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The song of a single mom: The Colour Pink

Ik likes the colour pink. Now I know that in today’s gender sensitive world, where real men also sometimes wear pink and not just the metrosexuals and men who like other men, it is not necessarily a bad thing. But … Continue reading

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Me, Mine.

Ik   was, meanwhile growing up without a father. I don’t know if it is my imagination, but he has matured way beyond his years in the past few months. He has never asked for his dad, except one day when … Continue reading

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The Song of a Single Mom: A Date with Dating

“Handsome 27 year old, senior IT professional, IIT, IIM,  father senior government   officer, seeks beautiful slim English medium preferably working girl. Upamanyu  gotra.” I got this textbook case of an anachronistic text (also known in these parts of the world … Continue reading

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The Song of a Single Mom: Thy hand, Great Patriarch!

My father came to live with me for some time. I am an only child and with my mother having passed away eight years ago, it is just my father and me who remain from my original family. My grandfather, … Continue reading

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The Song of a Single Mom: Balancing Out

The next few days were spent mostly into getting into the rhythm of things here. These were the first  couple of days I got where I finally managed to look around the place. This stretch of road, which starts at … Continue reading

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The Song of a Single Mom: Putting the pieces together….

Today was relatively calmer. It started off with Ik going to school. However did get the initial scare when it was 8.05 and the van still hadn’t arrived. While I have advocated the use of a van, but still, are … Continue reading

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The Song of a Single Mom: baby steps ahead…

Next stop MTNL. I had decided on a MTNL landline and internet connection. An MTNL bill comes in handy for a lot of purposes.  And none of its competitors had any significant price advantage over it. I took a rickshaw … Continue reading

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