Can I confess? #MondayMusings

Recently I observed an update on the top right corner of my Facebook home page. It said, ‘Facebook has begun relationship status testing tools for engagement with exes’. One can only assume what went through my mind. A vicarious simulation of these...

Want me to be a good listener? Talk better.

When we were teenagers being angry was in vogue. Now that we have grown up, being a good listener is. Or so it seems to me. I was neither angry then nor have I cultivated the art of good listening now. I would like to believe the two are interconnected....

Why did I decide to take my blog seriously

Blogging a hobby. Blogging a profession. Jury is still out on this, at least in our nation. The revolution of internet has spread far and wide but we need to agree that the evolution of blogging has not been as quick as that in our country. For most of us it is still...

Don’t be a Mumbai Taxiwalla! #MondayMusings

News has always served me well. From being ready conversation starters to providing the much needed comebacks in office debates, they have always been handy for me. But teaching me life lessons, has been a very recent addition to this list. A couple of months back,...

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November!

“The present is forever, and forever is always shifting, flowing, melting. This second is life. And when it is gone it is dead.” A couple of days back I read a brainpickings article titled: The Quicksand of Existence: Sylvia Plath on Life, Death, Hope, and Happiness....

Marriage is not an ideal decision #MondayMusings

There is a common thread that has been going circles in my head for a while now. Finding yourself in adversity. And today I discovered a new facet of it. Finding yourself despite adversity. No. It doesn’t mean the same. Not all noise is music. In same way not...

29 ‘Life is too short’ lessons at 29

Twenty nine. *sits back and watches the number again* Okay so there is no denying it. Especially on a birthday night. What? You may now ask. That thirty is the new twenty! Obviously. Or so we would like to believe. From now on. Period. What did I do today? Yes you can...

Who’s your daddy?

In death people gain a very strong sense of halo. And I can speak that from a very personal experience. Most of the times you have seen me writing about my mother over this space. Her ideas, her experiences her life. But it is the surviving parent that finds no space...

For the love of #blogging #MondayMusings

No one. I repeat no one should bear the brunt of a working Sunday. Especially those who already get to suffer through a six day working schedule. So yes! Today we went to work. Sunday. Day that the sun does down somewhere and comes out only a Monday. And colored blue....

#RaiseYourVoices Against #Communal Sentiments

52 years is a long time. One witnesses plenty things. Many moments. For few even a lifetime. And then one fine day a group of people walk in your home. With pistols, knives and flying fists. And kill you. Leave your son critically injured. Yes, on 28th September this...