Lessons life has taught me in the past few years
My introspection made me face my strengths and weaknesses, some pleasant, some never examined and some others not so pleasant.
The day my friend saved my sanity
As the laughter bubbled out of me, I felt the tension dropping away and my spirits magically lifting.
In a moment of panic…enroute to Sinhagad Fort – 2
Even Chacha Choudhary would have begged for some brains from the Cybernag at that moment as she weighed the various options before her and made her mind up.
In a moment of panic…enroute to Sinhagad Fort – 1
We all have moments of panic and each one reacts in a different way. I normally have a steady head on my shoulders but that day I lost it.
The best mantra for old age – be independent, be happy!
Elders need to develop and sustain some hobby or activity even while younger, to keep them occupied physically, mentally and spiritually as they age. In the absence of any such activity, they usually begin to look to their children and grandchildren for emotional sustenance, making them the sole focus of their attention.
The old woman who never learnt how to make paper boats
Listening to me lament about my lack of craft skills one day, while admiring one of her projects, she simply said,
“But you write so well, Pati!”
Of mice, boy and a pair of flip-flops
The boy had learnt his lesson in compassion from two mice – one a big field rat in a trap and one a tiny dead mouse.
Mantras are powerful, but I love my ‘shloka-pills’!
Like a child reaching out to one particular relative in a large joint family to redress a specific complaint, so can we invoke any manifestation of the Supreme, to get out problem sorted out by chanting a shloka dedicated to the Deity.
A cook and her cleaver do never part
Soon, I became a knife-fiend, making a beeline for the knife-counter in any department store I happened to pass by.
Coming full circle–The turbulent Teens I
One can learn to tackle hate, but how does one cope with humiliation and the very negation of one’s identity?
Coming full circle–my journey of faith
The journey has been long–painful at times, exhilarating at others, but coming full circle has never been so enriching.
What kind of friend are you?
I have often wondered about what makes a friendship either tick or zonk out.
Idli-dosas and Me!
The humble idli has gone places and is even celebrating a World Idli Day! #WorldIdliDay