Aruna was inconsolable. The doctor was explaining what went wrong. She however, did not hear him. Her ears echoed only with the imaginary cries of her stillborn baby. Raghav, her husband looked on helplessly. He could not muster the courage of telling her what the doctors had told him. Aruna could never bear children again.… Read More A magic touch…
Arti, a single parent, was now looking for a companion to share responsibilities with and combat her loneliness. She parked her car. The rain had stopped and the moon was out in its glory. She could see in the window, her favourite flower in the vase . Amit, her high school friend often helped out… Read More The proposal!
Anu had loved Raj since she was seven.He was her friend’s older brother and she had a huge crush on him. He had always treated her like a kid. It was only recently she realised he loved her equally. Their parents had agreed despite reservations on an inter-caste marriage. Today was the wedding and there… Read More Just married!
Imagine a loud social Punjabi girl falling in love with a docile introverted Tamilian boy. This was the story of our marriage but it surprisingly didn’t have the “2 states” drama like Chetan Bhagat’s novel. The families readily agreed to the alliance and it was sealed with a lavish Punjabi wedding in Delhi. As they… Read More Delhi tadka on Chennai dosa
In my nine years of married life, I have learnt the following nine golden rules that are the key to any successful marriage. While some are specific to my personal relationship with my spouse, I feel the themes are general and valid for most marriages. This is the single most important relationship – and we should… Read More 9 things I learnt from 9 years of marriage
Marriage is never easy and needs constant nurturing much like a seed that grows into a plant and then into a mighty tree. A decade of marital bliss is a significant milestone for us. Here is my A-Z of what worked and continues working as my husband and I navigate our next 10 years and… Read More A to Z of a happy marriage
Sometimes it’s not just enough to let love be around in a relationship but needs to be expressed explicitly. This expression can take the form of words or gestures. Here are some everyday things my husband does that makes me feel that he loves me and his love for me is only growing. · … Read More Little things my hubby does that show me he loves me
Being a mom every day is not easy. There are days when I wish I could go back to my carefree life and not have someone fully dependent on me all the time. Here are 5 mom duties that I wish I could outsource – Cleaning poop – This was more relevant for the first few years,… Read More 2 sides of the mommy coin!
Gone are the days when a daughter’s parents used to get free after marrying her off and a son’s continued to be busy even after his marriage. Today, in most cases, both are equally free or busy depending on how you see it. My parents (with 2 daughters) and parents-in-law (with 2 sons) are free… Read More Empty nest but full heart!
‘Namma Chennai’, as the locals call it, grows on you. With its rich cultural heritage and numerous traditions Chennai is one of the oldest metros of India. When I moved here, being a Delhiite (and used to ‘Saaddi Dilli”), I had mixed feelings about how I would fit in. I’m a big city urban girl… Read More Ways in which Chennai is different from other cities…