I was ambling through the lanes of my residential complex. The cool breeze was ruffling through the stray strands of my unkempt hair. After long, I was in the therapeutic company of my solitude. I was at peace. A rare moment indeed for a parent of a toddler! While the boisterous tiny tot was engrossed in entertaining her grandparents at our abode, I was trying to savour every bit of my treasured ‘me-time’.
When my petite friend who attends my creative writing classes wished me “Happy Teacher’s Day”, I responded by saying “Thank you and same to you”. She was perplexed and wanted to know why I was wishing her because I am her teacher and not vice versa. I smiled and wanted to tell her how much we can learn and discover from children and how they are the best teachers. Continue reading The imagination of children starts where our imagination ends
The baby yowled again. She sighed! She wanted to prepare dinner and was already running late with her chores. But the impish 21 months old would not allow her to perform any task and bawled the moment she turned towards the stove. She tried all the tricks to keep the toddler occupied but when nothing worked, she was left with no choice but to hold the tiny tot in one hand and cook.
It’s that time of the year! While a set of people are celebrating love with all heart and mush, some are enjoying the memes and harmless jokes about something they don’t believe in. And then there are some like me who are neutral – the ones who can laugh on the jokes and can also go “aww” at the lovey-dovey social media posts; the ones who are happy to celebrate the day of “Love” and are also cool about letting it pass as just another day. Continue reading Love makes the ride worthwhile
Monsoons have finally arrived giving us the much awaited respite from the scorching heat. Just this morning, a friend was grumbling about the increased traffic halts on the muddled roads due to rains and how it has become too grimy all around. I guffawed at her statement because a few days back the same friend was whining about the sweltering summer. Continue reading Five reasons why I love Monsoons
I was browsing through Facebook before retiring to bed and a post in my newsfeed with multiple shares caught my attention. It read – “Behind every independent woman is a father who trusted her and not the society”. I know this is a blanket statement and may not be true for every independent woman in the literal sense but I could not help thinking about how darn true it is for me. Continue reading Thank You Papa for breaking the stereotypes
I have vivid memories of that moment. I had just read my 5th appreciation email from the top management of my unit. It was for a presentation delivered by me during an important tour, and the accolades were primarily due to the fact that I was roped in for something that critical at the eleventh hour and managed it successfully.
I was delighted because finally, I found a very dear childhood friend of mine on Facebook after eons. We got chatting reminiscing the good old days and the conversation shifted towards our physical transformation over the years. My kindhearted friend complimented me after seeing my current pictures. Continue reading Dance your way to Fitness