Durga Ashtami

Ashtami and Nauvmi kanya puja have been one of my most favorite childhood memories. The local girl gang would be welcomed and worshiped by known and unknown neighbors. The sweet taste of halwa puri and the lure of many girly gifts - bangles, chunni, bindis, hair clips etc. - got me and my friends excited... Continue Reading →

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O Bride, why Cry?

An article about a school  teaching potential brides the art of crying got my brain juices churning, first with anger and astonishment and then with a realization which might be the hidden truth of Indian marriages. A bit of history to this tradition of crying, it all began when underage girls were forced to marry... Continue Reading →

Mother Tongue Gone Missing

My son and me go to this park every evening, he is just 1.5 yrs old so most of his friends are accompanied by their parents and caretakers. Like every mom I do secret comparisons in my head with all kids - comparing their heights, their capabilities, their weight, their speaking abilities etc. These days... Continue Reading →

A Mothers Burden

Initially I was going to write a mushy feel good blog on the occasion of mothers day but then the overload of Mother's Day special all over social media, watsapp and newspapers kind of killed my spirits as there was enough "fancy" written and read. I chose to write on the darker side of motherhood.... Continue Reading →

Old Friends

Acquaintance bloomed  friendship Friendship so sweet so pure day or night they longed for more teens to adults the hearts and brains juggled friends or lovers, here comes the puzzle? age solved the puzzle love fainted friendship thus faded they live and love in worlds apart each carrying a piece of the true friends heart

New

New is time that makes the world spin Every second it knocks on your door Open it or not, new comes in New is a gift and the smile that comes along New turns old and the smile gone New brings happiness, New brings sorrow New is today till it turns tomorrow

Maids of Honor

Today's blog is dedicated to a key member of  Indian families - our Maids! The ladies, men, boys and girls who clean up our mess, cook our meals and thrash our garbage. If you employ a worker/s you are a boss and a team manager! Yes you may or may not achieve that status professionally... Continue Reading →

Garba – The Circle of Dance

I was 10 when I was introduced to Garba. My best friend Isha taught me the dance in her garden, at that time I had no clue how addicted this dance form could be. 20 years later I am writing about Garba because it continues to be one of the happiest experiences of my life.... Continue Reading →

Not Fair!

Its really not "fair and lovely" to be promoting the use of fairness creams or any sort because the only thing you are promoting is racism. India is classic example of blatant and unapologetic racism. We have goras, bhuras, kalas and savla. All of India is divided into these shades of skin color and we... Continue Reading →

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