As a part of the #SiblingStories, I have written this poem. This is not just about my sibling but all those who mean as much to me – my cousins, friends like family and of course siblings in law! Relationship of a sibling to sibling Is a cocktail of love and quibbling Always there… Read More Siblings and Beyond (Poem)
I have a younger sister who came into the world 3.5 years after me. At first, I was jealous about all the attention she was getting from MY family. But soon, I realised she’s my toy to play with. I protected her from everything and everyone. I used to ask my friends to let her… Read More Sister Love – Sugar & Spice
Many a times, we struggle to make our children eat healthy. My friend and I were sitting at a café sharing a pizza and drinking coke wondering ‘How do we make our kids eat healthier? All they want is junk food!’ We looked at our plates and realized where we were going wrong. I am sharing a few tips that… Read More Making healthy food fun for your child
“Your wife’s cooking is delicious. You are a lucky man” saab ji remarked as Anand dropped off the tiffin. Anand distributed the tiffins his “wife” cooked. As he waited for the train home, he transformed. One could see a lady with open hair, wearing a bindi and a bright dupatta. Anand was Alka, a transgender… Read More The ‘girl’ on the train
His 10 year old’s eyes twinkled. One could feel the passion in his voice. He spoke of the brightness around him, fascinated by nature and how grateful he was for every moment on this beautiful planet. I was getting through a messy divorce and at a point contemplated even suicide. A chance meeting brought us… Read More My 10 year old teacher!
Dear Son, Here’s a letter giving you some things to think about. You will realize this over time just as we learnt it from our parents through life. Your parents love you unconditionally. They will be there for you whenever you need them. Always remember you will be in our thoughts whether we are in… Read More A letter to my son
Author’s Note: If you have not read part 1 of the story, Click here before you continue reading part 2. His heart was beating fast but hoped the tension would not show on his face. The disinterested policeman asked a few routine questions and then waved the van by. A check of the van’s boot would… Read More A path that led nowhere – Part 2 of story
He awoke with a sweat. His body burnt with fire of vengeance. His mind went back to that fateful day when inter-faith riots had broken out. The scene of his friends being butchered alive by the rampaging mobs was seared in his memory. He had a fortunate escape and sought refuge nearby. The local preacher… Read More A path that led nowhere – Part 1 of story #MyFriendAlexa
All of us have fond memories from our childhood and love revisiting them time and again. Here are mine. I’m sure every 80’s kid, especially those growing up in Delhi, would relate to – 1. Eating out meant going to Nirulas and ordering a capsicum, onion pizza or big boy burger and Hot Chocolate… Read More Things 80’s kids growing up in Delhi can relate to #MyFriendAlexa
Toddlers are “Live Whyers”. Curiosity in a child is wonderful. It’s natural for them to ask questions. Through his toddler years, my son was also inquisitive and he still is. I am listing some of the questions that evoked different emotions and sometimes didn’t have any satisfactory answer. Where do babies come from? Every child… Read More 6 Everyday questions asked by my 6 year old!