Wishes

Happy New Year!

Dear readers, As we start a new decade, I wish for you: Calm in the face of a storm Equanimity in the face of sorrow Hope in the face of despair Perseverance in the face of failure Happiness above everything else. Happy New Year to all of you. Love, Lakshmi.

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Musings, New beginnings, New Year, Wishes

Happy New Year 2019

One year bites the dust. Another emerges from the ashes. I wish for me and for you in this new year: Time for reflection Ways to practice mindfulness Balancing family with work Plenty of dinnertime conversations Lots of hugs and kisses Quality over quantity Country over party Kindness over everything else I am rooting for […]

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Birthday, Kids, Musings, Wishes

Sassy, Smart and Sweet

I wearily trudge up the stairs, my knee joints groaning in pain. Annoyance is writ large on my face as I open the door to Ammu’s bedroom. Ammu and Pattu are lying together, arms encircling each other. Ammu is holding on to Pattu’s earlobe in a gesture that is strangely comforting. I split them up […]

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Birthday, Daughters, Happiness, Wishes

One turn around the sun

You sit up next to me, your fingers prying my mouth open. I open one eye, not yet ready to wake. I feign sleep and turn around. I feel your chubby hands pulling my hair. Unable to resist your overtures, I push the covers away and sit up. You hold my shoulder and pull yourself […]

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Ammu, Birthday, Family, Musings, Pattu, Wishes

Cake, Gifts and Balloons

I walk quietly, my footfall muffled by the carpet. The silence from Laddu’s room is reassuring. I am about to walk downstairs when the mess that is Ammu’s room catches my eye. I step inside annoyance ruffling my Zen. I pick the blanket up to fold and my eyes are drawn to the handmade card […]

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Appa, Dad, Daughters, Life, Wishes

Daddy’s Daughters

“Hugssss!!” “Hugss” repeats Cee endearingly stretching her arms sideways from her high chair. I stand half amused watching K shuttle between the girls dispensing hugs, healing boo-boos and planting kisses on chubby cheeks. Over the past year I have watched K evolve as a father. He is their primary care giver and by that commands […]

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Wishes

A new year. A new life.

Legs curled under my body, I leaned on K as the year came to an end and the millions on TV shivered in the cold watching an electronic apple descend marking the count down to the next decade. It also wrapped up two unbelievably hectic, dark days in my life. As the new day dawned, […]

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Wishes

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year folks! Here’s hoping the new year rings in lots of hope, happiness, peace, prosperity and plenty to all of us.See you in 2010!

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Plug, Sa- She Speaks, Wishes

Plugging for Sa – She Speaks

Sa went from being a regular blog to a bi weekly webzine. In my short association with Sa, my respect for it has gone up many fold. It takes a great deal of commitment and passion to make something like this come to fruition. Hats off Sneha and Shweta!! May Sa go from strength to […]

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Appa, Birthday, Feelings, Personal, Wishes

Twin emotions

Every year as this day rolls around, I am caught with conflicting emotions. I want to celebrate the day my dad was born. I imagine him bringing untold joy to his parents by his very birth. I imagine that being the first born son he would also have been a very welcome addition to the […]

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Birthday, Feelings, Happiness, Life, nostalgia, Wishes

Lost in the mail

Dear Gulgul, Waking up this morning, I was reminded of a day 6 years ago when the snow was falling gently and beautifully. Your mom was in the hospital eagerly waiting for your arrival. K took your anxious grand mom to the hospital to wait with your mom and dad. Late that night we drove […]

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Birthday, Wishes

Happy Birthday Dearest A!!!

They say friends are family by choice and in some way it is true for our desi arranged marriages too. Four years back, when my Sis in law became part of my family, I had dreams of girlish bonding, gossiping and such. What I got instead was a rather quiet, doe eyed beauty who listened […]

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Birthday, Family, Personal, Wishes

Tis a special day!

Yes. My fav cuz celebrates her birthday and another fav cuz gets married today to another member of the extended family. Or will be married by the time the day is over. I sit here in the morning stillness wondering if the nischayadhartham is over or if the birthday girl is up so I can […]

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