Part I "Okay", Sharanya stoically absorbed the news. "But don't worry", he continued. "It can be corrected by following a course of treatment and surgery. She will be fine. But for now, we must take her to another hospital to be admitted in a neo-natal care unit, just to check for jaundice … Continue reading The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part II of IV
WISHING EVERYONE A VERY CHEERFUL & JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL On this eve of Christmas, our five-year-old insisted on having a Christmas tree and decorating it, to be followed by eventual celebrations with her little friends, besides distribution of gifts. So we thought, why not? Though not our festival, celebrating Christmas is an … Continue reading Merry Christmas Celebrations…But Hey Where’s Santa?
Four-year-old Vihaan woke up in the morning and chirped, "Good Morning Mamma". "Good Morning Darling. How are you feeling today? Are you Ok?" asked Smriti stretching on the bed, before moving on to affectionately hug him and pull him into her arms, under the blanket. Her husband Aditya had already left for the day. He … Continue reading Together in Spirit (A Short Story)
The whole family, excitedly busy in setting up the new home theatre, doesn't realise that little Arian isn't anywhere around. Panic strikes when they notice the door ajar and the neighbour announces that he was seen outside ten minutes ago, plucking flowers. Everyone begins running helter-skelter looking for him. Dad and grandpa go as far … Continue reading Missing (#100WordStory)
A young mother had just lost her baby. Juvenile diabetic that she was, the infant had been still-born. This had been her only chance at motherhood since the doctors had strictly forbidden even this one. The complications of her pregnancy could eventually lead her into precarious health conditions, rendering her dysfunctional for life or maybe … Continue reading The Purpose (Short story)
'Tu meri beti nahi beta hai' (You are not my daughter, rather you are my son), her father's words resounded in Uttara's ears. Living in a patriarchal society, Uttara had felt proud whenever Kishan and Radha used to say this to her, as if she had won a Nobel prize. Contrary to that, she … Continue reading Short Story – ‘Tu meri beti nahi beta hai (you are not my daughter, but a son’)….
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
After a year long work break, my first day in a new office, commenced today. Having joined as a Senior Finance Manager, my boss, a senior person and professional, seemed very happy to have me as a part of his core team since the idea that I would offload him, besides the value addition aiding … Continue reading My First Day of Guilt!!!
Children often get into the habit of affixing a relation such as Aunty, Uncle etc., behind the name of every adult they encounter...or, in the Indian culture, so do we lead them to do that, in the process of training them to address everyone respectfully.. Yesterday night, when all three of us i.e. hubby, me … Continue reading The Dilemma of Addressing our Mother Goddess Kaali…