Category Archives: Relationships

In sickness, in health, until death do us part

This two-line story needs two pieces of background. 1. I want to die the day I turn sixty. I think that is enough life for me, it will reduce my carbon print, etc. I am not going to go into …

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To Friend or To Parent

I mull over why friending is better than parenting, even though it is not easier.

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Are people phases?

Are people, phases of your life? Are kids phases in their parents’ lives? At different ages, different phases? When they fly away, the empty nest phase arrives with a whole new world of opportunities for all parties involved? Are friends …

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Faking Nonchalance

I’ve been having these intense conversations with a few close friends. Coincidentally, almost all of these friends are single. And I guess not so coincidentally, many of these conversations revolved around relationships – both romantic and platonic (but relatively close …

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Love Limited

When I was pregnant for the first time, I read these articles on mother-child bonding – how the first few months of a child are the most defining ones as far as bonding is concerned, etc. My initial instinct was …

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From the Unsaid to the Over-said

Is there such a thing as too much communication? I’d like to go all sexist and say, “I think not, but then again, I am a woman.” But seriously, is there such a thing as too much communication? Can you …

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Where did the in-between go?

Friend. Close ones. There are two kinds when you are trying to make sense of the struggle within, when self-doubt takes over every single thought. Some of the close ones you approach, remind you of your past laurels. But, my …

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let go

There are people you see and you sense an instant connection. You want to know more about them, just like that. Happens to me all the time. Hell, even tweets and blog posts make me want to know the person …

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lage raho…

As I read through Sakshi‘s post on how changing yourself is not that bad if you are really doing it for someone you love, I got the feel that she’s right, but there’s something completely off. It’s one of those …

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The One

Quite a few friends around me are looking for partners or the families are looking out on their behalf. Invariably, “How do you know this is the one?” pops up. My typical answers – Make a list of how you’d …

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