Friendship, Musings, Sadness

Insidious Memories

The grated daikon glistens with moisture as I add finely diced green chillies to it. A sprinkle of sea salt and I am ready to make the dough. As I pound and shape the dough, memories seep in. The three of us in the kitchen. One at the stove, the other perched on the counter […]

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Blues, Feelings, Inner Voice, Life, Moods, Sadness

Feeling blue

This week has been strangely restless. I feel this acute sense of aging and life rushing past me. I feel caught between feeling regrets for the things that can’t be and an indifference to what lies ahead. While I know this is just in my head sometimes it begs of me to be written somewhere. […]

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Death, Sadness

Rest in peace Mumbai victims

Reading about the latest in the series of bomb blasts and shootings in Bombay makes me sick to the stomach. Will this mindless violence ever end?  May those who lost their lives today rest in peace and those who are injured make a speedy recovery. 

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Ramblings, Rant, Sadness

Entitlement

All my life I grew up feeling entitled to a whole lot of things like a happy childhood, loving parents, a roof over my head, clothes the way I wanted it. You name it. In the natural progression of things dictated by what my peers did, I felt entitled and more often than not, got […]

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Death, Feelings, Kovai, Memories, Sadness

Rest in Peace Uncle

As is my customary ritual I emailed my cousin V detailing my weekend jaunts. She replied back in an hour talking about her weekend and finished of her email with news of a family friend’s death. Somehow, reading her email made me feel sad. Real sad. For the longest time when I lived in CBE, […]

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Life, People, Ramblings, reflections, Sadness

Health is wealth

K and I drove with a friend to visit a colleague who was in the hospital after something he ate did not agree with him. While the details of what exactly is wrong with him are murky, seeing him pale and tired in the hospital bed drove home the point how much we take our […]

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Appa, Death, Feelings, Life, Sadness

In grief we unite

As my mom spoke of yet another good friend who lost her mom this past week, I slipped into a melancholic state. The raw feelings of grief that washed over me when I realized my dad’s loss revisited me all over again. No matter our age, it is always hard to deal with the loss […]

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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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