The following dialogue is repeatedly voiced in most Indian marriages: “The darker the color of mehndi, the greater the love of one’s spouse”. Now, such a futuristic assertion may sound exceedingly farfetched; but it nonetheless bestows a significant glimpse at the paramount importance held by the mehndi ceremony in an Indian wedding.Continue reading
In India, where a family is the most important social unit, arranged marriages have always held greater prominence than love marriages. Nonetheless, with time the latter too, has gained popularity and now a major section of urban Indians prefer it.Continue reading
Family, be it joint or nuclear, has always been given paramount importance by Indian women and naturally, the desire to be useful, as well as loving has invariably reigned supreme since time immemorial. And this is more true for those aspiring to be the perfect housewife after marriage.Continue reading
A popular belief holds that marriages are made in heaven – that every individual has his or her destined partner waiting somewhere. This is essentially fairy tale-like! But, what if this predestined partner belongs to a different caste? In India, where caste differences play a vital role in dictating the norms of survival, in what manner are such marriages seen?Continue reading
One vibrant image that keeps recurring in most Indian wedding songs unmistakably features an enthusiastic would-be bride, sitting prostrate with exposed body parts, smeared in a paste of dazzling yellow color – haldi.Continue reading
What is the singular attraction of heading home after a day’s long and tiresome work? Obviously, the warm hug of a loving husband. But, what if that loved person stays miles and miles away? Indeed, the prospect of distance in a long distance marriage looms large, much as a noncancerous facial mole that even after being harmless prevents a face from becoming flawless.
It can be stated univocally that in many cases, successful sons or daughters carry with them the unrecognized tag of a domestic picture that is marked among other things by mutual compatibility of parents. Doesn’t ring a bell? Well, peep into the net. Our point of discussion, however, doesn’t revolve around blissful families.Continue reading
You have felt it often; a fleeting moment of stupefaction followed in some dire cases by a spate of unbridled jealousy and finally an all-consuming rage. Now, what were the successive occasions behind the eruption of such overbearing emotions?Continue reading
I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid; I have loved you for a thousand years
As Christina Peri’s renowned song resonates, we are blissfully drifted into surreal realms of wistful thinking, and our entire being desperately longs to savor in our thirsty souls that coveted emotion called love. Love encompasses a world of myriad passions; be it in the flushes of youth or after. Nonetheless, it determines the blooming of a secured bond that is all the more relevant after marriage.Continue reading
Hunting for birthday gifts for your man can be real task. Guys don’t tend to get attracted to cute stuff like girls do.
If you gift him a love quote frame or a bunch of flowers, chances are that it won’t make much of an impression in his mind, even if he loves the effort you put into buying something nice.
One thing I should tell you is that Men are “practical”. They always see “How can I use it?” or “What’s in it for me?” in anything you give him.
The gifts you give him should be either:
- An expression of your love (Eg: A poem)
- A Practical and functional item (Eg: headphones)
- Something that matches his taste (Eg: A unique cook book for someone who loves cooking)
- Anything Personalised (Eg: A collage frame with photos of you and him)