Kajal Aggarwal was left spellbound when she visited the Taj Mahal for the first time in her life.
She posted pictures and penned beautiful thoughts on Instagram.
'Upon seeing the #Tajmahal for the first time; I am left mesmerised, spellbound and awestruck by the magnanimity,' Kajal writes.
'I’ve heard so much about the captivating beauty of the Taj all my life but experiencing the architecture, acoustics, detailing of the inlays, symmetry and of course the history transported me back in time, leaving an everlasting impression on my mind.'
'Witnessing this #symboloflove made me reflect upon this topic, taking this opportunity to share my thoughts: In a culture where we tend to place romantic love on a pedestal, we can easily overlook the dynamic ways to experience love,' she adds.
'There's the depth of close friendships, the sense of belonging in a community, the intensity of an artistic practice, a connection to our work, or any experience that provides companionship, support, self-discovery, and even the feelings of both elation and misery.'
'But this isn't the common narrative, so for many single people -- me included -- we can mistakenly think we're not good enough, or feel incomplete without this one, specific type of love. After many years spent berating my own single status, I could see how carelessly narrow my own view of love had been and how short-sighted it is to view romantic love as a prerequisite to a happy life.'
'For many, being single is not about a lack of options for love, but a choice - a choice to apply a broader definition to love, and see the value in all its forms. (Also, Your happiness depends wholly on you, share that joy and completeness with your partner instead of thrusting the responsibility solely upon them)'
Kajal's father Vinay Aggarwal was accompanying her.
And here's the team that makes her who she is -- parents Vinay and Suman, along with hairstylist Megha Wadekar, make-up artist Tushar Gupta and Anuj Rai.
Photographs: Kind courtesy Kajal Aggarwal