Mommy to a 4yo Angel :-)

Dear Angel, It often happens that I sit to write something for you with an amazing string of thoughts in my mind but no amount of words ever do any justice to them. I write and rewrite, over and over, feeling that I haven’t conveyed even a minuscule percentage of what I intended to. Motherhood …

Fun and healthy tiffin ideas for kids #Bonhappetee

The lady and I glanced at each other and broke into a knowing laugh. Our “Did you finish your tiffin?” enquiry to our respective kids had received a straight “NO!” for an answer, yet again. As I walked away from her I couldn’t help wondering to myself. Am I not doing enough or should I try …

To password protect or not?

“I don’t keep any password on my phone. I have nothing to hide.” said a friend of mine with an air of defiance. A group of us was chattering away noisily over some yummy homemade chaat when the topic of sharing personal data with spouses and kids came up. I had reservations about this approach …

Letter from a decade-old Mom

Dear A Jr, I passed on few of my priced possessions from college, a stash of my vocabulary reference books, to you before I sat down to write this. You celebrated your tenth birthday last week and as your mom I personally feel a sense of fulfilment in the knowledge that you’re reading what I …

Blowing away smoke rings, symbolically

I held the white and yellow stick elegantly between my fingers and gingerly placed it on my parted lips. Within moments a wave of relief swept over me even as people around eyed me with a hint of fake derision. “I’ll never smoke in my life!” had been my adamant stand. What made me change …