An Adventure Called Life (#100WordStory)

“Underestimate me at your own risk, it’ll be fun; The game’s always on…”, would invariably, be her silent scream. They called her disabled, repulsive, dependent and just how wrong they could be. Severe congenital limb deformities and speech apraxia made her obnoxious. Mother, ashamed of her existence, broke away, abandoning her and dad. Dad couldn’t … Continue reading An Adventure Called Life (#100WordStory)

The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part I of IV

(This is a work of fiction based on some real stories. Through this piece, I wish to highlight the positive attitude of the parents in the face of adversity, during a most important facet of their life)  It was a precious pregnancy for Karthik and Sharanya. Having conceived after nine years of marriage and several … Continue reading The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part I of IV

The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part IV of IV

Part I Part II Part III It was a very emotional moment between Sharanya and Karthik for, as she got ready to see Ananya, she could completely commune with his longing and frustration to see their little one. They could not understand why the fathers were not being allowed to see their children. Weren't fathers … Continue reading The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part IV of IV

The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part III of IV

Part I Part II Two days passed. Sharanya’s mother remained beside her while Karthik found himself shunting between both Ananya’s and Sharanya’s hospitals, that were located far from each other. During the nights, her mother and Karthik took turns to stay with her.   The baby was fine but Karthik was miserable for no one other than … Continue reading The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part III of IV

The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part II of IV

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