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…

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…

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…

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….

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 thing that was common amongst all these electronics and me, we were all sacred of my mother. I was about 8 or…

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…