Helicopter Parenting

I was next to meet the class teacher during the PTM, for my seven year old, but the mother sitting with the teacher, it seemed, was glued to the tiny chair in front of the low table. I was sure the chair was groaning under the weight of worries the mother seem to carry for…

Yes, I am a fan!

This post was written for ‘Lessons Learned from Indians’, a unique initiative by Krish Murali Eswar. Their motto is to ‘Share Your Lessons Learned in Life with the World so that Others Learn from Your Life’. Corporates run innumerable leadership and team management programs, but I am not sure the source from which MS Dhoni…

International Women’s Day At Dell

Honoured to be invited by Dell System for celebrating the International Women’s Day at Dell Systems, as one of the guest speakers on 12 March 2015. It was a wonderful few hours spent amongst old colleagues and other guests who had carved their careers in different areas. It all started with specially designed invite, with…

Hollywood Recalibrated… what do you think fellow Indians?

New Jersey, USA 1998 Excited I sat there with my friend, ready for my first movie experience in the US of A. It was in one of the theatres, which had eight movie halls (a unique thing in 1998, for a person who was abroad for the very first time). Noida, where I was based,…

Recruits and Riots!

Random  We started off to Lansdowne, a picturesque hill station in Uttarakhand, on 2ndApril (Good Friday). We were four families, all in their own cars. Four hours later, just before Najibabad, on a good empty road we were cruising merrily at 90kmph with my husband at the wheel. I was half-asleep enjoying the music and…

Addiction

Random   I am an addict! It all started because of the stupid (my favorite word at that age) school library rule. We had to issue at least one book every week. Little did I know the stupid rule was about to change my life. The magic must have been in the air when I…

Wise Person in a Fool’s House!

Random  ‘Fools build houses and wise live in them!’ A friend stated when I was planning to build my own house. I never gave any importance to the wisdom of the proverb or her advice. For the next three years that it took me to construct the house, I was in complete agreement with what…

Solemn Vow

My sister and I planned to visit ‘Humanyun’s Tomb’ in New Delhi on Saturday. Purpose was to enthuse both our sons on India’s history. Both kids were reluctant to go as usual and complained throughout in the car. As we approached the place, I began explaining the historical significance of the monument to build some…