The Secret Wish List

By Preeti Shenoy

On the gentle age of 16, Diksha is a regular youngster, juggling institution, boys, gossip and enjoyable together with her ally, till at some point whilst every thing alterations. An blameless teenage weigh down results in a string of irreversible occasions that adjust her lifestyles ceaselessly. Eighteen years later, Diksha - who was a happy-go-lucky and carefree character - is now a lady with solely contrary qualities. Married to a profitable expert and mom to a tender boy, she is a bored housewife donning the masks of being fortunately married. An unforeseen incident opens up avenues for Diksha to offer her lifestyles a moment likelihood and he or she creates a mystery want checklist within the wish of enjoyable her wants. Will she have the capacity to courageous this trip whereas facing the complexity of an extramarital affair? Will she have the ability to achieve the search to rediscover herself? the key want record is the adventure of a girl in the direction of getting her happiness again into her existence. it really is approximately goals and aspirations, and the hunt to determine even if real love exists or now not.

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In fact, it really is deeper than in simple terms ‘having the hots’. glance how impatient you are,’ she maintains teasing. I understand that i cannot simply have the capacity to inveigle any information regarding Ankit out of her in a brief cell name. along with, i will see Gaurav putting approximately anticipating me to complete the decision. ‘Okay. Have it your method. i must pass now as i'm outdoors with a person. Mail me, ok? ’ I say. ‘Done. Will mail you soon,’ she says and we cling up. I gesture for Gaurav to hitch me. ‘Hey, there has been no use that you can depart the desk, however it was once particularly candy of you,’ I say. He smiles. He asks me what attracted me to salsa. I inform him that it's a lengthy tale. ‘I have for all time on this planet. Do inform, i need to know,’ he says. i don't understand whether it is the sincerity in his eyes that convinces me or if it is the excessive i'm feeling after an outstanding salsa consultation, or even it's the entire intimacy of the café, yet i'm deeply flattered through his noticeable curiosity in me. ‘Are you definite you actually need to understand? Or are you simply making dialog? ’ I ask. ‘Of direction, I do. Do you're thinking that i'm asking only for the heck of it? Or do you no longer belief me adequate to percentage? ’ he appears to be like harm. ‘No, it’s unlike that at all,’ I answer. ‘Then tell,’ he says. So I inform him approximately Vibha. I inform him approximately Mohan’s unexpected loss of life. I inform him approximately how I acquired married at nineteen. I pass over the half approximately how insensitive Sandeep is or how discontented i believe within the marriage. I discuss the jolt Mohan’s passing gave us all and the way Vibha goaded me into creating a want record. And that studying salsa used to be one of many issues at the checklist. Gaurav is all ears and listens with rapt awareness, with out interrupting even as soon as. he's really attracted to every thing i'm asserting. and eventually while i'm performed, he's silent for a couple of seconds. Then he says, ‘Oh my God. that's particularly extraordinary, Diksha. such a lot folks simply speak about what we wish to do. And right here you're, you might have really made a listing and, much more extraordinary, are literally sporting it out. How tremendous is that?! ’ I shrug. ‘You are notable. And, belief me, I don’t say this to each person I meet, and that i meet loads of ladies. you're quite whatever else, Diksha,’ he says. He asks me if i'll proportion my want checklist with him. I inform him that i'm going to examine it. abruptly, i believe a piece shy at having informed him loads approximately my lifestyles. I appreciate that whereas i've got shared a few information of my existence with him, i do know not anything approximately his own lifestyles. I ask him no matter if he has a female friend. ‘Divorced recently,’ he says. ‘Oh, I’m sorry,’ I say, now not understanding how else to reply. ‘Don’t be. i used to be completely happy while the divorce eventually got here via. thankfully no young ones. It was once messy sufficient without,’ he says drily. He doesn’t are looking to disclose to any extent further information and that i don't press him. as an alternative i modify the subject to videos and books. i'm extremely joyful to find that he reads much and has learn Milan Kundera, whose paintings I enormously appreciate. i'm extremely joyful to discover a kindred soul. We speak enthusiastically approximately the entire authors we adore and realize that we have got a lot in universal by way of our style in books.

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