Validation — art of offering support without the need to endorse
It is not just individuals who seek validation, but sometimes an entire community, people, and even nations need validation of their collective experience.
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.
Do you need to have shared interests in a relationship?
Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt, you see. It often makes for familiar comfort of each other’s quirks and even annoying habits!
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.
The ordeal of my garbage run
The L&M worries that some Corona virus might stick to my hair when I go out and since I can’t afford to wash my hair every day, I have to plan the garbage run meticulously to coincide with my hair-wash day. And that entails more planning.
‘Ye dil maange more’ of a higher kind
As the country desperately fights COVID-19, in the locked-in mode, what we need is the Vikram Batra-kind of a loftier ‘more’ in our dils, to make us better human beings.
What kind of friend are you?
I have often wondered about what makes a friendship either tick or zonk out.
My father, the wonderful storyteller
Father was a man of many parts, but as a storyteller, he was nonpareil.
‘Touching’ across continents
We have come a long way from fiddling helplessly with keyboard as we Skype with our granddaughter. But the excitement and joy are still the same as we ‘enter’ each other’s homes!
Give some space!
For any relationship to thrive, the most important thing needed is space – not necessarily physical.
Can a relationship ever be 50:50?
Go that extra mile for a better relationship.