The Home Coming…(a fiction)

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)

Modern Day Confusions – Love vs Arranged (marriage)

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)

The Conditioning…Being ‘Good / Bad’ vs Being ‘Right / Wrong’

I am not truly aware if this prevails in other parts of the world, but there's a way with the traditional Indian community where children, especially girls, are conditioned to be good right since childhood. Same goes for our daughter-in-laws too - now it follows that a girl naturally progresses to be a daughter-in-law in … Continue reading The Conditioning…Being ‘Good / Bad’ vs Being ‘Right / Wrong’

Story of a matrimonial meet up….

'You feel their behaviour was acceptable?' Sarika questioned her mom indignantly, explicitly disagreeing. The incident was not one that could be brushed off as trivial. 'We cannot judge them based on a small incident...could be an internal matter too' - her mother tried to slight it. 'Being the boy's parents does not confer them with … Continue reading Story of a matrimonial meet up….