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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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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 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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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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The confession


Last month, we had to go to a friend’s home for a house warming party. ¬†My son was going down to play with his friends and I told him that he had to be back by 6 pm, so that … Continue reading

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A lazy mom and a busy ant


It is a Saturday evening. School holidays start in just 72 hours. Yippee! Lassitude has set in. The kind that only a mom would understand; the laziness of not having to complete chores and run tight schedules of pick ups … Continue reading

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Digital surprise 


My son has just come back from school. He usually washes up and spends 10 to 15 minutes playing games on the iPad, after which he eats his evening snack. However, today, as I watch him, he skips the washing-up … 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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The questions kids ask…


We wake up on most days without an inkling of what our dreams were. However, once in a while, we remember with the greatest clarity the vivid kaleidoscope of our dreams; dreams that switch scenes rather abruptly, the appearance of … Continue reading

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