My Closeted Husband: The Marriage that Lasted 46 Days

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My Closeted Husband: The Marriage that Lasted 46 Days

Illustration: Rutuja Patil/ Arré

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ashmi’s match was made the old-fashioned way – by an impersonal and efficient marriage bureau in Pune. Caste, finances, and the most important variable “family background” were all vetted. Love was not a part of the checklist. It would come, as in every arranged marriage, much later.

Raj, in his thirties, was an IT professional who confessed in their early meetings that he’d never had a conversation with a girl, let alone a relationship. This somehow endeared him to Rashmi. He is not a player, she thought with great affection and pledged her troth to the awkward young man.

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