Monthly Archives: May 2016

An up’lifting’ experience


Elevators or ‘lifts’ as they are called are a law unto themselves. I am standing in the lift lobby. Two lifts service the building. Both lifts are on the highest floor (definitely a conspiracy).  It’s almost like there’s a hidden … Continue reading

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The wait


There’s nothing as beautiful as the sky filled to the brim with silvery, grey clouds. The effect is beautified by the sliver of blue sky that can be seen below the layer of cloud. The sun is still shining at … Continue reading

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A bookworm’s journey


I remember some of the first books I read as a child. I must have been six or seven, when I got two books of the pop-up variety – one was Cinderella and the other was Snow White & the … Continue reading

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Candy ‘Shots’


There’s a virus doing the rounds in our neighbourhood, preying on children and adults alike. So, last night my son and I were at the clinic, sharing the space with a dozen other folk who looked beat, no thanks to … Continue reading

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When kids say the most unexpected things !


Recently, I was involved in a project, whose focus was on the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.       Courtesy – http://www.pinterest.com The stall that I manned was for the recycling and repurposing of old CDs.  Being a movie buff, … Continue reading

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Laws of motherhood


Law of hunger The amount of time that a mom delays meal preparation (for whatever reason) is directly proportional to the child’s hunger. Law of efficiency Whenever a mother cleans up her handbag and neatly organises it to include a … Continue reading

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Sibling tales #1


This is a story that happens in every family. When the entire family is heading out, there is always one person who is either looking for his/her missing socks or shoes or smartphone, while the rest of the family is … Continue reading

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Summer mangoes


Summer in the tropics is synonymous with heat, humidity and aggravation. However, summer time is also ‘mango time’. Every market stocks multiple varieties of mangoes. The golden beauties are piled in pyramids in wide, cane baskets. You can smell them … Continue reading

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The calm and the storm !


The forties have rolled around, and my husband and I are increasingly conscious about our health and its maintenance. From cardio to healthy eating, and ‘working out’ the steps walked, and our heart rates and all kinds of statistics, we … Continue reading

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The little boy in the school bus


This weekend, I met a boy who used to  take the same school bus to school as my son did.       Courtesy – http://www.clipartpanda.com I was so happy to see him. He has grown into a smart boy of ten. … Continue reading

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