Married Life: ‘Tis the season of giving.

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I’m the first to admit that my husband is a generous man and leaves me asking for very little. He even does the small things like making me a cup of tea on our first morning in London or the time when he picked up a box of my favourite cherry cakes and brought them home.

 Lest not we forget the infamous Muffin episode which was the foundation of this new language known as L.O.T.A. However, two months in to our marriage, I’ve begun to notice a method to his madness!

It was perhaps a week ago we were sitting in our living room when all of a sudden Mr. Bhojwani looked up at me and randomly said;
‘Ok, I’ll get you an iPad when we visit the US.’
Baffled by the sudden barrage of random information I took a moment to process the confusing content.
‘But, when did I ask for an iPad?’ I inquired. 
‘I know you’ll want one,’ was his smug response.
‘I want a Chanel bag!’ I corrected him before any other silly idea found its way into his brain! ‘You know I want a Chanel bag!’
‘Yes but…’
‘No buts!’ I stopped him before he employed this Jedi mind-trick he goes on about. ‘A Chanel bag! Don’t get me an iPad just because you want one!’
It’s only a matter of time before I end up becoming Marge Simpson to his

Homer and on my birthday, receive a gift-wrapped bowling ball with his blooming initials inscribed on it…..d’oh! Best to nip it in the bud me thinks!

Marriage Tip 15:

Register all acceptable gifts online before getting married
Welcome to my gift of a married life!
About the author:

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 ( 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.
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