An Arranged match is Sundari Venkatraman’s latest book in the romantic Shorts series. It is story of Ritu, who wants to get married to someone she loves and not someone chosen by her parents.
Ritu simply hates the idea of an arranged match while her parents insist that she go home to Pushkar to meet the prospective groom they have chosen for her.
Yash is equally reluctant to marry a woman that his parents have chosen for him. But his mother simply refuses to listen to his arguments, citing the reason that he is already past thirty and it was time that he settled down with a wife.
With great reluctance, they go to the Mumbai airport to catch a flight to Jaipur—Yash to his home there and Ritu to take a connecting bus to Pushkar.
A powerful attraction sizzles between the two the moment they literally bang their heads. The two become inseparable over the next twenty-four hours.
But what about the arranged match that was awaiting each of them in turn at the end of their journey? How were they going to escape their prospective life partners?
*A shorter version of this story was published before in the anthology Matches Made in Heaven.
Twenty five year old Ritu, a girl from Pushkar, a small town in Rajasthan, works as a sales manager at an MNC in Mumbai far away from her hometown in order to ensure that she could keep her parents off her back. One day she receives an email from her father telling her to come home to meet the prospective groom and his parents. She has to convince them that arranged marriage is not for her.
Thirty one year old Yashvardhan Singh, the second son of the royal family of Jaipur, lives between Mumbai and Jaipur managing multiple family businesses. He does not like the idea of being tied to an arranged marriage and would rather wait for the day he would fall in love. His mother calls him and tells him to come home and accompany them to meet the prospective bride.
Ritu and Yash meet at the Mumbai airport and ………….
A simple story written in simple English. Though the story has been written in a short story format, the author has managed to create the characters in detail.
I loved the story and enjoyed reading it