karwa chauth

My first brush with Karwa Chauth was though my mother. I remember her dressing in gorgeous sarees, some from her wedding trousseau wearing lovely jewellery and keeping the fast with cheer and peace. She woke up early morning before dawn and ate whatever she had to eat. Since I never woke up that early, I had no idea how she 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 →

pearl

Pearls have a timeless, vintage feel to them. I remember I used to salivate after my mum’s champagne pearl necklace and earrings. It enhanced her regal beauty and made her look like a queen. They complement the Indian sari beautifully. Since then pearls have held a special appeal for me. But, when I talk to Read More →

mother

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 →

bangles

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 →

Food

Snigdha hurriedly gulped down her coffee as she waved bye to her husband. He left early morning to beat the commute. She had exactly an hour to go before she hit the road too. Luckily her workplace was about 10 minutes away. Mornings were always very hectic in the Verma household. Their two kids were Read More →

In a way, it was literal for me #StartANewLife. In this case, it was a new professional life. As a person, I have been passionate and committed to my professional work. I was a Marketing professional who thoroughly enjoyed her brand management stint. Then, I was married and moved to US. The work sabbatical stretched Read More →

My current maid is the talkative kind. She regularly shares anecdotes of her family. She has two daughters younger than my children. She is working hard to put them in school. Her husband is a painter (not the Arts kind). I have noticed that whenever her children are sick, she is the one who takes Read More →