Category Zephyr Times
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.
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!”
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.
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.
Soon, I became a knife-fiend, making a beeline for the knife-counter in any department store I happened to pass by.
One can learn to tackle hate, but how does one cope with humiliation and the very negation of one’s identity?
The journey has been long–painful at times, exhilarating at others, but coming full circle has never been so enriching.
I have often wondered about what makes a friendship either tick or zonk out.
The humble idli has gone places and is even celebrating a World Idli Day! #WorldIdliDay
In the rose patches were tiny tight buds and bits of bright colour trying to burst through the green leaves holding them prisoners.
Remember some of the brands of the mid 20th century? Come, walk back in time with me…
Come February, Cybernag would complete nine years, one shy of a decade. And just like that, I began thinking of the beginning…. I had started blogging at a time when blogging was still ‘web logging’ in practice, though the terms ‘blogging’ and ‘blogger’ had already been coined and in use. We bloggers were full of […]
The exploits of Krishna were no doubt interesting, and he was a hero in my little eyes; but at six, it was Rama who appealed to my emotions when I heard his story as a six-year-old.