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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: On the Road to El Dorado

I have never met stranger people in my life as much as I have met in the last one year. The road to El Dorado, I guess, is fraught with strange situations and even stranger men and women. My friend … 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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The Song of a Single Mom: A new start….

The first  Monday. The beginning of the week.  Everything would need to start from today, including Ik going to school for the first time in the van. The Van wallah had said he would be in at 8 to pick … Continue reading

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The Song of a Single mom: Phoenix Unchained

After an hour of following the truck on the ring road, we finally moved into newly minted fresh green apartment. And into chaos. There was work going on still with the carpenters freaking out on their mean looking power drills. … Continue reading

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The song of a single mom: Starting over

The sun was blazing down at 8 am, all traces of the rain of last night gone. It was hugely symbolic to me as I stepped into the first day of the rest of my life. The movers arrived soon. … Continue reading

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