Be Grateful and Celebrate

Ever since this lock down started, we’ve all been looking for reasons to either stay in or step out. The women in my society are all facing the reversed cycle of life: dealing with helicopter kids, as they are now discovering, is no fun after all. We don’t let our moms step out of the…

Stay Calm, Peace On!

The collective thinking of any race, or herd mentality, is a force to reckon with. Stupidity and confidence are two sides of the same coin. Knowledge through facts, and research guided by intuition is what keeps the world sane and logical. But when intuition (read over-confidence) becomes your source of knowledge, and you use research…

Difficult Times, Tough Measures

The world around is calm, with the unexpected breeze blowing on Mumbai skies. The incessant honking is replaced the chirping (rather cawing) of birds (my locality is home to more crows than any other birds). The silence can be deafening. The echo of every sneeze, that comes out from the kitchen windows when tempering spices,…

Winds of Change

According to traditional belief, because the symbols and mantras on prayer flags are sacred, they should be treated with respect. These flags are usually placed at a height, ideally at a doorframe. Tibetan prayer flags come in sets of five colors: blue, white, red, green, and yellow. Blue symbolizes the sky and space, white symbolizes…

Back to School

Do you remember the longest association of your life? Mine was my school. I spent almost 13 years in the same institution and if you go by my mark sheets, I wasn’t the smartest of the lot. But every class had that generous soul, the class clown, the mischief maker, the princess, the diva, the…

Playing Time…

One of the most cherished memories of my childhood was this beautiful teak wood, championship grade carrom board. The old baby pink striker was embossed with a fish that had scales. Eventually, mom got us a pearl white one, which wasn’t as smooth as the pink one, so we never gave up on our old…

Nirvana

There is something inherently beautiful about faith. If you look closely at all religious teachings, there is a very layered overlap. Each culture explains moral and ethical implications of every action and decision we make. What sets them apart is the way in which these are explained, giving us an insight into the socio-linguistic fabric…

Cheap Thrills

Happy Holi everyone! The one thing I noticed is the colorful currencies across the world. After the demonetization, we have currencies of denominations that didn’t exist before. Along with that came new currency in colors such as chocolate, orange and purple. Another striking feature is that apart from the father of the Nation (Mahatama Gandhi),…

Lurking in the Shadows

There is something about masks that intrigues me. You already know that I am a closet romantic, and unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get the right book that makes me swoon inside my head. I ended up reading some incredily stupid “trashy” romantic novels for the month of love. Now, don’t get me wrong;…

Candle Light & Soul Forever

If there is one secret wish that everyone has, is having a perfect relationship. Why that translates to anything sexual has always been beyond my comprehension. Companionship, in any form, built on mutual respect, has been something that I seek from any close bond I create. Perfection, like affection is not a constant state of…