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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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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: Being Taken Care of……

The tiny man at the gas agency who dashed my hopes of getting a gas connection but had his fill of looking at my breasts was wrong. The doomsday picture he had painted of India going through a major gas … 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: 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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