Posts Tagged ‘love’


October 6th, 2013 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on THE PRECIOUS WIFE

Life sometimes gives you a test even before you have had the time to study the lesson. That is what happened to me. –

It was the 15th of Nov 1973 that I had got married and my wife stepped into my life.

She was a calm and composed person and full of laughter. She smiled even during adverse conditions and was able to make this world a better place for me. It was mainly due to her positive attitude that we actually lived life with lots of Love, Care and Share.

Affectionately, I used to call her Rani and believe me that she was indeed taken care of like a Queen.

And like any other married couple, we too used to quarrel a lot.

She was a simple down-to-earth girl whose ‘wants’ were very few. She never demanded anything from me and never complained about anything. She was God-fearing, educated, a double-Post-Graduate and she had had the knack of taking every situation in her stride. (more…)


August 23rd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on PARENTING…

I distinctly remember it was the year 1995. My daughter had just appeared for her graduation final exams. She said, “Pa”, as she proudly addresses me “Yes “, I said. “Pa, I think you have spent more than 450,000 rupees on my education alone so far”.

I was taken aback. Never ever thought of that, and why should I. I had only performed my duties towards both my kids.

“Why, how did you ever come to think of that?” I asked.
“Nothing, it just occurred to me”, she replied. (more…)


July 14th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on THE BRIDE

beautiful-bangali-bride_~k1280044I was then a 24 year old girl, had my ambitions, but my parents were busy searching for a suitable boy through newspaper ads as well as through the net.

One day I was told that we all had to go to meet the prospective groom. I was feeling shy and reluctant to go. I was scared of the phrase ‘in-laws’ because of reading stuff in the newspapers about quarrels brewing after weddings. (more…)


July 3rd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on PRETTY WOMAN – THE LESSON LEARNT

This 1990 movie is special and still makes a deep impact on the viewer. It is the unique idea of the story which made it click. Wow, what a way to make millions of dollars while cashing in on a young man’s dream? Every young man’s dream is to find a beautiful girl, shower gifts on her, make her happy, dine out, buy her a full wardrobe, buy her jewelry and fulfill her desires and enjoy the marital bliss.

A corporate businessman Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) has just split up with his girlfriend. Seeking directions to the Beverly Hills Hotel, he meets a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts) and decides to keep her as his ‘date’ for one week. He showers affection on her by buying her an expensive wardrobe. It was a fairy tale beginning to a fruitful end in romance. (more…)


June 7th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   Comments Off on THE DARLING DAUGHTER

Fortunate are those who are blessed with a daughter. It is the biggest gift from the Almighty to the parents. A daughter is an apostle of love, affection, laughter, cheerfulness and by her playful attitude keeps the whole household on their toes. Not only the parents, but the entire family is also attached to her being affectionate as she always is. Why would anyone in their right senses even think of killing their own daughter? Would you?

Thirty five years ago, we brought our daughter home from the nearby nursing home and we started collecting the paraphernalia essentially required for her day to day necessities. Little did we then realize that we had brought home a bundle of joy! Days passed and every day something new was happening. After about a year she became a mobile mischief and both of us kept running after her, caring for her, telling her stories, playing with her toys and making her laugh (or was it the other way round?) (more…)