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Silver Lining

My mom had said that I could try and leave my home; if I so desired. However, my marriage was inevitable.. I was maybe 15 and certainly not wanting to marry; certainly not. NO. They would often discuss about getting … Continue reading

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Creeping in of the Confusions

That South Indian Tutor had one day acted really funny. Like all men, he had tried to exploit the situation to his benefit. He had known about my father’s absence. Soon, he had let go off Ashish from the Tuition … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty

The one thing I have developed to do more often and heavily now is Sleeping.. So what? Isn’t that supposed to be a part of Daily Routine? Yes and No. Yes, as in obviously; No, because things were very very different … Continue reading

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Great India's Greatest Epic

Lets see what Mahabharata- the World’s Geatest Epic, has to say Yudhishthir had placed Draupadi as his Bet in Chauparh (a game), when he had lost himself in the previous betting. Would it be safe to call him a loser … Continue reading

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Sita's endless sufferings

Lets read the Ramayana again Rama renounced his wife while she was expecting..!! He had ordered her to spend her life in exile. Is this what a sane man does? This was after she had accompanied her husband in the … Continue reading

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Being Left Alone

My school- time in LIS is still a blur. Not that I don’t recall the events, but they are best forgotten. Excepting a few incidents and friends- all of which are already mentioned about- I don’t wish to think of … Continue reading

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My Writing; Women and Pigeons..

Previous- My Writing and Pigeons My Writing and Women About the Pigeons; here’s the Part- II. I had been for sometime scattering dal seeds for the Pigeons. That was when I was in another of my dreadful phases. Like an unexpected miracle, my life … Continue reading

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My Writing and Women

Hindustan Times as it was then, had invited readers to write for a centre spread for Woman’s Day (perhaps) theme being “why I am proud to be a Woman”, in not more than a few lines. I was so excited … Continue reading

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Saturday drenched in Rains

10.30am I was slept peacefully when my Boss knocked me up “rudely”- with a mug of coffee in his hand.. for me 😀 I wanted to sleep a little longer. So had arranged for duplicate keys for him to go … Continue reading

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Change- over..

Of my school, residence, locality, friends.. wait, were there any? When in 6th, our school was to perform in National School for Scouts and Guides on 12th August- only a day after my birthday. In 7th standard; that happened to … Continue reading

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Void Blossoming on Me

8th June, 1988- Wedneday. Evening: Dad had already carried his violin and his few other belongings with him, a few days back. The Green and Yellow double- sided bedsheet, a small knife and his clothes. He had called me and enquired … Continue reading

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Child welfare- My A*se

I have been wanting to file a PIL- Public Interest Litigation against Bigamy for sometime now. Please refer my earlier post on Judicial Discrimination about Bigamy Humor within the Law: Bigamy is “non-cognizable”, “bailable” and “compoundable” (and yet, an) offence. In simpler words: No one else … Continue reading

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Vacuum growing in Me..

Doorbell rang, Dad had been missing for weeks now; Masi and Mesho had appeared instead. I was sent out of the house just then. I had kept standing with Mona at the Park for 4 hours. I could as if understand … Continue reading

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My Happy Days were over

My giggling, chirping days were soon over. They were halted quite abruptly. I had as if grown up suddenly. I could read and understand things. Minutely. I had started to brood. I would often sit and ponder upon mom’s falling … Continue reading

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My early childhood memories

Previous- Shaping up my Mind- III You wouldn’t believe that I still do remember my early childhood days spent in Lakshmi Nagar. That was before I started going to school.. What was my age then?? Often sitting at the entrance of … Continue reading

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Childhood Pics- I

Previous- My early childhood memories I was fond of wearing saris. That was my sari. Uncle bought that for me from his village . I had two of those cotton ones. Mom had cut- up her own silk sari confirming my … Continue reading

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Shaping of my Mind- II

Previous- Shaping up my Mind- I B-4/F-2   Mom had felt uncomfortable staying at the 3rd floor. It hurt her. She felt unfit even after 5 years of her cesarean operation. We had shifted to a 1st floor in the next … Continue reading

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Shaping up my Mind- I

Previous- Scars of Early Mishaps- II B-3/T-1 Our Weston B/W TV was bought in 1982; The Godrej refrigerator too. Sumeet Mixer was also bought. I had only reached home when mom had made the Engineer give the Instructions again; she had … Continue reading

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Shaping up my Mind- III

Previous- Shaping up my Mind- II Mom often called in my friends around- Nimphiya, Deepu and Sonia for evening parties. Bread- rolls, Stuffed savories and other sweets that she made at home used to be the menu of the evening. … Continue reading

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Was that an.. Affair?

30th April- 2006 The last day of my having set foot in Convergys, when I had gone to seek the last of the signatures, (FNF), just as I was about to walkout of the card swiping area at 0 level; … Continue reading

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Divine Blessings

I was happy, and I still am. Reason: I had prepared a stuffed potato parantha (pancake), and the dough had a light mix of Ragi flour, I guess. I loved the texture while rolling and the color of that while … Continue reading

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Amputated finally- Homeless Again!!

Previous- Fresh stabs on my bleeding wounds I had grown severely tired of constantly being criticized over every possible thing. My eating of cream biscuits or Maggi or even rice; all of those were looked down upon. Anytime I had bought … Continue reading

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Fresh stabs on my bleeding wounds

Previous- Brewing Inquietude I had planned to go over to Ruby’s place for my Birthday celebrations; since, I had not wanted any show- down like my 1st Anniversary. Week- off had coincided with my birthday. Incidentally, we had gone out for … Continue reading

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Mismatched Mannerisms of my Marital Abode

Previous- Life after My Marriage It’s without any pun that I have addressed her as Lady P; even though, all she had ever talked about was Periods and Pregnancy. We were invited for lunch, after our wedding, at Pink Town Houses- … Continue reading

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Brewing Inquietude- I

Previous- My open wounds At work; I had earned a decent incentive. I had spent my salary buying gifts for everyone at home. Crockery, Grocery and a few suit lengths for aunty P, alongwith a wrist watch for uncle and a … Continue reading

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My open wounds

Previous- My 1st Marriage Anniversary We were to board the bus to Jammu from Connaught Hotel at CP. We may have boarded an auto; don’t remember any of that travel. My mind was too occupied. Reaching the Hotel; boarding the … Continue reading

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My 1st Wedding Anniversary

Previous- Next 6 months of my Marriage During the 1st year of my marriage, I had tried being- as much “good” as I could. I had celebrated uncle’s birthday in August, Aunty P’s birthday in November, their anniversary in May and … Continue reading

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Next 6 months of my Marriage

Previous- Mismatched Mannerisms of my Marital Abode After resigning from Hutch, I utilized my spare time in making handi- crafts. I was branded as Kiddish. One such day when I was upstairs; I heard a knock on my door. Aunty P … Continue reading

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CENSUS "preaching" on Woman's Deliverable

I had been blissfully moving around my house doing great jobs (read: nothing). The church- bell rang (my doorbell) and two “localites” stood at the ground floor building gate, wanting to come and fill up my personal details. A groggy … Continue reading

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Life after My Marriage

Previous- My Wedding Day I was somewhat upset. There was this ritual in their family of celebrating the daughter-in-laws’s first cooking venture at her in-laws. They had skipped that. Reasons- I had already taken an initiative to cook since P aunty … Continue reading

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My Wedding Day

Previous- Wedding Planner Hemant and his mom- dad had comeover to talk to Ruby’s family, a few weeks before the D-day. They had so wanted to speak with my “elders” to arrange my Wedding. His mother had worn a sulking look … Continue reading

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Handling the "Bloody Affair"

Tampon– That’s not the plural of Tempo Truck; neither it is any term associated with Tsunami, Hurricane or Cyclone. It’s a cotton gauge that is used to absorb Body Fluid Discharge. More openly, it is a sanitary protection used to … Continue reading

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Wedding with Sharks..

After a cyborg style Marriage, we now have “under water current” that sets up the Background Theme for solemnizing the vows. Read below an article as published in The Times of India- 11th June, 2010. Scanned image of the same in the … Continue reading

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Wedding Planner

Previous: My Pre- Bridal Makeover Two days were all that I had to myself in Rohini, before I would burn my fate while whirling around that holy- fire!! Sarita didi had come over to spend some time with her maternal … Continue reading

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Made for Each Other

Disclaimer: Read below a post as was narrated by Sneh Bodh, my friend who I had met when I had worked with Baxy in the year- 2006. She had come over to my home last weekend and had wanted this … Continue reading

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Who is smirking now..??

It was on 16th May, 2010 that this Gang War took place- I said Gang War. I had so wanted to call that as a Perfect Weekend; and had almost. The mother of voyeurism had spoiled it so bad, that … Continue reading

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My Pre- Bridal Makeover

Previous- My Ganshu Darling I stayed at a rented accommodation on 2nd floor in Malviya Nagar, E- Block then. I owned the whole of the floor. They were one of the very nice Landlords’ that I have come across. Ajay … Continue reading

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End of My Affair

This one’s the 1st of the series of My Wedding Part II It had now been 3 years of our affair; or relationship that it actually was. I had completely given up on him. I had stopped seeing him, as … Continue reading

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News @ HT City- 19th May, 2010

Read below a few articles in Hindustan Times- HT City, 19th May, 2010. The entire article has been produced for the Reader’s Benefit. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. While I was musing over the Deepika’s saree article, I picked up this one. And since … Continue reading

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Tit- bits @ HT City- 16th May, 2010

Read below a few articles as published in Hindustan Times- HT City- 16th May, 2010. The entire article in the scanned images has been produced for the Reader’s Benefit. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. I envy her figure, her money, her societal status.. Can … Continue reading

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Another Welcome Change

A community that believes it is under siege usually reacts by turning inward, clinging to its religious and cultural identities. Ban the burqa and you can be sure that more and more women will take to wearing the headscarf. Continue reading

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Why is Identity declared with Father’s Name?

Why is it mandatory to write Father’s Name; isn’t woman also a natural parent? Are we even aware of the SC ruling; Supreme Court has already declared that Mother is a Natural Guardian. Continue reading

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I walk in Solitude, speak to myself..

The song was to become the very essence of my state of being. From singing it actively, now, I have been singing it everyday silently.. Continue reading

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Color Me Rainbow..

Red is the 1st color of spectrum, violet being the last; green lies exactly in the middle.
The Sun color shade keeps ranging from Red to Yellow, the Sky from light blue to deep indigo and faded violet at times; green covers our earth in form of Vegetation.. Continue reading

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"Either..; or.."

Just what is Love? Is it either how you felt then, or how you feel now.. Or may be not.. Continue reading

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My Dad isn’t the only one to have abandoned his child

My Father isn’t the only one to have abandoned me. Its more than prevalent all across our country. I wish I could advocate them and get the cruelty committed against them brought out in Public and the offender taken to task.. Continue reading

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Sweet Memories of Him

I had barely overcome my dad’s walking out on us, little did I know that everyone was about to betray my trust and innocence.. Was it a conspiracy? Continue reading

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Habits in my Habitat

Voyeurism in name of being concerned; advices unasked for & completely irrelevant- or so I feel. Questions that would give the Red Tomato run for its color.. Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Act- Please Redefine

After the Discrimination in Law of Bigamy, Domestic Violence Act holds the Torch.. A Petition has already been filed in Delhi High Court Continue reading

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My Ganshu Darling

My 1st Wedding or My Wedding Part- I.. please select the title as it may suit you.. Continue reading

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