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 …

The new kids in our life

“All the flowers will be in my room!”Angel declared excitedly while scurrying towards the plant shop. We had been discussing about getting some much-needed greens and colours for our new home the previous day. With five balconies, the possibilities with space and choice was immense. There was so much we could do! While A bowed …

Healthy Spinach cutlets: A rains and food hookup

No matter how old, looking at rains we subconsciously sing Pitter-patter raindrops in our minds (or sometimes out loud), don’t we? The lush green of trees divinely balances out the murky sky that’s painted a dull grey and makes us feel blue. We crave for everything from a long drive to the warmth of a blanket …

School days with siblings

Even as I stood at the school gate to receive her, I knew Angel was sobbing. This was new and strange because whenever I drop her, once inside, she doesn’t even turn to bid goodbye to me *wipes a lone tear with my pallu t-shirt*. My over-imaginative mind went into overdrive concocting various scenarios my …