Wash the Blues Together

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I’ve realized over the years that household chores are best done when shared. Since this fact has been validated by my father throughout, it was obviously expected that my husband would do similar things too. The fact that M (that’s my better half) has been away from home since he was 18 for academics and later job, has made things easier for me too. As I’d written in my earlier post, he has been doing his own laundry much before I shed the dependency on my mother and started doing mine.

Funny enough, he cooks better than me too. #ShareTheLoad seems to be very well applicable in our household of just over 5 years. While we were contemplating marriage, we made a list of things both of us liked doing around the house.

Cleaning utensils – Me (I don’t like the way M does it, not enough grit there, he hates it actually)

Dusting and Floor mops – Him (I don’t like the dusting part, I’m allergic and bored to death)

Cooking – Me (Weekdays), Him (Weekends). Since he likes to experiment with all kinds of exotic stuff like different meats, those are reserved for the weekends and special occasions.

Laundry – Me (I am probably one of the rare women who likes to do laundry. The aroma of a good quality detergent on squeaky clean clothes is something that freshens me up).

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Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2013

Indian Quills Reading Challenge

Indian Quills Reading Challenge

I can claim I have been reading Indian authors writing in English since Malgudi Days (by R.K. Narayanan), but that was more textbook than pleasure in school. I have been hooked to Indian authors in English since I got a copy of Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh. There has been no pit-stop since then, as I have gorged on various other such authors.

2013 begins pretty exultingly with the Indian Quills Reading Challenge which is an attempt to bring the reviews of books by Indian authors scattered all over under one database at The Tales Pensieve. I don’t think I can let go of an opportunity to sum up a few books and make them less forgettable by posting reviews.

I’m diving in right away, are you? 🙂