Dating's over-rated!

Few weeks ago, a friend was visiting London and we were talking about my escapades at Marriage Broker Auntie. In passing, I said, dating’s over-rated and that people much rather build the muscle to make a relationship work. A week later, he asked me to explain what I’d meant by dating being over-rated and as…

What kind of fighter am I

The best part about Marriage Broker Auntie for me is the stories I have the privilege to listen to, personal thoughts that I am privy to, and sometimes, if I am lucky, I get to stir up a poet in some hopeless romantic. This one is called “What kind of a fighter am I”, which…

Fail if you have to, but fail fast

No, this is not gyaan about start ups. Although there is a lot to learn from them. Last evening, quite unexpectedly, I got a call from a very good friend back home, who I had also worked with through Marriage Broker Auntie in it’s previous avatar. He told me he was getting married in two…

Relationships and their expiry dates

If you’ve gone grocery shopping to a super market, you’ll know that the fresher stock (with later expiry dates) is always stocked up behind the older stuff because supermarkets like to follow FIFO (first in first out). However, what they probably don’t realise is that there are people like me who know this and they…

Can infidelity be nourishing?

That’s an absurd title you’d think? But we understand very little of infidelity to be sure we don’t encounter it in our own lives and if it hasn’t happened to us, we usually hold the right to judge. The way we traditionally understand infidelity is when someone gets physically intimate with another individual of the opposite…

Closures

Have you had an ugly break up, left feeling stranded with a billion unanswered question and wanting just one cordial meeting with your ex to get some sort of a closure so you can move on? Have you drifted apart from a best friend without knowing why and wish you could talk just once to know…

Are you prone to being ‘Kajol’ed?

One of my friends met a girl on Coffee meets Bagel, who he later went out on a date with. He saw her as a potential romantic partner and so asked her out on a follow up date. She being the classic 30 something living independently, waiting for her parents to find her a prince charming,…

Power balance in matching markets

Long long time ago, when I was a teenager, I had a crush on this boy. After a few days, it came to my notice that he was crushing me back and my very first instinct was to lose the crush. I couldn’t get myself to fancy him anymore. It was almost like I had…

What's your Relationship Quotient (RQ)?

Several years ago, there was a new cafe in town called “Inch” and I was to go there with this friend I was crushing on at that point in my life. This was the very first time I was going out with a male friend and alone, that too. So, let’s just say it was my…