How We Met
During my PhD, one evening I had gone to attend my childhood friend's birthday party. There was a man sitting there talking to other people. He suddenly began staring at me. And you know after some time he came and sat next to me, and started talking to me. I didn't know he was to be my future husband then. He was an electronics computer engineer. So when he sat next to me in the birthday party, he spoke to me, I spoke to him, we had a nice conversation, and I discovered that he was rather intelligent. He took my number during the party, and then when I went home, he started calling me every day. He kept calling and calling. I had told him that I wanted to go and defend my thesis. So he came to the railway station with my things.
For me in the initial years relationships didn't matter because it was all about survival. The need to be in a relationship started four years down the line, when I started getting all right and I started socialising. That's when I realised that ok there is something missing in my life. I suppose I stopped going to social functions and parties because that made me realise that men were not interested in me. I only went to functions where I felt comfortable and accepted...I had decided that I may not get a man. A lot of people felt that why don't I go for someone who is disabled as I am. And for some reason I couldn't digest that.