As told to Irewati Nag
I’m Reshma, an artiste, raised in a conservative South Indian Brahmin family by a strong feminist mother, married to a man who has a comparatively progressive mindset, but is an extreme introvert and who just doesn’t seem able to express his feelings. We have a daughter, an adorable 6-year-old and I am in two minds at this stage of life as to whether or not to go ahead with an extramarital affair.
I married Sriram about 9 years ago. I was 23 then. Before Sriram, I used to be head over heels in love with Karanjeet. He was this hot and tall Punjabi boyfriend of mine who drove around the city on a Bullet and was a year my senior in college, but at least 4-5 years older. When my mom got to know about my affair, she advised me to give him up. Although initially I thought she was interfering and domineering, later on I understood what she meant.