What’s your WHY?

Welcome to my second post in the 7-part Goal-Setting series. There’s exactly 83 days left for 2017 to end and this is the right time to review your goals, see what’s working and time to embrace new patterns to reach your goals easily. Yesterday I wrote about the seven reasons that’s stopping you from reaching…

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…

Handwritten with Love

I remember receiving a blue inland letter from my aunt once in two months with updates about my cousins, the climate at her end and about the little nothings that are happening in her life. When my Appa replied to the letter, he asked me and my sister to pen a few lines and I remember…

Epitome of Love

After 15 months of my Amma’s death, she entered my life. I was 11 years old. It was a Monday morning, when I first met her. She was just about my height and a little healthy. For her age, she was a little short. She was dressed in a beautiful purple colour kanjeevaram saree. A…

Gratitude Series- Day 1

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”- William Ward In 2012 I began the 30 days Gratitude Series on my blog and many of my blogger and non-blogger friends joined me in celebrating and thanking the wonderful things and people in life. Those 30…

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,…