Let Me Be My Father’s Son

The mobile phone was buzzing in the silent mode.I picked it to check who was the caller as I was unlikely to receive any call at that hour of the day, since I was in the class. It was from my home. I ignored it, as I was in the middle of a lecture.It rang…

Battles Within

I have been feeling very restless since couple of days. There has been a lot of negative thought for no specific reason. I have not been able to focus on anything for more than couple of minutes. The mind seemed to be trapped in negativity. No matter what I do, where I go, it comes…

Believe Me, You Don’t Want to Have Tea With Us

Tea is as basic as air to us north Indians, we all love it, we need it and we want it. It’s a part of our culture and upbringing. We can live without food for a day or two but without tea, it is impossible. It is so ingrained in our system that some of…

My Irresponsible Husband

I was super excited to be travelling outside the country, we were flying off to Bangkok and then Phuket for a holiday. This was my first international trip. Now, the story goes back to 8 years. I was working in Leo Burnett and my husband was working in…. Let me think, hmmmmm, I really can’t…

A Note to My Baby

My baby is 4 and she attends a Montessori school, recently there was an activity in the school where by parents were asked to leave a message for their kids. The school asked the parents to pen down what they want their kids to learn and achieve in the current academic year. The question made…

The Vulgar Act of Breast-Feeding

Yesterday, in an upscale Bengaluru restaurant, a woman was dinning with her family, while in the middle of the dinner she noticed that the woman on the adjacent table was breast-feeding her baby and it made her so uncomfortable that she walked up to her and objected to her feeding in the public place. To…

Delhi. Cannes. Rome

The other day, I was watching Hollywood movie ‘Transporter’. In the movie, an Audi stops and the lead actor Jason Statham steps out looking all dashing in black blazer and white shirt. He was looking lean and polished, he was actually slaying in the dark sun shades.  Two minutes in the movie, I realised he is…

What Happens in OT, Stays in OT

It was 10 Jan 2014, 2.00 pm, I was wheeled into the OT for cesarean. I could have walked but the doctors insisted wheeling me on the stretcher which was totally unnecessary, I can bet on that. I was in my complete senses, all hale and hearty, no trouble what so ever. The only reason…

Living Free

Buddha said, ‘Love but do not get attached (The root of suffering is attachment).’ I have always failed to understand this. I have always wondered, how do you love and not get attached ? How do you love and expect nothing in return? How do you love and when time comes you let go? How…

I Wish I Could Float Back in Time

I wish I could float back in time, Where, exams gives stress Where, Physics is the fear and Maths seems to be the biggest lie Where, the heavy school bag doesn’t seem heavy Where, there is no fear of catching cold, dancing in the rain Where, friends bring the biggest joy Where, stealing a glance…