My hero, my father

Rajni, an above average student, studied in 7th Std. of the Municipal school. She had two younger siblings, one brother and sister each. Her mother, Radha Devi, took care of the household, nursed for her bedridden mother-in-law and also managed a small tailoring shop in her house. Rajni’s father, Suresh Kumar, worked in the nearby factory, but his contributions in the household income were negligible. Even though he worked and earned a salary, most of his salary was wasted by his drinking and gambling habits. He was all very calm and composed in the mornings, and was just the opposite in the evenings, but he never cared much about his family or kids.

Rajni’s best friend, Asha, always talked about her father; how he cared for them, took them out and how he took care of all their needs. Rajni always lied about her father in front of her friends. Like every daughter, she also wanted her father to be her hero, but it was a possibility just in her dreams. Because of her father’s violent habits in the evenings, Rajni never invited any of her friends to her house in the evenings. Rajni never wanted anyone to know the truth about her father’s violent attitude and she always lived in constant fear.

But people should always remember that…..

“Once you stop worrying what the world will think of you, your life will become that much easier to live.” – Anita Nair, Ladies Coupe.

Today, 12th June was her birthday, but Rajni never celebrated her special day. Still, her friend Asha, wanted to give a surprise to Rajni. Asha planned a surprise visit to Rajni’s house along with her other school friends in the evening. As usual, her father was heavily drunk and was hurling abuse at everyone in the house. Suddenly there was a knock on the main door, everyone got anxious, as they were not expecting anyone at this time.

Rajni went to open the door with trembling hands and boom…..
There was Asha on the front door with other friends holding a cake in her hands. Rajni got excited on seeing her friends, but suddenly she realized about her father’s anger. Rajni couldn’t speak up, everything was shattered, the bubble of lies had burst up and the imaginary father figure presented in front of her friends had vanished into thin air. That evening, the truth about her father’s violent behaviour had come out and Rajni felt very embarrassed. But truth being truth, it always comes out.

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What if boys had to leave their homes after marriage???

In India, marriage is considered to be a sacred relationship. It is not only the union of two different souls, but of two distinct families. Marriage consists of many rituals and celebrations which continue for a few days. The rituals in our tradition are a way of bonding for the newly married couple. All the traditions and rituals followed in Indian marriages have their own meaning and importance.

Among many rituals and traditions followed in a marriage, one tradition is where the girl or the bride has to leave her parents’ home and settle down at her husband’s home. She has to leave the place where Continue reading

गरमी और बारिश की अनबन

गरमियों का कहर है सातवें आसमान पर,
पंखे और कूलर का भी नहीं होता कोई असर।
उस पर बिजली भी रहती है हर वक्त गुल,
इनवटर ने भी साथ देना छोड दिया है कर- कर के लो बैटरी का शोरगुल।

गरमी की मार से जनता हो गई है त्रस्त,
और चारों तरफ पानी की कमी ने कर दिए हैं सभी के हौंसले पस्त।
ना जाने कब इंद्र देव अपने बाण चलायेंगे,
और बच्चे-बूढ़े सब मिलकर मॅानसून की पहली बारिश में खेल पायेंगे।

अब तो मॅानसून ने दे दी है दस्तक,
आशा है इस बार बारिश होगी पूरे भारत में दम तक।
इंद्र देव इस साल अच्छी बारिश करायेंगे,
तभी तो गरीब किसान चैन की साँस ले पायेंगे।

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Going to have a baby – nobody tells you all these!

We all are born, complete our schooling and higher education, get jobs and as such lead our usual lives. Then comes a phase in our life, where we need the company of someone special. Now comes the beautiful part of marriage in our lives. Marriage is one of the best parts of our lives, which brings love, care, happiness and stability in our lives. But after few years of marriage, comes another big milestone in our lives, which completely changes our way of living.

Becoming a parent is one of the best or one can say, it is the bestest change in a person’s life. Continue reading