Happy budday to me

And a quick update. The LASIK went smashingly. I can open my eyes and see things in detail not patches of interminate origin, I walked out of the operation theatre and saw my husbands face crystal clear for the first time in my life. Am embarassed to say I did hormonal stuff like cry buckets with the nurses daubing my cheeks with gauze and exhorting me to stop the waterworks. More details on the operation later. For all ye who are squeamish, tis nothing, piece of cake. And if you’ve had a child pulled out of you its phtooey stuff. Get it done now. Signing off before my phone gets confiscated.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published nine books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016), psychological thriller with Missing, Presumed Dead (2018) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. In 2018, she was awarded the International Women's Day award for literary excellence by ICUNR and Ministry of Women and Children, Government of India. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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39 Responses to Happy budday to me

  1. Solilo says:

    “I walked out of the operation theatre and saw my husbands face crystal clear for the first time in my life.”


    Happy Birthday, Kiran! 🙂

    Many blog birthdays in June. Just wished 2 others.


  2. Deepti says:

    Hey thats great news … Many many happy returns of the day … 😀


  3. Poppy says:

    Oh Boy the update !
    Happy birthday.

    get well soon and come back pronto!


  4. maidinmalaysia says:

    fellow gemini!


  5. Ramya says:

    Happy Birthday Kiran! Many Happy returns and wish you many many more!


  6. Tara says:

    what a bday present to give urself!
    many happy returns.. enjoy 🙂


  7. Serendipity says:

    Happy Birthday! 🙂


  8. Meira says:

    ha…almost missed the ‘birthday update’:P
    Many happy returns. And congratulations. its goodbye lens and spectacles and hello eye makeup 🙂


  9. anna says:

    Dear Kiran- have a wonderful birthday, and a wonderful, happy, peaceful year…full of joy and contentment.
    glad the surgery went off well.


  10. Gauri says:

    Good to know that the LASIK went off well :). And here’s wishing you a fabulous birthday, Lady K 🙂 and lots many more to come.




  11. Suki says:

    Yay, best budday gift ever, innit Aunty K?
    Congrats, and happy happy burday!


  12. Happy Karma says:

    Inspired by you, i now, want to do LASIK too… But, I havent had a baby pulled outta me. Can I go thru’ with it? And where in Mumbai did you do it?


  13. Silvara says:

    Left ya a message on FB in case u were wondering who that random b’day message was from 😛

    What a gift!! Am thinking of countless hindi movies where the Maa gets roll after roll of gauze taken off her eyes and she can see her beta for the first time 😛

    Happy birthday! 😀


  14. shilpadesh says:

    Great news!

    Also, happy birthday to you!!


  15. Imp's Mom says:

    Happy B’day fellow gemini!

    And congrats on the surgery… hope that I can and will get it done too 😛

    I walked out of the operation theatre and saw my husbands face crystal clear for the first time in my life. reminded of the mirandaaaa ad of Asin… 😛


  16. Altoid says:

    Many happy returns of the day Kiran!


  17. rayshma says:

    happy happy to htee, lady K!
    i read “budday” and “cake” in same post. i waannnttt!!! 😀


  18. Ersa says:

    Happy Birthday, Kiran!


  19. Anamika says:

    Happy Birthday Kiran!!!


  20. Andy says:

    Hey Kiran, Wish u a happy bday……….and congrats on the successful LASIK too!! Enjoy, double enjoy!!


  21. nat says:

    hey thats great…i remember the q you’d put up on the shower blog regarding this months ago. Great going! Only thing to remember is to moisturise (the eye drops) for at least a month without fail. Belated Happy Birthday!


  22. Sands says:

    Glad all went well. Wasn’t that feeling of clear sight just the best? Happy b’day to you!!


  23. happy birthday ..and welcome back hai..with brand new pair of eyes..which brand is it waise 😛


  24. Shivani says:

    Happy B’day Kiran! And that’s one lovely present to have… freedom from specs and lenses 🙂
    Hope Krish got a redurngeef this time 😀


  25. Veena says:

    Happy Birthday. And congrats on the lasik. Yay!


  26. CA says:



  27. choxbox says:

    happy budday!


  28. Shobana says:

    Happy birthday! And congrats on the LASIK! Didn’t I tell u it would be a breeze??


  29. Homecooked says:

    Wish You A Very Happy Birthday!


  30. PVS says:

    Yay to you Kiran…a very happy budday!!!


  31. Mads says:

    Happy Happy Budday to you!! Great to hear you are recovering well!


  32. happy birthday 🙂 life’s just beginning! and congratulations on the great surgery results. i’ve had babies too, but no way will i let anybody touch my eyes – you’re a far braver woman!


  33. Ludwig says:

    fantastic! Please please share the details soon, which doc, which hospital etc etc.


  34. JLT says:

    Happy buddday, Kiran! 🙂 Many happy returns, and congrats on the LASIK.


  35. Just Someone says:

    Happy Birthday!:) a little belated…

    Glad to hear the LASIK went well


  36. Kiran Manral says:

    @all: Limited time, so thank you all so much for the good wishes!


  37. Chips says:

    Belated birthday greetings, Kiran! Have a wonderful year. The LASIK sounds tempting, but I’m such a wimp!


  38. thetaamommy says:

    Many happy returns of the day young girl !!


  39. Quirky Quill says:

    Hey Belated Happy Birthday! :)was the Lasik a gift to self?


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