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ZEE5’s Kaafir – What’s it like being a mother in this day and age?

posted by Anupriya June 25, 2019 1 Comment

I have been extremely wary of the deluge of web series available on various platforms. Reasons? Well, with two boys in the tow, I can’t be seen with a gadget in my hands for too long. Also, I am scared that I might not be able to pull myself out of the plethora of content available online as of date.

But now and then I come across content that is not only pertinent but also promises to be emotionally supercharged. One such web series Kaafir has released on ZEE5 on 15th June. I happened to watch its trailer earlier and figured that Kaafir is the story of a Pakistani girl who due to very peculiar circumstances lands in Kashmir and is detained on charges of being a militant.  Continue Reading

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5 Things That No One Ever Told You About Becoming New Parents

posted by Anupriya October 29, 2017 14 Comments

Motherhood is associated with all the things ecstatic that are supposed to make you feel blessed. But no one talks about the darker side of being a good mother. Yes! Believe me. There is this dark dimension to being a mother which every mother suffers through all alone because talking about it without the fear of being judged is almost impossible.

This dark reality of motherhood that I talk about is beyond the pain of breastfeeding, nappy changes and sleepless nights watching the child. These are things that have a lasting impact psychologically and “normal” becomes a thing of the past.
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A Second Chance At Motherhood – Things I Am Doing Differently

posted by MommyTincture July 6, 2017 6 Comments

Mostly every mother has this clear picture in her mind about how she wants to bring up her children. Yet, in the rush of events of becoming a first-time mom, a lot remains fogged due to lack of experience.
For me, the birth of my first child was a milestone I managed to meet before I turned 30. Actually, I was not quite ready for a child, yet we as a couple decided to have one because I also firmly believed that if I grew any older, it would be impossible for me to have the patience to raise any kids.

A lot went haywire and in retrospect, I feel that my little Nik and dear husband were at the receiving end most of the times. I was like, if I am going to have a kid, I rather raise him to be that perfect kid who every mother would envy. (I am laughing at my naivety of having such a goal.) Continue Reading

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Of Siblings and Brotherhood – #MondayMommyMoments

posted by Anupriya November 17, 2016 2 Comments

I know it’s a little late to write for this link party which went up on Monday (its #MondayMommyMoments after all !) But isn’t it what motherhood is all about? You plan something for how your day would go, but you end up with an all together different kind of a day. The same has happened with me. For the last 3 days I would wake up with this write-up as a priority task, but my little ones would end up being my only priority. Yes they seek undivided attention, lest you end up in a havoc like situation, with a constantly crying baby and a hyper-active toddler trying to do everything on his own.

One thing about being a Mommy is that there are no precedents because your child/children are growing everyday and you too are evolving as a mother with them. As a mother you could be in for a pleasant or unpleasant surprise anytime, anywhere. If I sit down and retrospect, like every mother I have a series of Happy Mommy Moments; but to recount all of them is a tedious task. So I am going to iterate my latest Happy Mommy Moment here. Here goes the story-

Lately I have started following one practice very stringently. This I have done because I figured that if I don’t, I will end up with bigger dark circles around my eyes and will become a perpetual zombie. So, these days, whenever my younger one goes to sleep, I take the liberty of leaving my elder one (he will hence forth be address as Nick) in my Mother-in-laws vigilance and take a quick nap.

The other day, after I finished the humongous task of getting Nick to have his lunch and putting Lucky (the younger one now on will be called so) to sleep, I lied down for my siesta. Around just five minutes later, Nick came up from behind and hugged me extremely affectionately. What he said next touched the core of my heart.

He said, “Mamma! I have come to take you and ‘Chota Baby’ back home from the hospital. Once you are home, I will take care of both of you.” and with this he planted a peck on my cheek.  Somehow the impression of me lying on the hospital bed had surfaced from his memory.

As I heard his words, my heart skipped a beat because it reminded me of that one week in my life when my soul was torn apart into two halves

I was delighted because of the arrival of my little one, but was equally worried for Nick because this was the first time since his birth that I was going to be away from him for almost a week. On one hand I was reveling in the pleasure of having Lucky in my hands and on the other hand my heart yearned for Nick who was allowed to see me for only 10-15 minutes a day for the duration I was in the hospital.

In the hospital and during the last 5 months, it has worried me a lot that Nick may feel neglected and become insecure after the arrival of his younger sibling. But his words cleared my mind of any doubts or anxieties with regards to any such adverse affects on him.

I know that as both my sons will grow up they are liable to have differences in behavior, opinions and expectations from life. But for now it is only Love and Affection in the air…

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The Love Hate Relationship

posted by Anupriya November 10, 2016 0 comments

Dear Zindagi,

Ok, first things first. In this phase, where I am going through what I am going through, you really suck. I mean really, I do not understand whether to rejoice or to mourn. Over what? I’ll get to that later, let us first just revisit the chronology of our companionship. Continue Reading

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Welcome to Mommy Tincture

posted by Anupriya December 30, 2015 0 comments

Almost into the new year, as I close-in on my decision to leave my job, to be able to take care of my two kids (one already there and the other in my tummy) I am a mixed bag of emotions. I am amazed how the second pregnancy despite being distinct from the first one is no different in terms of the deluge of thoughts it is causing in my mind.
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