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…

Ultramarine Canvas Shoes

#AtoZChallenge – Flash fiction based on life’s philosophy or mood or emotions, interpreted using colours. The dreaded, Sister Helen at our convent always checked our uniforms after the assembly when we were supposed to march down to our classes. She expected the uniform to be washed, starched and completely white, along with the canvas shoes…

Year 2014: Discovered Passion

Image courtesy venues.meraevents.com The year 2014 was a happening year, as any year is… the family was in good health, there were some career progression, a few personal targets were achieved, on the down side I gained a few kilos instead of losing them, why let’s see… Year 2013 left a void in my life…

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,…

Gratitude List

I am inspired by Nabanita, my fellow blogger, to pen down a gratitude list to join Laurel in this week’s Gratitude Linkup.   So here is my list on this day, in no particular order. I’m Grateful… To my friends who provided great support, when I got a discouraging personal message on FB yesterday. I never…

My Top Ten Favourite Books

Random  Following are the list of the books which have had a deep influence on my formative years and have given me the love of good stories and rich life experience. These are in the choronological order as I read over the years. Noddy and his adventures by Enid Blyton – was the first one…

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…

White Canvas

Random This is a real incident, which forced me to pen down this post. I had taken my daughter to the park in our residential society. I sat and watched the children play while my daughter was on the jungle gym. One of the boys, hefty little fellow (let’s call him Sunny) was playing at…