Of Music & Life🎹🎶

This morning I was listening to an audio book ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama. Not only is the book absorbing, but her narration is spell- binding too. In one of her anecdotal episodes, she recounts how she learnt to play the piano from her Aunt. She tells us a little something about pianos. On her veryContinue reading “Of Music & Life🎹🎶”

⚖️Striking the Balance⚖️

We learn everyday. We learn from nearly everyone and everything around us. We are not the same person as we were yesterday. We won’t be the same as we are today. Life has a sharp learning curve.It is not always kind. Nothing ever goes away without teaching us what it was created to & metContinue reading “⚖️Striking the Balance⚖️”

😌Solace😌

An unmarried friend of mine used to extol the virtues of spinsterhood all the time, saying that she would never miss something she hadn’t experienced when told that she would miss the company of a partner in her old age. I agreed with her wholeheartedly. I remember telling my father about yet another unmarried friendContinue reading “😌Solace😌”

❤️Rebels, Misfits & Shattered Souls❤️

My mother always says that the character of an individual can be gauged only when you live with them as truly as purity of gold can be measured only on testing it.. “सोने के kasne से और इंसान के basne से पता चलता है…” True, may be! But energies don’t work that way. There isContinue reading “❤️Rebels, Misfits & Shattered Souls❤️”

✝️Crosses we bear✝️

Many of you might remember the old NCERT textbooks which had one page right at the beginning sharing the Talisman propounded by Mahatma Gandhi. At the time, I didn’t completely get the meaning of his words which are now crystal clear. What Gandhiji meant when he gave us that mantra was – there are alwaysContinue reading “✝️Crosses we bear✝️”

📣Learn to Listen📣

The incident, I am about to narrate, goes back to the year 2009 or 2010, I was teaching at a residential school then. We had an English department full of experienced and knowledgeable teachers, each more impressive than the next in terms of vigour, zest or plain perspective. I remember the day like it wasContinue reading “📣Learn to Listen📣”

🙏Making Amends🙏

What is the gravest loss a person can incur? Someone frivolous would say- Money, someone with greater depth and realisation about how life runs would say – passing away or passing on of loved ones is a loss that can never be repaired. True that! But while we are living, we learn to survive withContinue reading “🙏Making Amends🙏”

Plan with a Capital ‘S’

Where do you plan to go this vacation? How are you bringing in the new year/ your birthday / your anniversary? What do you plan to do in future? Are these the right courses for what you have in mind for your life? Why are you going out with this person, do you see aContinue reading “Plan with a Capital ‘S’”

It’s just like driving!

What happens when we first learn to drive a car or ride a bike? After the initial apprehensions, a sort of over confidence sets in and combined with the zest of youth, we tend to forgo speed limits, we test our boundaries, we take chances, we know that we would be able to control theContinue reading “It’s just like driving!”

👑The Indomitable Spirit👑

“Look, look, Guttu! Look at the color of her hair”, Mishti, my six year old niece couldn’t hold back her excitement when she saw an old lady with hair as white as cotton wool, nearly the same texture too. I explained to her how a human body ages and loses its vigour with time. SheContinue reading “👑The Indomitable Spirit👑”

🔗Caged🔗

A cold winter morning.. The Sun peeking through the mist, trying to bring some warmth to the wet & moist earth along with my jittering limbs & the deepest cockles of my heart. I sit in my balcony, soaking up the pink sunlight, with a hot cuppa tea. This has become a steady course toContinue reading “🔗Caged🔗”

💫Through the Looking Glass💫

A seagull was flying over a beach, when it saw a mouse. It flew down and asked the mouse: “Where are your wings?” Each animal speaks its own language, and so the mouse didn’t understand the question, but stared at the two strange, large things attached to the other creature’s body. “It must have someContinue reading “💫Through the Looking Glass💫”

👼The Way I Am👸

“There will come a day when you will realise what you actually want. Your search will end, it will reach its culmination and that would be the day you probably would stop reading and writing. Whatever you write thereafter will be a complete thought. Your words will want for nothing. You will have achieved whatContinue reading “👼The Way I Am👸”

☕Recipe for Respite🍴

It was my first job, teaching at my mother’s school. There was a cultural function just round the corner and while making a model for the exhibition or a prop for the stage, I don’t remember which, I had fallen short of adhesive and a colleague of mine had offered me some araldite, which theyContinue reading “☕Recipe for Respite🍴”

✨Knead ’em Along✨Keep ’em Close✨

As far as household chores are concerned, I particularly pride myself in the kneading of the dough. That was the first thing I learnt and mastered in the kitchen, even before I tried my hand at boiling tea leaves. The process of turning powdery, lacklustre flour into consistent, supple dough, gets me every single time.Continue reading “✨Knead ’em Along✨Keep ’em Close✨”

👸Lost my Tiara👸

I saw an animated episode of the famous Motu Patlu today. These characters were quite famous when we were kids and there was a series of comics of the same name. I remember reading them all. This particular episode I saw, had Motu trying to outrun a pouring cloud. He tried everything in the bookContinue reading “👸Lost my Tiara👸”

Regrets.. 

I never thought I would be choosing this title for my blog, EVER because I have always maintained that regrets are such a waste of time and precious energy. In any normal life, people do things which may either work for them or not. But regretting the ones that did not work out has neverContinue reading “Regrets.. “

💫Choices💫

I went to the general store the other day and decided, on an impulse, to get a different brand of tooth paste for myself. It was weird and at the same time exciting to add it to my cart, after all, for as long as I can remember, I have been using the same brandContinue reading “💫Choices💫”