It was like any other day. I got up in the morning and walked to the balcony for some fresh air. My beautiful condo apartment overlooking the pool, lush green lawns all around and the calm surroundings made me forget that I was living in the heart of the millennial city, Gurgaon. I looked down… Read More It happened one day (Short Story)
Any parent would agree that, right from when they are expecting a child to when the child is old enough to express its needs, they need all the help they can get. Traditional wisdom believed that a child has the best ability to become a healthy adult if the entire community plays an active role… Read More It takes a village to raise a child!
Having a child is a wonderful experience. But it comes with a lot of pressures. The one pressure I can never understand is, “When are you having your second child?” There is almost a social consensus in India that only “four (parents & 2 children) is company”; two or three are incomplete. At times, the… Read More When are you having your next child?
When I met my future husband, I won’t say it was love at first sight. But there was definitely a strong connection between us. He was my senior from college. He asked me where I lived. I answered, knowing little that he was destined to visit that very address so often. We clicked instantly and… Read More This Is Why I Believe That I Have Found My Soulmate In My Husband
Western influence, changing mind-sets, and greater exposure are re-defining marriages of today. I call it Marriage 2.0, a new version with some of the below features – 1. Inter-caste and inter-culture marriages more common Globalization, openness and acceptability of other cultures have brought people much closer and open to the idea of marrying people with… Read More 7 Ways Your Experience Of Marriage Would Be Different From Your Grandmother’s
The term “part-time parent” is interesting. What exactly does it mean? It seems to have been used first for mothers working in an office environment. Since they were not around for part of the day to take care of their children, they were referred to as “part-time” moms while women who were at home the… Read More Are fathers only part-time parents?
We have all heard of and indeed many of us are Gen X & Gen Y. With the proliferation of iPads, iPhones, iPods, surely our children are “Gen i”. They are born around smartphones and tablets and are truly digital natives. It is of little surprise then, that they easily surpass us in the understanding… Read More How Much Is Too Much Technology For Today’s Kids? Is It Any Use Even Stopping Them?
I was born and brought up in Delhi and lived there my entire life. In a reverse of Chetan Bhagat’s novel “2 States”, I, a Punjabi married a Tamilian. My husband had also spent a large part of his life in Delhi. So much so, that often he was known as a Delhite with a South… Read More How A Move From Delhi To Chennai For My Mixed Family Meant Unlearning Our Earlier Way Of Life!
Soon after you share the “good news”, questions or advice start to pour from all quarters. Some of it is indeed helpful but most of it is downright intrusive and makes for good gossip. Here are some I received or heard during my nine month journey. Hope they bring a smile to your face. 1.… Read More Pregnancy laughs
This piece is going to be light and I hope it will be read in the same spirit. It is to bring a smile on the faces of first-time mommies who have entered a fresh phase of life and let the mommies with slightly older kids take a trip down memory lane. I would sincerely… Read More Funny things people say to first-time mommies