An electrical engineer by profession, a creative writer and illustrator by choice, Paresh Tiwari is currently based in Mumbai. His first book of poetry ‘An inch of Sky’ was launched in 2014 and his works which include poetry, short stories and haibun have been published in various reputed International journals, books and anthologies.

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A Love Romance Story Of A Soldier & His Sweetheart | Bonobology

A soldier and his sweetheart

Paresh Tiwari
Paresh Tiwari
Posted on : 24 Oct 2016

The letters that she wrote to me were my succour, my safe haven. And yet, the girl I had decided to marry didn’t know that ‘I loved her’. Pa...

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A Love Story That Could Have Been | Bonobology

The first blush of love

Paresh Tiwari
Paresh Tiwari
Posted on : 28 Aug 2016

Too shy to express your love to the girl? Too scared to be turned down? Then here’s a love story you will instantly relate to!

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Comments: 6

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Paresh Tiwari Commented

24 Oct 2016

Comment : How justified is the idea of an arranged marriage? Let me start by digressing a bit. Despite being married for a decade now, I am a firm believer that 'Marriage is a failed institution's. Or even if marriage is itself not a failed institution, the way we measure whether a marriage has been a success or not, definitely needs to be re-examined. Life at all.points of time should be aimed at fulfillment, at growing and at being happy. Now if you are lucky, both you and your partner will grow in a generally similar direction and if that happens and you still find yourself happy with each other... bingo!! Good for you buddy! But this may not be the case, especially if you married young (be it love or arranged)...and if that is the case, the bigger question is, is it ok to lug around the corpse of a dead relationship.

Now getting back to the question, in point. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the idea of an arranged marriage. In fact marriage for love is a fairly recent phenomenon all across the world. Marriage used to be a transaction which did not have its roots in love. It was for furthering ties, bolstering power, securing borders, increasing wealth and ensuring offsprings (healthy ones)! The idea is rooted in something which is fundamentally different from what we expect today (and expect so mainly because of what has been sold to us, nicely labeled and packed in 120 min of entertainment)... A marriage has as much chance of success if it's arranged as it has when it's love, in fact even though I don't have any statistics to support, I guess an arranged marriage may just have an edge when it comes to longevity of a relationship. But is that the yardstick?

Parents expects their children to go for arrange marriage but without knowing each other how can two people be tied with one another?


Paresh Tiwari

Paresh Tiwari Commented

01 Sep 2016

Comment : Thank you everyone for the fantastic response to this story. Indebted.
A Love Story That Could Have Been | Bonobology

The first blush of love

Paresh Tiwari
Paresh Tiwari
Posted on : 28 Aug 2016

Too shy to express your love to the girl? Too scared to be turned down? Then here’s a love story you will instantly relate to!

Views: 4203
Comments: 6

Paresh Tiwari

Paresh Tiwari Commented

01 Sep 2016

Comment : When we married, my wife was doing much better in her career than I. She had a better profile and a better salary. Then she decided to take a sabbatical for our first child. And I saw a major change in her pattern of spending that didn't have much to do with the fact that our income had halved. She just wasn't as free. I also noticed a change in her demeanour, her confidence level, her happiness quotient. I guess someone who has always been independent - financially and otherwise will always find it difficult when the status quo is disturbed. Its just a matter of habit I guess (habit is a weak word here, but for the life of me I can't think of anything better). But the fact remains that now when my wife has started working again she is a lot more free and I love that. Financial independence and equality and the perceived inequality the difference in income brings in, that can be difficult to handle in a marriage.

I was working for more than seven years before getting married and moving countries. I had to quit my job in the process and have no earnings of my own. It's true that partners contribute to the marriage in ways other than money, but having been independent for so long, I'm unable to spend my husband's money as my own, even on essentials. Do I need to get over it, and if yes, how?


Paresh Tiwari

Paresh Tiwari Commented

29 Aug 2016

Comment : This is a multi part series man. Wait for the rest of the episodes :)
A Love Story That Could Have Been | Bonobology

The first blush of love

Paresh Tiwari
Paresh Tiwari
Posted on : 28 Aug 2016

Too shy to express your love to the girl? Too scared to be turned down? Then here’s a love story you will instantly relate to!

Views: 4203
Comments: 6

Paresh Tiwari

Paresh Tiwari Commented

29 Aug 2016

Comment : Thank you Jae. Keep an eye out for the rest of the episodes in the story.
A Love Story That Could Have Been | Bonobology

The first blush of love

Paresh Tiwari
Paresh Tiwari
Posted on : 28 Aug 2016

Too shy to express your love to the girl? Too scared to be turned down? Then here’s a love story you will instantly relate to!

Views: 4203
Comments: 6


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