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Friday, June 29, 2007


Read an interesting book... Spouse (the truth about marriage), by Shobha De. Well yes :) , I cant believe it myself that I actually picked up this book from the whole lot at my library, but just thought of giving it a shot. So far to me Shobha, was always one of those over-hyped, ultra modern kinda writers and I never really gave any news or articles about her a great thought. Maybe thats what I was so amazed by the common sense that she portrayed in her writing in Spouse.
She describes marriage as an adventure, about how if you learn to evolve(mind it evolve.. not necessarily adapt) , marriage can work wonders towards even your own individuality. A lot of educated, financially independent, over-intellegent people I come across these days, seem to lack this basic "common sense". Instant solutions/fixes vs. Long standing patience and understanding.. Thats what she talks about
I think there comes a time in every married couples life, where they mentally start numbering all the compromises/sacrifices that they had to make, either on account of in-laws, or partners or children .. which sure enuf happend with me too... but all that seemed so trivial after having read this book... All of a sudden I was like.. oh well "big deal".. changed my perspective a great deal...

Read it if you can spare the time.. or for all guys.. if you need something to put you to sleep :)


Blogger Rajasekhar said...

:) So you too seem to have got bitten by the 'spouse' bug. Abi had picked it up a couple of months back and ever since was telling me that book was a nice one!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Abi said...

Quite surprised to know you have read that book... I am always a fan of Shobha de! I know she has criticized for her work, her books and probably every of her action... But I simply adore HER! Dont ask me why! May be because I thought she was a female chauvenist! I was one when I was in the college and our gang was busy nurturing that thought and convincing some gals around that we should not bend down to these guys!

Very funny... my perspective changed, rather matured to a greater extent! My hatred towards men in general reduced :))

But anyway, after reading 'Spouse', my perception towards Shobha de completely went for a roller coaster! I became much much bigger fan of her!

For all husbands, wives, mothers-in-law, it is a must to read 'Spouse'... Read it... You won't repent it for sure :)

10:06 PM  

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