An Ode to the Old Year

Midway into December, I get a call from an unknown no. that flashes Scotland. Who do I know in  ‘Half the world away and at least twenty degrees colder Scotland?’ The only person that comes to my mind is Mukesh. I have never met Mukesh. Atleast not the way ‘met’ is understood traditionally.  I met…

Window 

  Through the window    She watches   The long tarred road    That winds down    To the big city , dazzling  with lights   The place where dreams are spun   Longingly she looks  At the woman  Driving purposefully by    How fulfilling her life!   How meaningful!   She sighs      …

A spoonfull of ‘mommy’ wisdom

My younger one – K is Nine now. I sure miss the days when I could scoop him up in my arms and cuddle him, rubbing my nose against the little hollow at the base of  his throat. It always brought out squeals of joy and shouts of mock anger “mumma let me down” that…

She is going away…

She is going away… I didn’t want to write about this since I already wrote about this last month. But since the last few days it’s all I think about. The thought I sleep with and the dull ache I wake up with. And it is impossible to write about anything else. My little girl…

When I was gifted a star – memories and nostalgia

Feeling nostalgic and sentimental and a little teary today. I don’t know why. Nothing has happened to make me feel this way. The children are in good shape. Which means to say that  they are bickering regularly with each other  (Which is a good sign, Really!!!) The hubby is good too. My youngest one ,…

Reinventing Festivals

As a little girl growing up in Rajasthan I was surrounded with festivals – Diwali, Holi, Rakhi, Sankrant, Teej, Gangaur,… the list became even longer since the boarding school I went to observed even Parsi , Sindhi, Christian and Islamic festivals. Every festival held its own charm. Shivratri meant fasting all day to get special…

Ever lost someone you loved?

There was a point in time, when I believed I was jinxed. My grand-dad died 13 days before I was born, my mom when I was 6, my dad had to leave and settle abroad when I was 8. I thought why do I always lose the people I love? By the time  I turned…

The magical sea shell!

Sitting by the pristine white beach side… watching my daughter collect shells in her yellow sand play bucket… I begin to muse.  I am given to musing u see! I think, Aren’t we all like the small creatures of the sea? Like the snails , crabs, and the mollusks. We go through life, creating our…

Almost Perfect!

What is the difference between Christianity, Islam and Hinduism? Don’t get me wrong. I am not  a fundamentalist. Far from it actually! I truly believe that religion is just a mode to reach god. Much like the different languages we speak to be understood. The goal being “to be understood”. The language just a means….

Discovered Today! The Ingredient of Positivity

Why is it that some people become so negative, so pessimistic, so cynical that they suck out the life from themselves and others around them? What makes them like this?   As children we are all born into laughter, curiosity, trust, joy.   When do some of us exchange that for a permanent mantle of…