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The simplicity of basic etiquette

Marriage creates a bond or rather fusion of individual identities. In a way, the “we” becomes more important than the “I”, as it should be. It’s a crucial element that strengthens the foundation of the relationship. But by force of habit we tend to take things for granted. I agree, it’s human nature but one

With due respect (Part 2)

This three part series aims to discuss one of the key cornerstones for any healthy relationship –Mutual Respect. ******************************* Anuttama Dasgupta, part time urban design consultant, full time mother and soon to be pubished author, shares her personal understanding of respect in a relationship.   I am a diarist. From the time I was twelve years old,

With due respect (Part 1)

This three part series aims to discuss one of the key cornerstones for any healthy relationship – Mutual Respect. ******************************* Scenario 1: Your husband returns from work in the evening. After he’s freshened up, you talk to him about your day or tell him something important that has happened to you. Mid-way, without telling you to