Oh! What fun it is

Done with my chores for the day, I switch off the kitchen lights, peek in on the kids to make sure they are fast asleep and tucked in and make my way to the study where my laptop beckons. The characters in my head are jostling for attention. Their words, their emotions, their body language … Continue reading Oh! What fun it is

Reflections on reading

"I haven't read a book in ages.." I remarked rather wistfully to a friend on the phone one day in the recent past. The conversation then veered onto books and off tangentially to culture and such. Climbing the stairs to my bedroom, my eyes were glued in the dim light to an interesting post on … Continue reading Reflections on reading

An upside down world

Seated at an odd angle to the projected screen, I angled my head to get a better view of the presenter. A balding pate, a face that seemed to smile even he was not, eyes that seemed gentle. The CEO of my new workplace was giving us a peek into his vision as part of … Continue reading An upside down world

Struggling with words

An idea struck me at work while helping a friend. I was in the middle of something and could not take the time to pin the words down. Through the day I wrote and rewrote it in my mind. Finally in the middle of making lunch the next morning, I translated part of it to … Continue reading Struggling with words

Yes, Yeah or Ya?

Stepping out of the room in which our weekly status meetings are held, I couldn't help noticing the way different people responded to questions that required a simple yes or no. Most people on my team have this habit of saying "Yeah" when they mean "Yes". And somehow that bothers me. Not sure why. May … Continue reading Yes, Yeah or Ya?

I’ll be back.

Up earlier than normal for a weekend, I heard K pull out of our driveway on his way to a cricket match. The clock showed 7:45 AM. I lit the lamps, made myself a cup of tea and sat on the couch with my phone to call Amma. Phone call done, I looked around. The … Continue reading I’ll be back.

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Husseini – A Review

In keeping with the rules of Thoughtful Thursdays, here is my review of "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Husseini. A Thousand Splendid Suns is the story of Mariam and Laila. It is the story of Rasheed¬†the husband they share and the children Aziza¬†and Zalmai. The book is divided into four parts. The first is … Continue reading A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Husseini – A Review

Life is good!

Sometimes in the hours before I am ready to call it a day, I sit on my recliner, feet up, laptop perched comfortably on my legs and browse. I cover news from MSNBC, The Hindu, Rediff, CNN, BBC and Google News. Then wondering what to do next, I haunt all my fave bloggers in the … Continue reading Life is good!

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 … Continue reading Book review – Eat pray love

Inexorable march to the future

Dictionary.com defines inexorable as unbending; severe, relentless, unrelenting, implacable, merciless, cruel, pitiless. Around where I live there are plenty of steep winding country roads. Much like roller coasters. One such road is the one connecting my home with my brother's. Each time we drive back home there is this stretch where there is the feeling … Continue reading Inexorable march to the future

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, … Continue reading Epiphany – A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Jeera rasam for the desi soul

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