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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: The Road not Taken

I had, meanwhile, ┬ástarted to work on a project, thanks to my ex boss from almost 12 years ago, whom I stayed in touch off and on and who was almost like an elder sister to me. It was a … Continue reading

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The Song of a Single Mom: The Job Search

I woke up one morning hyperventilating about my job. In the midst of all the stress of the shifting and the tension of the settling down, I had forgotten that I was without a job for so many months. No, … 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 ┬ácouple 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: 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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The song of a single mom….the big move: more of day 1.

Back to the movers. Just Dial had very efficiently given me the names of movers in Delhi University area. Within minutes of receiving the sms, I got calls from movers as well. About four or five of them came down … Continue reading

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