The Six Month Milestone!

img_20160918_190540.jpg

Six months since the big day. Good food in our bellies, henna stained hands, decorated with colorful flowers, animated conversations and bright smiles,  surrounded by the people we love. The day I had to wake up at 2 AM to get decked up for the ceremonies that started at 5 AM 😛 It definitely was a very memorable day !

In the long four hour ceremony, I still remember that moment when I felt “married”. It wasn’t when my dad gave me away to the new family or when R tied the sacred knots. It was when the priest asked us to look into the other person’s eyes, after walking around the fire seven times. As we looked into each other’s eyes, the priest reminded us about love and our promise to be there for each other. It was the moment when it hit me , all teared up I said my vows silently, promising R my everything. Our words had always been love, compassion, commitment, acceptance and independence. Continue Reading

Help Them Dream, So That They Can Come True!

 

Feeding The Dreams of Chemmenchery

What do you see in the above picture? Bright faces, beautiful eyes, filled with joy , hope and DREAMS?

Faces that say “I am the future of this world?”

Eyes that crave for knowledge and education?

Smiles with not a care in the world ?

They are also children of parents who do not have stable jobs, who live in an area prone to violence against women and children, child trafficking, child abuse & child labor.

Young boys and girls who grow up watching their drunkard dads yelling at their mom, quarreling parents and neighbors. An environment that is far from making them feel secure and that dares them to hope or dream.

Where are they? Continue Reading