Joy, New blog, Words

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 […]

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Inner Voice, Musings, nostalgia, reflections, Words

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 […]

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Musings, People, reflections, Words, Work

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 […]

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Musings, Ramblings, Rant, reflections, Words

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 […]

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Musings, Ramblings, 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 […]

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Blogs, Feelings, Misc, Sorry, Words

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 […]

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Books, Review, Words

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 […]

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