A decade and a half back, I stepped into a new world nimble feet with beautiful dreams and was welcomed warmly by a gush of lovely people and wonderful relations. It was like a perfect treasure dished out for me. Some of it, from my world as a little girl and some from the new… Continue reading Date thy soul…shun all guilt!
Your odyssey as a mother could get a real wacky start, if you are a girl who has grown up on set stereotypes. Stereotypes that are so theatrically heralded by our Hindi movies and daily soaps. From the day we decided we were ready for a baby, I started fantasizing myself 'passing out' dramatically in… Continue reading What a Devil of a mom you were…Mama!
An aged grandmother sitting in the courtyard glowing in the grandeur of her white clothes, milky hair, a loving gaze holding a Gutka (religious book having banis and verses) and reciting verses from the Banis (compiled verses) the whole day. A father who appeared to be an atheist but would never miss chanting the mool… Continue reading ‘Faith’ful Miles!
Every year just before your birthday, I compulsively go through a plethora of emotions. Year after year, reliving the moments when you arrived, rolling your eyes, looking dazed and amazed, while being bounced around by paternal and maternal elders. My emotions have always been quite quirky; either too early or too late. Late they were,… Continue reading Keep Calm Maa… I’ve just turned 13!
Just a step out of my den and I would switch off my mains, be tempted to break into a jig, raise my arms and soar up an up like a bird who attains bliss beyond a height. And then that trance that took me through catching up with friends, gossiping with cousins and giving… Continue reading The frills that tug on my Heartstrings…
Three months have gone by. It is as if I have lived three decades looking at lovely images of a tall and handsome man smiling at me from nooks and corners.....the man who was around me for a good 40 years as my father. Life moves on. There are moments when whilst laughing my lungs… Continue reading MEMORIES……KEEP VISITING
Yesterday's happened to be the last one! Looking back every shot had its own share of drama -some low pitched and while others over-the-top. With the exception of the first one, on all others my boy ensured that he remained the protagonist and none of us hogged the limelight. Clearly remember the first one. With… Continue reading Vaccinating years…gone bys
Every time I prepare to roar ,'No cricket practice in the house', the mummy of my little baby holds me back as if warning, ' Better control yourself lady,for you are going to miss this too ! As you miss his cute blabbering, his wobbly walk, his crawling and then tugging on to your legs or even… Continue reading On your 11th one…
Muchas Gracias 2011 A glance back, 2011 seemed to have dished out a lavish spread; Celebrations that left us enthralled Little setbacks taught us to move on. That good news that made us gleefully smile at life, Sadly some that shook that faith for a while. Waiting eagerly to welcome a new life, Helpless… Continue reading Muchas Gracias…
As I see sonny excited for yet another transition - graduating from pencils to using fountain pens - I wonder why the memory of a shiny silver fountain pen has been poking me vehemently since the last few days and making me silently smile! One of those childhood memories when my father handed over his much used Chinese pen… Continue reading Bequeathing a fortune of warm memories ~ Will our children be as lucky???