The Engineer

Aabha always had two plans. She had the plan for what she wanted to do—and the plan for what she thought she should do. She loved visual arts, but she also loved logical reasoning. A dreamer with a fondness for pragmatism, she was pulled in two different directions.

Her parents had always encouraged her to follow her passions, no matter how fanciful they seemed to her, so she studied Art History at a top Canadian university. After graduation, she found herself immediately underemployed. Her instinct for safer planning kicked in. Reluctantly, with only one year in the real world behind her, she continued on to law school, where she graduated with distinction.

At school, Aabha met her future husband Rajeev, who was finishing ...

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