The Midas Touch

When I came across this decade hop, I was excited. I could have written my autobiography, yet when I sat down, I deleted 3 full posts and found nothing I write would do justice to the transformation within me. Whenever a major calamity or a tragedy, natural or man-made happens in life, it changes you. … Continue reading The Midas Touch

Book Review : Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Title : Night Road Author : Kristin Hannah Genre : Pyschological fiction Book Blurb :Jude Farraday is a happily married, stay-at-home mom who puts everyone’s needs above her own. Her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill enters their lives, no one is more supportive than Jude. A former foster … Continue reading Book Review : Night Road by Kristin Hannah

Book Review : Hiraeth by Shivani Salil

Title : Hiraeth Partition stories from 1947 Author : Dr Shivani Salil Book Blurb : What would you do if you were told you had minutes to leave your home? What would you take, what would you be thinking…? This thought dominated the minds of millions who moved across the newly created borders in 1947. … Continue reading Book Review : Hiraeth by Shivani Salil

Live like there’s no tommorow…

My earliest brush with death was when I was around 17 years old. I lived in a small community, a college or professors colony which had just 17 houses then. That is my earliest memory of death in one of those 17 houses. That uncle was young, had two small kids in primary and he … Continue reading Live like there’s no tommorow…

Help someone celebrate a memorable Christmas.

My earliest memories of Christmas belong to my Alma Mater, Mount Carmel School, Una ( H.P. ) The last day before Christmas would mean "No study day" The entire school would gather in assembly ground. There would be a big Christmas tree, a small hut decorated. A few students from the seniormost class would enact … Continue reading Help someone celebrate a memorable Christmas.

It could have been Me!It could have been You!

I was just 15 then. It had already got dark so as soon as the class finished, I rushed back home. Somewhere I felt, I was being followed. I quickened my pace. He too matched my steps. Just before my house, there was a turn which was not well lit. That was crossroads. He didn't … Continue reading It could have been Me!It could have been You!

That one gift !!!

Ria and Vishal sat in the balcony, sipping their morning tea and surfing through the morning news. The newspaper was full of sale advertisments. "Black Friday sale" they had heard about it when they had visited their son in States 5 years back. It had been in his first Christmas abroad, and they had surprised … Continue reading That one gift !!!

A woman is no Man – Etaf Rum.

It's all about the choices you have!! Just finished reading this poignant tale of love and loss. The book kept me hooked till the end. It made me cry, made me think at the unfairness in life, but also left a glimmer of hope. Isra, Deya and Sarah are the main protagonists. Isra makes a … Continue reading A woman is no Man – Etaf Rum.