respect earned

Indian culture has always placed a lot of emphasis on respect, especially for elders and teachers. We don’t address our teachers by their first names and may share a friendly relationship with them within a respectful dimension. And elders, we address our parents’ friends as uncle or auntie. We touch the feet of our elders Read More →

gratitude

June was overall a good month. Writing that feels good, doesn’t it? I have been writing gratitude posts for over a year now, and I realize that starting by writing something positive gets the positive thoughts rolling. So here are the wonderful things that happened: Socially, June was a nice month. Had a few get-togethers Read More →

women workload

I recently read this comic, and it completely resonated with me. I quite liked the term ‘mental load’ that was mentioned here. Based on my own experience and those of women around me, I would say that we are always carrying this mental load. Here are a few scenarios that I would like you to Read More →

I am an avid online shopper – from apparel to groceries, from jewellery to movies and from vacation to lifestyle shopping, I have done them all. These days, I look for deals or coupons before I shop online. You wouldn’t believe how much money you can save just by doing that! Often these deals have Read More →

constipation

Bowel movement is something that is really not a part of our normal conversation. I know, I wrinkle my nose when my kids do potty talk whether it is at the dining table or otherwise. Call it my prim and proper upbringing, as kids we kept topics below the belt (pun intended) under close wraps Read More →

This year my elder son turned 15 and I completed 15 years of motherhood. Yes, motherhood which is often put on a high pedestal, not without reason though. Trust me, I am not one who likes to be treated as a deity or worshipped. I am as human as another woman and terribly flawed too. Read More →

This is my gratitude post for the month of April. April is the month that starts with summer holidays for kids. My last post detailed how our summer vacations were panning out. This is also the month when I take a virtual sabbatical in reading, writing and engagement on social media, doing each of these Read More →

summer vacation

Summer vacation are never the same as they were in my childhood. I walked down that nostalgia lane in this post. As we moved from joint families to nuclear ones with working mothers, no more monthly sojourns to relatives’ homes. At least, not for me. Family visits are quick and short. And the kids hardly Read More →