'There can be many tensions while handling the house... there have been times when I have kept the rice in the rice cooker and according to me pressed the "on" button, but it didn't get cooked. I thought it was cooked, but then when we sat for dinner, my mother-in-law called me and said "See for yourself, the uncooked rice is separate and the water is separate." I still argued my case and said that I had pressed the button, maybe it didn't work. I told her "Okay no problems, let me switch it on now, meanwhile whoever is hungry can have roti." Nobody said anything. Only thing my saas [mother-in-law] said was that "God knows sometimes where does your attention wander."
Desire for Solitude
'I remember clearly when I actually began negotiating the London streets on my own. I would go out frequently, but was always accompanied by my parents or Maya."Can I come and pick you up mum?" I asked one morning. I had just woken up and was still snuggled into my cosy IKEA duvet cover. She was going to the Institute of Education's library to read. It was a beautiful sunny day in London. "Okay, why don't you come with Maya?" said mother as she took her time in picking out her clothes…."No, I would rather come on my own,"I pleaded. I went on nagging her about how I desired solitude at times.