Romance in the Compartment!!
I am occupying the lower berth (Seat no. 10), the one near the window. A young Muslim couple is occupying the seats opposite me (Seats no. 8 and 9). Another recently married Punjabi couple is sitting besides me (Seats no. 11 and 12). On the side berths, there is yet another young couple (Seats no. 13 and 14) while the top most side upper berth (Seat no. 15) is occupied by a 16-18 year old boy!
So, in all I have 3 young and recently married couples seated near me! In North India, the newly married women can be easily identified with their bangles (Chura) and heavily embroidered suits!
While I am busy reading Mary Higgins Clark’s All Around the Town, my co-passengers are very busy too.
Busy doing a lot of things!! Their activities are so loud that the gruesome and shocking crime scene in my book is not able to hold my interest.
One couple is playing games on a mobile and they are keeping a tally of score of the winner and the loser!
I am seeing that all three of them are lost in each other. Sweet whispers in the ear which are followed by coy smiles or loud laughter…
All of them are talking so animatedly to each, looking into each other’s eyes and holding hands. The couple on the side berth has gone a step further and the guy is lying with his head in his wife’s lap!!
Soon, it’s time to sleep and the 2 couples near me adjust their seats such that the 2 topmost berths (Seat no. 9 and 12) are occupied by the Punjabi couple and the 2 middle berths (Seat no. 8 and 11) are taken by the Muslim couple. So both the couples are now on the same level as their respective spouses. Both the couples keep chatting for a long time and the ones in the middle berth would occasionally hold hands too, while lying on their respective berths!
Looks like we are pretty comfortable with public display of affection!!
I was more keen to observe the teenage guy who was taking all these scenes in! I was wondering what would be going through his mind!
Another thought hit me, why this kind of behavior is not displayed by couples after a few years of their married life!! Romance takes a backseat by that time??!!
May 28, 2012 5:42 pm|
i always find this kind of a behaviour in public quite irritating.. like yes we know you are in love but please limit it inside your house
June 1, 2012 4:22 pm|
I know what you mean!! I mean that guy lying in this wife’s lap was way too much!! 😐 😀
May 29, 2012 4:24 am|
Public dispay is so stupid.
But,to an extent,did we did it too?
In case of both the couples,did the wife finally slept with her head on his shoulders???How filmy.
June 1, 2012 4:24 pm|
Well, the wife sleeping on hubby’s shoulder was exactly the sight that I saw first thing in the morning, the next day!! 😀
May 29, 2012 7:04 am|
I wish there was an opportunity to watch these same couples 5 or 10 years down the line! Some amusement, eh? Guess we can rename the train to Romance/Honeymoon Rath ;P
June 1, 2012 4:55 pm|
LOL 😀 Yeah Romance Rath sounds way better than Garib Rath!!
And yes, watching these couples after a few years would be fun 😉
May 29, 2012 11:10 am|
Yep , when the sheen weans out before long ,over bickering on dowry, money, chores and what not????
June 1, 2012 4:56 pm|
You are bang on!! 🙂
May 29, 2012 5:35 pm|
married people are more comfortable with each other, and get too many chances to be intimate, so they need not make any PDA.
Lovely observations Shipa.
June 1, 2012 4:57 pm|
Yeah, comfort is the word!! 🙂
May 30, 2012 7:36 am|
lol, I remember once you blogged about a trip that you took in a bus, (volvo I guess?) where you saw a couple who weren’t talking to each other?? Then here you also travelled with couples…. lol what a co-incidence!
June 1, 2012 5:04 pm|
Well, couples give a lot of masala to blog as compared to single travelers!! 😀
June 1, 2012 10:32 am|
oh this is very less PDA! Newly married couples on trains do a lot more in middle of night! Have witnessed that.
June 1, 2012 5:05 pm|
Oh, I slept soundly so dont know if anything happened in the middle of night!! 😉
June 26, 2012 6:03 am|
//Both the couples keep chatting for a long time and the ones in the middle berth would occasionally hold hands too, while lying on their respective berths!//
hahahaha how the hell do they do it? :)))
July 10, 2012 9:07 am|
Their predilection becomes the pie of the eye. 😀