Chaos in the Kitchen

The past few posts have been serious and too much of anything has its repercussions. So, today we talk happy and sweet mixed with loads of humour. Happy, because Shubham’s landed his first international assignment to work as senior programmer for a first person shooter game. Sweet, for I share a recipe with you all…

Expressing Matters

I want to start with thanks for the positive reception that I’ve been getting on the blog. There are likes, comments and personal posts of appreciation on WhatsApp and Facebook and each of them means a lot to me. One common refrain across all remarks is that I write from my heart.I remember having read…

Happy birthday, baby!

The idea for this book came last year. The letters were collected for Shubham’s seventeenth birthday and were to be compiled into a book. The gift got delayed by a year but it is finally here. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this book, from the title on the cover to the…

Learning To Let Go

One very good thing with WhatsApp is that one gets unsolicited advice with ardour. You get up in the morning and friends across groups give you the daily dose of how to live a happy, fulfilling and contented life. I do not grudge these messages, at times they are worth pondering upon and if nothing…

A message for my children.

I truly agree with Oprah Winfrey’s claim that, “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” When I first became a teacher, I was more of a friend than mother to my students. But as I evolved, matured and aged, I started treating my students as my children. This was also because of…

The Curved Line

One thing that I’ve been complimented the most about is my ability to smile. I can smile through pain, strife, and happiness alike. The thing is I want to be remembered for my smiles because it is the only thing that I can give in abundance to whoever I meet. Long time back, I had…

Learning to be Invictus

“Giving up is not on your list, Sona!” reads a comment on my blog. The comment comes from an equally strong woman who luckily happens to be my cousin. And this lesson was taught to me by another cousin when I was in my late teens or had just hit the twenties.I do not want…