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Love Comes with a Bang and Sets in Serenely

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Anand and Akanksha had found love in each other. In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, both planned to surprise the other with a gift. On 14 February, in the most romantic ambience, Anand handed a small gift to Akanksha. She held it lightly in one hand, and with the other, held Anand’s hand, looked into his eyes and said, “The tranquillity and the protection that I experience in your presence is the most precious gift that I could ever receive from you!”

An increasing number of gruesome crimes in the name of love create a ripple of fear in society. Love gets melted in the face of suspicion, ego, intolerance, unforgiveness, and low self-esteem. In genuine love and companionship, people look for safety and tranquillity more than any prized gift or promise. 

The word ‘love’ has many connotations. Theories of love speak of sentimental love, true love, platonic love, friendship and sensual love. Each of these types of love is defined in itself with its practicality of implementation and execution. Again, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs explicitly emphasizes on the need for love, which can be expanded into striving for love and affection and belongingness. One of the perfect guidelines for love is found in the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:1-13) which speaks about what is and is not love. Love cannot be defined or concised into theories; love is a feeling, which can be stimulated internally or externally.

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Tessy Jacob SSpS belongs to the Congregation of Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from Xavier Institute of Management, (XIM) University, Bhubaneshwar.

Tessy Jacob

Tessy Jacob SSpS belongs to the Congregation of Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from Xavier Institute of Management, (XIM) University, Bhubaneshwar.