Real friends are far and few. We might not even get to meet them very often. Social friends are acquaintances we meet socially through our spouse, work or kids. We ‘Friend’ them on Facebook, follow them on social media and eventually call them friends. We spend more time with social friends and understanding them will… Continue reading There are 10 Types of Social Friends
Hello! How are you? I had a very interesting conversation with a friend about husbands. My friend narrated a funny family incident. Recently on her family WhatsApp group, a young married relative sent a picture of Nimboo Pani in a cocktail glass made by her husband. All relatives showered praises on how thoughtful he was… Continue reading Pati Is Not Parmeshwar!
On a high chair decorated with peacock feathers, garlanded and addressing an audience sat a religious leader who said a mind-boggling statement on menstruation. He said that a woman who cooks during menstruation will be born as a Kutri (a bitch) and a man who eats that food will be born as balad (an ox).… Continue reading Karma is a Bitch(Kutri)!
Just browsing mindlessly on Facebook, I watched a video. I recognized the lady. We all do. A mother fighting for justice. A mother who looked tired, a bit defeated momentarily, yet determined to fight for her child. A daughter who was no longer alive but her mother did not give up. I asked myself then,… Continue reading Mother India: Story Of A Mother, Fighting For Justice
I started driving a few years ago and it has been a blessing. I drive a small automatic car and my husband has an XUV for his use. The small automatic car is brand new. I use my car mostly to run house errands and dropping kids to their activity classes etc. My kids recently… Continue reading Why A ‘Small Old Car’ For The Wife And Kids?
I am a member of an online community that talks about not judging. Today one lady put a picture of Priyanka Chopra Jonas with a statement with hashtag #nottrolling and #nooffense. That led to a long chain of comments by women bashing her choice of gown for the Grammys. The comments moved from clothes to… Continue reading Gown Not Sanskaari Enough!
बुरा ना मानो होली है।😈 Last week while I was shopping I got hit with a water balloon. My clothes got wet and my kids were confused. I quickly walked away. The people around me expressed mild disgust and one auntiji looked up like a detective and said.. "bachhe hai"! Holi was my favourite festival… Continue reading Bura Mat Khelo Holi Hai!
Have you watched the new series on Netflix called the Indian Matchmaking? I did last week. Binged watched two seasons in a few days. It follows the work of a matchmaker Mrs. Seema Taparia from Mumbai who arranges marriages for couples in India and abroad. Like a bad car accident you don’t want to look but… Continue reading The Big Fat Indian Cringe Fest!
Covid-19 has given me many sleepless nights. With two young kids at home, their well being is always on my mind. I worry about worrying too much sometimes but I guess that’s part of parenting. Initial weeks of lockdown were so scary. I sanitized like a maniac. My husband has a back from office drill… Continue reading Sleepless in New Delhi
"Mom I am bored!". Sounds familiar? A comment parents hear every now and then and mostly during vacations. Free time has become a liability. Modern day parents feel obligated to keep their kids 'engaged'. Have you noticed how activity boxes are becoming the need of the hour. We, the parents are being educated and informed… Continue reading Let The Kids Get Bored!