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Taandav

No one knew when he arrived in the neighbourhood. One fine day he was just there. Some said that he was there for the last 2 years, some said he arrived 6 months back, some even claimed…

हर तीसरे बंदे की कहानी

आज फिर वह आ गई सामने, महकती हुई
सोचा दिल में जो है वह इसी वक़्त कहा जाए
बस उसकी आँखों में, मैं उलझ यूँ गया
फिर सोचा, यार आज नहीं, कल कहा जाए

The curse of the black crow

Kasheli. This is my native place. A leafy, beautiful little village near Ratnagiri, nestled between forested hills on three sides and a roaring sea on one. A place where mangoes, jackfruit and playful laughter…

Khairiyat

Before he even saw her, he could feel her presence. His heart was thumping away, and before he could realize why, he saw her leaving the restaurant. He had last seen her twenty years ago…

Surprise!

She tried connecting to his number a few times before she gave up. It seemed like he was still on a flight. With both them working at senior roles in global IT companies, they ended up…

Jai Hind

He had now been driving for seven hours at a stretch. Being a truck driver for fifteen years, and running his own trucks to ferry quarried sand all over the country…

About Me

Son. Husband. Brother. Best Friend. Writer. Traveler. Cricket. Boxer. Someday, a filmmaker. Struggling with my fitness. A big foodie. A media professional. I worship many gods… Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar & Roger Federer are a few of them and I simply love Shah Rukh Khan. I play many roles. But I enjoy being a “Dad” to my 6 year old, the most. And yes, whilst I have named this blog “SoccerDad” I must admit that I hate soccer and have hardly played the game in my life. But there’s a reason why I have decided to call it that. “Soccer Mom” was a label put on married middle class women who were homemakers with a key role of managing the home, kids and taking the kids to their soccer games and other activities. Today’s moms are anything but that. So “Soccerdad” stands for the same label albeit with a twist and an intent to break the prevailing stereotypes attached to men. Today married men and dads, at least most of the ones I know, are very involved fathers and husbands and are absolutely hand-on when it comes to their kids. This blog is about the modern dad. Managing the home & kids and still juggling professional careers is no longer a thing for only women and men today do a spectacular job of the same. In fact, I know many dads who are more hands-on than the moms when it comes to their kids. Through this blog I intend to bring out the adventures of a dad, that’s me, who is trying to make sense of all the madness going on around him and who still tried to stay cool whilst juggling all of the roles above.

I also write. A lot.

And the most important thing, according to my 6 year old son Vivaan, I am the best “BUM CLEANER “in the world!

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