Meddling In Your Business Is Their Business

When your relatives make their business to ‘settle’ you in life, they should also mention aftermath of it.  When I was single,  My relatives went, ‘Get married you are already 26’  like I have an expiry date. ‘Get married’ you have two younger sisters, I have to pave way for them. Hello! Has it ever…

Absolute Faith or Nothing

It’s a story. It’s a true story. It’s my story. Things happen to you for a reason but there are a lot of things that happen which are beyond your understanding. Well! their might be a reason, you just don’t know it yet. One such situation was, when I had to let go off my…

Me, Now and Back Then

While I was growing up, everything was wrong with me. At least, few people around me thought so. I had chinky eyes (that’s a slang for having an oriental look), I had a mole on my upper lip which made be look like a muslim girl. I was short, though I am 5.3’’ but I…

College Dreams

Bollywood, Hollywood have a great impact on all of our lives. When angry young man Amitabh Bachan screamed from the screen, ‘Hai kisi maa ke lal me Himmat, jo maere saamne aaye…….’, there was a pin drop silence in the hall. When Shahrukh Khan looked into your eyes and said, ‘Don ko pakdana mushkil hi…

Lucky Kids Of 90’s

We are the last generation who used dial telephones, black and white television and later coloured television. We witnessed advent of flat screens, LCDs, LEDs and now smart TVs. We packed like hungry wolves in front of the screen when Mahabharath and Ramayan got aired. We waited impatiently for Chitrahaar and He Man. We consider…

How Boring is Discipline?

Last evening post dinner I went for a walk where I met my neighbour, He: How about coffee? Me: Thank you but I don’t drink coffee or tea at night He: Come over for a glass of wine than Me: Thank you again, but it’s already my bed time. I will head home now He:…

Live a Little Longer

Couple of days back, I woke up to the very shocking news of Sri Devi’s demise. She is an actress I grew up watching, so she unknowingly held a special place in my heart and mind. Today in the morning, I woke up to the very sad news of Irfan Khan struggling with brain cancer….

Sky Of My Childhood

One of my earliest and fondest memory of growing up is, sitting in the garden under the moonlit sky, the vision used to be divine. Everyday after dinner, we used to all gather in the garden to discuss the day with each other. We would sit around the round garden table with tea in our…

Similarity Between Indian Kids and Electronics

Indians treat their kids and electronics similarly. I am a kid of 90’s, I have seen advent of Radio, DVR, Walk man, CD players, Remote control TV, LCD, LED, Computer, CPU, Laptops……. One think was common amongst all these electronics and me we were all sacred of my mother. I was about 8 or 9…

Mom!

When she left you in the nursery as a baby, her heart broke million times. She shrieked and cried more than you. When she walked you to the school, holding your tiny hand. She was more nervous than you. When you got hurt, she felt the pain. When you fought with your friend, she was…