In 2 minutes

No this is not about Maggi. Duh! Though that was a catchy line, whoever prepared Maggi in two minutes? This is about a prompt by friend and popular daddy blogger, Sid Balachandran which struck an instant chord with me. I am a person who loves observing people. I have always liked doing it when I Read More →

Independence and what it means to me

I was watching this advertisement on telly. There was some banter between a wife and a husband. The wife says, “I used to be more independent before marriage.” So I turn to my husband and say, “I used to be too.” He gave me ‘the look.’ You know the fun and sometimes the exasperating part Read More →

Confusing title, huh? There was a time when I was in school/college when certain words and fake accents felt so cool. Seriously, parents were old fashioned and so was their lingo. What did they know about the latest trends and that inserting one word as an adjective just made us belong to a group of Read More →

My younger son is an inexhaustible source of funny anecdotes. The other day he was telling me about this incident that baffled him and left me roaring with laughter. Now this little man is the picture of perfect behavior outside of home – shy to a fault, he turns red if someone so much as Read More →

Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund‘s #JanoTohMano video above took me back to my college days when we used to pass chits around to convey messages. Seriously those days seem so far away and unreal now. Yes, no mobile phones, WhatsApp or even easy access to emails back then. It is not to say that there wasn’t Read More →

the man, the boy and the donkey

This is a lovely story that I am sure most of you must have heard when you were children. The other day my husband was narrating this one to my younger son, and it struck me how very sensible and relevant this story is for every stage of life. So here’s the tale just to refresh Read More →

There is not a single person in this world who does not like gifts. Receiving gifts from your loved ones and friends generally elates, doesn’t it? It may sound like a cliché but it is the thought that counts. The fact that they thought of you and chose to make/buy you something that you would 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 →