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Missing Pieces

In my world, things get lost a lot more than they get found. Amazingly, on Day 2 of my concussion Varun and our Dear Friend M excitedly told me that they had found “the missing puzzle pieces”. Not sure if my brain injury had clouded my cognition, I asked for further explanation. Rewind: It’s February … Continue reading »

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Married and Friends?

Isn’t weird how easy it is to be unkind to the people you love the most? In fact, this is one of the topmost things I wish I could change about myself. Sometimes, God gives me gentle reminders to act in love and grace. Like yesterday. Last night was date night. It was 38 C/ … Continue reading »

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The Proposal

Me: Guess what tomorrow is?! Varun: (Deer in the headlights look) Tomorrow. Today is May…13th. No, 16th. Me: (Smiling sweetly) Varun: (Beginning to get that Nervous Husband Look) The day we started… (Brain firing on all cylinders) The day we got engaged! See what just two years of marriage can teach a man! It’s true. … Continue reading »

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Music, the Universal Language?

From as long as I can remember, classical music has been a part of my life. My Mom would play Mozart and Beethoven on the way home from Kindergarten. Our family has 5 kids, and most of us played an instrument in band and orchestra at some point. Most schools have two concerts a year, … Continue reading »

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When Varun and I first decided to go to India to Meet The Parents, I did what any sensible girl would do: I began to binge on Bollywood movies. This was done sheerly for research purposes and to give me an informed understanding of cultural norms. As my appreciation for 7 minute songs, predictable plots … Continue reading »

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