11 Good Reasons Why You Should Get Married

11 Good Reasons Why You Should Get Married

There are a number of reasons why people choose to get married. Some of these include falling in love, finding a soul mate and other such mushy stuff.  This may not spell permanence for your relationship even if you do get married. It may be a completely practical and devoid of romance approach but consider […]

Are you in a Toxic Relationship ?

Are you in a Toxic Relationship?

“Why can’t you get anything right?” “Are you stupid?” “You are just dumb!” “For once try and do this like I told you a hundred times before!” Does this sound familiar? Are these statements that come hurtling at you regularly from your partner? If so, you may be in a toxic relationship. If you are […]

Dealing politely with interfering in laws

Dealing politely with interfering in laws

When you marry your sweetheart, you end up marrying his entire family as well in the Indian context. This can be a good thing when you get so much love and support from an entire clan of people who accept your unconditionally and treat you like one of them just because you married one of […]

Trust and Tolerance - The cornerstones of a marriage

Trust and Tolerance – The cornerstones of a marriage

A marriage is a melding of two lives, two minds, two bodies and two souls. It can be the most rewarding of mergers or the most frustrating of happenings. Which one will it be for you? That depends on your attitude. Are you about to take the leap into marital bliss? If you expect the […]

How to be a Good Parent to a Step Child

How to be a Good Parent to a Step Child

“Huntsman, take Snow White to the forest and kill her. Cut out her heart and bring it to me in this box!” I’m not evil! Think of a step parent and the first thing that comes to mind is the cackling, jealous witch who played step mother to Snow White in the epic fairy tale […]

Tips for Introducing the In Laws

Tips for Introducing the In-laws

Got engaged? Congrats, now it’s time to meet the parents and that is stressful enough. What’s worse? It’s when the parents- in-law are introduced to each other. All too often the parents of your beloved are total strangers to your own parents, even though you personally may have a more comfortable relationship with them.  It […]

Leave as a couple, return as one

Leave as a couple, return as one

“Leave as a couple, return as one.” assures the Mercury Travels advert. “Discover the perfect moment to fall in love again and again. When you’re in love, it’s easy to feel the entire city is just for you….” it goes on to promise a whirlwind romance for 5 days/ four nights in Singapore. To-be-married couples […]

From head to toe – jewellery is more than just aesthetics

From head to toe – jewellery is more than just aesthetics

The bindi is a red dot worn on the forehead between the eyebrows. Derived from bindu meaning dot in Sanskrit, the bindi is an absolute must for the bride. While it was always a red dot, it now takes various shapes and colours – no bridal attire is complete without it. The bindi could be […]

Adorning the bride – the true significance of jewellery and adornment

Adorning the bride – the true significance of jewellery and adornment

The wedding day is a special day for the bride when she gets married, as it is for the groom. It is the day it is important that she looks her best – she is getting ready for a new phase in life, a life of adulthood, a life of responsibility and of being a […]

Bridge the virtual gap in real time to make a good marriage

Bridge the virtual gap in real time to make a good marriage

My nephew Sheel and his wife Priya found each other via the worldwide web 2 years ago and got married within 6 months after their first virtual meeting. My friend Meena too met her match 6 years in an online chat room that she frequented; she has been married for over 5 years now. Nilesh […]

Types of Indian weddings

Types of Indian weddings

India is a beautiful country of multiple religions, languages and cultures. With religion and communal norms having an important part in India, Indian weddings are much more than just a legal union of two people; they are a combination of love, tradition, celebration and revelry. Though Indian weddings are varied across the subcontinent, the common […]

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