Category Relationships

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.

.. and it was not Valentine’s Day

An L&M post for Valentine’s Day, especially since neither of us give it even a thought? Gasp! My regular readers are sure to do a double take when they see the title and read the post, for this one is a little ‘hatke’. The man himself was mighty pleased and smiled smugly. After all, he has […]

Handyman or man handy?

They say that men are not useful around the house and that they can’t do housework. Well, they haven”t met the L&M, then! 

The War Of The Living Room

Over the years I have ceded my living room more times than C P and Berar has been ceded in the annals of Indian history!

The Changing Face of Parenthood

Nuclear families and changing lifestyles have made parenting more challenging than ever. How is the present generation faring in comparison to the older generations?

Have you connected with yourself lately?

If you want others to enjoy being with you, you should know how to enjoy being with yourself first.

The toothless smiles

It is only the toothless, both young and old — that appreciate it when their basic needs are met. For the rest, the needs are too complex to be satisfied easily.

A bagful of treasures

We go through life collecting treasures of precious memories — to hold close to our heart and pull out one at a time to savour at leisure.

Elders: To care or not to care

In all the discussion on eldercare, let us not forget to spare a thought, a smile, a little time, for the lonely, destitute and abandoned elders – who make for a huge number in India, for we are the privileged who are caring and cared for.

What’s in a name?

No wonder Shakespeare asked, ‘What’s in a name?’ He had not met the L&M you see!