In The Name Of Love: Syeda Noorin Fatima and Hamed Khaleel

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

Syeda Noorin Fatima and Hamed Khaleel

Noorin, Doctor 

What was that moment that you realized that he is the one?

The first time I met him. There was a strange connect. We felt so comfortable with each other – it gave me a settled feeling in my heart and soul.

What is the definition of a strong, healthy relationship to you?

Communication and appreciation are the keys, with a balance of respect and trust.

Tell us about the bond you two share?

It is quite strong. I would define it powerful enough to be indestructible.

One random happy memory you can think of?

It would always be August 20, our wedding day.

Hamed, Doctor

What was that moment that you realized that she is the one?

On our first meeting, the honesty that she spoke with, was what stole my heart. Her soft and sweet nature just confirmed my decision.

Tell us about the bond you two share?

It is extremely cute, where we have no restrictions or compulsions. We guide each other and hide each other mistakes in front of our elders. We are more of best friends.

What is her best personal quality?

The fact that she is always there for me – she is my support system.

One random happy memory you can think of…

Her first birthday with me after marriage. We spent the day at The Falaknuma Palace. They welcomed us in a very grand way, which made her feel special – the joy on her face made me feel on top of the world.