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
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
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
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…
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.
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!
When I first moved to Dubai 5 years back, I was so scared of how I would survive here. I had never covered my head, what if I will have to wear an Abaya was a constant worry at the back of my mind. Coming here changed all my preceptions of the religion, culture or … Continue reading Is Humanity lost ?
Sea always makes me reflective. Was I a mermaid or a fish in my previous life. I am here sitting besides Bay of Bengal. The locals say the sea is always tough here, but the music which these waves create, calms me down. The shore here is clear, may be because the waves are so … Continue reading Sea, Sand and the Surf
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 !!!
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.