Musings, Travel

Intimate Spaces

A clutch of colorful leaves is in her long, tapered fingers. Laddu painstakingly searches for and brings them to her one by one. It turns into a bouquet. We are by a set of rocks along the road that runs parallel to the roaring horseshoe falls on the Canadian side of the Niagara. Saathi is […]

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Life, Musings, reflections, Travel, vacation

Coming Home

“Alexa, play songs by Justin Bieber,” commands Pattu. Alexa obliges. The twins dance, arms outstretched, head thrown back, smiles lighting up their faces. They are the picture of abandon. I am struck by the difference. I stand in the kitchen watching them for a while. Ammu notices me and runs up. Her arms are around […]

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Family, India, Travel, vacation

Reliving a vacation

I leaned over the balcony facing the road and watched the two fathers and three kids disappear around the bend. The image stuck with me for a long time. The sight of my twins holding their chitappa’s hand and my niece holding my husband’s hand as they watched for traffic to slow before they crossed. […]

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India, Life, Musings, Travel

Back at home and loving it

K and I reached home after a short but intense and memorable trip visiting family in India. Splitting our time between Bangalore and Madras, we managed to pack in some shopping, a lot of eating and an one day trip to Mysore as well. It was as all India trips are. Vibrant, loud and cheerful. […]

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Diary, Feelings, Life, Personal, Snow, Travel, US

My Car. My Baby.

Waking up with a splitting headache, I downed amma’s kaapi and an Advil to boot. Dressed for the snow, I waited for my brother to show up to get a ride to the local school where I had abandoned my car late last night. Driving up as I glimpsed my car a wave of emotions […]

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Amma, Feelings, Life, Musings, Personal, Responsibility, Travel

Standing at the door

After six months of having Amma over every weekend, six months of telephone calls every three hours, Amma leaves to India today. As I stood at the door waving Bye I was filled with sadness, concern, anxiety and a sense of responsibility. You see, this is the first  time Amma is traveling by herself. It […]

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Books, Review, Tradition, Travel, Words

Book review – Eat pray love

I finally finished reading the book. Yayy!! To recap, starting with this post here, three weeks later than scheduled, here is my take on the book “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book is 333 pages long, divided into three sections each covering the author’s travels in Italy, India and Indonesia. The typeset is […]

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Musings, Travel

Sleeping with a stranger

Friday night Saathi and I reached the travel agent’s office on Hosur Road. The travel there was an adventure by itself. An hour through mad traffic, verbal insults and a dent on cousin in law’s car saw us at this place. As we looked around for a restroom there was none. Saathi in an effort […]

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