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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: 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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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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Journal of a recently single mother starting over on life…..

Starting over on life again when most women my age have a comfortable life. Well ensconced in the homes they have created with their families, in their jobs and in their lives. Was I a fool to not compromise? Was I fool to think I could start over in life again without a husband or a job? And with a 5 year old to take care of? May be. But I would like to think I chose the road less travelled by. Let me see where life takes me. Can I touch the rainbow? Or would I fall into a ditch by the wayside. Only time can tell…….
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