Book Review: “Raising Kids with Hope and Wonder in Times of a Pandemic and Climate Change”

I chose to read this book because of the importance it lays on raising resilient kids, especially in the extraordinary times we all are in. The book is written by famous author and columnist Ms. Kiran Manral and starts with a rather angsty conversation between her and sixteen-year-old son. “Are we all going to die?”Continue reading “Book Review: “Raising Kids with Hope and Wonder in Times of a Pandemic and Climate Change””

My Kids first brush with baldness…!!!

They say it takes a village to raise a child and I say, maybe we require two for his first Mundan ceremony. More so when it is for two kids together. It is an important ritual in India and the ceremony is performed during the first or third year of a child’s life (mostly oddContinue reading “My Kids first brush with baldness…!!!”

Thank you for always being there…!!!

You are my favorite place to go When my mind searches for peaceOr maybe thinks of some mischief When I want to shout or screamOr maybe celebrate a small win When I want to shed some tearsOr maybe introspect for internal repair We may not talk for days at endBut pick up right where weContinue reading “Thank you for always being there…!!!”

Our First Stage Anxiety…!!!

Ganesh Utsav has always been celebrated in our Community with great fervour and enthusiasm. During the days of Ganpati various competitions are organised for the kids. One such event was Shloka recitation. My elder son was three-and-a-half-year-old that time and I had enrolled him for the same. I spent a week making him prepare forContinue reading “Our First Stage Anxiety…!!!”

My Son’s First International Trip without Passport…!!!

It was in the year 2008, I had conceived for the first time and was happy to see the two solid lines on the pregnancy test done at home. The happiness and excitement that me and my husband felt was beyond words. We had been planning a trip to Paris and I was keen toContinue reading “My Son’s First International Trip without Passport…!!!”

I am Unique and I am Enough…!!!

You don’t always need a validation for your choiceOr a medium for people to hear your voice You are you and You are uniqueJust be willing to do some inner tweak Your flaws and limitations make you completeYou are the product of experience you accrete No matter what happens, always be yourselfJust be willing toContinue reading “I am Unique and I am Enough…!!!”

“Kai Po Che”​-Sushant…!!!

Our real self is hidden deep down inside Layers of mask we put to maintain our pride  Some to please our friends and family Some to hide our pain and agony  Some we wear longing for acceptance Some to show, others our rock-solid endurance  Only the close ones know our real self, hidden deep insideContinue reading ““Kai Po Che”​-Sushant…!!!”

What’s in a Name… Old memories haunting… !!!

“Albert, you are late again “, said Nancy in a complaining voice. He sincerely apologized. Nancy told him about how well the client presentation went last evening while they had dinner. “But your name is not Albert, Mr. Ram Sharma” asked the astonished new maid. “What’s in a name” replied Ram. Nancy was the survivorContinue reading “What’s in a Name… Old memories haunting… !!!”