Every time we have a visitor at home, before their arrival, I go on a crazy cleaning spree. Though this obsession of cleaning the house to spotless clean has mellowed down with age, I hadn't given up until recently. When I was still a teenager, I used to spend hours polishing the decoration pieces, vacuuming … Continue reading I no longer want my home to be sparkling clean
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win." ~ Mahatma Gandhi When you try to change your way of life it is a battle against your being, your beliefs. But when you are trying to change the way others, part of your life behave, it's a battle with … Continue reading Conflict
Yesterday, was another painful day in my life. With a power-cut of almost 10 hours and Internet connectivity issues, my work suffered terribly. The angst caused, gifted me a terrible headache around lunch-time. At first I thought it was triggered by hunger, but eating lunch didn't help a bit. Then I changed to a warmer … Continue reading Water
I have always credited myself as the one blessed with a generous helping of patience. I have always seen it as a virtue passed on to me in the strands of DNA, I inherited from my mother. These were my usual claims till I got married. That's when, life gifted me a mirror and what … Continue reading Acceptance of Change
Around five years ago, as part of my blogging journey, I read about Aditi* on a blog I regularly read. She was the teenage daughter of a blogger, whom I knew almost like a child of my house, having read about her achievements, mischief and more in her mother’s words over the years. Aditi was … Continue reading Will you help save Payal?
*Confession Time* I have tried it before, I tried it again, but finding time to regularly blog has been tough for me. So today, I am going to try to capture the headlines of some of the many events going on in my life. Yes, I am fully aware, that each of these topics deserve … Continue reading 11 Stories Squeezed Into One
I have had an over-protected childhood. One where I never had to face the hardships of life despite being born in an ordinary middle-class family. I wish to clarify that it by no means implied that I was a 'spoilt child' because I did face the struggles every Indian child faces in having things their … Continue reading Stepping out of the nest
I have never been a multitasker. Despite being a woman, I feel no shame in admitting that multi-tasking makes me a loser on all fronts. I have been so focused on walking down a single lane, that when one-dimensional labels became my preference I can't even recall. Life went on smooth for a good 22 … Continue reading Incorporating AND in my life