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I Wrote Those

Sid Balachandran
Freelance Writer & Designer

An engineer who swapped his professional career to be a Work-from-home Dad. When not running after my four-year-old son, I write about Fatherhood, Parenting in general, Social Satire, Humour and some Fiction.


This blog – I Wrote Those – was awarded the ‘Best Personal Blog in India’ at the WIN’15 Awards held by


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My work's been published here:

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Articles and Posts

Check out my latest work
Amma Son

‘Amma’ Mia

'Amma' Mia - A little confession for this mother of mine. She hates PDA, so let's share it :D

Baby Toy

Begin Again

They say 'Time heals everything'. But, does it really? Some wounds are deeper than they appear.


Travel Blues and Wanderlust bugs

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says 'Travel' ?

Daddy and Son


Help! I've been Daddy-Tagged!

Coffee Mug

A Mug of …..

I develop strange relationships with inanimate objects. Like mugs. What can I say - sometimes, a mug is not just a mug.

Girls and Boys

Of Girls, Boys, Dolls and Trucks

"Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. Women can't be the primary wage earner in a family. Men can't do household work. A working mother is evil for choosing career over her kids. " Have you ever considered that the reason that we're so far away from gender equality is because we're too busy adhering to stereotypes and not breaking some of these? #DaddyJournals

Shampoo and Hair

What’s your Shampoo?

Shampoo shopping gives most of us this ‘Joe Fox-esque’ moment. Remember the scene from the movie ‘You’ve Got Mail’ where Tom Hanks’ character talks about buying coffee at places like Starbucks. If you modify it slightly, I think it works well for shampoos too.

Subbu's Sacrifice

Subbu’s Sacrifice

In order to pass this exam, Subbu may promise to sacrifice the unthinkable! PS: If you get a pop-up on your browser, asking you to accept push notifications from this site, I'd appreciate it if you could press that Allow button. I promise - no spam.


The Bakery

Dr.Perry has warned chubby little Gary to stay off sweets and cakes. But when a new bakery teases him with its lovely aromas, can he resist?


Me, for Her

Do you remember the moment you first saw her? I do!