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Letting go in bits and pieces…


The excitement at home is palpable. My son is scurrying about, double-checking, triple-checking and quadruple-checking with me; ensuring that all the items on the checklist given by his school have been packed. He is going away on a three-day school … Continue reading

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Up in the clouds….


We are up in the hills, on our way to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’ and ‘the abode of clouds’! The road snakes right and left, as our car makes its way … Continue reading

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A walk down Howrah Bridge, Kolkata


It is only 4.50 p.m. and the sky is pitch-black! The city’s lights are glittering gems! As tourists, we had spent the day taking in all the ‘must-do’ local sights – the monuments, the temples and the zoo, with a … Continue reading

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Chance meeting


We are in a cab, making our way across the city of Bengaluru in India. As a mother, I have reached ‘that’ stage, where I am not given a choice to opt for a window seat in any vehicle. I … Continue reading

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The Great Wall and Time


The sun’s heat is scorching. We walk at a steady pace, completely awed.  We are at the Great Wall of China.  Before we reach the starting point, our guide briefs us about the Wall and its history, and loads us … Continue reading

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Tropizens 


I keep reading blogs that talk about Spring; and am reminded of the animated movie Bambi, where all the animals in the jungle celebrate Spring by breaking into a song-dance routine. Spring – when flowers bloom, when butterflies flutter, and … Continue reading

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A moment in time…


Recently, as I browsed through my digital photo archives, I came across this picture of my son, when he has 3 years old. I still remember – it was a cold, windy day, and we were on a windmill farm … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Ladies Trip


We are in Chennai. A bustling metropolis. Four women, who have travelled to this city to attend the dance debut of one of our mutual friends’ daughters. All of us arrive the night before, from different places. The excitement of … Continue reading

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Letter mirrors


A few years ago, when my Dad passed away, and my mom was clearing out some old stuff, she chanced upon a bundle of letters that I had written to my parents, when I was in my twenties and  working … Continue reading

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My Doll Display – Part 4


Today’s featured dolls are from The Masai Maara Tribe in Kenya, Africa, from our trip there. We visited the Masai Village on our trip to Kenya, a couple of years back.¬† These dolls are from there. We spent a fascinating … Continue reading

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