The ‘perfect’ arranged marriage!

Timidly behind the curtain I stood, tensed and unconfident my demeanor looked, holding a tray I had to walk out, head down, gentle smile though in reality I could shout ! The entire family had to approve of me mummy said, “Behave appropriately don’t giggle or stare!” I wondered how artificial this all looked, for I was neither so shy nor that ‘good’ a cook, … Continue reading The ‘perfect’ arranged marriage!

What’s behind her glow?

She was glowing differently, a ‘change’ that all could see, maybe she was having an ‘affair’, cheating on her husband in despair, people were making their assumptions, all negative and weird presumptions, after all, “how happy she could be?” “What had changed so instantly?” Least did her critics know, their thoughts were influenced by TV shows, where only a man could complete a woman, make … Continue reading What’s behind her glow?

The five letter magic word

‘Sorry!’- it’s the first word which probably confronts us with our very own, undiscovered ‘ego’ at a very young age. Ever seen a toddler/a child feeling offended and being adamant on being asked to apologize and say a sorry? I wonder sometimes, how does a human being who is of such a small age, with hardly any exposure of the real world, has some how … Continue reading The five letter magic word

Of pencil skirt, high heels and dreams to relive

Packing all the stuff for Tanya to take with her to the US, Darshana was arranging a few things in the bed storage when she happened to find her long lost love. Her pencil skirt. It had been years now since she wore one but her love for it never really allowed her to give it away either. It fit perfectly back then, highlighting the … Continue reading Of pencil skirt, high heels and dreams to relive

Love, Life, Marriage

“I don’t think it will be easy for you beta(my child), think twice before stepping into this”, Supriya’s mother’s words were echoing in her mind over and over again. Especially after her daughter Ruhi was born things had changed a lot for her in the Malhotra house. What affected her the most was the indifference in the attitude of Ajit. Ajit and Supriya had known … Continue reading Love, Life, Marriage