My Jodha :)
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Only once in a lifetime do we get a chance to be swept off our feet and made to fall head over heels in love. I know what you’re thinking: Oh no, not another post about love! ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, in my defense, of late, there’s nothing more exciting happening in my life that is worth writing about – last night, I was stranded in the middle of the road when my bike ran out of fuel and this morning, a download I had kept in progress overnight, crashed and I had to restart the process again, but all this is quite normal and I can only say that God was in an awfully playful mood the past week. But more than this, the terror-child Cupid has been pulling at my heart strings for a very long time, and has been forcing me to write this post. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve been reading this fascinating book by Salman Rushdie called “The Enchantress Of Florence,” a book that was gifted to me by this very very special woman and I don’t want to be a clichรจ over and over again about her, but the heart rules the mind these days and I don’t want my logical brain to come in the way. ๐Ÿ˜€

In the book, Rushdie talks about the relationship between Akbar and his beloved Jodha, and she is portrayed as an imaginary woman, a Phantom Queen who pleases the emperor in all aspects and makes him ignore all his other queens, thus making them jealous of this figment of Akbar’s imagination.

She remains elusive and intangible throughout, at times lovely and at times frustrating because of her inability to be seen. Jodha has been portrayed as the product of the emperor’s fertile imagination, and remains the unseen whiff of wind, the unheard laugh, the untasteable kiss, the unfeeling yet-so-warm touch and the fragrance that isn’t. She resides in his head and yet roams around the vast palace, she resides in his heart and yet sleeps next to him at night, she plagues his mind and yet keeps him healthy, she feels sad about not being alive and yet she’s so full of life, she’s the only woman the emperor ever loved and ironically, being unreal, she’s his only anchor to reality.

The only difference between the Jodha in the book and my Jodha is that the woman I love is as real as you and me and she is a hundred times more beautiful than the Moghul Queen. She’s my anchor to reality just as much as the figment of Akbar’s imagination.

I’m just a hopeless, pathetic, over-optimistic romantic! ๐Ÿ˜€

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

66 thoughts on “My Jodha :)

  1. // heโ€™s my anchor to reality //

    I thought, “she is anchor of a reality show”

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    come on don’t blame me. ..

  2. @Nova
    Hehehe… Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hhahaha! Go ahead… finish them and then read this! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Dude… I haven’t said “he’s my anchor” anywhere! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Thanks for the advice! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I shall abide by it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Awww… not again! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› U still see her on net? or now atleast you have met in person? ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› And why did you kill that cupid-child in the post… poor cupid!!! and see what happened, you are now a hopeless romantic ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am roaming around with the book since so long that its pages are getting torn and i cant get beyond a few pages!! Damn work and busy schedule!!!

    And what do you think, am i past my commenter’s block, now? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. @Sakhi
    Hehe… I’d say you’re out of the blocks.. .Good going! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I was ruing the fact that I killed the damn thing, but I didn’t know the bastard child had more than one life! Hehehe… he’s back with a vengeance! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Ahhaaa macha ..

    U r switching the cards now .. U tend to become more funnier and wittier with few of ur last posts, but today u broke the trend .. and I could see ur new Avtaar .. “A romantic Nikhil” .. and I m loving that Avtaar for sure ..

    Fight on Macha !! .. be it funny Nikhil or Hopelessly romantic Nikhil, we like him lot !!

  6. As u suggested I read Life of PI ๐Ÿ™‚ writing review now ๐Ÿ™‚
    Now one more ๐Ÿ˜€

    And ur love posts are always cool, so keep them coming.

  7. ‘The only difference between the Jodha in the book and my Jodha is that the woman I love is as real as you and me and she is a hundred times more beautiful than the Moghul Queen.’

    That sounded suspiciously like something Akbar would say…. (She’s real, I tell you, real. Ask Birbal!) ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Quirky Indian

  8. @Nikhil
    *Sheโ€™s my anchor to reality just as much as the figment of Akbarโ€™s imagination.*
    Whoa…you (or anyone for that matter) cannot get any more hopeless than this ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yea right! Now yu go thank Nikhil for making you read Life of Pi ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    It’s misdirected gratitude, i’m telling yu ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. @Soham
    Hehehe… Thanks man! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You did?? Nice! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Told you so! And thanks man… ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Quirky Indian
    Hahaha! Yes now that you mention it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Mystique Dew
    gagagagaga…. i’m confused too! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Pic?? Hmmm… Lemme ask her! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. @Scorpria
    Well, you didn’t and now you’ve opened the floodgates! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Obviously, I’m a decent guy and I do not intend any puns when I say that!! ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. Have you been walking in your sleep?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Or wait….were you drunk when you posted this?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  12. “I know what youโ€™re thinking: Oh no, not another post about love! ” Absolutely correct! another post by love struck romeo. Sheesshhhh!

  13. @Katya
    Yeah! I have to! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And I have a pretty slow connection! BSNL..!!

    I have not been doing either!! ๐Ÿ˜›

    LOL… Thanks macha… ๐Ÿ˜€

    Bah! You’re just jealous! ๐Ÿ˜›

  14. lol!! if ur so hopelessly in luv….n getting all sappy abt it, y dont u just tell her? simple, kno? ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. @Apar
    Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hehehe! Thanks!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hehehe!!! And its very nice! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

    LOL… Yeah! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yeah, yeah… She does! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yes, I am!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Go figure! ๐Ÿ˜›

    LOL… Yeah man… The vagaries of life! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Perhaps the sanest explanation I’ve heard! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Nooo! You’ll do nothing of that sort! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. you have to say again and again that you are a decent guy!! I mean, how bad can that get!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    @ Reems

    jealous? yeh sahi mein pagal ho gaya hai!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Hiiii ..

    This is my first visit to your blog and I hv started liking it from the first post itself. You seem to be a funny guy. Let me read all other posts. I am adding you to my blogroll.

    By the way, your Jodha is surely very lucky to hv a soulmate like you.

  18. @Sakhi
    LOL… Save me now! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Glad you liked it here… And yes, Jodha should realize how lucky she is! ๐Ÿ˜€

    HEhehe… Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Ah, I thought so! For a second there, I thought you were gonna spill the beans! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hahahaha!!! Yes yes… That’s true… ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. chehra hain yaa chaand khila hain…
    Zulf ghaneri shaam hain kya?
    Saagar jaisi aankhon waali…
    Yeh tho batha uska naam hain kya?

  20. @Su
    Oh wow! Amazing, maga! You’re a veritable poet! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @Kris Bass
    Hehehe… Ok Ok, you win! ๐Ÿ˜›

    @Roop Rai
    Awwww.. thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. maga… that was an old hindi song… i’m no poet at all b4 ppl like those who wrote tht song… in the same way as i’m no love guru b4 u… ๐Ÿ˜›

  22. AAAAAAAAHHHH love struck—why is everyone so romantic…..these days????????..???????
    Macha don’t forget you’re god’s Yo-Yo…so what will happend when yu do meet your jodhaa is–hmmmppph-one things for sure-your bike will give you problems,it will rain and someone will curse you on the MG Road- HAHAHAH

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. @Aravind
    LOL… Yeah, so it seems! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh, howda? Damn! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hehehe… ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hehehe… I can never forget being the yo-yo… It’s become my identity! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. I have read Enchantress of Florence, I liked it. It has less of Rushdie crap that he often puts in his book. Tell me how you like it when you finish it.

    And unlike Akbar, I hope you are more lucky with your Jodha. You could try that “we” and “i” experiment with her.

  25. through this post, you broke so many hearts of your secret female fans ๐Ÿ˜‰ wont you tell us who that lucky woman is? ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. @Vishesh

    Hahaha! Yes, that experiment… I’ll try it out… ๐Ÿ™‚
    And i’m yet to finish the book.. Will tell you once I’m done.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hahaha! I’m sorry I did that… ๐Ÿ˜€ her name, huh? hmmm.. Well.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. ๐Ÿ™‚ thatz sweet n lovely..When in love,every drop of rain,especially the ones that fall on your palm,feel like the touch of your loved one..Every rain drop tells us a story-of love,pain,anticipation and much more..

    lol..what rubbish did i say..sorry for that..I love rain..

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