Married Life: Happy Diwali

I remember when we were dating I asked Mrs. B if she was religious. Her response was,
‘Well, I light aggarbatis (incense sticks) during Diwali.’ I managed to hold back and only let out a chuckle.
Now we arrive at the one day in a year that my wife is religious by her definition and we kick it off with a pooja (prayer ceremony) at our office. Unfortunately Mrs.B isn’t well versed in the bhajans and aartis (Hymns) that need to be sung during the ceremony and decided to scour the internet for them. A while later she passed the laptop to me, proud that she finally found the specific bhajans needed. Picking up the computer I inspected the downloads and discovered she had sourced BOTH of them from Indian Soaps! It’s like the Zee TV in her is creeping back up to the surface!
Like we need anymore drama in our lives!
Marriage Tip No 32:
Once you Zee, that’s all you See!
Welcome to our bright and colourful married life. Happy Diwali to one and all 🙂

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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