power of touch

There is something so powerful and invigorating about touch. You can really connect with another human being just by holding their hands in your own or patting their arm. Isn’t there something magical about finger intertwining facilitating the flow of positive energy and love from one person to another. My earliest memory, a very fond Read More →

honesty without compassion

A classroom. There is an exam in progress. Teens are busy passing around chits with bits of information to cheat. They are also asking children seated around them for help. Some teachers see this behavior and turn a blind eye. There is one lone boy who does his work diligently writing away what he knows. Read More →

The rosy scenario: Plan a vacation with family to Europe. Book airline tickets with Etihad for its wonderful reputation for hospitality. Get tickets booked through BudgetAir. Eagerly dream about European cruise.  That very same night, a massive itinerary change by Etihad that adds an overnight stay at Abu Dhabi. First prick in our happiness balloon. Read More →

The past week has been crazy busy. Have not found much time to blog or read. Will make amends as soon as possible. The good part is that the kids’ FAs are over. The bad part is that the SA starts in about 3 weeks. The younger brat’s birthday was super hectic and fun. Before Read More →

After my last post which detailed the huge scam perpetuated by BudgetAir, I reached out to the airline, Etihad, to help out with the refund. Their social media team engaged with me over twitter, shared an email id with me to give more details of my case and promised to look into the refund when Read More →


For some strange reason, I am feeling excessively mopey this morning. Oh, please don’t raise your eyebrows. It has nothing to do with PMS! Yes, the kids have their FAs or unit tests in simpler tongue. And, as usual my hair is on the brink of going completely white. Making my younger son revise in Read More →

I was sitting and having tea with the husband and having a chat when his mobile phone rang. One minute into the conversation, he offered to the person at the other end in a honey-drenched voice, “Why don’t you talk to my wife? She has been handling this issue and knows much more than me.” Read More →

Listening #1000Speak

I am reminded of the GD (group discussions) that I had before my MBA entrance.  Each one of us desperately tried to butt in and make our point in a group of 8-10 people.  There were times when 2 or 3 people spoke together and the louder one managed to keep talking. The quietest found Read More →


As Bangalore gears up for BBMP polls, what are the biggest problems we see our city grappling with? Water scarcity, clean drinking water, sanitation, garbage management and environmental pollution are some of the biggest concerns. Yes, you would think that metropolises would be immune to this issue but it isn’t so. Our metros and cities are Read More →

It was on 13th August, 2015 that my husband booked flight tickets for the four of us from Bangalore to Venice and back. While researching online, he came across BudgetAir.in’s offer of flight tickets that was cheaper than all other websites. He lapped it up and paid through his bank account. The amount was over Read More →

What a pain! Driving on non-existent roads to travel to a part of city that was still far from civilization. I remember driving here on Wednesdays while the weekend we did it together. Week after week for months on end, till the concrete, glass and pillars emerged into the shape of a home. Slowly, painstakingly. Read More →

dark girl

It don’t matter if you are black or white… Thus went the famous song by MJ. Here in India, it is more like It’s light brown; It’s dark brown. And, it matters a lot! India, which is a brown country, where skin tones range from the really dark to the lightest browns, you learn about Read More →


This post has also been published on the Huffington Post India. Parenting is a befuddling, bittersweet journey. When you start out, you are the sole providers, care givers and opinion makers in your children’s lives till they watch cartoons and have friends that is. Then they grow older, acquire a vocabulary and interests. You also Read More →


This is a very random post about random happenings around our home  focussing on the boys. For one, their first unit tests of the new academic year are on. Today is the last day for the younger son. I must be more happy than him for sure. 😀 In case, you didn’t know, I sit Read More →

The delightful video above takes me on the journey of wishes – fulfilled and unfulfilled. As kids, I remember clutching that broken eye lash and wishing with all my might for whatever I wanted and then waiting with bated breath for it to come true. The wonder, the excitement, the joy of it all! And Read More →

5 ways parenting is like blogging

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Shailaja Vishwanath on my blog. I first met her through her blogs. She shares great fiction at The Moving Quill and musings on life and parenting at the Diary of a Doting mom. She is warm, friendly, intelligent and affectionate, and I instantly hit it off with her. Read More →

marriage forgivers

In the times, when the institution of marriage is constantly being called outdated and redundant, those of us who still swear by the institution feel outnumbered. I am not the kind who projects a picture of perfect matrimony or even believes in it. Fifteen years of marriage teach you practicality all right. I have never Read More →


I am continuing the 3 Day Quote Challenge by posting my second favorite quote in the series. Yes, I know, I am not posting daily. But, I guess better late than never. The quote above is from the book P.S. I love you. I haven’t read the book but loved the movie. It was replete with Read More →


This is a quote that speaks to me and is in tune with my thinking. While all of us wish to put our best face/foot forward in public, does it sometimes make us do things against our grain? It is a fascinating subject to ponder over. I mean think if we spoke the absolute truth Read More →


My Lab, Coco, is a dog with a slightly nervous temperament. He is a master in his own terrain read home but outside the house he is a clumsy wreck. A very peculiar trait that he has is that he runs out of the house and goes about exploring the neighborhood. Since our community is Read More →

This was a social get together, a function where families came together and interacted socially. Amidst loud ringing laughter and camaraderie, the men and women quickly segregated into their smaller groups. The children meanwhile found their own things to do, the younger ones began running all over the place while the older ones just hung Read More →

These days, sigh, I end up watching most Hindi movies with kids. The reason is that the husband has so many dislikes when it comes to Hindi movie heroes and heroines. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is an excuse that he’s invented so that he does not have to take us to Hindi Read More →


I must have been 10 back then. I wanted to eat an apple but had no clue about using a knife. Nevertheless, I put it on my hand and thought of chopping it in one stroke like a karate chop. The apple fell down but the knife did quite a bit of damage to my Read More →


The other day, when the car was at a traffic light, I noticed a young couple, a newly-wed couple on bike. They would have looked like any other young couple on a bike except that the girl had her arms full of red bangles. They both were dressed in jeans and Tees. Normally, we don’t Read More →

While browsing through the movie channels, I came across Marley and me. I faintly remembered watching this movie a while back when it had first released. I faintly remembered the cast and the storyline. I knew this movie about a dog would instantly appeal to the kids. So, I recorded this one. And the entire Read More →