Last Valentine’s day, Smitha and I got married in a nontraditional quiet function in Trivandrum, and the decision to do that has been the best one I’ve ever taken in my life. There was a period in my life when I thought that the greatest life I could achieve would be one where I earn a massive salary, get to work on the latest technologies, have a 10 Mbps line at home, own the coolest gadgets out there, have a BMW with an LCD based GPS, use a quad-proc machine at home with quadruple LCDs, and other similar stuff. Smitha changed all that! Now, all these things I mentioned are still wonderful to have, but only with Smitha by my side; without her, my life will be like a burned out candle that’s run out of wax! I don’t know how many of my blog readers have a woman (or a man), but I can tell you one thing – don’t let the bad relationships (and I’ve had one, so I know) convert you into single-hood for life. Having a companion throughout life is the most wonderful achievement any human being can have.