When I was in my teens i could not wait to leave my home, become independent , live life on my own terms. Every birthday was looked forward to with great enthusiasm as it brought me closer to the twenties , an age which i associated with freedom. Freedom from being answerable to my parents… Continue reading Goodbyes are hard..
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Every year , THAT day rolls around. The day when you wake up with the spotlight shining on you, the day your kids promise to be good, the day your husband thinks twice before saying anything to ruin your mood, the day when well meaning friends who you have not heard from in a while,… Continue reading That Night!
A couple of lifetimes ago, when I was in the 11th Grade, my teacher asked my classmates and me to write down that one regret we had in our 15 odd years of life on this planet. My response 'My regret is that i was born as a girl not a man'. Fast forward to… Continue reading To be a Man!
Began watching MAD MEN last night and boy or boy.. was i left fuming. Women in the workplace being looked upon and treated as things used to decorate the office ?! A woman client being told her ideas were wrong and unworkable notwithstanding that she had $3M to spend?! All this in the 1950s. But… Continue reading MAD MEN ERA- STILL ON
It all began three years back. In November. I missed my oldest friend . You know how it is when you get this rush of feelings out of the blue. I hadn't been in touch with her in years, and yet there she was, one day, on the other end of Skype, inviting me to… Continue reading The New Normal
First off, I strongly believe that men and women are NOT equal in all respects. Physically, mentally or emotionally. However, what I do believe in, is that both sexes can contribute equally, in their own way, to the synergy of the family. Growing up in India, I saw my father bringing in the major moolah, making… Continue reading WEARING THE PANTS
SO ...half term is over and everyone is back to the grind. "Grind" here involves waking up at 5 and nodding off by around 9:30pm out of sheer exhaustion. Hence, a post by someone on my resident community facebook page asking for a babysitter while the couple went on a date night got me thinking..… Continue reading Date night!
Mama.. the other kids have their mommies coming in to pick them up, why cant you do the same? Mama.. why didn't you come for my swim gala this afternoon? At this point of time, no matter how much you try to explain to the young one that going on a holiday to Bora Bora… Continue reading To be or not to be!
A bit down and out today notwithstanding the fact that is almost the end of the work week!!!Phew. The other day, Janki, my elder one, was having a heart to heart with me. She said that while she had met someone who became her best friend, that girl soon became someone else's best friend all in… Continue reading Where are the friends?
So, its a Sunday, which means another working week BEGINS in this part of the world. Though some consolation can be had, that with the rest of the world still off, today is going to be a slow day. Not to bring everyone down and out, but the week for me has started with me… Continue reading Weekend BLUES