The last three years have brought more change in my life than all the ones preceding them. Things became even more unhinged when I lost mom the year before last. She was the stabilizing factor not just in my life but also the anchor for my entire family. I now feel sometimes that we are adrift and rudderless. That’s not to say that all is bleak. I have also experienced more success in the last three years than I ever have. I have been lucky enough to have been out of work for almost ten and come back and create a decent hold in my field in a short span.
Needless to say, everything comes at a price. And the price I have paid for all this is my peace of mind. From empty afternoons (not saying this was a positive) where the only thing I had to worry about was the lunch order, to managing 3 calls at the same time while having toast for lunch, life has done a 180 so fast that I am still trying to cope. I hate to admit, but my time with Kabir has also been compromised. In addition to a hectic work schedule, I also have to travel a lot. And when I am out all I worry about is Kabir.
About six months ago, Papa, Kabir and I decided that it would make a lot of sense for all of us to move in together and become each other’s’ support system. Then came the struggle to find a home. And what a struggle it has been. From selling my father’s house in Delhi to finding a new one for ourselves, we must have looked at all possibilities that exist but nothing seemed to be just right.
I then happened to have chanced upon Ashiana. And suddenly it made sense. Their claim of Behtar Parvarish Ka Pata which contributes towards making planned societies thoroughly equipped for children in terms of safety, security, learning, and recreation is something they actually deliver on. Yes, they have green open spaces, yes, they have dedicated spaces for children to play in, yes they have all the amenities and infrastructure of an international society, and yes, they have the security that matches the best in the industry if not better but I was truly sold on one thing and one thing only. Here is a developer that has actually made the effort of understanding children and not just lip service. Ashiana has consulted professional educationists/advisors/experts from all over the world to apply best practices and processes for the holistic development of children. They actively encourage children to participate in extra-curricular activities that enhance their spectrum of learning and physical abilities as well. They even provide training in a sport of the child’s choice at a small amount of Rs. 950 per month. There is so much more in this lovely complex than space and time permit me to explain. I am planning my visit with papa soon. Hope it all works out.