Skip to main content

What is love?

Love is a lot of things to a lot of people, but if you ask me what it is I would say this:

Love is when you have that goofy look in your eyes and your smile stretches across your whole face and you still get goosebumps, listening to the song he dedicated to you, seventeen years back.

Love is when you still do crazy things like calling each other thrice a day even though you're in the same town.

Love is still waiting to see each other at the end of the day.

Love is that pride in his eyes when he sees me at the book-events signing copies.

Love is him telling all his friends about me, proudly.
 

Love is fighting like crazy but still hugging each other at the end of the day, because you can't sleep otherwise.

Love is doing something you hate, just because the other person loves it.

Love is each one thinking that they are lucky to have got the other person.

Love is something that casts a warm glow in your heart.

Love is him pushing me to write my fourth book and keeping on checking the progress.

Love is still feeling a bit (a teeny weeny bit) jealous when I say that some guy looks handsome. (hehheh, I do it  sometimes just to listen to him swear :D)

Love is his telling me that to the world I may be a best-selling author, but to him I am still the same girl he married. :) (hmmmph--and you would think I deserve some respect! :D)

Love is saying cheeky things because you know you can get away with it :)


Love is what has stood the test of time.



This is the song that he dedicated to me, when he was wooing me :)
I still love it* blush blush* :)  (yeah I am such a silly sentimentalist!)



 Listen to the lyrics.They make you go awww.


 

Happy anniversary Mr.Shenoy. :)
It's been seventeen amazing years! :) :) :)

With all my love
Mrs.Shenoy :)
___________________________________________________________________________

Comments

  1. hey preethi, this is anu:) wish you a lovely day, happy anniversary :) have a great day and lovely years ahead :) :) :) cheers !!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. nice dedication :) :) happy anniversary yaar :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Anniversary! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Congratulations to both of you.. Happy anniversary.. You must have had a wonderful journey.. And the pic is lovely Preeti .. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. May this love remain there forever! Preserved, protected and nurtured in your heart.
    Happy Anniversary.
    Jolly Ghuman.

    ReplyDelete
  6. aweee how romantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))))

    lots of love to you both ..hearty congos on the anniv :)))))

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Preeti,
    Happy Anniversary to both of you.. Wish you many more years of togetherness.. :)

    Love is truly eternal :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs Shenoy. Here's to many many many many years of togetherness ! May the love continue to grow !

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey Preethi,

    Happy Anniversary to both of you
    Have a blast :)

    Regards
    Shiny

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your definations of LOVE :)
    Happy Anniversary to both of you :)
    May god bless you both with the best of both worlds!!

    Love,
    Chhavi

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous12:30 PM

    Hi Preeti,

    Can i ask u one question ??
    I do same for the person.... but she doesn't :(

    Do u call it love still ???
    Is it possible to have love one side...???

    I can't even think for any other else .

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy Anniversary :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Anniversary :):):)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy Anniversary Preeti ..
    Of late I have realized an interesting fact that -

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

    You have been blessed with both parts of this phrase :)

    Cheers,
    Chris

    ReplyDelete
  15. Awww....!!! Happy Anniversary..!!!!

    Beautiful pic...*Nazar na lage*..!!

    I loved the "Love is "...reading it made em nostalgic.
    There used to be a column in Times of India -Love is, featuring the two cute and adorable characters.

    May God bless you both..!!!!
    Lots of Love and wishes your way..!!
    Gayu

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your post reflects love love and lot of love!!

    wish u many more love filled years
    njoy!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! that's a beautiful way to celebrate the special occasion. Truly romantic! Honest and interesting piece of writing accompanied with a lovely track and a great pic.

    Wish you both a Happy Anniversary!! :) May this bond grows even stronger in times to come and remains full of love forever.

    God Bless!!

    Best regards,
    Aditya

    ReplyDelete
  18. Happy Anniversary to both of you...

    ReplyDelete
  19. wonderful!!!! Happy Anniversary to both of you !!! Have a wonderful day and wish you many many more years of love and togetherness!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. awww, awwwww and awwwwwwwwwwwww! Wishing you the happiest of anniversaries, and many many more blessed years ahead :). It's upto us how we choose to live our life....I always try to make it better n better.....I know you do too!

    Cheers to both of you!
    Much love n hugz
    Shachi

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Preeti & Satish ,
    Wish you a very happy Anniversary :) May you be always blessed .. Loved all ur definition of love... awwww they are sooo cute. I wish I could say at least half of these to some one .. ;)

    Lots of love & Best wishes,
    Nitu

    ReplyDelete
  22. Awww...how romantic..
    Happy Anniversary Ma'am:) Wishing you long lasting years of marital bliss
    :)
    God bless

    ReplyDelete
  23. TOUCHWOOD - to both of you and your love!

    Wishing you a very happy anniversary and many many centuries of together basking in each other's love always!

    AMEN

    Needless to add, lovely post :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Aww......Happy Anniversary, you two...

    ReplyDelete
  25. Aww......Happy Anniversary, you two...

    ReplyDelete
  26. Aww......Happy Anniversary, you two...

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congrats on your marriage day guys :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wish you both a very happy anniversary....lovely post....:)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love is the most beautiful thing that can happen...
    Congratulations for having experiencing it from past 17 years.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Happy Anniversary to both of u ..:))

    ReplyDelete
  31. Happy Anniversary Preeti

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wooow maaam
    u bth look so so so cute together. Inshaalllah u ppl will b together fr the rest of ur lives:*
    sorry for the belated happi anniversaryy..:(i saw it today morning...
    N uudi baba..!
    i was taken backkk..ur definations for love..woaw! U rock ma'm
    n seventeeen years is quite a huge tym n its realli great to see the magic n chemistry between u bth even after sucha long tym
    happi anniversay ma'm n sir..
    Lov u both.
    Keeep writing<3
    lov,
    tajwar rahaman

    ReplyDelete
  33. A lovely post Preeti.

    Happy Belated Anniversary. may you ans Satish and the kids have a 100s of more reasons and moments to Celebrate.

    I am so glad i met you in Delhi :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. been checking ur blog everyday for ur next post... finally... here it is! (yea i got addicted to ur blogathon! been enjoying each of ur posts:D) i missed reading u in the interim few days!
    u both luk awesome together :D "love"ly smiling faces:) happie anniversary :D
    can u post a family picture of urs... would like to see the four of u together :D
    Keep smiling! :D

    ReplyDelete
  35. A very very Happy Anniversary to you both. Wishing you both many more years of togetherness and love. God bless.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Holy shit, u`ve been married for seventeen years...WOW!!!!!

    Happy Anniversary....
    Ur posts bring a smile on my face!!!:-)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Happy Anniversary to you both and many more to come!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Wishing you guys a wonderful anniversary this year and for many many years to come !!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wonderful post!!!! Belated wishes!!!!

    U look beautiful together:-))!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Belated anniversary wishes! Wishing you this togetherness for eternity!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Yes, you guys look awesome together

    ReplyDelete
  42. awww thats so so sweet preeti. happy aniversary !!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I simply loved ur love
    happy anniversary

    ReplyDelete
  44. Awesome, peppy definitions of love from a very warm person - YOU!

    Happy Anniversary to Mrs and Mr. Shenoy! The two of you look so radiant and happy together, stay blessed in this togetherness always with God's love and grace.

    ReplyDelete
  45. aww..

    i wish everygirl gets her love of her life

    like you1!!!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Best Wishes. And hope to see you writing more of scintillating and beautiful stuffs.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thank you so much all of you!
    truly appreciate the wishes.

    I have not replied individually this time--but have read (and appreciated) every single comment.

    @Raj: I don't know! I am truly no expert! unrequited love is painful. All the very best to you.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Five rules I broke which changed the way I think

There are several rules that society imposes on Indian women (and men too.). Some of these rules are so  accepted, that nobody questions them. It is how we were raised. It is a part of our culture. It is just how we are.
I have always been a person who questions things. Even as a child, I was constantly questioning why things had to be the way they are. My mother, a strict disciplinarian would not encourage it, and there was no way out, other than just obeying whatever rules she laid down. In retrospect, it helped instill a sense of discipline in me.

In contrast, with my father, I could question everything. There was nothing which was taboo or forbidden. At the age of nine or perhaps ten,  encouraged by my father, I had read books like  'I'm OK, you're OK' by Thomas A Harris, and we would discuss things and analyse our conversation in terms discussed in the book. (transactional analysis)

My father did not believe in following anything blindly. He encouraged me to thin…

How I wrote eleven books: A true story of a very personal journey.

It was on this day twelve years ago that my father passed away. There was no warning, no illness, no ailments--nothing. He was alive one moment, chatting and talking to my mother. He had walked 5 kms , his usual  distance, that morning. He had meetings lined up for next day. He was to visit me in Pune, a week later. Instead he leaned back in his chair, while watching TV, closed his eyes and died.

The death changed my perception about everything. It altered forever the way I looked at life. It affected all parts of my being--my health, my daily routine, my philosophy, my core belief system. My father was my strength and my rock. I used to talk to him every day. My day was not complete, unless I had a discussion with him on the phone. He had a curious mind, and we used to talk about everything  in the universe. When he died, a part of me died with him.

 I had started this blog In October 2006,  forty five days after his death. I did not think about what I was doing or how long I would …

The Rule Breakers by Preeti Shenoy, Out in stores now! Also let's meet in these cities! :)

Yesterday, my eleventh book The Rule Breakers went out into the world!

It was a proud and a happy day :)






I had an interview at Red FM, and in the video above, you can see me, along with RJ Zeishah, and she loved the book. It was wonderful discussing the book with her.

The book is out in bookstores now.



So, you don't have to wait anymore, if you wish to read it :)

The story is a COMPLEX one. It begins very simply and easily. It is the story of Veda.
But after she gets married (at 19) to a guy chosen by her parents, and shifts to Pune from Joshimath, new people enter her life.  The timid, shy Veda must now carve her own path.

Here are a few characters from the book:



Follow Veda's story, as she goes through life, and find out for yourself, who the REAL rule-breakers  are in this book!

Get it from your local bookstore or order online and pay cash on deliver:  http://preeti.io/trb


Folks in Pune and Ahmedabad, I am coming to your city! Folks in Ahmedabad--it is a closed event on 20…