Something really moved me today…
For a while now I have been following a blog called http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com. However never really went through it once. But today as I sat scrolling through the blog, I was left stunned, moved and speechless. It was all about Tejaswee Rao, a bright Delhi youngster, who lost her life to dengue in 2010. Tejaswee was a regular blogger Her Blog Link : http://blabberblah.wordpress.com/. I was amazed at her posts. And was really saddened to see a young spirited girl loose her life all of a sudden. A post of hers that definitely lingers on in my mind is “letter to the future” . Her mother(refers herself as IHM) has kept the blog alive in memory of he daughter.
We all live our lives, going about our daily routines, fretting and stressing about the minutest of issues. Have we ever stopped, relaxed and taken life easy? When you come across such spirited youngsters, we realise it is important to take every day of life as it comes. Sit back and enjoy the journey of life. Because you only get it once.
These thoughts often cross our minds. But how many of us let it penetrate within us? How many of us let the thought sustain in our minds? Do we act on it the next morning or let it pass away like the cloud in the sky?….
Amazon’s kindle is a boon to women like me. Books galore and priced attractively they are a Pandora’s box. As I was scrolling through the sections, one book caught my eye. In fact it was the title that I was attracted to. The mother in law- The other woman in your marriage by Veena Venugopal is a witty yet, grim book about the apathy of daughter-in laws in this country. Beginning with the authors own personal experience of her mother in law, it takes us through the lives of various young women, dealing with some really difficult mom-in laws. Be it Rachna, Keisha or Carla, the tales are saddening and gets you thinking at what exactly our whole social system has developed into. Heart wrenching at times, the book sure does make a good read.
What gives the book a thumbs up is the fact that it brings out a multitude of issues that could croup up between the two-Daughter-in-law & Mom-in-law. The language is maintained simple, impeccable english writing skills I must say, though a bit draggy in the second half of the book. She doesn’t really arrive at major conclusions except with some simple commandments for daughter in laws.
This is surely a book I would recommend to every daughter in law. My rating would be 4 out of 5. Publish date May 2014 and the book is available on Flipkart and Amazon online.