Happy 9th Rahi – Always Stand Up for those who cannot

Dear Rahi, Another year passed by and again it is time to write for you. I think this is one of the most favorite things I do in any year. Happy Birthday to you and Happy International Women’s Day. The world we live in now is much different from the world that I grew up. Well not different…

Family Movie Time on a Christmas Eve

Yesterday we all sat down to watch a Family movie together on Christmas eve. We had not done that for a very long time. We knew we all did not have the same movie tastes anymore but the fact that everyone had their computer and their own Netflix profile… our movie tastes do not usually collide or…

For Me April 12th is the Siblings Day

For me April 12th (and not April 10th) is the siblings day because today was born my one and only sister… I always think sisters are so important because they can become a mother like even if they are younger… but brothers if they are younger can never become a father figure to you…. Last year…

What the rain tells me

Today it rained…. like every year… the first one this year…. as usual the summer had locked up a whole chest of memories, faces, events, images and tastes from the ever desiring past…. the fragrance in the air is now irresistible… the fragrance born when the rain blankets the earth and makes love throughout the…

Neruda and our six year old

Yesterday after the Halloween “trick or treats” and after my scheduled daily calls from work at night as I sit down to read a few lines… Our younger one who was still awake (courtesy to his afternoon Nap) asks me “can you read me a big book” Thinking he should be referring to the size…

A Step closer to life – Rhea turns 14

Happy Birthday Rhea….. As you enjoy the most wonderful years of your life… you also get closer to life…. and never let money blind you… You are getting closer to knowing what you want with life…. I know in the coming years we will have several things to argue about and disagree on… but that…

Rahi Turns 6

Rahi… Wishing you a great year ahead… There are always choices in life… Choices to do the right thing, to do the wrong thing or be indifferent…. I wish that you always have these choices because there are many in this world who do not have these choices… They are pushed to a corner in…

Happy Birthday Usha!

There are times when words cannot do justice to what you wish to convey, often it is when you need to write about someone dear to you. What prose can’t do justice to sometimes poetry can. As a cold winter knocks at the door When the breeze gently brushes my face As I button up…

Every day is a new day; but is it a balanced day?

Every day is a new day and to know that we don’t need a lot of mathematical calculations. But what is different is that every new day comes with a new set of challenges and a different set of past day baggage. Unless of course your life is a string of well defined predictable moments…

I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now

How true it is that we grow out of innocence and goodness into being guilty of being badness. And when we look at kids we think they are wrong and not us. A few years ago I had created a list of things we can do as adults that can remind us of our childhood….