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 –ย 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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  2. Gary
    May 01, 2017 @ 11:46:10

    You started in 2000??? Wow, now I have to read these and kick you up the backside to get going again yes? Writing is tough if the habit desserts us and often that’s when the cognitive dissonance kicks in….it’s good, it’s bad, it’s good, it’s bad…net result any excuse will do not to finish it. Not an accusation as such, more a sample of me and possibly atypical of many writers!

    The glossary of terms is a great idea too. Culture awareness is really worth bigging up these days ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

    Good idea of introduction. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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  8. Kruti Mehta
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 22:17:30

    I am so glad i can understand all hindi words – kyuki meri hindi bahot acchi hai ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

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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!!!! ๐Ÿ˜



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

    Good thinking Ritu ๐Ÿ‘

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