The final drastic step: remarriage

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{I realize that,  in the course of reading this story, it may be confusing to my readers to whom I am referring, so: Grandfather: my biological grandparent Granddad: The man my grandmother married after being widowed, and who had my complete devotion as a grandchild. If you missed the previous parts of this series, the […]


Hindu widows in India: food restrictions

hindu widow food restrictions

Thank you so much to all my readers for your wonderful comments at my previous post! As mentioned there, I am doing a three-part series of my grandmother’s clash with the conservatism surrounding so-called traditions surrounding Hindu widows. The three parts are: 1. Initiation into the the cruel realities as a Hindu widow 2. Shrugging off […]


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Hindu widows in India: that white sari!

A large number of you learnt that my grandmother remarried after she became a widow at a young age, and wanted to know more. I would love to relate to you how she broke the shackles of widowhood and forged her own future on her own terms. For better readability, I’m going to tell this […]

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Our first summer barbecue party

Since The Husband and I moved into our new place and met a few very nice neighbors, we’ve been dying to invite them over to get to know them better! It was also wonderful seeing our boys make friends with the many kids around our place and we wanted to have a get-together with the […]

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For Blogher14 attendees – some posts you missed!

I know you lucky people who attended Blogher 2014 in San Jose must have missed out on your usual blog reading! No worries! I’ve compiled a list exclusively for you! Just kidding! These are some great posts I read last week and wanted to share with everyone! Continuing on the tradition of showcasing some lovely […]

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The older generation of India – and my kick-ass Indian grandmother!

There are several traits about the older generation in India, and anywhere else, that are probably pretty common. Many reminisce and crave for the qualities that the older generation was endowed with and which they see are seriously lacking in ‘today’s youth‘! Without going into the debate of which generation is better, I wanted to […]

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7 things I learnt about my kids during our road trip

Last week, our family took a road trip for one week during the boys’ summer vacation. We travelled 1900 miles in total to the Redwoods where we planned to do some hiking! Needless to say, I was apprehensive about my two boys, one of whom is not patient….at all, and the other, who enjoys needling his […]

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How to annoy your children (1)

How to annoy your children!!

I am beyond excited today to host a very talented and uber-famous blogger on my site!! You all must know Marcia of Menopausal Mother; if not then, hurry over to her blog to avoid the scorn of the rest of the blogosphere!! Marcia is a contributing writer to The Huffington Post, In The Powder Room, Humor […]

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