Wednesday, January 12, 2011


A True Story

Dec 1982
Curzon Road Apartments
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi

7:30 AM

Our Pet Dog Sherry (Lhasa Apso girl), my Wife and I get into the lift, go down seven floors, walk to my scooter, I start my scooter, get on and drive off to work watching Sherry wag her tail and my wife wave me good bye. Then my wife takes Sherry for a walk and gambol on the lush green India Gate lawns nearby. I am the Breadwinner and my wife is the Homemaker. Except for our canine daughter Sherry, there are no kids at home – we don’t have any “human” kids as yet!

Dec 2010
Rohan Tarang Apartments

7:30 AM

Our Pet Dog Sherry (DobermanXCaravan Hound girl), my Wife and I get into the lift, go down nine floors, walk to the bus stop on the main road, Sherry wags her tail and I wave good bye to my wife as she gets into the bus and goes off to work. Then I take Sherry for a walk and gambol on the ground nearby and we run and play while watching busy people rush to their workplaces in the nearby infotech park at Hinjewadi in buses, cars and motorcycles. Now my wife is the “breadwinner” and I am the “homemaker”. Except for our canine daughter Sherry, there are no kids at home – we have two grown up “human” kids who have flown away from our nest to pursue their respective vocations.

The Role Reversal is indeed amazing and amusing.

VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale, and Bishop's School Pune, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts. 

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Purba said...

Amazing yes but why amusing?

Vikram Waman Karve said...

amusing? Well I am thinking!

Anonymous said...

This was indeed a simple and sweet blog post. Guess what, this post inspired me to blog about a role reversal that happened in my life. You can read it here:

Would love to hear from you about my post too.