The Car Story-3

Please read the earlier parts of the story before proceeding: Part 1 & Part 2. Before we proceed any further, it is imperative to get an insight into the two most important 'Whys' that form the crux of this long story. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, …

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The Car Story- 2

Please read the first part of this story here before proceeding. It feels like I have opened the Pandora's Box by choosing to narrate this story. The fear of putting my family, our relationships, my not-so-positive opinions about them, had been keeping me from telling this story for so long. Though I still bear those …

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The Car Story

I started writing this story in 2011. The draft has been sitting idle for the longest time, secretly hoping for a miraculous turn of events so that this story meets a happy ending. In the past three years, I have updated this draft, in my mind, almost daily. Still, I couldn't find enough courage or …

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The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner #BookTalk

If I could define my life in one emotion, it would be Anger. My relationship with anger has been an intimate, tricky and rather agonising one. Anger has been my constant companion from the time I was a little girl and I can safely say, it hasn't abandoned me as yet. The beauty of my …

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At the Wedding

Two years ago, around the same time of the year, I had very enthusiastically written about my cousin’s upcoming wedding. A wedding I had been looking forward to attending after a long time of steering clear of all celebrations in the family. More correctly, at that point, I felt I had moved on from mourning …

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Assumptions

If I were to prepare a list of traits that have had a negative impact on my life, I am sure assumptions would rank in the top five if not the top three. This trait of presuming things started early in my life because my parents (particularly my mother) are very selective about the information …

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Zeal 

“I have a dream, I have a vision, I have a mission, I have to do something, I will do this at this time; the thoughts of everybody; how do I deal with that obstacle? how do I get there? ; troubling questions for everybody! Releasing ourselves, plugging into the purpose, challenging the challenges, questioning …

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Yin and Yang

When I embarked on parenting journey, I hoped life, baby and myself to exist in harmony, Then experiences happened, Like Pandora's box was opened, I panicked, shrieked, read and asked, But only in confusion I basked, Then it dawned on me, Discipline, obedience, love, autonomy, Can exist only in amity. The Yin and Yang came …

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