Since I saw how much fun my husband, Mr. Bhojwani was having, I decided to make a guest appearance on his infamous blog and kick in my two cents. My husband seems to have done a great job illustrating married life….from his perspective. Allow me to enlighten you about the flipside.
When our paths first crossed, Chandru dressed like a GQ model and carried an aroma that would make a rose jealous! There were the odd Sunday’s when he dressed like a bum to which he referred to as ‘Bhangi-Sunday’ which I learned to accept since relationships are all about give and take.
Now, married over a month, my once front page model now sports a gruff beard most of the week and the slim aerodynamic figure has been traded in for an Uncle like gut. I am fortunate enough to get a glimpse of that dashing suitor who wooed me once in a while when we enjoy a night out but now, every day is ‘Bhangi Sunday!’
Marriage Tip 12:
That which once glittered, is later a bhangi
Born in Africa, Chandru grew up between Nigeria, India and the UK. With a Masters in International Business from the University of Westminster, he moved to New York where he worked as a Business Development Manager for three years. In 2002, he returned to Nigeria where he currently resides and runs a trading company. Chandru has been writing for Beyond Sindh (www.beyondsindh.com) since 2004 and has published numerous articles in the quarterly publication. His story entitled ‘The Love Letter’ won the Mirage Book short story contest and was published in an anthology titled Inner Voices in January 2009. His short story ‘Zero’ is scheduled to be published in the anthology Indian Voices towards the end of 2010.
In December 2009, Chandru’s first novel, ‘The Journey of Om’ was published in India by Cedar Books.