We Need To Talk

This phrase never fails to elicit a strange fear. It's a booster of self-doubt that starts acting the minute these words strike the eardrum. Though I've been at the receiving end of it almost all my life. Remembering the first time I uttered it to my child, I can feel a chill run down my … Continue reading We Need To Talk

Observations

When I went to watch Dear Zindagi, I had Pari in tow despite full knowledge of the fact that she would find the movie boring. But, at the back of my mind I know how much she enjoys our outings together and watching a movie featuring Shah Rukh Khan which also has a song (Love … Continue reading Observations

7 Parenting Lessons I Learnt From Dear Zindagi

I am a self-confessed Shah Rukh Khan fan, but more than his looks and acting I have been in awe with him as a person. How he carries himself, his respect for women (on-screen and off-screen), how he uses his razor-sharp wit to steer through difficult situations, the choices he has made in his career … Continue reading 7 Parenting Lessons I Learnt From Dear Zindagi

Perspective

Last night around bedtime, Pari and I were sharing with each other how our day went. Among other things, she mentioned that her good friend Aditya* was talking to her other friend Ananya* in her (Pari's ) presence about how good it was that their mothers went to office everyday. He mentioned how lucky he … Continue reading Perspective

Yelling

Yelling was a form of telling, For parents in my dwelling, A master-tool handed down over ages, Blotching several life history's pages. I was passed on the baton, With the confidence that can't be forgotten, It made me feel in charge, Of my role & my child's future at large. It was meant to help … Continue reading Yelling

Restoring Morning Order

In my family, That follows rules valiantly, Morning hours are treated as sacred, Over generations this tradition hasn't faded. But change is life's norm, That's why I birthed a storm, My darling angel despises mornings, Finding it annoying & warring. From refusing to budge, Even when tempted with aroma of fresh fudge, To waking cranky, … Continue reading Restoring Morning Order

Rekindling Curiosity

It showed its first sign of existence, In my baby's persistence, Of knowing what was in the gift box, She couldn't speak, but well conveyed her curiosity for the blocks. I followed her lead, Redirecting & guiding her every plead, Fanning her curiosity, Answering questions with velocity. I wanted to rekindle my dying concern, To … Continue reading Rekindling Curiosity

The Gift of Control

As a child, I always got the best of everything, Adversity was an unheard thing. At every crossroad, My parents chose the path to tread, I had it easy, I had it all figured, I couldn't fail, I was assured. The day I stepped out in the real world, I was scared, I faltered, I … Continue reading The Gift of Control