2 States: When Kerala met Odisha
We invited you, our dear readers, to share your 2 States stories. This is Supriya Nair's tale:
I was born in Kerala but raised in Jamshedpur and my husband is from Odisha.
It was in 1996 that we met while doing our MTA at Bhubanewsar and eventually fell in love.
I was always hesitant to get into a romantic relationship because I was scared of approaching my father.
I was raised in a fairly conservative family which had strict dos and don't's.
I never had any hopes of getting my parents agreeing for this match.
We kept our relationship going for about a year and then approached our parents.
Of course, there was resentment from both families but eventually they conceded to our persuasions.
We got married in 1999 and have since been leading a happy and content life.
We've been blessed with two sons and continue to enjoy the mix of two diverse cultures.
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Image: Supriya Nair with her husband