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

The Second Coming by Shubha Menon: Book Review

Book – The Second Coming
Author – Shubha Menon
ISBN – 978-93-5136-370-5
Type – Fiction/Humour
Published – 2014
Publisher – HarperCollins Publishers India
Number of pages – Paperback, 202
Price – ₹250/-

About the Book

A wedding planner who believes in fairytale weddings, Mini yearns for romance in her own marriage. The magic of the initial years has vanished, leaving behind a hunger that she tries to assuage with chocolates. Mini would love to change her situation, but she is over the hill, overweight and under confident. The chances of having a hot affair with a happening man are dim, if not non-existent.

An erstwhile royal scion decides to wed a Bollywood starlet and Mini is sent to Mumbai to plan the celebrations. The manager of the Mumbai office is young Rustom, the answer to Mini’s secret dreams. Goaded by Continue reading

Milan (A Wedding Story) – Book Review

Book – Milan (A wedding story)
Author – Simi K Rao
ISBN – 1517142865
Type – Mainstream Fiction/Romance
Publisher – Kando Books
Published – August 2015
Number of pages – EBook, 162 pages

About the Book :-

When a daughter turns marriageable age, what should a responsible father do? Easy – wed her to the most suitable boy who comes knocking on the door. Jai Bhardwaj, Mili’s father and owner of The Serenity Tea Estate in the idyllic Nilgiris would’ve probably liked to do the same, but being who he was, he had to ask her first. What would she say?

My Review:-

As the title of the book is “Milan – a wedding story”, it is a story of union of two very different Continue reading

the accidental wife

The Accidental Wife: Book Review

Book: The Accidental Wife
Author: Simi K. Rao
Type: Contemporary Romantic Fiction
Publisher: Kando Books
Published: March 2015
Number Of Pages: Ebook, 206
Price: ₹99/-

What is the book about?

Dr. Rihaan Mehta is a brilliant young neurosurgeon who has no inclination for love or marriage. According to him wives and girlfriends are annoying accessories that one can do without. But when his mother dangles the sword over his head in classic Bollywood style, he succumbs, and sets out in search of a bride who would fit his ‘requirements’. But can Rihaan deal with what he gets instead?

He frowned, straining to decipher her features obscured by deep shadow. “Deepika?”
“Naa…, not Deepika.” She stepped forward into the light, a bright smile illuminating her strikingly graceful features.
His heart sank. Not Continue reading

Togetherness in life

Rajni always felt that she was not a marriage material. Her parents always supported her in whatever she wanted to do. She got the best of education she could have got. Now she worked for a reputed organization in a good position. Whatever she wanted in life she had got everything but still there was something amiss. She was very happy with her life but she was not content.

On the other hand, her parents were happy with the success of their only child but they wanted her to settle down in life and get married. But whenever Continue reading