Monthly Archives: July 2015

Morning madness


When my children and I step out of the house at 8.30 a.m. everyday, we look like every other family, all polite smiles and greetings. If anyone had stepped in to our home, just ten minutes before this, they would … Continue reading

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Early bird or Night Owl?


With certain things in our lives there are no ambiguities.  In one of my earlier blogs, I had written about Coffee vs. Tea. Most people are either coffee drinkers or tea drinkers. There are very few people, who would claim … Continue reading

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A bird that ate too much & a flying car


My five cousins and I, stared at our aunt open mouthed. She was narrating one of our favourite lunchtime stories. When we realized that she had paused, we automatically chewed what was in our mouths, and ate a few more … Continue reading

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Popcorn flavoured friendship


My husband and I love movies. We don’t watch too much television, but ask us about movies and we can engage you in delightful conversation. One of my dear friends, and her husband, also share our love for movies, and … Continue reading

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My first salary and a red scooter


I still remember the day my first salary was credited into my bank account.  I remember the joy with which I went to withdraw the money.  I had just passed out of University and this was my first job. That … Continue reading

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Innocence – A short story


Malaika was a little girl, aged five. She lived with her parents and little sister, Sarika, in a beautiful cottage on Fern Hill.  Sarika had just turned three. Malaika was in kindergarten in a school nearby. Malaika loved Sarika to … Continue reading

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A string of jasmine flowers


We Indians love wearing strings of flowers in our hair, when we dress in our traditional saris.  If we braid our hair, then the string of flowers is pinned on top and let to flow down with the braid, if … Continue reading

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Monday morning surprise…


So, we had a long weekend. Three blissful days, where we lazed, met friends, skated, watched movies and ate lots of yummy food. By yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, all of us had a serious case of the blues. As the evening … Continue reading

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What a difference!


It is really fun to watch the difference in the way my daughter and my son react to various situations. Right from choosing what to wear, to the things they like, to the way they respond to people..they are so … Continue reading

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Are you a collector?


I happened to read an article about a philatelist, who had bought a rare stamp for a whopping amount, to add to his collection. I don’t remember the amount, but I do remember that my eyes nearly popped out of … Continue reading

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