Category Relationships

The best mantra for old age – be independent, be happy!

Elders need to develop and sustain some hobby or activity even while younger to keep them occupied physically, mentally and spiritually as they age. In the absence of any such activity, they usually begin to look to their children and grandchildren for emotional sustenance, making them the sole focus of their attention.

Do you need to have shared interests in a relationship?

Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt, you see. It often makes for familiar comfort of each other’s quirks and even annoying habits!

Of mice, boy and a pair of flip-flops

The boy had learnt his lesson in compassion from two mice – one a big field rat in a trap and one a tiny dead mouse.

The ordeal of my garbage run

The L&M worries that some Corona virus might stick to my hair when I go out and since I can’t afford to wash my hair every day, I have to plan the garbage run meticulously to coincide with my hair-wash day. And that entails more planning.

‘Ye dil maange more’ of a higher kind

As the country desperately fights COVID-19, in the locked-in mode, what we need is the Vikram Batra-kind of a loftier ‘more’ in our dils, to make us better human beings.

What kind of friend are you?

I have often wondered about what makes a friendship either tick or zonk out.

My father, the wonderful storyteller

Father was a man of many parts, but as a storyteller, he was nonpareil.

‘Touching’ across continents

We have come a long way from fiddling helplessly with keyboard as we Skype with our granddaughter. But the excitement and joy are still the same as we ‘enter’ each other’s homes!

Give some space!

For any relationship to thrive, the most important thing needed is space – not necessarily physical.

Can a relationship ever be 50:50?

Go that extra mile for a better relationship.

.. and it was not Valentine’s Day

An L&M post for Valentine’s Day, especially since neither of us give it even a thought? Gasp! My regular readers are sure to do a double take when they see the title and read the post, for this one is a little ‘hatke’. The man himself was mighty pleased and smiled smugly. After all, he has […]

Handyman or man handy?

They say that men are not useful around the house and that they can’t do housework. Well, they haven”t met the L&M, then! 

The War Of The Living Room

Over the years I have ceded my living room more times than C P and Berar has been ceded in the annals of Indian history!