A Fairy Tale

I’m back after so long, that it feels almost like I’d been in exile! But instead I have a story for you! A story that is recorded in the annals of my family’s history….. A long, long time back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the internet was born, there was a woman (she may,…

Heir-raising Tales

My daughter turns 20 today and wicked mom that I am, I have this story to share. At four, D was a curious child that was forever getting into things. And her fascination was for stuff that older people used. One day she had a red and angry scratch on her upper lip. “What happened…

A Million Goodbyes to the Elephant God!

It was Ganesh Chathurthi last Monday- the birthday of the most beloved God of Hindu mythology. That love is clearly exhibited with people creating or bringing home unbaked clay images of Ganesh and celebrating his existence with prayers and festivities. On the 10th day, his idol is immersed in water and the clay dissolves. This…

The Patter of Tiny Feet!

Last week was Janmashtami. The birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna, the adorable imp of legend; the heartthrob of Brindavan. Krishna who grew to be the shrewd advisor to the Pandavas. The one to whom the wisdom of the Gita is attributed. This time of the year, in the Indian calendar, is that of plenty, of…

The Colours of Unity!

I’m several days too late in posting this- but better late than never! 9th August was the Singapore National Day. 48 years of being a nation. 15th August was India’s 66th year of freedom. Two countries, vastly different from one another; two countries I love. At first glance, the two countries could not be more…

A Mother’s Day Gift

My son gave me the most thoughtful gift on Mother’s Day- this story! Culinary I stumbled, tripping over a loose rock on the road. ‘Damn it’, I thought to myself. ‘Stay focussed’. I glanced at my watch. Twelve minutes to go, and about ten minutes of walking lay ahead of me. This was cutting it…