All of us grow older and theoretically wiser. When we look back, we often think about “what if”. There are things, situations, reactions which if it had been different could have led to different outcomes. If you had a chance to go back to your younger self, is there any advice you have? I thought… Read More A poem to the younger me
Mothers were made because God could not be everywhere. But we, in our blind love and concern end up doing or saying funny things. Melodrama might as well be every Indian mother’s middle name. Have a good laugh going through these. A mother’s superstitious side emerges as soon as she holds her new born. Starting with “Kaala teeka” and “nazar utaarnaa” to not praising her… Read More Funny Things Indian Moms Do
I am a movie buff and Bollywood holds a special place in my heart. Despite criticism, that Hindi movies are over the top or divorced from reality, here are a few life lessons I learnt from them. 1. Seize the moment – Life is too short and one never knows whether what is there today… Read More Life Lessons that Bollywood taught me #MyFriendAlexa
Blogging has completely transformed the writing world. It has launched writing into a different league. Bloggers are churning out short pithy written pieces across social media in unique styles, each capturing a different yet topical theme. As someone wise told me, “It’s the recipes that you create yourself that are the best.” The bloggers all… Read More 5 different kinds of bloggers #MyFriendAlexa
Nina was ecstatic. Winning an athletics gold medal for India had been her lifelong dream. It was the culmination of years of gruelling training and combating all physical and mental odds. As her name came over the announcer’s mike, she got a standing ovation. She imagined this moment many times staring out of the hospital… Read More When dream becomes reality
Mumbai: I was flipping the album of our last vacation. My eyes were rapidly filling with tears. On the drive back home, we had a major accident. Miraculously my husband and I had survived but our young son, Nalin died on the spot. Pune: A mother clicked the first picture of a father-son duo enjoying… Read More The gift of life!
Where’s the perfect child in this world? Every mother has him or her Why waste time wondering whether someone else is better Enjoy their babbles, the mess on the floor silly games and scribbles on the walls Answer their whys and Let them play with numerous falls These will forever be unique As they create… Read More Where’s the perfect child in this world?
Thirty two pieces and sixty four squares You can see it at play everywhere From politics to work and families or love Everyone wants to be the king above That’s the reason for the worlds strife Winning the game of pawns but forgetting life
Photography was my hobby. My husband and I were going to a solo exhibition in town. The eternity band on my finger had bound us together over a decade of struggle. The camera had taken a back seat as I juggled my roles as a daughter, wife, mother and career woman. It had returned when… Read More There’s more to me…
We had a secret that no one had discovered. Was it time for full disclosure? I was unsure how everyone would react? Would they say we gave into temptation? Would they call it lack of willpower? Could immaturity be an excuse? What example were we setting in front of our children? The story even had… Read More Our hidden secret!