16 things I learned in ‘16

As you might know, the stork visited me and Junior had popped out by the end of 2015. So 2016 was a year of learning and laughter, trials and triumphs, growth and goof-ups, you get the picture.. Here’s what I discovered on my journey of motherhood so far Everyone is winging it. Parenting is like... Continue Reading →


2 pink lines on a stick

One fine day, not long ago, N and I joined a worldwide dastardly plot to harass poor patrons in restaurants and airports. As with all major changes in my life, I reacted with calmness and equanimity. Haha, just kidding. My mind went million miles an hour trying to process words like ‘pregnancy’, 'ultrasounds' ‘maternity’, ‘leaning... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I dream

Sometimes I dream of you. We talk and talk, till we run out of words..and then our silences tell stories. Sometimes I dream. I remember your laughter, open and infectious, your eyes crinkling. Sometimes I dream. We share without artifice or agenda, our hearts naked and lips unbound. Sometimes I dream. It's just like before... Continue Reading →


The past few weeks have been a stressful period, to say the least. Health, wealth and happiness have all been buggered indelicately; and sounding normal on the phone is like cardio .  Instead of succumbing to the urge to scream obscenities, break items, write black poetry or drown my sorrow in drinks (have I covered... Continue Reading →

Once upon a time

Once upon a time in a land far away, there was a beautiful house. Built with great love and thought, she stood proud, happy and tall.  As the architect put in power, plumbing and fittings, everyone told the house things like -“Hope a nice person moves in real soon”, or “Someone calling you ‘home’ is... Continue Reading →

Andaman Trip – Part 2

Continuing our Andaman chronicles where we left off... Here's what we did each day. Day 1:  Port Blair Cellular Jail – A former prison/ torture centre now stands as a testament to the countless sacrifices our forefathers made for our independence. It was an intense experience to see the reason this beautiful island got the... Continue Reading →

Andaman trip – Part 1

This Diwali, me and athukar finally decided to take that long overdue trip to Andaman. My uncle and aunt (bless their generous hearts) agreed to host us in Port Blair and made the necessary enquiries on our behalf. Armed with his frequent flier miles, a dozen cute clothes and a ton of sunscreen, we landed... Continue Reading →

Fifty shades.. of nothing

You’re mistaken if you think there’s only one shade of sadness. There is sorrow that pours out of your eyes and heart. There is grief that gnaws at you from within. There is pain that suddenly comes up from behind, grabs you and rips apart the mask of normalcy you wear. The despondency with which... Continue Reading →

What goes around…

The house is a flurry of activity and chaos. Me, athukar and dad are sorting out travel arrangements. Sarees are being chosen and rejected, ironed and packed and re-packed. It’s Amma’s first visit to Singapore – her first solo trip abroad, first time in a flight and first tourist experience that doesn’t include a temple... Continue Reading →

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