Sunil and Rehana dread Sunday nights. The couple married three years ago and a year later, Sunil, a management consultant, started travelling every week. Come Monday morning and he’s up at four to catch the six a.m. flight. He doesn’t return until late Thursday night. Sunday evening means the Monday morning taxi is only a… [ Continue Reading ]
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Pregnancy test shows that you are Pregnant!
A home pregnancy test is truly a great invention, based on a bit of chemistry and ingenuity. A tiny splotch of colour informs you that you are well and truly pregnant. In the privacy of your bathroom, you can shriek with shock and disbelief or squeal with joy. A pathologist can, of course, give an… [ Continue Reading ]
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Anita knew it was a bad idea to shift into the new apartment block because it looked seedy. The road and the dark dingy buildings gave her the creeps. But she had no option as the rent was cheap and the flat was huge! However she felt it best that she share the place with… [ Continue Reading ]
Going Separate Ways
Vaidehi came over to my place a month ago. She seemed stressed out, and looked as if she wanted to confide in someone. That day, her husband, Vedant, and she had decided to go through with their separation. And the uppermost worry in her mind was the possible repercussions of the separation on their two… [ Continue Reading ]
When the Wife Earns More
Swati and Sanjay look like any other happy couple. But they are different from most other couples. They have turned the traditional roles of man and woman on its head. Swati is the primary breadwinner of the family while Sanjay, a designer, is the homemaker. And Sanjay says he has had no problems with the… [ Continue Reading ]
Planning a Baby
My aunt fits into the image of ‘perfect mother’ in happy-family television ads. Her three children are always dressed well, is never too busy to listen to her children, she manages her house with quiet efficiency, thrives on crisis and smiles through it all as if life is a piece of cake. When you ask… [ Continue Reading ]
To Live-In or Leave-Out?
Rushing past the grocery store, I ran in desperation to reach home. If I missed the electrician again, it’ll be one more cosy, and anything but little, night with the mosquitoes. But even in my eagerness to reach home, I couldn’t help notice the frown on the ‘grocer uncle’s’ otherwise cheerful face. He never missed… [ Continue Reading ]
Connect With Your Better Half
“It makes me feel good to be alive” “It stimulates me.” “It’s better than making love.” Is ‘it’ a wonder drug? No, in fact these people are describing the effects of an age-old potion, one that cannot be bottled by any pharmaceutical company. ‘It’ is a feeling of bonding, of being in sync with your… [ Continue Reading ]