Is Arranged Marriage a Good Thing?

Tangy Tuesday PickThis post has been selected as a Tangy Tuesday Pick on BlogAdda for Apr 12 2011

I first met her five long years ago and we became part of the same group before long. We used to have such fun teasing her on her accent and the way she couldn’t pronounce certain words. In Malayalam , the word for rain is mazha. However, she always said it as “Mala” which meant mountain 🙂 And we would tease her saying that she came from a district without the letter zha. She was one of the chirpiest girls I knew – quick to be roused and quick to calm down.

She had an older brother and a sister, and being the youngest of her family, I expected her to be the pampered pet. But that wasn’t the case. She was a well-grounded individual with strong likes and dislikes. Her home was around 12 hours away from where we worked and she loved going home. Yet her father always forbade it. Continue reading “Is Arranged Marriage a Good Thing?”

Blogging at World Moms Blog

Got a bit of news to share! I am now part of a great group called World Moms Blog. WMB is a group of international mothers who share their parenting adventures. Henceforth, you can find my posts there too. Check out my first post at WMB by clicking here.

http://worldmomsblog.com/2011/03/14/indiahow-to-make-or-break-a-kid/

The Family on the Way to Work

Everyday on my way to work, I see a little family staying on the roadside pavement. It consists of a Papa, Mama and 3 kids – a girl, a boy and a baby (I think thats a girl too). They have a small lean-to made from a flex poster of the Congress party and some plastic sacks.

In the morning when I walk that way, the kids are busy performing their morning ablutions around 100 m away from their home, while the Mama is busy stirring a pot over a fire, always with the baby lying across her lap.There are coconut husks and shells strewn at another corner, and it is like the whole pavement belongs to them.

The Papa is sometimes there helping with the cooking, but more often not. Continue reading “The Family on the Way to Work”