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Shopping Basket Philosophy


I am standing in line at the billing counter in the supermarket. I have left my phone behind at home, and feel that I am missing an integral part of myself. With nothing to swipe or refresh or read, I … 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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Walls


It only seems like yesterday that my son used his crayons to doodle on the walls of our home. Small squiggles, mountains with the a smiling sun peeping in between and random shapes; the wall was a work of art … Continue reading

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If I had the time….


This evening, as I stood on my balcony gazing up at the sky, I admired the fluffy clouds moving gently across the sky. I smiled, as I remembered a game that we played as kids, when we would lie on … Continue reading

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Cow couture


Many, many years ago, when I was probably seven or eight, we were visiting my grandmom, who lived on a small hillock. My grandmom’s house was the third house from the right, in a long row of around 12 houses. … Continue reading

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Magic words


A few days ago, I was looking for a story for one of my son’s school projects, when I chanced upon a collection of stories from The Arabian Nights. As I flipped through its pages, I saw the story of … Continue reading

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Of piggybacks and a sack of salt


If you are an aunt or uncle, a grandma or grandpa, an older cousin or a mom or dad to young kids, you must have, at some point in time, belonged to the Piggyback Club. I still remember being given … 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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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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My Grandma’s Water Bottle


My mom’s generation was lucky enough to have grown up without knowing too much about plastics. While my grandmom’s generation mostly used brass and bronze vessels and utensils, my mom’s generation used stainless steel. Today plastics are in. Colourful trendy … Continue reading

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