Recently, I watched the Bollywood musical – ‘Jagga Jasoos’. Notwithstanding mixed reviews on the performances by actors, plot, dialogues, length of the movie and the number of songs, my takeaway was the father-son relationship and the lessons it has for us – 1. Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their gifts at different times.… Read More Being a Jagga Jasoos Dad!
Summer vacations begin and with that the excitement to plan a vacation with your child. We have a 5 year old son who shares our love for travel. This year we chose to visit Dubai. It’s known to be a child friendly destination and we also have some family there making it worthwhile to visit. We planned… Read More A visit to Dubai – the city that has it all!
Year 2015 Nina held her little girl in her arms feeling like the happiest person on earth. Holding her baby, she could feel love coursing through her veins. Not only was her daughter born but a mother too was born today. Nina’s own mother was sitting next to her in the car while her Dad… Read More It happened one night (Short Story)
“Soul mate” the term is such a cliché and sounds fairly outdated in today’s world where relationships change so fast. I don’t believe in having one soul mate for life. I’m of the school of thought that we have multiple soul mates in our lifetime – a different one to cover a specific need. Some… Read More Different kinds of soul mates in our life…
Our story is straight out of the Bollywood movies – “Chennai express” and “2 States” (though in the reverse). I am a Punjabi girl married to a Tamilian boy. However, unlike these movies, convincing our families was not a hard task and both sides readily agreed to go ahead with our alliance. The wedding preparations… Read More Punjabi Tamil cocktail
Nine years ago, when my husband and I got married, we had work places in the same city – Gurgaon. We found a house and continued there together. After 4 years of marriage, when we got pregnant, I quit to enjoy a new phase of motherhood. In a couple of years, my husband had to… Read More Married yet living apart?
Bearing the loss of loved ones is difficult for all of us. It probably is even tougher for a toddler who cannot express himself completely with words. My “brave” son, in his toddler years, lost two of his great grandmothers, in a span of little over a year, and he was extremely close to both… Read More Loved ones as stars in the sky!
The alarm rang and I woke up from the bed like any other day. My eyes were half closed and my clothes felt a little loose. I thought to myself – Have I finally lost weight overnight? Has the miracle happened towards which I have been working all this while? I smiled to myself and… Read More The day I woke up as my 5 year old!
Children take different routes to the same destination. They will all grow up eventually but develop at their own pace. There’s no right way or right time for reaching the development milestones – let them take their time. Babies develop at wildly different rates and just because you have the desire to raise an over achiever… Read More The milestone race!
Children see, hear and experience the world just as we adults do. It would be fun to know what they are thinking. I imagine my 4 year old son would say something like this if he could verbalise all his thoughts…. Meet the parents! · When my parents make silly faces, I sometimes smile out… Read More World through the eyes of a toddler!