Parenthood- Different Strokes for Different Folks

Every generation is unique both in their achievements and also the troubles they face. Now that both partners are usually equally educated and have a similar earning potential, a disturbing trend is emerging. Once married, unlike their parents though they usually do not jump into parenthood promptly, but at the some point of time they do consider having a child because still for most of us that is the norm.Having a child is probably the easiest part of parenthood. It is the rearing up of that child which requires long term (read lifelong) commitment!! And that is when all hell…

YEH HAI BOMBAY MERI JAAN’- IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME

Let me begin with an honest confession. I am NOT a true blue Mumbaikar… I am an outsider…. And horror of horrors, that too a Dilliwalla….. In my thirteen years, I have seen the 26th July deluge, train bomb blasts, a terrorist attack, the recent 29th August water logging and now the Elphinstone stampede. I am mentioning all these in a bid to fatten my CV, hoping to sound more credible. My observation is that every incident follows the predictable path of initial shock, the casualties, administrative blame game, media crescendo and all of this eventually ending with a whimper….