Open marriages

“So, Nim….do you believe in open marriages?” The question exploded into the air as I froze… My fork, balancing a much anticipated mouthful of seafood tortellini, stood suspended in mid-air, as I turned with  mounting disbelief and stared at the thin, bespectacled, modestly dressed woman next to me. I was at a charity dinner and…

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You can’t cheat, my dear! You’re a woman.

Copyright Nim Gholkar 2015. All rights reserved. “A good Indian girl cheats on her poor unsuspecting husband and he (gasp!) forgives her??? What kind of spineless, cowardly, weak man would tolerate something so unspeakably terrible? She SHOULD have been banished forever from the family home…the marriage SHOULD have ended straight away..there SHOULD have been no…

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A spoonful of childhood & a sliver of faith

For the past couple of days, Sydney has been groaning under relentless rainfall….thunderstorms, lightening, fallen trees, flooded roads….Every news bulletin has been highlighting frightening conditions everywhere…. While chatting with friends about this rather grim picture, I came across an absolutely heart-warming story that reminded me of the beauty and innocence of childhood. A friend of…

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10 random facts about myself

Hey dear friends, Here are some random facts about myself…some which you may know already…and some which may be a surprise to you 🙂 1) I love singing karaoke (particularly Bollywood songs from the 1960s and 70s). In fact, in my debut novel ‘Unravelling Anjali: Diary of an Immigrant Bride’, I have shown several of…

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My favourite movie-dialogue

Some movies are unforgettable. And some dialogues from movies remain eternally etched in memory! So, here’s a very short, fun post about movie dialogues. I would love to hear from you about which movie dialogue stayed in your mind for a long, long time. I’ll go first…here are 3 of my all-time favourite dialogues….. 1)…

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So, you had an arranged marriage???

There is always a bewildered silence when I tell people about how long I knew my husband before I married him. “21 days???” they squeak, not quite believing their ears. Of course I could easily say ‘three weeks’ instead. It’s just that ’21 days’ has such a deliciously shocking ring to it 🙂 ‘Umm….err…so was…

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