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Stages of Love: As told to my pre-teen (Valentine’s Day special)

We live in trying times. Our children are exposed to concepts and beliefs much earlier than we did. We see music videos of children romancing each other in the school premises. My son doesn’t miss the popular serial that depicts love stories of school-going children. The environment at his school is no different, almost everyday, he comes home with stories of kids hooking up and then breaking up unceremoniously.  He is growing…faster than ever…and he knows…everything – EVERYTHING.
I had to stay strong to my commitment of being his best friend and guide him in the right manner. Here is how I did it… Continue reading Stages of Love: As told to my pre-teen (Valentine’s Day special)

Aunty mat kaho na…

I refuse to be called Aunty by any kid around me.
Several people jeer behind my back. My statements related to this topic have become the butt of jokes in my building as well. They compare me to the famous character in the yesteryear’s serial who kept chiding everyone who called her aunty. The grapevine whispers, “She thinks she is young forever”, “Aunty ko aunty nahi kahenge, toh kya kahenge”, “Jawani eternal” etc.
Are they right?
Do I really have a problem accepting my age? Continue reading Aunty mat kaho na…