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A toothsome couple

Ajay's gruelling work schedule and Madhavi's baby-sitting keep the couple damn busy all through the day, says Mubin Sultan.


AS A committed dentist, Ajay Dev enjoys listening to the tales of her daughter, whenever he gets a chance. Madhavi, his wife and possessor of a very pleasing disposition and a beautiful smile, is native of Vijayawada. Ajay basically belongs to Eluru but identifies himself more with Karnataka, where he did his graduation and post-graduation in dental studies.

Clad in an attractive pattern of yellow and green and fascinated with her latest crush - her playschool, Gayathri is their most desirable stress buster at the end of the day. Ajay also teaches at Mamatha Medical College in Khammam and visits it every Saturday.

He has been teaching young dentists for the past eight years and also rendered his services to a medical college in Chennai before taking up the job at Khammam.

Recalling the days of his student life, Ajay remembers being studious while taking breaks for refreshing holidays once a while.

Love for Karnataka

"There are so many beautiful places in Karnataka, you can spot waterfalls, enjoy greenery and rejuvenate a tired mind with a simple drive," he says while trying the Chicken Hawaiin Salad and Rainbow Salad comprising crisp garden fresh vegetables dressed in vinaigrette supplementing the spicy Cantonese soup.

Ending her dinner with a papad and little soup, Gayathri sank into a slumber to go back to her playschool the next morning. Madhavi is quite occupied with her son, Raja for most of the day. Thus, she hardly finds any time to sustain any hobby.

But as a student, she took pleasure in collecting pencils of various kinds, besides collecting old coins which she still preserves carefully. As a student, Ajay enjoyed playing table tennis and was also an enthusiastic collector of various kinds of matchboxes, a hobby which was more of a fascination during his time.

He enjoys travelling and has explored a major part of the country. Though not regular moviegoers, the family manages to visit the halls once a while, "Pothuraju was the last one," admits Madhavi with a smile while relishing butter-nan with baby corn masala.

The couple is looking forward to their holiday at Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Need of skill

"A dentist needs skills which can be attained only through practice, which demands a lot of patience. Patience is most important for a dentist," says Ajay partaking mixed fried rice with mutton rogan gosht. As a professor, his advice to students is to remain patient and committed.

The couple is happy about the recent changes taking place in the city but is also aware of the growing population and pollution. "It is only pollution that strips a city of its charm," says Madhavi.

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