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Hospitality Crash Course

“You know Asha, an Indian girl doesn’t behave like this. She is the one responsible for the whole house. When I was your age, I was managing a house and a husband and I was expecting a baby. See I know today you are going to meet him, and I don’t want to upset you or make you angry. …

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Gratifying Rendezvous

The stupid alarm!! The shrill noise of it always gave her a headache. She’d fell asleep for some more time after switching it off; and of all the days in her life, she was running late today. The roads seemed to be more crowded than usual, the buses seemed to be fewer in number. She …

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Fretting Over F.R.I.E.N.D.S & Fiancé

Growing up, Friends was her favourite show on TV. Though her parents did not approve of her watching English channels because of the ‘bad influence’ that they were, Asha did her fair share of sneaking around and ensured that she watched all the episodes at least twice. She envied the kind of friendship that Ross, …

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Ernakulam

This is a series of alphabetical blog posts that I’m doing as part of AtoZ Challenge. Today’s story involves the letter E. There are more posts on Asha’s life, in case you liked this and want to read more of my posts.  Frankly, Asha was hearing the name for the first time. Her mother had …

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You Are Invited!

Yesterday a very special friend of mine, the mother of a handsome lil boy told me she’d be willing to help me out in case I need anything on my blog.  Now, I am someone who wouldn’t entrust something as personal as my blog to someone, but then, she was my friend whose writings I …

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Dusty Rustic Delhi

She had always wondered, what did this city mean to her? Why did the dusty roads and the milling crowds seem so dear to her. Asha had first come to Delhi a few years back for a friend’s wedding and was mesmerized at the capital city of her country. It seemed every bit like herself …

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Cherubs From Heaven

Whenever she thought about her impending marriage (to some guy she was yet to meet) she couldn’t but resist thinking what the guy would say about what she had planned about her children. She was sure no typical Indian male or his family would support her thoughts and dreams.   She didn’t want children. Well, …

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Bridal Dreams

Asha had blissfully forgotten that someday she will settle down like all her other cousins and friends, but now things were changing. Ever since Holi, her parents were pestering her to start thinking seriously about marriage. Damn! They had even got her a ‘boy’s’ photograph and had asked if they could proceed with the matter. …

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An Arranged Marriage?!

Asha was in the final year of her post graduation. She was studying in a prestigious college in Delhi, and would soon be a full fledged journalist in a few months’ time. She is the only daughter of her parents who are working in two different cities ever since she could remember. Born into a …