Doctor by profession, I am a mother of an eight-year-old boy. Reading and travelling are what I am fond of.
It took us years learning from each other, and putting the other one first.
For someone living outside India, whether meeting friends and family or eating delicious food, home is the idea of reliving memories, says this author.
Society will advise a wife to put up with a cheating husband rather than speak up and claim a divorce. What does this say about our sense of right and wrong?
"Tell that Maharani to wake up and at least help in packing the lunch boxes for the girls. In another half an hour, the girls would be here." Anju shouted for her daughter in law.
Her parents had borne all the humiliation for her, on their choice of gifts, on their income, all so that she could marry the boy she chose.
The recent Mumbai floods proved once again the unpredictability of life in India, with a renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Deepak Amarapurkar passing away in a tragic manner.
Yet, those same men act as guardians for their own sisters and daughters. Maybe, because they understand their own animal instincts better.
Marriage needs more than just love - in the long haul, it requires plenty of compassion and effort as well - staying invested makes all the difference.
Being a doctor mom is hard - what with erratic schedules, the stress of patients' recovery and being the 'always responsible' parent. Do you have a story to tell?
Yes, daughters should support parents. But daughters are human too. How will they do this if their husbands and in laws make life difficult for her?
Do you catch yourself telling boys not to cry? These 'good' boys are growing up to become silent, 'strong', grim men who are unable to handle any emotion!
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