Published:  12:27 AM, 29 September 2021

Diner Sheshe

Diner Sheshe
"We first met 45 years ago-it was an arranged marriage set up! And although it was a rishta meeting, there were no inhibitions; we spoke about everything and when I learnt she was a traveller like me, I knew she was the one! Phir kya tha? Chatt mangni aur patt biyah! And on the first day after our wedding, I made her sit on my bike and we took off to Srinagar; it was the perfect honeymoon for us spontaneous beings! These 'unplanned adventures' became our thing. Whenever we'd get a few days off, we'd get on my bullet and go where the road took us, be it Nainital, Dehradun or Shimla!

Even when we had kids, we didn't change our ways. Infact, when they were teenagers, I took Sushi for our first international trip to Singapore. It felt like we were on our 2nd honeymoon-we'd walk for hours hand in hand and sing 'Do lafzon ki hai dil ki kahani'; it's our favourite song! We realized we'd missed the adrenaline rush that came with impromptu trips. So, we waited for a few more years and once our kids settled down, we decided to travel the world!

At 58, we opted for premature retirement, selected a destination and took off! Again, we let the road lead us-we ended up exploring Bhutan, Nepal, Leh and Ladakh. That gave us the confidence to explore more and soon after, we were driving across Europe. My favorite part about that trip was jamming with Sushi to Amitabh Bhachan songs while navigating the most picturesque roads. I remember, when we reached Switzerland, it was like we were in a Yashraj movie-we didn't shy away from recreating the iconic Bollywood poses. And I ensured Sushi felt no less than a heroine-I treated her to candle light dinners with the Alps as our backdrop. It felt like we were still in our 20s!
Humans of Bombay, Fb

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