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An unlikely celebrity pair, who had left a lot of tongues wagging with their nuptials, had become an exemplar tale of love. A love that is far beyond the pre-set societal norms of age, creed, caste or religion. Yes, we're talking about supermodel and the heartbeat of every 90s girl, Milind Soman and his beautiful wife, Ankita Konwar. (Recommended Read: Shikha Singh Expresses Her Excitement When Her Baby, Alayna Sits On Her Own, Shares A Cute Picture)
The love story of Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar is as exceptional as the couple is. Milind had floored Ankita with his charming looks when they had met in Chennai when Ankita was a flight-attendant. The lovebirds had set an example of how true love finds its way and ignoring the age gap of 26 years, Milind and Ankita had become each other's forever on April 22, 2018.
On October 4, 2020, Ankita Konwar posted a beautiful couple picture with her handsome husband, Milind Soman and penned a long note on minimalism. Sharing her thoughts on how does she feel when she or her husband is photographed in same clothes and people ask if they don't have other clothes at home, she wrote, "Questions I hear all the time: "Does he not have a different t shirt?" "Omg, I see you guys in the same pair of sandals everywhere!" Hmmm... How does it feel to be with a minimalist? It feels incredible! I adore and respect my husband for being the way he is. In today's world of fast consumption and fast fashion, someone who understands the concept of utility and wastage. Nothing is more responsible than occupying the smallest place you possibly can."
In her note, Ankita further talked about how in a fast-moving world, people rarely have time to stop for a moment and introspect their choices. She continued, "With a world so demanding, so competitive, so fast, people rarely manage the time to realise and evaluate their choices. We seem to need everything "fast" nowadays. Fast food, fast fashion, fast commute, fast ideas! Fashion from having 4 seasons in a year to now having 52! We often don't realise that when we purchase something, we are actually purchasing the idea related to it. The idea of being desirable, successful, happy or loved. We have no real need or use for the thing itself."
Ankita then explained minimalism in simple words and emphasised that it is all about being responsible for your choices without being fazed from others' opinions. Her note can be further read as "Minimalism is not about giving up everything and isolating yourself in a cave. It just means being responsible for your choices. It means we think before we purchase something from a perspective of necessity and utility rather than affordability. Meaning, just because I can have 3 different dresses and 3 different pairs of shoes for each day doesn't mean I should. And yes this choice doesn't come easy. I still have my hiccups here and there when I see something tempting. It's a conditioning that requires work." (Also Read: Divyanka Tripathi And Vivek Dahiya's 'Wedding Vow Number 8' Is Perfect For Every Millennial Couple)
Further, Ankita simply broke down the terms and explained how resources could be and need to be sustained rather than wasted unnecessarily. She wrote, "But for me it's definitely becoming lesser and lesser. And my husband is definitely better at this than I am. Usage = Demand. Demand = Production. Production requires energy, water and creates crazy amount of wastage. Oh yes, I wasn't just talking about the waste we create that is visible to us in the garbage dumps that surround every city. So next time you purchase something, do ask yourself this question - "how does this add value to my life" If you have the answer, by all means buy that product. "The world has enough for everyone's need but not everyone's greed"-MKG."
She concluded her note on a thought-provoking statement of how everyone is not privileged. Her note can be read as "Also I am grateful that I have begun to differentiate my needs to my wants, to understand what is important to me, not everyone is that privileged." (Don't Miss: Pavitra Punia Warns Ex-Beau, Paras Chhabra On Entering 'Bigg Boss 14' With Mahira Sharma [Details])
Well, we're glad that Ankita Konwar spoke about a much-needed issue. What are your thoughts about it? Let us know!
Many adored their camaraderie, many slammed them for their humongous age gap, but nothing could deter this ‘best of both worlds’ couple from being one anothers. He is the crush of every 90s kid and the mere mention of his name makes people drool over him, while she was anRead More