Wedded Stress – Even traditional tales can have an alternative ending…
Thank you for joining me on my ride, if you have clicked on this page!
I started to write this in 2000, believe it or not, and at first it was great, I had the time to write, then I got married, and life got in the way. Before having my son, I started again, and added a bit more to the story, then motherhood took over. It has taken a huge amount of courage to actually do this, and post the work in progress, publically, but I really appreciate your feedback, so thank you so much for reading!
I will post all the chapters here for you, my dear peeps, so you can view them with ease!
Glossary of phrases and words that you may need to know!
accha phir – Ok then
Amitabh and Jaya/Dharmendra and Hema – two iconic Bollywood couples who were paired together, and then their on screen romances became reality, and they are still together now!
beta/beti – Terms of endearment, son/daughter – this is used for youngsters too, who are your child’s age,child m/f
chup karo ji – please be quiet
Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor – two famous Bollywood actors from the golden era
hai Rabba – oh God!
jhapiya papaya – cheeky way of saying hugs a kisses
jijaji – brother in law/sister’s husband
kanjar – Bastard – insult to a man
kee hoya beti? – What happened child?
kutha – dog – insult to a man again
phoren – way of saying foreign, in a strong indian accent, because many of our parents still can’t pronounce certain western sounds correctly!
rishtay – when someone comes forward with a marriage proposal, it is called a rishta, so rishtay are plural.
Satsriakal – Sikh greeting, hands held together and said at the same time
toba toba – what a mother says if she is disgusted, and is almost worried you blasphemed!