A Haven Amidst the City

It was a usual lazy Sunday morning; my husband and I have an almost set Sunday morning routine. We get up just a bit later than usual, but not too late, and my husband heads towards the main door to pick up the newspaper and I walk into the kitchen to brew hot cups of…

No thank you,I don’t want the superwoman cape…

Yesterday my friend and I decided to head to the city for a long pending visit to a bookstore to buy some books on Hindi poetry and fiction. Being a long ride into the city, we decided to take the train to avoid the rush hour road traffic. The ride in the train, the shopping…

Feeling cheated…

In the past few years I had started questioning a lot of things; things I believed without a doubt and took the reasoning and explanations as they were presented to me. One such thing is my understanding of Green Revolution. As a biology teacher I have been teaching agriculture, natural resources and conservation as part…

Is there all there is to what we are made to believe?

I have been ordering my cakes from a friend who lives in my apartment complex. As she had been there in the baking industry she recalled some horrifying things that go on in the name of making pretty looking cakes. For one, it seems the hygiene is totally of questionable standards and secondly the list…

Stop Doing Everything For Your Kids!

It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings – Ann Landers Stop doing everything for your kids… Yes, you heard me right! Just stop…especially if your kids are tweens or teens. Some of you may find it strange…

Being Under The Weather:

There is only so much our bodies can take. Seriously! We overestimate our power a little too much occasionally only to be reminded of how wrong we were when we fall sick. That period makes you aware of the muscles you never thought existed. And makes you thankful for the roles they play silently day…

It’s time to give back…

Like I mentioned sometime earlier, once you start listening to yourself and make room for your passion, the universe conspires to make things happen in your favour. So in line with that I recently came across a workshop on Permaculture very close to home. My husband and I decided it would be a good idea…

Why I Hate “The 10 Things List” on Parenting

(Photo courtesy: Author’s own) Parenting is a joyous journey for all of us, no matter what our stories are. And having said that, parenting is also hard at times; not knowing if we are doing the right thing or not; and amidst all this confusion it doesn’t help to find news feeds like: “10 things…

Every mom’s heart-ache

Ok, I have been feeling desolate for these past few weeks. You know, the feeling that every mother experiences at various stages in her parenting journey; the constant thought that whatever little quirks our kid is doing right now, may stop anytime; that you never know when it might be the last time they might…

Quality time vs Quantity time

t’s a term we modern parents have invented to justify the amount of time we spend with our kids. I for one don’t agree with the notion that kids need just quality time. I feel kids need quantity and a large quantity of your time. Just being there in the same room while you shell…

Down the memory lane…

Down the memory lane – Newly married to becoming young parents…friendships and everything else in-between: It was an incredibly special time of our life; moving to a foreign land for the first time, learning to run a household, getting to know others with similar stories and waiting for the weekend to arrive…this is one of…

Every mom’s heart-ache

Ok, I have been feeling desolate for these past few weeks. You know, the feeling that every mother experiences at various stages in her parenting journey; the constant thought that whatever little quirks our kid is doing right now, may stop anytime; that you never know when it might be the last time they might…

A feeling of elation…

It’s a wonderful feeling to know you are one among the finalists for the prestigious Orange Flower Award hosted by Women’s Web. A year and a half into blogging and just 4 months into being an author at Women’s Web, I am thrilled to bits with this recognition! And to be considered one among the top…