As the mother of two girls, I have often had people telling me about the importance of having a son. So last week I decided to discu the subject with several people I know, young and told, to underst...
I spotted Major Singh on 26 July 2015, the day India proudly marks as Kargil Vijay Diwas. He was undertaking an 11-km run in Delhi to support the larger cause of OROP, representing many faceless soldiers who live and die fighting for the nation. Now, lots of people run, walk, paint, sketch or sing for a cause, so what's so inspiring about Major DP Singh? There’s plenty.
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I saw her walk across the road, swaying her hips. She was dressed in a black sari that seemed to shimmer in the morning sun. As she approached my car, I pulled down my window and for a brief moment, my eyes met hers. And at that very moment, amidst the constant honking on the roads, her eyes spoke volumes...
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My cousin was to wed a beautiful French damsel, and the family in India was excited that he had finally decided to settle down. They were thrilled at the prospect of interacting with a family that was not only foreign to them but also spoke a language that was fairly new. But for some strange reason, the French side wasn't too happy with the alliance. To them, India was nothing but a land of snake charmers, a poor country where few people were educated.
What is it with us moms? Often, we make plans, just to feel guilty about it at a later time. Recently, a sponsored holiday trip came our way, and hubby and I were all too keen to grab the opportunity. But this also meant leaving our six year old for a week with my parents. This would be the first time she'd be there for a few days without my hubby or me around.