I am slowly heading towards an empty nest. A couple of years down the line, the younger son will also be on his way to college. Being a parent is so hard. We try to do our best. You know the toughest part is aligning two different upbringings and sensibilities. My husband and I have Read More →

I love summer. I hate summer. Yes, these two co-exist for me. Living in Bangalore for 2 decades now, it is pretty much rainfall throughout the year barring 3-4 months.  Starting from January when our tiny winter is on its way out, we experience spring and summer in quick succession. As I suffer from dust Read More →

I spent an absolutely horrendous day some days back watching my pet Coco, who is almost 12 years old, be really sick. While I have been a dog lover since childhood, it has been always a tough decision bringing a pet home. In the initial years, when the kids were young, I always pushed this Read More →

An outline of a happy woman

Happiness is a state of mind. One can be deeply unhappy despite seemingly having everything. And then there are others who really are able to stay happy in very challenging circumstances. Is happiness about how we react to things or is it an all-enveloping result of circumstances? This question has always fascinated me. The other Read More →

Some of you are aware that I moved to an apartment complex in Bangalore a few month back. Now the weird thing about being a pet parent is that it shows you the character of people in very different ways. There are those who unabashedly love dogs. They will come waving at you when they Read More →

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 →