GOING VIRAL!

Let’s admit it, we live in an era of internet and social networking where anything and everything can go “viral”.  When one video is uploaded in a group, I see the same video being shared in all the different Facebook groups, WhatsApp groups, Facebook Messenger and so on.  Many a times, these videos are shared so many times that they become the hottest topic of discussion and gossip.  People start judging, passing remarks, commenting on the video and giving their

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BEAUTY BEYOND COMPLEXION

Traveling is not reaching our destination, for me it’s a learning experience. I am not talking about the geographical aspects of the various areas, their cuisine and culture. But, the number of people that we meet on our way especially if we are travelling by rail or road. On one such journey a male person asked my father if he can take one of our berths, my father agreed as me and my younger brother were 8 and 6 years

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BIRTHDAYS!

Birthdays Are a Celebration of ‘You’ Birthdays are special. I’m always excited around them and having celebrated my 42nd this week, it’s still on my mind. There are no high and mighty plans, no parties or gifts that interest me. Not any longer atleast. It’s just the spirit of the day that gets me into that mode. In my family, birthdays were considered even more special than festivals. And that has stayed with me all these years. What I also

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Judge-Mental hai kya?

And we all do this, we judge people at the drop of the hat, we judge them on how they dress, how they talk….we don’t spare them until we ourselves get bitten by the bug of being judged! Read my poem and find out if you ever have been the victim or are you too judgmental I am baffled by the labels put on me,Mommies shaming mommies,Strangers rolling their eyes at me,Yes, my little one threw himself on the floor,For the

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APPRECIATING SPORTSMANSHIP!

Virat Kohli is one of the most successful batsmen in the cricketing history. He has broken numerous records and has led India to victory single-handedly many times. I appreciate and admire him for many reasons and his achievements are hugely inspiring. He is the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade. He is the first batsman to win Sir Garfield Sobers (ICC best player of the year) twice in a row. He holds the record for the

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BE THE GO-TO PARENT

I chanced upon, a leading actor’s birthday post for his teen son and I quite liked what it stated. In a nutshell, A dad must be the go-to person for kids instead of thinking “Oh my God! My dad is going to kill me!”. I believe that both parents should be approachable. And we must make the effort to build the rapport. It’s not easy. As a parent you have to strike a balance between being a parent and a

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SHARANYA SWARNA

I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate Alekhya ma’am because she clears all my doubts and makes sure I understand all the concepts. She does this not just for me but for everyone in the class. Alekhya ma’am was my science teacher when I was in the 3rd grade. She is my favorite teacher and has made a huge difference in my life. She patiently explains the same topic using different methods to make us thorough with it.

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YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE

There is a saying that your Attitude determines your altitude. It holds true for me in all its forms, whether personal or professional, from cooking to creative writing! The driving force that keeps us moving on the path of growth is our attitude towards the rejections that comes our way. I have my own share of rejections and failures. And they actually taught me a lot, while helping me grow into a more evolved person! Here, goes few of my

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SECOND INNINGS!

Starting this week, I began school… As a student… …Again! At forty-two!! I have been told that its brave and that I am blessed. I am being asked how I am feeling and what’s it like to be back at school at this age. To answer that- yes, I agree that I am blessed. Blessed to have a spouse and a child who understand and support me in my (mis)adventures. As to how I feel, that’s a gamut of emotions.

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WHEN I FAT SHAMED MY KID WITHOUT EVEN REALISING IT

“Can I have one more parantha mumma?” Reyan asked me casually.“Reyan, you must control your hunger. Look at yourself, you are getting overweight,” pat came my reply. “Mumma, give me mango shake, I am feeling so thirsty and hungry,” he asked me the other day. “I think you should have some lemonade rather than milkshake, you are getting fat” I showed my concern. “Mom, how am I looking in this new shirt?” Reyan’s excitement was obvious.“Reyan, you need to lose

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