Diwali musings

Yesterday morning, I woke up depressed. That usually happens to me on festivals, esp the festive month of Diwali. The pain of not being with the family I was born in, would usually agonize me when I got married, and Diwali would usually make it raw. Don't get me wrong, each family has a different…

This Diwali – Gift someone love.

Diwali is around the corner. What I like about Diwali are the lights. Even in Dubai I have never missed that. Beautiful lights adoring the balconies in the night sky. What I don't like about Diwali is the fire crackers and the unnecessary gifts. When I was a child in that small town of Himachal…

Ahoi Ashtmi

This is another fast similar to the much famed karva chauth. Fortunately, not much of propaganda for this day, because niether YashRaj or Karan johar films popularised it, and secondly females will be up in arms against husbands or in-laws but never against their children. Quite similar to the famed cousin, this fast is kept…

Casabianca…Brave or Stupid ?

So the other day my son and me had a big conversation. "He was a stupid boy! Why couldn't he just run away and save his life? Everyone on the deck had left, and his father was dead. He should have jumped off the deck and saved his life." I tried to reason with him.…

Karva Chauth – The Bollywood Festival

Who doesn't remember the famous DDLJ scene when Kajol aka Simran faints so that only Shahrukh aka Raj can give her the first sip of water after she breaks the fast. No other festival has been glamourised so much by Bollywood, infact to the extent that keeping the fast has the feminist brigade up against…

Book Review : Destiny for Love Arranged

Title : Destiny for Love Arranged Author : Vash karuppa Genre : Romance Available on Kindle unlimited Kindle price : Rs 279 Book Blurb : All business-no-pleasure CEO of Hotel Empire, Keshavam Industries, Aariyan Ranjan, and successful Oncologist, Varini Iyengar, have known one another for sixteen years. When she last saw him Varini was left…

Why women leave jobs?

What is your biggest fear when you go to work? However carefree you might sound to be, every female dreads something once she becomes a mother. When I went back to work after my 6 months of maternity leave, the biggest challenge for me was to overcome the emotional barrier. My mind would be back…