Sid Balachandran is a telecommunication engineer who is now a work-from-home dad. When not running after his four-year old son, tripping over LEGO blocks, or picking out food from his hair, he writes about fatherhood, relationships, fiction and satire on this blog, which recently won ‘The Best Personal Blog in India’ award.

An independent writer, multi-award winning blogger and a short-story author, who has been published in a number of leading magazines and online portals. Professionally an engineer, I'm now a work-from-home Dad, and writes on parenting, social satire, humour, lifestyle and writing in general.

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My wife's the main breadwinner, and I'm okay with that

Sid Balachandran
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Posted on : 20 Mar 2017

His wife makes more money that he does, but he doesn’t think that’s an issue

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Our secrets to marriage and happily ever after

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Posted on : 28 Nov 2016

It’s not easy and it’s no fairy-tale, but there are some things that work for building a successful relationship

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His First Celebration Of Diwali With His In-Laws | Bonobology

When his in-laws showed him the true soul of Diwali

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Posted on : 28 Oct 2016

He’d always thought of Diwali as an occasion for extravagance and showing off but his first Diwali at his in-laws’ place showed him the real...

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Marriage Advice For Making It Through Having A Baby | Bonobology

Our Marriage Survived a Kid

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Sid Balachandran
Posted on : 02 Aug 2016

Is having a kid one of the most stressful periods in a marriage? And what can a couple do to make ‘me-time’ in between diaper changes and sl...

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Sid Balachandran Commented

05 Mar 2017

Comment : Of course, we do. Everyone has mood swings - irrespective of their gender. It's what happens when your circumstances/situation changes, and usually there are a number of external and internal factors working in tandem here.

The problem, if we do term it so, is that society is not often used to men showing emotions - it's definitely getting better, but men are still taunted every now and then for any sudden change of emotions, and perhaps that's why a lot of men don't really express things the same way.

In a relationship men sometimes will behave weirdly. They'll be all mushy one day and suddenly turn sour the next day; not talk for days together when they want; or disappear completely and surface later as if nothing has happened. Mood swings at their worst.


Sid Balachandran

Sid Balachandran Commented

05 Mar 2017

Comment : I used to think otherwise for a long time, but the more I go through life and the more relationships that I see, I realise that sometimes your partner/spouse and your soul mate could be two different people.

And there's nothing wrong in that. I don't think the strength of your relationship depends on if your partner is your soul mate or not - just communicate, try and give each other some space and keep the spark alive - it'll be fine

Is it necessary for your spouse or partner to be your soulmate too? Will your relationship suffer if otherwise?


Sid Balachandran

Sid Balachandran Commented

28 Jan 2017

Comment : I suppose that the 'free' part does make it easier, but making it paid is hardly going to stop people from communicating. For instance, about 15 years back when my wife and I were sort of in the budding stages of our relationship, we've spent hours talking on the phone (and it was not cheap!). So I suppose, it really comes down to if you're 'committed' to the relationship or not. I digress slightly, but yes, perhaps if it was not free - the opportunities for pre/extra0marital relationships would be far lesser.

Most affairs - pre or extra-marital - these days start with long chats. Just wondering, if whatsapp, messenger, twitter etc were not free, would we talk, connect, fight, argue or flirt so much?


Sid Balachandran

Sid Balachandran Commented

30 Nov 2016

Comment : You're spot on, Vinodini. Every relationship is different - and I know that sometimes, things just don't work out. and that's okay too. I just hate the fact that everyone tries to paint a picture of a perfect marriage when things may not be so 'picture perfect' beneath the surface.
Formula for a Happy Married Life | Bonobology

Our secrets to marriage and happily ever after

Sid Balachandran
Sid Balachandran
Posted on : 28 Nov 2016

It’s not easy and it’s no fairy-tale, but there are some things that work for building a successful relationship

Views: 6138
Comments: 6

Sid Balachandran

Sid Balachandran Commented

30 Nov 2016

Comment : Haha! It was very surreal. The only respite was that there was food. lots of it :)
His First Celebration Of Diwali With His In-Laws | Bonobology

When his in-laws showed him the true soul of Diwali

Sid Balachandran
Sid Balachandran
Posted on : 28 Oct 2016

He’d always thought of Diwali as an occasion for extravagance and showing off but his first Diwali at his in-laws’ place showed him the real meaning of the festival

Views: 1715
Comments: 6


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