my first meeting with Jagriti, one of my best friends. Bubbling with life, she was such an over enthusiastic soul and protective as a mother hen. She was everything that I wasn’t, nice to everyone in the world, she would be happily helping others, listening and solving their woes etc. I jokingly used to call her ‘Jagat Mata’.

Jags and I started our careers together, working in different media houses. Though our offices were in opposite directions and homes even farther nothing came in her way from dropping by and taking me out for shopping or a meal. I happened to play the cupid in her life and she was happy to have met the person she wanted to marry. But I knew her parents will never agree and I tried to explain this to Jags & Yash.  Jags was confident, that her parents will come around to accepting Yash, after all her older brother too had a love marriage. I guess I knew her parents better. They refused to even meet the guy. Jags dad who was an army officer and wanted her to marry one too and she like a fool gave up on all her dreams and Yash. I was so mad at her, how could she do something like that. I gave up on Jags for a few months, we didn’t talk, if she called I made up some excuse or the other. Till she called me one day asking for my residence address and I jokingly said, why you need to send me your wedding card and the answer I got was like a blow in my face. Yes, my parents have arranged my marriage with Rajat, he is an Army officer and my parents are happy… to be contd.


Entry filed under: COL- Circle of Life!.

Man vs. the Wild Jagriti- the story continues…

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mayur  |  July 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    part 2 awaited 🙂
    PS: Why is arranged marriage still a taboo in today’s world?

  • 2. Pallavi  |  July 14, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    arranged marriage is it a taboo??? well, I think it is the other way around. Actually the fact here is that someone is made to compromise to such an extent that their course of life takes a 360 degree turn.

    As an adult everyone should have full rights to decide the person he/she would like to marry and it should be a choice made by an individual whether he/she wishes to have an arranged or love marriage. It should not be forced upon anyone…

  • 3. Sapna  |  July 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Me too. Waiting for part-2.

  • 4. Prateek  |  July 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Jags seems to be a weak person. She is too weak to stand for her wishes, too scared to face her parents. Until I read the full story and learn what happens, I refuse to sympathize with her plight.

  • 5. Pallavi  |  July 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    @ Patty: Jags is not looking for sympathy. She is just trying to put together pieces of her life and make the most what she has.. She is just an example, if you open your eyes and see around you will see many such Jagritis giving up their own happiness to make their parents or families happy…It is unfortunate, but it is a fact.

    @ sapna & Mayur- Part 2 will come up shortly!

  • 6. Prateek  |  July 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    No, I am not going to buy this argument. There can be innumerable excuses but the simple truth is that Jagriti and all others like her are weak. In part 1 she is weak. Her parents or for the fact no one in the world is her master, she is the creator of her own destiny. Yes, there will be opposition but the diamond is formed after it goes through the most severe conditioning. Will wait for part 2 to make a final decision.

  • 7. Prateek  |  July 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I see our opinions differ a lot Pallavi. You are more like Mayur. Whereas I am the exact opposite of what you two are.

  • 8. Pallavi  |  July 15, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Patty: I don’t know who I am like, but the point here is I am not trying to defend Jags or whatever she did. I don’t agree with it either. But the bottom line everyone is not as lucky as you & me that we get the freedom to choose our own way and are supported by our parents. This does happen, and the fault is not with Jags alone but her unreasonable parents who wanted to do it their way, did it also and then gave up on her.

  • 9. Sapna  |  July 15, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    @Prateek: Don’t jump to conclusions. The decision Jags took may not be so easy as just standing up for your wishes. Life is a balancing act. You have to let go of something to gain/retain something else. It is not an easy decision to decide on which of them to let go and which of them to hold on.

    Right and Wrong is not clear in all the cases. Life is not black and white but different shades of grey.

  • 10. Pallavi  |  July 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    posted part 2 guys!

  • 11. Mayur  |  July 22, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    @All: I suppose this is a fictitious story. I have anywise had a lot of flak for not writing happy ending love stories. May be because I wanted to show all the people who have moved on with their life and not portrayed a weak picture.

  • 12. Pallavi  |  July 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    @ Mayur.. guess you missed reading part-2.. How I wish It was a fictitious story. But it is a true story and I could cover only 20% of the reality here.


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