In The Name Of Love: Akarsha Reddy and Abhishek Oruganti

It’s that time of year, when romance reigns supreme. Candlelit restaurant dinners, candy, cards, gifts, flowers. Endless expressions of love.
Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I’m all for celebrating love – but strangely enough, there aren’t too many like me left. The thought process around me seems to be so different from mine, that I am left questioning myself at times.

Even though Valentine’s Day is extremely popular with the younger generation – the generation doesn’t quite believe in love anymore. We belong to that set of people who are on multiple dating apps, randomly hooking up and are ever-so-spoilt with choice. Commitment is a phobia and forever seems too boring. We’re all borderline dysfunctional and seem to be quite proud of it. But on the other hand, in the middle of this, there are still a few, who have managed to keep their sanity in place – those few who believe in the ‘happily ever after’.

They were not scared of tying the knot as they didn’t think that marriage would tie them up.

Keeping the spirit of February 14 alive, we picked a couple of those couples – who are our ray of hope at the end of this dark tunnel. Read on ahead, to know them better and understand their relationships a bit more…

Text: Anahita Ahuja

Akarsha Reddy and Abhishek Oruganti

Akarsha, fashion designer

When did you realize that he was the one?

It was over a period of time, as I got to know him more, that I kept falling in love with him.

What is his best personal quality?

His tolerance to my tantrums

Define your relationship

Lots of love, care and fun.

One random happy memory you can think of…

When he flew down from Aussie to the USA to meet me

Abhishek, businessman

What is the definition of a strong, healthy relationship?

To see a friend in your partner

Tell us about the bond you two share?

Fevicol Bond!

What is her best personal quality?

It definitely would be her patience

One random happy memory you can think of…

When I met her for the first time at Rockefeller center in New York.