Rediscovering my childhood

First published on Medium You might not know my village at all and that might be a good thing. We dont have too many tourists visiting us and that is probably the best thing about the ‘gaon’ that was a large part of my childhood and now a safe haven for me as the world…

Waterfalls and gathering experiences

Throwback to the time I stood at the mouth of a waterfall and realised that it starts as a small trickle – compared to what it become downstream. An excellent parallel of how we become in life – gathering experiences, gathering learning, friends, well wishers, overcoming obstacles to become the person that we are meant…

The kindness of strangers, the beauty of flowers

These flowers brightened my day. And hope they add some light to yours too!…This apart from this lovely story which i posted earlier on my timeline about Rozy Saldanha who gave up her oxygen cylinder for those in need and bought some more with her gold, gave me hope that this wave will pass too…

H – Happiness in the little things

It takes very little for me to be happy. And in the lockdown days you notice even the littlest things make you happy. My 5 happy times thus far this lockdown: The fact that i did not repeat a dish to feed my 7 year old and he didn’t complain because every meal was new…

G – Gratitude

Being grateful doesn’t come easy to most humans – complaining comes fast and easy. It’s easier to compare our lives with those better placed than us – or so we think. And in times of troubles like those we are now, adopting a sense of gratitude isn’t easy. But with a bit of practice this…

F – Friends and Family

They say in the worst of times you know who your real friends are. And if you have family like friends and friends like family you are truly blessed. In times of isolation you really can identify them – from a place where to meet new faces everyday in a normal everyday world to a…

E – for Easter

Easter isn’t as big a deal in my family like Christmas is. Christmas is my sister’s birthday, holidays, get together with families, big lunches and siestas, Christmas carols and generally a lot of fun. Easter hasn’t been this eventful in years. Easter during times of Covid. Wow, Who would have thought that you wanted to…

D – Dance

This year I promised myself I would dance a lot more till coronavirus threw a spanner in the works.. My love for dancing and my earliest memories of dance was when I danced with my Papa – when I was barely four years old. He would carry me and dance the waltz I never really…

C – Cooking

I was supposed to write this blog yesterday but I had so much to catch up with… I just dropped off not writing and had little mind space to figure what to write about too! So I got down to cooking today and that’s what I realised I could writing about. C for cooking! These…

B – Breakfasts are important

In the rush to work everyday most of us skip breakfasts. I did that too. This year i made a resolution that come what may i will have a good breakfast before i leave for work or carry breakfast to to work. Towards this resolution, I stocked up on cold meats, breads, ready to eat…