This Lakshmi is quite young and very bold. At age eighteen she fell head over heels in love with her classmate in the Engineering College, Rishi. When she was nineteen she could not imagine a life without her lover. Meanwhile her parents smelt the fish and were trying to thwart her love. Lakshmi told this to Rishi. Rishi's family had already accepted their love and was waiting for the right time to get them married. So Lakshmi fled to Rishi's house. They wanted the marriage to happen immediately. But there was a problem. Rishi was only nineteen and under the Indian law a boy below 21 cannot marry. They did not know what to do. Lakshmi, being a very bold character, came out with an outrageous suggestion. Rishi had a brother called Ram who was 22 at that time.Lakshmi suggested that she would get legally married to Ram first. That marriage is legal as Lakshmi was over 18 (the marriage-age for a woman) and Ram over 21. Lakshmi and Ram would have a written, notorised agreement that in spite of the marriage they would not have anything between themselves and that at the end of two years (when Rishi would be 21) they would divorce. Then Lakshmi would marry her sweetheart and live happily ever after. The arrangement gave Lakshmi a reason to stay in Rishi's house and full protection against her own parents who might go to any extent to spoil their love. Ram was a very good man and this arrangment had the blessings of Rishi's parents and the active co-operation of Rishi. (Now dear ladies, don't think that this incident is a figment of my imagination; it actually happened. I saw it in todays newspaper) Can you accept Lakshmi's way of thinking?