Little hearts that beat

Just outside our condo, there runs a fairly long road. There is no taxi stand there, so people queue up on a first-come-first-hail basis.

It was peak-hour this morning, when I stood in line to hail a taxi. The line was fairly long, and all of us lifted our hands and craned our necks like hooded serpents, trying to speed things up, by hailing taxis for people ahead of us.

It was very hot, and rivulets of sweat poured down my face.Finally, I moved to first place. Yay! I hailed the next taxi and got in. I wished the taxi driver a good morning and he shouted out a cheery Hi!

We chatted about the weather, as the taxi weaved its way through heavy traffic, to my destination

On the small display screen in front of the cabbie, a slideshow was on, about the taxi company, promotion offers and the like. The last image on the screen was the image of a card, with a big red heart, obviously coloured by a child. It had a message that said – ‘Come home safe, Daddy.’

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That kind of choked me up. I asked the cabbie if his children had made the card for him? He told me that all taxis from his company had this image on their slideshow.

This got me thinking, a simple card from your child, whose heart is filled with love for you and whose world revolves around you!

Everyday, millions of people drive, walk on construction sites, operate cranes, go down into mines, dive into the ocean, and thousands of other jobs – where safety and alertness are extremely important.

While safety measures and procedures are followed in most of these places, these men and women should take extra care, both for themselves and for the little hearts, who beat for their Dads and Moms – to come home safe and sound.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve actually run out of words (and that’s a first for me) in the last 24 hours. I am humbled and touched to have been nominated for two awards on the same day!

Thank you so very much dear Ritu from for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

I love Ritu’s writing. To me she is young at heart; and I love her blogs, so beautifully written – especially the ones about her Lil Man and her Lil Princess, and about her Cat – Sonu Singh.  Please do visit her blog!

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The Rules for this award are

  • Thank your nominator
  • Display the award image on your post
  • Reveal 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate other bloggers
  • Let them know via a comment on their blogs, that they have been nominated!

7 Facts about Me

1. I am an Indian, who lives in Singapore at the moment. I love to travel and enjoy experiencing new cultures and cuisine.

2. I love the smell of old books, and all books.

3. Coffee is my petrol, keeps me charged and going

4. I love to dance…I find it liberating

5. I love to talk non-stop and I have a wonderful group of friends who put up with my chatter.

6. I love Indian saris and their gorgeous motifs, I wear saris whenever I can.

7. I love spending time with my kids and playing board games with them or just having fun.

My Nominees

I learnt yesterday that many bloggers have a no-award policy, so there’s no compulsion if you are one of them.  I truly enjoy reading your blogs and they colour and enrich my day.

I request my readers  to go check out these blogs – from travel to fashion to inspiration to fairy tales and sketching, each of these blogs is vibrant, colourful and inspiring.

Thank you once again.