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…

Gratitude Series- Day 2

“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”- Gerald Good Thank you everyone who has joined me in this Gratitude Series. Your messages, emails and calls inspire me to write more. Yesterday was a super special day, as we celebrated the first wedding anniversary of my bother-in-law….

A Valentine’s Day Gift

I remember watching the movie Dil Toh Pagal Hai, where Madhuri Dixit buys gifts for herself on Valentine’s Day. I was amused then as a school student, because I had my own perceptions of Valentine’s Day. But as years progressed, I started falling in love with one most important person –myself. In my late twenties,…

Switch off

The morning welcomes me… With 100 Whatsapp messages, Each one wishing me a good morning, A forward message or a bouquet of flowers, Some pearls of wisdom or random updates, I click, ‘clear all’ and get to my work, As I prepare my favourite masala chai, I hear the phone beep…. Facebook and Twitter notifications,…

The Power of Wishlists

 24th December 2012 Monday 03:00am I clearly remember writing down my wishlist after reading Preeti Shenoy’s ‘TheSecret Wishlist’. Preeti urged the reader to write their wishlist at the end of the book. So I too took out my favourite diary and listed down 20 things that I wanted to achieve. While penning them down, I had no idea…

I pray, do you?

I spent the first five years of my childhood in Thanjavur, the land of temples. My day would begin with the sound of the temple bells and Suprabhatam. My maternal grandparents took me to the temple every morning. I still remember how everyone in the temple would pray with his or her eyes closed and…