My mother always said


My mother always said, “Treat marriage as a partnership.

It will have its good days and bad; highs and lows.

But like all partnerships that are a hundred percent

Relationship; your onus is a fifty percent of this hundred.”


I was young yet, I did not fully comprehend the gravity

of the counsel that she so sagely dispensed.

But, today I understand that in a marriage both partners

Are equally responsible, should bear the onus equally.


So, like my mother always said, I now tell my daughters

That marriage is a partnership in which you must do your

Fifty percent but your spouse also has to take the onus

And contribute his fifty percent, to make it work.

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About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (, by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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  1. Beautiful.

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