Where’s My Gullak?

Remember as kids how much we loved receiving ‘ashirwad’ money? When the fifth cousin from Dad’s side would visit in what was a once-in-the-lifetime (or once-in-a-long-long-time, or why-do-I-even-care-how-long-a-time) family visit and hand us a rolled-up bank-note (or two, if they were feeling generous) with the customary tagline – beta, isse chocolate kharid lena (buy yourself a…

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60 Seconds Tales: Terrible Mother

She’s sweating bucketfuls even though the air conditioning in this shopping mall is blasting arctic air through the vents. One hand holds four shopping bags, there’s three more on the floor sandwiched between her legs, while her other hand barely manages to hold down her four-year-old – a slippery baby eel eyeing the gigantic teddy…

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5 THINGS HOMEBOUND MOMMIES SHOULD DO FOR THEMSELVES

Your little bundle of joy is the centre of your universe. You would do anything for that little angel. Which is why you quit your job and decided that stay-at-home-mommy, or SAHM as they’re called now, would be your new designation. But a few months (or years) down the line you notice that there’s too…

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An Open Letter To Stay-At-Home Moms

Dear Stay-At-Home Mom, I know you’re lonesome. I know it gets tough when you have to give up so much for not much in return. I know you’re there for everyone while no one’s there for you. I know that no one understands your frustration. I know that no one appreciates your devotion. I know…

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TPC Romance Fortnight Guest Post #9: Romance

Dear Readers, Sorry about the wait but sometimes life just doesn’t let you be. Today I bring to you a cute, cute poem from a dear classmate and old friend of mine – Esha. She’s not on WordPress but on blogspot and her blog is This Is Ish. She’s returned to blogging after quite some…

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Just Your Everyday Conversation Between Husband And Wife

Husband: “Oh boy, will you look at that? I don’t think we’ve ever had it this bad before?” Wife: “Oh, umm, yuck….gack! It does look bad. How? How are they capable of such things?” H: “I was just going to say that. Well, don’t just stand there, do something; it’s a mess and it’s getting…

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PREPARATION FOR PARENTHOOD

Originally posted on Candles Online:
This week on Candles Online, we are discussing the importance of preparation in our lives. There are things that you can enjoy the most when you dive in head first, but for a majority of important events in our lives, we feel that we must prepare ourselves. Is parenthood one such…

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Are We Failing As Parents?

Apologies for a very long post. I have a lot to say on this topic. If you make it to the end of this post, I must congratulate you for your patience; if you don’t, I understand. Some of my fondest memories were created while at play. The first sand castle, the first friends, the…

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She Scribbles

  Teeny-tiny, unsure feet, Pitter-patter around the house. Busy, chubby fingers scrawl, On the yellowed distemper, Without a single pause. There’s a bald parakeet, And here’s a lame crane. Oh, is that a rather long bus, Or a very short bullet train? She embellishes the drawings, With lines, squiggles, dots. The elephant has banana ears,…

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