Let’s teach our children the importance of failure

Yes. That’s right. You read it right. Failure is so very important that it should be taught. I know it sounds weird because all we hear around us all the time is the importance of success. But, providing an environment to fail without shame is the most important thing we can give our children. I…

#FridayFlashFiction

This was a winning story on Women’s Web which I wrote for their Friday Flash Fiction series. Thank you #WomensWeb.  

Red Lipstick – #FlashFiction

Momspresso –  #FlashFiction  #Photo Prompt Reema stood in front of the mirror sporting her favourite red lipstick. As she smoothened her shiny hair, a rush of emotions swept over her. How long has it been, she thought to herself… The past eleven months had been tumultuous and had turned her whole life upside down in…

Check-mate #BengaluruPoetryFestival

#Poetry Bengaluru Poetry Festival The army on both sides, the enemies and the allies; Both looked on with hope. One hoped for her to fail and fall flat on her face; And the other rooting silently for her to succeed. The lone queen of her destiny though battered; Stumbling and faltering, She finally arrived victorious…

Dreams -#FlashFiction

#FlashFiction #Women’sWeb Sitting at the bay-window of her 29th floor penthouse apartment in New York, Diya couldn’t help a feeling of emptiness wash over her. She achieved her dreams of a glamorous life but loneliness got to her. Glancing at her childhood picture flooded her with memories of her grandmother’s house filled with giggles. Her…

Coconut Palm – #ThursdayTreeLove

This is the little coconut farm we bought on an impulse on a bright sunny morning and since then the dream of living on this farm just doesn’t let me sleep. The first thing for me was to come up with a name for our beautiful farm and I am not going to lie, the…

Lasagna…#FlavoursomeTuesdays

Lasagna… This Italian dish is my answer to feeding my kids almost any vegetable. Usually I make this with veggies like broccoli, babycorn, olives and such. But today, we prepared vegetable lasagna with…guess what! Bottle gourd Pumpkin Brinjal & Carrot Before you pooh-pooh it, let me tell you it was mouth-wateringly delicious… The trick is…

Thoughts on life & purpose – #FridayReflections

#FridayReflections “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” -Mark Twain A very profound quote this is, and yes though it is very true, most of us can only acknowledge the first part of it, but the second half, well, not many…

Gulmohar – #ThursdayTreeLove

One thing about Indian summers that I absolutely love is the sight of this beautiful flamboyant Gulmohar tree. There is something magical about the bright scarlet flowers set against the deep green foliage that uplifts your spirits like none other. The scorching heat of summer somehow becomes bearable just looking at these beauties. Driving to…

Kas Plateau -Valley of Flowers #Wordlesswednesday

Nature never ceases to amaze you, isn’t it? Kas Plateau situated in Satara, Maharashtra, is one such wonder on earth. The mesmerizing carpet of wild flowers spread across the valley is breathtakingly beautiful. Also known as Maharashtra’s valley of flowers, Kas plateau has earned the status of UNESCO  Natural World Heritage Site due to its…