In case you thought parenting was tough, wait till you reach the age where you need to parent your parents! At Least in the case of kids it can be your way or the highway but in case of parents, they have a mind of their own and know how to get their way. ItContinue reading “Parenting Parents – You can choose your friends but not parents”
Category Archives: Friends, Family n Marriages
IES Class of 1982 Part #2/2 – School Friends are for Life!
After joining the school in the std III in 1973, I got selected for the IES Eng Med. school cricket team in std.VII. With this, I managed to get special concessions – such as leaving school a couple of classes earlier everyday for net practice at Matunga Gymkhana and leeway to bunk school during matchContinue reading “IES Class of 1982 Part #2/2 – School Friends are for Life!”
Reliving the School Days part #1/2-A Nostalgia trip
In 1971, my father changed jobs from Coca Cola based out of New Delhi to Richardson Hindustan Ltd.(manufacturers of Vicks who subsequently became P&G) and we moved to Bombay (as it was called then ).We settled down at Mahim in a co-operative housing society by the Mahim bay with over 100 families. In those days,Continue reading “Reliving the School Days part #1/2-A Nostalgia trip”
Parenting in Millennial times#2-Giving your kids wings!
Extracurriculars helped in developing a well rounded personalitySince we opted for a school within walking distance from our home, our son took maximum advantage of the extra time at hand, to become a voracious reader (he had finished the Harry Potter series by the time he was in his 6th std ) as he wentContinue reading “Parenting in Millennial times#2-Giving your kids wings!”
Parenting in Millennial times#1 – It takes more than a family to raise a child !
Having raised two kids, a son aged 24 and a daughter aged 21, we have been asked multiple times – what is the ideal way to go about raising kids? My answer – I don’t know; but I certainly can share my version of how we went about parenting both our kids. Choosing the schoolParentsContinue reading “Parenting in Millennial times#1 – It takes more than a family to raise a child !”
What’s in a name?
Just wait till you read this..! While we all know Shakespeare’s famous line from Romeo and Juliet “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, what we miss out on, is the deep rooted tradition in India while christening at birth or even when aContinue reading “What’s in a name?”
Marriage and beyond – What it takes to go the distance – silver, golden…beyond !
After posting my blog ‘Marriages are made in Heaven…’, I was happy to get some very encouraging as well as interesting feedback. Most said that getting married, be it a love marriage, an arranged love or a pure arranged marriage, is not at all difficult, but making it last is the real challenge. Quite aContinue reading “Marriage and beyond – What it takes to go the distance – silver, golden…beyond !”
Marriages are Made in Heaven but the Perfect Match Happens in the Mind!
It has been said that marriages are made in heaven. There is one for everyone and so on and so forth. But what about the Perfect Match, the one that lasts? I have been thinking about it over the years and as I looked around I have realised that while heaven might play a roleContinue reading “Marriages are Made in Heaven but the Perfect Match Happens in the Mind!”
Of Friends and Family – Family who are friends n Friends who are family !
In earlier times, when the joint family system was the norm, friendships got developed amongst peers from within the joint family. As time progressed, joint families started disintegrating with family members migrating to other cities in search of livelihood. In the city, community living became prevalent as everyone from the same native place preferred toContinue reading “Of Friends and Family – Family who are friends n Friends who are family !”
My daughter calls my parents ‘unconventional grandparents’!
7th May was my parents’ 57th anniversary and my daughter gave them this handcrafted greeting card:- You might be wondering what prompted her to call them “unconventional grandparents”. Well, my dad will be 80 this Nov and my mom 76 next month. At this age, normally one expects their parents to have slowed down dueContinue reading “My daughter calls my parents ‘unconventional grandparents’!”