If you think Punjabi munde are aggressive, you ought to meet Simranjeet, a shy guy who hadn’t had any formal interaction with a girl before he married a talkative one. But then, opposites attract.Updated: Jul 03, 2013 10:01 IST
If you think Punjabi munde are aggressive, you ought to meet Simranjeet, a shy guy who hadn’t had any formal interaction with a girl before he married a talkative one. But then, opposites attract.
Simranjeet Kang, 26, and Navneet Kaur, 23, who are now married for eight months, first met in 2010 at DAV College, Sector 10, during student elections. As luck would have it, both share the same birth date (August 14), but Simranjeet thought Navneet had put hers as August 14 on Facebook just to impress him.
“I had been the president of PUSU (Panjab University Students Union) in 2007-08, while pursuing graduation from DAV College. Navneet and I met in DAV College in 2010 where I had gone to campaign for a friend who was contesting in the elections while she had come to seek late admission in September,” recalls Simranjeet about their first meeting.
With Simranjeet and Navneet, love didn’t get too complicated. “I approached him to seek help in admission and fell in love with his simplicity,” blushes Navneet.
However, little did she know that Simranjeet too had fallen in love with her for the same trait.
“Being a PUSU president, I would often get proposals from girls but never entertained any of them since I was very conscious about my image as a leader. But, I was bowled over by Navneet’s simplicity,” says Simranjeet, who had by then enrolled as a student of law at Panjab University.
Despite liking each other, they hadn’t yet gathered the courage to confess their feelings. Navneet recounts laughingly, “Though he would often visit college during elections, he’d tremble when talking to a girl. But, I knew he liked me because he was always there for me.”
Unhappy with the progress of events, Simranjeet thought of sending her a card, though he didn’t have the guts to hand it personally to Navneet. “I wasn’t brave enough to give it to her in person, so I kept the card under the seat of her Activa scooter after I had torn the seat apart,” confesses Simranjeet, adding regretfully that his effort didn’t garner the desired response from Navneet.
By now, Simranjeet made up his mind to make a formal proposal to Navneet, even if it took him ever so long to cover no more than 10 steps to approach her. “She was sitting with her friends in college and I was standing just a few steps behind her, but it took me almost 45 minutes to walk up to her and say: I love you,” he chuckles. To his great joy, Navneet’s reply was a prompt yes since she too liked him.
The couple now believes it was all destined, especially since they later learnt that their families already knew each other. “It was very comforting to know that our families knew each other. So, within a few months of our relationship, we both told our respective parents and eventually got married in November 2012,” the two share.
Currently, as they enjoy matrimonial bliss, Simranjeet is preparing for civil exams and Navneet is pursing B.Ed. Both aspire to become IAS officers.
Crack the chemistry
Each other’s annoying habits
Navneet: His popularity follows us everywhere. Even when we are in Shimla, he finds at least 20 people who know him
Simranjeet: Her habit of exaggerating things and keeping my stuff here and there
Issues you fight over
Navneet: When I can’t get his time, especially because he keeps busy in fulfilling his commitments to friends
Simranjeet: That I can’t give her enough time
Who says sorry first
Navneet: He does
Simranjeet: I say it
You both agree on...
Navneet: You should be focussed and have an aim in your life. As we are both still studying, education is our first priority
Simranjeet: A couple should have complete understanding, especially when education is their first priority
You share love for
Both: Punjabi food and Bollywood songs
Who bosses around
Navneet: He does
Simranjeet: I do
Navneet: Once you are committed, you should support each other at every point in life. Be ready to make some adjustments and compromises
Simranjeet: Think hard before you commit, for choosing the right person is very important