TERE CHALE JAANE SE …

तेरे चले जाने से…. बच्चे अपने घर बसे , माता-पिता भी चल बसें, भाई-बहन पीछे छूटें, किसे मनाऊँ अकेले में अब, कौन भला मुझसे रूठे । सूनापन दिल में है मेरे, रहने को यह ख़ाली मकान, बस यादों से भरी संग चार दिवारें , तस्वीरों से भरा एक संदूक रखा। सब एक-एक करके चले गए, जीवन में अपनी दिशा चुने, बिछड़ने का ग़म उनसे दिल … Continue reading TERE CHALE JAANE SE …

Dil toh baccha hai ji….

“Mummy aap Papa ko jaanu bulaate the??”, saying so Rahul, Seema’s 14 year old son started giggling. Her instant reaction at first was of denial which quickly turned into embarrassment making her cheeks turn red as she saw Rahul holding the greeting cards and letters which she used to send to her then ‘to be husband’ Vikrant during their courtship period. “Oh ho ho… miss … Continue reading Dil toh baccha hai ji….

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?

My husband DOES NOT complete me

Cutting their 25th marriage anniversary cake together Pradeep and Smita’s eyes gleamed with happiness. It had been such a long journey together. All eyes were on Smita as she took the mic to address the guests. Her lovely one piece dress complimented her shape. She did look stunning and breathtakingly fit for a mother of two. As she thanked each and every person who made … Continue reading My husband DOES NOT complete me