The headline that had to say a lot…

Cutting the glass of the kitchen window, Naresh silently entered the Aggarwal Mansion in the late hours of the night. This robbery wouldn’t have required for him to put in much of an effort for the world knew that Mr. Aggarwal was on a business trip. The dead silence of the night was broken by…

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There are Still a Few Who Care to Share

Woke up at 7:00 am today, thinking of winding up some work before anyone wakes up. My half opened eyes could only hear the sound of the washing machine operating while everyone was fast asleep. Mom (Mother-in-law) would probably have put it on an auto start mode, I thought and prepared myself a cup of…

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When Life Stops Being A Mirror and Turns into A Glass

Sitting at the window panel of her apartment on a Sunday morning, Simran could barely see anything but a flooded playground across the road. 7th floor offered a great view of the downpour and a lot of cool breeze to be enjoyed with a hot cup of tea at 6 am; and Simran never missed…

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But look mom, no girl becomes a soldier

“Mom I don’t want to be a soldier when I grow up; I want to be a girl”. My daughter said this the first thing in the morning today. “But dear, you are a girl”, I tried to explain her to which she said, “But look mom; no girl becomes a soldier”. And I was…

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The Decade of Changing Love

A decade of changing designations, changing relationship status, changing personalities and changing life; the last decade brought with it so many changes in our lives. Like all of us. A few changed their country and some came back home; and for me the game changed so much. From a credit rating officer to a wife,…

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Rules of the “In-Law” Game

“Oh..!! You stay with your in-laws; how must that feel?” I often some across this statement from my followers on Instagram or even from a few friends living in a nuclear family. While staying with parents post marriage is considered as a burden on the parents in some countries; in countries like India, we address…

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Arguments in a Relationship

While all of us, as a couple, wants to be as Adam and Eve; it is bound that arguments and those little flight are sure to be a part of the relationship. Arguments are a part of every relationship and this is something that is irresistible. So be it be the relationship of a daughter-in…

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Does Looks Matter after a few years in marriage?

An ill-fitting pajama and a comfort-fit t-shirt became my besties in the scorching heat of June. Delhi felt never this worm, the way it felt now. This was my 1st summers post marriage and our house was actually a single story farm house which isn’t surrounded by any other building. This actually meant that our…

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One and We’re done

The ink on my daughter’s birth certificate was yet to dry when the people around me started asking me when the next one was coming. The drill started at the delivery table itself when the doc, before exiting the room, said “See you soon with your next due” and I, just in that moment, wanted…

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A night before the increment

A wicked smile flashed on Vikas’s face as he gently squeezed Tanya’s hand in his office cabin. The discomfort was quite evident on her face yet she didn’t react. With the kind of financial crises her family was going through, she couldn’t have afforded to upset his boss; for her long due increment was under…

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