Waking up to ice sticking to trees and foggy glass windows, I groaned internally. As much as I knew I was not heading out to work in the slush I had to clear the driveway to make way for the service technician who was to look at our heater. Fortified by good Kaapi and bread, … Continue reading Salt and ice and everything’s not nice.
This really happened. This past Friday, I drove myself to work. It is a rarity considering K and I work at the same place and he almost always drives the car. The day went past and it was time for me to leave. Remembering to check with K on directions to another place I wanted … Continue reading And there I sat.
It's amazing how little things bring order and a smile to an otherwise chaotic day. After six odd months, as K and I drove to work together, I was on my cell phone calling Amma like I always do. Just as expected, she picked the phone at first ring and my first question was "Enna … Continue reading Back to routine
Don't you look beautiful today? She asked and nodded appreciatively as she passed me on the aisle at work. I was on my way to fill my water bottle and start my day. Since the days are warmer and I feel the lightness of Spring in my step, I usually tend to wear clothes that … Continue reading Don’t you look beautiful today?
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 … Continue reading Where have you been? Rice is 22$ a bag now!!
I ambled down the stairs awake but not quite alert and paused for a brief moment before my 'swami ull' or praying space. I light a pair of oil lamps daily first thing after I am done brushing my teeth and before I treat myself to a steaming cup of tea. Today I felt lazy. … Continue reading The Art of Praying
As I sat in the rather small waiting room of my hospital's out patient lab I could not help muse about the behaviors of people when forced to share space with totally unknown strangers for a fair amount of time. When I took my seat after handing in my paperwork I saw there were about … Continue reading Waiting room musings
Waiting for a friend in the lobby of her office, I picked up a worn out copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Turning over the pages vacantly, I read a few of the contributions and found myself nodding my head in agreement or going "My parents would have done the exact same thing! … Continue reading Jeera rasam for the desi soul
As I peered out the tall glass windows of my office building watching the slushy, icy mix come down, I was glad I was inside looking out unlike Saathi who was out there scraping ice off the windshield and side mirrors. It was another five minutes before he pulled up by the door to pick me … Continue reading Whither Equality?
As the timer showed 45 mins, I was disappointed. Quite unusual for me because I usually look forward to stepping off the treadmill and getting on with the rest of the day. Today was a little out of usual. This new year I have begun with renewed resolve to make walking a part of my … Continue reading A little harder, a little further