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Urmila

They had been fighting with each other for almost ten hours now. His eyes were red with tears, while she stayed stoic as ever. “I will not come with you,” she said…

Last Minute Shaadi

“Hey! So finally the big day has come, eh?” She suddenly got startled when she heard this and turned around to unexpectedly see her best friend of twenty years…

Rajniti

She was sitting at her wooden mahogany desk, an old elegant lady wearing a simple sari made of khadi. As the president of India’s oldest political party…

Love has its own destiny

It was the Mithibai college cafeteria. He was sitting with his girlfriend Diya, chilling out as usual during the break, when he first saw her…

Asli Mard

The first thing that Nikhil’s nani said when she first saw him brought out of the OT, swaddled in a cute blanket was, “How beautiful he is! Kohl shaped…

Goodbye, Richa…

Veer stood outside room no. 16 of Kokilaben Ambani hospital for a long time. He had been standing as still as stone for the last two hours, peeking in…

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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