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Mysore Pak every 365 days


It is that time of the year again. Deepavali. The festival of lights. I have been busy all morning, melting ghee, sifting flour, and preparing sugar syrup of just the right consistency. Stirring the mixture with my right hand, and … Continue reading

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A view from the balcony


My living room clock shows 6.30 p.m. The day is winding down. Children, who have played outdoors all evening, are heading back to their homes. The birds have returned to their nests. The world is still aglow, lit by the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Chess Game


It is late in the afternoon. The curtains are billowing in the breeze. My mom winds up her chores and settles down on the couch with her afternoon mug of coffee. She smiles in anticipation, as she awaits the arrival … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love


There are two sides to motherhood. On one side is when you are a child and receive the love of a mother; on the other side is when you are a mother and give your love to your child(ren). And you … Continue reading

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Biscuits from my childhood


Biscuits were an integral part of my childhood. My mom usually carried a biscuit packet in her handbag, to keep her three girls from going cranky with hunger. Courtesy – 123rf.com There were such wonderful biscuits. From simple glucose biscuits … Continue reading

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Family bonds


I stand on my balcony, and watch the evening sky. The clouds and the sun seem to be playing hide and seek. Golden rays stream out one second, and are gone the next. Birds are getting back to their nests, … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Tales


When we were growing up, one year and two-year old children were usually fed by their grandmoms. No prams, no high chairs. The grandma would carry the child on her hip.  In the other hand she would carry a stainless … Continue reading

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A tale of two wrist watches


I have a plastic box in my wardrobe, which contains two wrist watches.  The watches are old.  Each of these watches has its own story. The bigger watch of the two belonged to my Dad.  After his death, my sisters and I … Continue reading

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Sibling Wars


The school day begins. I am in the kitchen grappling with cooking. I hear loud screaming and yelling. My children are doing what they do best – squabbling. Sibling wars. One can actually write a thesis on this, and still … Continue reading

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What is ‘home’?


The word ‘home’ means so many things to so many people. It can be a physical space or a space in one’s heart, it can be a feeling of joy created when you are with family or loved ones, it … Continue reading

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