Grief Is A Walk Alone

Saturday, 27th May 1995 I hug Appa as soon as he enters home. “Amma will be fine. The doctor has given Amma an injection and it’s powerful. She’ll be fine.” he says. My mind tries to find a meaning to this statement. I recall a conversation I had with my sister few months ago. “Amma…

10 Things I Wish Schools Start Teaching

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”- Albert Einstein My school was my sanctuary, a place where I spent six hours of my day. It was a place that gave me opportunities to open up, speak and excel. A place…

Choosing to Respond

We were getting ready to go to bed when my 9 -year old daughter said in a calm tone, “Mumma tomorrow is my IEO (English Olympiad) exam” It was 10.30pm. She was unwell the last week so we didn’t practice and on the weekend I was busy with Storytelling. Amidst all this we forgot about…

Mindfulness for Mothers

“Motherhood makes a woman complete” I grew up with this belief. Naturally my goal in life was to give birth and I was successful in achieving that goal. However I wasn’t prepared for what followed. Motherhood is highly overrated and it is not how it looks like in those diaper, baby soap, and baby oil/powder…

Parenting Lessons from Dangal

Last weekend I watched the most awaited movie of the year, Dangal. Though the movie looks like any other sports movie, where the underdog wins, there is so much more to it. The movie portrayed the bond of a father and his daughters, the power of dreams, the persistence and hard work of a coach…

Get Well Soon!

I enjoy every aspect of parenting, the attitude, tantrums, fun, play and stories. However there is one phase that I dislike (read hate) about parenting. Any guesses? It’s the time when my daughter falls sick. It’s that terrible period when I tend to lose my cool. I start to over think and then the continuous…