Read Receipts: The Bane of Modern Love

Love and Sex

Read Receipts: The Bane of Modern Love

Illustration: Akshita Monga


hen time was young, my grandmother, aged 17, used to send letters filled with hopes and dreams to my grandfather. Once, when he was travelling for work and couldn’t reply to her in time, she pondered for months over the contents of her last letter. She went through every word she had written in painstaking detail. He eventually replied, they were soon married, and they lived happily ever after (until her death six years ago).

I often imagine what their initial conversation on a modern-day messaging platform would have unfolded. It might have gone something like this: