Fun Blog: How a mother finds a bride for her son

(Disclaimer: I might have exaggerated incidences to create a story. My intention is to highlight parents’ anxiety, excitement and obsession about their children’s marriage in our “arranged-marriage” culture ) Eight years ago, my mother had undertaken a task of finding a bride for my cousin. She incessantly muttered, “Why didn’t he find a girlfriend? Is  that not easy?” She had been reaching out to all … Continue reading Fun Blog: How a mother finds a bride for her son

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Mother’s Day Stories – The Mother who lost in love!

The pale yellow walls closed in on memories her heart ached to leave behind. The innocent smile of the child ripped from her bosom too soon cut through her heart like an old rusted knife tearing at her wounds slowly but surely. He took her beautiful baby away 10 days ago and she didn’t know whom to turn to. Tears clouded her vision as she stared … Continue reading Mother’s Day Stories – The Mother who lost in love!

Mother’s Day Special: Our mother’s unfulfilled dreams

(Edited version of this blog has been featured in Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s leading newspaper) Don’t we love our mothers? Particularly on Mother’s Day, our gratitude for her unconditional love exponentially increases. To express our love, we buy sweets, we wish her, we take her out for dinners, and we actively update our Facebook and Twitter telling the whole world how much we love our mother. … Continue reading Mother’s Day Special: Our mother’s unfulfilled dreams