I grew up watching Ramayana on a black and white TV. Sundays 9 am used to be the Prime time. There would be strict orders by my mom, and each of us would have bathed, hair washed, breakfast done and would be in front of the TV at exactly 8.55. Not only this would be … Continue reading From Black and White TV to the Smartphones !
We create the walls and then we get suffocated by them In a far away village, and old man lay on his charpai ( bed made of ropes ). It had been a tiring day. His old bones cracked due to fatigue, and all he wanted was to sleep. Sleep evaded him today. A cold … Continue reading The Walls around us
The other day I wanted to see movie Contagion. Somehow, I ended up seeing the movie Pandemic. So the movie starts with two friends in an Australian beach, one of them is travelling back home to America. At the beach many birds and animals are seen dead. By the time, the boy boards his flight, … Continue reading Lessons learnt during COVID-19 !
I am back with my Thursday Thoughts. Writing one blog post a week! Is it such a big deal? Well, some days it is, especially in the crazy times we are living in. There was a time, when i started my blog and I could write daily. I thought I could change the world with … Continue reading TALK IT OUT!
These are stressful times. The word has turned upside down in a matter of few months. Earlier all we had on our mind was Work !!! Work !!! till the next vacation. After those few days of de-stress, we would again be back as work horses in the corporate culture which truthfully doesn't give a … Continue reading Let go !!!
As I sit reflecting back over the years gone by, I wonder what went wrong over the years. When I was a small child, I never heard the religious discussions either in my family, school or neighborhood. There was only one Muslim family I knew, and only thing which was different about them was that … Continue reading The Great Indian Divide !!
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…
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. … Continue reading Casabianca…Brave or Stupid ?
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 … Continue reading Karva Chauth – The Bollywood Festival
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 … Continue reading Why women leave jobs?