Love is complicated. Being a parent sometimes brings out your own parent in you. Families share unspoken codes only their hearts can decipher. And marriage is a strange beast. These are the only-too-real truths that Natasha Badhwar’s latest book 'Immortal for a Moment' mirrors back to you.
For one, there’s an element of both joy and wistfulness about the whole affair. You’re happy, of course, but there are complicated emotions involved – memories, both painful and sweet, play on loop as flashbacks from your first wedding, scenes from your former marriage show up uninvited on the projector screen of your mind, conversations with your ex-spouse lie invisibly between the lines of even the most earnest endearments to your new one.
After all those years of desire and disappointment, the clouds of Padma’s karma suddenly cleared up to a bright Mumbai morning on February 7 this year. “Just six months after registering, we were called to the orphanage to see a little girl. It was a miracle that we got our turn so soon,” says Padma.