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 …

What should India eat? #Guestpost by Venkat Ramakrishnan

Hello friends! After a break of two months I’m back with my guestpost series. Going ahead with my inclusion of food and health posts on the blog, I’m introducing a fellow blogger, Venkat Ramakrishnan. His writings are interesting and he speaks about important issues concerned with India. Do read his post and share your feedback …

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 …

Aren’t Yoga and Marriage similar to each other?

“Great effort. You’re doing good. Try a bit harder.” *few moments later* “Ok fine, this will do.” After constant nagging by his flexible Yoga buff wife A had finally agreed to do a toe-touch. While the kids cheered (and sniggered) from the sidelines this stiff as a board man took his hands all the way …

Project self-transformation

The mirror showed it all. There was no way I could hide it. I wished someone sucked my eyes out of their sockets or, more kindly, sucked the bulging layers of fat out of my body. Cribbing about it anymore was old news and useless though. Wallowing in self-pity seemed comforting yet motivated by an …