An irony of life where nothing can be done is losing the people who have been around you ever since you were born. They would have kept up their presence in your life as you were growing up, while continuing to be there in myriad ways even after you separated from the family. In childhood, … Continue reading Losing your loved ones….
While it's appreciable and a great move that the Indian Inheritance laws have recognised daughters as equal right holders over their parental properties, from my personal observation, it's yet a dictum, subject to many unaddressed pros and cons, that is being arbitrarily misapplied by many families, in favour of their daughters, much against their daughter-in-laws … Continue reading Are The Equal Rights To Daughters Under The Indian Inheritance Laws Being Misused?
The traditional bifurcation of roles went by gender that pigeon-holed the job of a mother to pre-dominantly be a home-maker while the fathers went out to fend for their families. While we know that today, most mothers are equal or greater financial partners, this post quarries those quarters of the society, where the old-traditional thinking … Continue reading Gender Bias In Family Roles & Unhealthy Parenting
Little Anna played with her toys all day long. Besides being fond of them, she liked to proudly show off her possessions and at this tender age of five, her two full crates did represent her amour propre. While some of them had arrived by way of gifts or birthday presents, her parents from their … Continue reading A Playhouse lesson
The flight was about to land and she found her mind embroiled in a volley of emotions, not one in particular that could be discerned...regrets for all the choices of the past mainly involving moving away from the homeland...elation of being able to touch base again...anticipations of meeting all the loved ones she had once … Continue reading The Home Coming…(a fiction)
He has been their domestic cleaner, for the last several years ever since they relocated to this foreign country - a cleaner for several of the apartments in the building in fact, where he was deployed amidst a team of workers. The team worked for the real estate division of the company which owned the … Continue reading Glimpses from the life of “Aabad” (A domestic cleaner with educational goals for his children)
After a string of failed affairs, Alia had begun to wonder if she should look at the option of having an arranged marriage. Until now, where she strongly believed in self-selection and the credence that attraction and romance were extremely important factors without which a marriage would not subsist, results attained were zero. She had … Continue reading Modern Day Confusions – Love vs Arranged (marriage)