Musings, Relationships

Shattered Mirrors And Onions

For years, this scene from a Tamil movie has been stuck in my head, an early precursor of what families are like. Noisy, complicated and messy. The imagery of a shattered mirror to depict fractured relationships has stuck in my mind rising to the fore each time a relationship falls apart from the weight of expectations […]

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Amma, Musings, Relationships

The Voice At The Other End Of The Line

The phone rings a few times before her voice comes on the line. Reassuring. Available. Just there for my taking. We exchange pleasantries. We talk about what we cooked, how we slept, minor aches and pains, the cost of medicines, the cost of a kilo of tomatoes. We talk of bank balances, siblings and children. […]

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Abstract, Relationships

Detachment

Left with a couple of hours to kill in a waiting room, I dutifully turned to Facebook and my email. What started as a simple response to an email snowballed into a flurry of emails. Switching off the iPad, I gazed at a corner of the wall and took stock of the situation. The solution […]

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Life, Relationships

Remembering to forget

Most days somewhere between the time I wake and my coffee, I think about what date it is. It normally reminds me of birthdays, anniversaries or special memories associated with the day. I think about the person or persons, events, places that hold a place in my heart for that day before moving on. Some […]

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Desi, Diet, Family, Feelings, Food, Home, India, Kovai, Life, Madras, Memories, Musings, nostalgia, People, Personal, Ramblings, reflections, Relationships, Routine, Social, Thank You, US

Where have you been? Rice is 22$ a bag now!!

Helloji!! smiled the man at the counter of our local Indian grocers. “Been a while since I saw you here” he said in Gujarati accented Hindi. Saathi and I smiled, paused at bit by the counter and inquired after him and his family. “I have been wanting to reach you the past week” he emphatically […]

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Change, contradictions, Desi, Entertainment, Family, Feelings, Home, Independence, Inner Voice, Life, Musings, nostalgia, Opinion, People, Personal, reflections, Relationships, Responsibility, Social

Once upon a train

There were two wide eyed chatty girls moving away from home for the first time. Their daddy dears accompanied them to the then happening city that was Bangalore. Settling in to a new hostel, shopping around for essentials and getting to work first day was eventful but what followed in the years following was even […]

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Ego, Family, Feelings, Happiness, Help, Home, Inner Voice, Life, Love, Moods, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Ramblings, reflections, Relationships, Romance, Sadness, Words

Epiphany – A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

This word has fascinated me many times. I heard it used by many people. I never quite got what it meant. Till yesterday. I had an epiphany. It feels good saying that. I have to go back a bit to explain what I feel. Over the years there have been many things I have craved, […]

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Anniversary, Appa, Dad, Entertainment, Family, Feelings, Friends, Happiness, Home, Life, Love, Memories, Mom, Musings, nostalgia, People, Personal, reflections, Relationships, Tradition

I was a happy bride!

Yes. Amma and I watched my wedding video. Full five hours of meticulous ceremonies and brightly clad people. Over the past seven years, I would have watched my wedding video probably three times in full. Yesterday as we were done dinner and sat around not knowing what to do, I had this brainwave. As we […]

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