The Joy of Life!

Enjoying the last bit of the year, good or bad is probably one of the things we look forward to and prepare for well. The year 2019 hasn’t been the kindest, but I am grateful nonetheless to have endured and gracefully sailed through it. Here’s a toast to family, friends, feasts and a whole lot…

It's Christmas Eve!

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love. Ada V. Hendricks

Minon Moments of Life!

Life happens to us at a blistering pace! My brother once explained this theory to me (I don’t know if he remembers this though) that made most sense to me than most things I’ve ever heard. He said, time flows at a standard pace: the bad times seems longer because we wait for it to…

The Feast is Laid

Love it or hate it, plum cakes have been an integral part of our Christmas celebrations. My brother’s school would usually give each student a loaf each, which would make me slightly jealous. Our neighbor would diligently hand a few slices to us after she came back from Midnight mass. No gifts get exchanged, our…

Ring Out The Old

For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

It’s Christmas!

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks,Dressed in holiday style,In the air there is a feeling,of Christmas Children laughing,People passingMeeting smile after smile,And on every street corner you’ll hear :Silver bells, silver bellsIt’s Christmas time in the cityring- a- ling, hear them ring,soon it will be Christmas day. Strings of street lights,Even stop lights,Blink a bright red and…

‘Tis the Season

I just can’t waitI don’t want a lot for ChristmasThere is just one thing I needAnd I don’t care about the presentsUnderneath the Christmas treeI don’t need to hang my stockingThere upon the fireplaceSanta Claus won’t make me happyWith a toy on Christmas DayI just want you for my ownMore than you could ever knowMake…

Wish You a Very Merry Christmas!

The last holiday of the year has finally arrived!I can’t believe (how relieved I am) that the year is over. As we count the year down, and celebrate to our heart’s content, let me take the opportunity to wish you, your family and all your loved ones a very colorful festive season!

Harmony in the Mind!

Growing up, my mom never forced religious beliefs on us. And being Hindus studying at Convent Schools, we learnt to practice our religion and respect beliefs of another too. I remember picking up small plastic decorations for a shimmering little fake Christmas tree. In fact it was a practice to add at least one new…