I park and zip my rather loose fleece jacket as I step out the driver’s seat. I open the passenger door and Ammu and Pattu clamber out. I remind Ammu she needs her light jacket. She pauses as if to challenge me and reaches for her old faded grey fleece. I remember to lock the […]Read more
Happiness or sorrow – whatever befalls you, walk on, untouched, unattached.
In the past few months, a new kind of fixation has taken hold of me. Articles on how women can have it all, cannot have it all, should have it all, should not have it all. All parts of the spectrum have been written, blogged, discussed ad nauseam. As I read each one, I nod […]Read more
Walking out the door of my home today, I was hit with a sharp nip in the air. Despite being layered, it woke me from the half sleep state I was in as I ambled through my morning. Whistling a tune to myself I got in the car and realized with a start that summer […]Read more
Returning from a Veda class K is part of every Thursday when I am away learning business, he casually mentioned a Satyanarayan Puja at one of his classmate’s place. Weary of pujas and trying to express my new found skepticism for anything to do with religion and faith I paused before I asked if he […]Read more
Looking through a cousin’s profile on Facebook, I was struck by her declaration of being an Atheist. As much as it surprised me I wondered if she meant to say Agnostic instead. Not sure if I understood the difference myself I looked both words up. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Atheist as one who believes that there […]Read more
“If you want something, you have to fight for it!” my FIL stated emphatically. No. It was not in the context of something inspirational yet it turned out to be one for me. He was speaking of the red-tapism and the attendant struggles in getting anything done in Bangalore. Am sure it is true of […]Read more
Reaching home unusually early last evening, I stood by the stove fixing dinner and forced him to switch the TV off and look at my laptop for some information I needed. Our kitchen and family room faces the west at an angle and we have a window in the vaulted ceiling that streams the room […]Read more