I can’t believe that another Covid-marred year is winding to a close. Frankly after two doses of vaccine, I thought that this Covid thing was in my bag. How very wrong! But now with Omicron in the picture, one never knows now, does one? I guess Covid has really taken us all through a roller-coaster Read More →

That day heading to the airport filled me with utter despair. I experienced a mix of anxiety and sadness. Anxiety because of international travel as the pandemic was waning but still not done with. That 2-hour ride to the airport was peppered with little conversation, as each of us was lost in thought. Old Hindi Read More →

A picture of boxes and a sofa visible for moving

I walk across and slide open the large glass windows of the balcony to look at the trees swaying in the morning wind. Rain drops glisten on the glass railings. The rain swept greenery looks inviting. With a steaming hot mug of coffee in my hands, I stand to savour this sight. Thick grey clouds Read More →

Just today I shared a small thread on twitter outlining my four months of #Quarantine. I did focus more on the professional aspects with a little touch of the personal towards the end. But, of course, there is so much more that we have all been through all this time. But, one thing that I Read More →

It feels surreal, doesn’t it? Despite having lived through bomb blasts, riots and even wars, somehow my life wasn’t touched in this manner for such a long duration. But this crazy virus has turned all our lives upside down. No not upside down, it has actually changed our perspective on life. The Uncertainty I oscillate Read More →

I am someone who abhors anything loud, as my family would corroborate. I don’t like anything noisy. Even the parties I go to must not have ear-shattering music. I like to have my eardrums intact, thank you very much. But, have you noticed how noise, in general, has increase a lot in our public spaces Read More →

bindi tales

Bindi that tiny dot that Hindu women put on their forehead, intrigues a lot of people When I visited Amsterdam many years back, my Dutch friend’s girlfriend kept quizzing me about a tiny blue bindi that I wore with a kurta. I saw firsthand how foreigners are so in awe of our traditional dress and Read More →

I took off my footwear in the car and walked the stony path to the temple carefully. As I stepped into the huge courtyard that the large, ornately carved doors led to, I bent down to touch the threshold with my hand and touched it to my forehead in obeisance. My younger son who was Read More →

wistful musings

The other day, I stood in my tiny lawn looking up at the avocado tree. It has managed to stay put and grounded in such a narrow space. The trunk lengthening and going to obscene heights so that it can get its share of sunlight. The leaves, they renew completely every year, and the tree Read More →