A magical bond

Updated on May 15, 2007 06:57 PM IST
Mother’s Day might be a commercial gimmick, but it doesn’t hurt to keep aside one day to celebrate the magic in the relationship, writes Reema Gehi.
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Hindustan Times | ByReema Gehi, Mumbai

Mother’s Day might be another one of those commercial gimmicks, but whatever the fall-out of all that marketing, it doesn’t hurt to keep aside one day to celebrate the magic in the relationship. I saw that magic in a mother daughter duo recently.

On a visit to Cypress, a boutique in Khar, I bumped into singer Raageshwari Loomba and her mother Veer.

The two were celebrating the spirit of Mother’s Day a little differently.. Raageshwari was giving her mother a complete makeover. “I believe all Indian mothers need a makeover. They’re all so overworked and stressed out,” Raageshwari said.

Role reversal

Like most mothers, Raageshwari’ mother has also been the most influential person in her life.

“Whenever my mother returned home from work I’d slip into the sari and her heels,” she recalled. Now that she’s gotachance to dress up her mother.. full circle!

“There was a time when my mother stitched my baby clothes; today I advise her on what she shouldwear,”Raageshwari said. The pop singer won’t stop talking for a moment while her mother in the exact opposite, a self-declared introvert..who’s always kept a low profile, unlike other star moms.

“My daughter is very talkative. But she loves taking care of the house and is very supportive and understanding,” Veera said.

Testing times

Raageshwari started working when she was only 14,and has since seen the highs and lows of life.The most testing time in their lives was when Raageshwari was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.

“When I saw her face that morning, I was heartbroken. We kept assuring each other that thing would be just fine,” said an emotional Veera. Now that those harrowing days have passed, they believe the crisis brought them closer.

No men around?

Marriage is an issue they argue about.“We always argue about that. I know it (marriage) will happen because I love the idea of marriage.. I love children,” the 30-year-old crooner said.

“But how do I prioritise marriage when there isn’t any guy around?” Raageshwari asked. But her mum is not taking any excuses. The other problem area is eating.

“She keeps saying I don’t eat enough,” said the younge Loomba. When the dust settles, though, she knows that her mother, like mothers everywhere, only means well.

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