The Perfect Dream

  When you sleep Huddled in bed What is it That you dream of?   The small smile That plays on your lips That one Right there What does that mean?   Is it a friend? Playing a favorite game A song, some birds Do you know their names? Or is it me? Something funny…

The ‘Parent ‘ Train

The parent-train We feed them and we burp them We love them to death We scold them and scare them Watch their every step We coddle them and discipline them And teach them all we know We help them scale heights And hold them when they’re low From the moment they are born Till the…

A Mother’s Regret

It’s the paradox that all parents are faced with. The time when our kids are young, is also the time when we are just setting up home, establishing our careers, getting a grip on our adult responsibilities. Between the constant juggling that household chores, career requirements and social responsibilities demand, time  slips by. And before…

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 ,…

Don’t put the Blame on me …

  my insides hurt they pain and cramp and ache and strain the memory of what you did I was six just  a child and I loved you wild with you I felt safe protected cared for. but that touch was that justified? this must be the way its done loving and caring and protecting….

Taking a walk down memory lane …..

I look at the clock. Its 7:35. “If we don’t leave home in 5 we will be late for school” I shout. The children come hurriedly. K tucking his t-shirt in his barely fitting shorts. “Need to get him a new pair”, I make a mental note to myself in the ever-growing “to do” list….

Parenting! At the traffic signal…

The tap  at the window makes me look away from the countdown of the clock at the traffic light. A woman dressed in a shabby saree has stuck her face to my windowpane. Seeing that she has caught my eye,   she makes a gesture to indicate that she wants some food. I look into her…

A Question to the Moms and Dads of Blogosphere ……..

Many of you, who are parents will agree with me that there is so much to being a parent ,that it’s not always possible to do everything correctly. So, there is this little pat you give to yourself for getting something ‘right’. A mental kick for the times when you go wrong! Some days the…

“Friendship” – When I was gifted a star

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 hardly 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…

“Travel theme: Summer”

When I was a kid, studying in a   residential school for girls. For us the “boarders” summer meant getting away from the hostel, where we lived all year.  As the summer holidays came closer, we made the  annual visit to the dingy boxrooms in the basement to retrieve our trunks and  dusty holdalls . The…

weekly photo challenge : (sun)

Child you are the rain shower upon my soul the wind in my sail the warmth in my winter the breeze in my summer the center of  my universe the beacon of my life My Sun! child Probably, the last entry for this week’s photo challenge! But things have been a bit busy around here!…