September 16, 2017
The document was handed over to me and I put my signature firmly under Vikas. After the time we had both signed on the marriage certificate, and the birth of our children, no other moment had filled me with as much joy – possession of our home document. Vikas being in finance and me in software meant work opportunities galore. It was probably a reason why my parents thought it was a match made in heaven. A stint abroad was a foregone conclusion; it stretched to nine years - first 2 years in Singapore and then 7 years in the US. We both earned well; paying rent for large condos was never a problem. And even after the kids came, we never quite planned to settle there for good and hence never bought a home anywhere.