Musings, New beginnings, New Year

A Happy New Year Indeed!

Happy New Year all! I woke up New Year’s eve to the news that my yet to be published children’s book was on a list of 50 anticipated books in India. Needless to say, I was excited and more than a little scared. 41.¬†Why is my hair curly? by Lakshmi Iyer (Red Panda; Westland Publications) […]

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Musings, New beginnings, New Year, Wishes

Happy New Year 2019

One year bites the dust. Another emerges from the ashes. I wish for me and for you in this new year: Time for reflection Ways to practice mindfulness Balancing family with work Plenty of dinnertime conversations Lots of hugs and kisses Quality over quantity Country over party Kindness over everything else I am rooting for […]

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New beginnings, New Year

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Dear Readers, Thank you for following, engaging, sharing and connecting with me here. I am grateful for your readership. I wish you all happy holidays and a very happy new year! I will be away celebrating with my family and will see you all in the new year. Warmest regards, Lakshmi.

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Musings, New beginnings, New Year

May There Be Light

2017 has been a mixed bag. I look forward to 2018 with hope, with optimism because not to would mean amplifying everything that was bad in 2017 and making it worse. I choose to think that we will come out of 2018 knowing that the world tilted a little toward all that is good and […]

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New beginnings, School, SFU, The Writer's Studio, TWSSFU

Forays into writing

I remember the first piece I wrote that resonated with readers way back in 2000 about ‘ponnu parkal’ aka arranged marriages. For every person who agreed with me, I had an equal number disagree. I remember reading through the comments and thinking ‘they do not get it’. That lit something in me. I went on […]

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