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!

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

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!

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  4. Ronovan
    Mar 11, 2016 @ 01:01:35

    Good idea of introduction. 🙂 And the words make sense to me in the sound and structure. I don’t mean to say I can read them, but the sounds they make kind of fit what is being meant.

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  5. Kruti Mehta
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 22:17:30

    I am so glad i can understand all hindi words – kyuki meri hindi bahot acchi hai 😉 😀

    Liked by 1 person


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    • Ritu
      Oct 11, 2015 @ 22:39:24

      Thank you Kris!
      I have reblog fed, and posted a comment, but I fear I may be in your ‘awaiting moderation’ or spam folder!!!! 😁



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  16. The Story Reading Ape
    Aug 12, 2015 @ 22:17:53

    Good thinking Ritu 👍

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