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.…

Zen

Meaning : Calm and relaxed, not worrying about the things that you can't change Z is the last alphabet and with this post we would come to an end of A2Z Blogging 2019. This year my theme was Parenting and through out the month, I tried to focus on the kind of parent I am…

Yin and Yang

"I am a mother of a single child and he is a boy." Now the above statement would draw flak even from so called liberalists and even feminists. "Without a girl child, a family is never perfect." "One child ! That's never good! You should have two." I drew lots of criticism from friends and…

X – EXAM Fever

"Exams" How many examinations have you given? Does anyone remember? Right from the day we entered school, we had exams. I remember vaguely, unit tests, terminals and then final exams all throughout the school years. Board exams at 10th and 12th, followed by innumerable entrance exams for that one prestigious seat meant for you. After…

V – The Virtual life

When I was small, life was governed by, "What others would say?" "Our name will get maligned!" And I grew up hating these kind of sentences. Why should I care about what others say? That single sentence gave rise to the rebel in me. My mother still worries a lot about others opinions while I…

T – Travel with your kids

In late 80's and 90's, travelling was an extravaganza especially for the upper middle class family. My only outing with my parents had been the college trips my dad would accompany. When I took admission in GMC Aurangabad, Maharashtra, that was my first train journey ever. I had been so fascinated with all the stops…