A walk in the dark

A few days ago, when Pari’s school reopened to summer time schedule, I was left with no choice but to skip my morning walk. Though the school bus arrives at 8 am, getting my 5-year-old up, fed, bathed, dressed and more can surprisingly take more than 60 minutes. Often 90 minutes, as in our case. …

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The last year in kindergarten

Taking stock of the entire academic year gone by sounds like a tough task but doing so before Pari starts her next session is all the more important. No matter how faded my memory of the events of past year might be, it is definitely vivid when compared to, say ten or perhaps five years …

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The Glass of Milk

The nutritional value of milk is so well-known that it has been the staple of our diets from times immemorial. My home is no exception. However, getting my family to drink milk willingly has been quite a chore because my daughter and my mother despise it with equal zeal and my father, a tea lover, can’t stop …

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Vaya Tyffyn: Hot Food, Haute Style

Lunch hour or recess is every child's favorite period in school. Most of my school life's fondest memories date back to the sumptuous lunch breaks. From sharing food to sparking new friendships to the worry of the pickle oil staining books to gobbling up the tiffin during a boring class well before lunch time, the …

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These Days…

Finally, the much awaited day, when Pari is done with her annual exams is here. Annual exams for a five-year-old shouldn't mean too much, but given that she had a painful spell of illness just before the exams, the past month has been tough on her. This reminded me that I am yet to record …

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How keeping a gratitude journal is changing my life for the better

Sixty-six days already into 2017, I thought it is best to look back on how am doing with my plans for the year. With this year being as unpredictable as the clearing shower of yesterday afternoon, I can only hope to continue being positive (while practicing deliberate gratitude) about whatever comes my way. Blogging has …

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Love Aaj Kal

I am typing this on the WordPress app, in an attempt to distract my mind from the crisis am stuck in. I had the choice of writing about where I have been stuck in the past few days that I have not blogged anything or got any writing work done. Then I decided otherwise. I …

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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 …

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