Biggest Change In 2017: Grieving When You Lose Love

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Many years ago, back in 2002, I got my first dog, Bambi. She was a senior dog, almost seven or eight years old, and given away by my English professor in college. I didn’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to adopt Bambi. I don’t think I thought much. I didn’t have any […]

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An Ode To My Soulmate: Goodbye Is Not A Word

Featured, Musings, Relationships

am not a person who believes that soulmates are only of the romantic sort. No. To me, soulmates are anyone with whom we have an intense soul connection . Such soul connections are not always easy. Having a soulmate is not about looking at the stars but gazing at the embers in the ashes of […]

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Nostalgia, my Father

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I read the wonderful Bangalore Blue last month by Steven Carvalho. I was so delighted by the nostalgia it evoked that I have been recommending this to anyone I know who loves Bangalore. First, it was my sister. And then, I gave it to my Dad. My father doesn’t read anything apart from a newspaper. […]

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Meeting Old Age

Featured, Short Stories

The doctor’s diagnosis was swift. An orthopedic surgeon is what he called himself. That came with all the credentials that he had acquired over the years. MBBS. FHRCS. MS – fancy alphabets that were tagged on to his name like the extensions of a comet’s tail. He didn’t even need to be a doctor to […]

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2017 Taught Me


Reflections on 2017

Why do we condense our life into years? Over the years, I have been grappling with the paradoxical illusion of Time. This time that we spend so much time worrying about! There! That rotten piece of writing full of unbidden puns! I know that time really doesn’t exist. That this thing we call past, present, […]

December 27, 2017

Evening


Reflections on 2017

For a morning person like me, evenings are just an invitation to the approaching lull of sleep. All my working life, I used to go home early. By 5 PM, I would be off. I rarely attended meetings that were held later than that. One was that I believe that it’s enough to give eight […]

December 26, 2017

Today Is


Reflections on 2017

Just another day. Every day, I wake up with the faint shreds of a dream lingering in my mind. I shake off the cobwebs, shrug, and stretch myself to my morning one-hour meditation. Some days, I remember the dream. Some days, I only remember the feeling of the dream. Many many days, even as I […]

December 25, 2017

Stillness


Reflections on 2017

Whenever I get up early in the morning, I am always struck by the utter quiet of the world around. If you are not the sort who gets up at 5 AM or even earlier, then you probably wouldn’t know what I am talking about. But here’s what I love about the early mornings. Just […]

December 24, 2017

Secret


Reflections on 2017

Someone I met recently told me that I am very open on this blog. I smiled to myself. What else should I be? I have no reason to cloak my beautiful, pitiful self in the shallow praise of social media. So, what can I tell you as a secret that I haven’t already revealed on […]

December 23, 2017

Skyline


Reflections on 2017

The dictionary defines ‘skyline’ as this: Definition of skyline 1 : the apparent juncture of earth and sky : horizon 2 : an outline (as of buildings or a mountain range) against the background of the sky I am a sky lover, as anyone who has read this blog long enough knows. When the spaces […]

December 22, 2017

This Year Was…


Reflections on 2017

When I look  back at 2017, I am struck by the sheer beauty of it. This year was a kaleidoscope of jagged edges – shards of glass and pain- and beautiful, shimmering pearls of sunshine and love. I thought that I would reach a certain point in my life at the end of this year. […]

December 21, 2017

Sweetness


Reflections on 2017

What kind of a prompt would make you think of sweetness? For some, it might be the sweetness in their morning cup of coffee. To others, the sweetness in a pancake. And for many others, sweetness means the joy of moments lingering by, long after they have gone. Sweetness is the hug of a cherished […]

December 20, 2017

Brings Me Joy


Reflections on 2017

There are days when life seems insufferable. We know. We have all been there. There are days when you just want to curl up in a little ball and forget that the world exists. We know. We have all been there. There are days when people seem cruel and unjust, and you just want to […]

December 19, 2017

Favorite Photo Of Me


Reflections on 2017

I don’t take kindly to photographs. No, I appear better in photos than I do in real life, as an ex-friend once told me. But what I mean is that I am a horrible person to be photographed. I don’t have patience, I am shy, and I have to be ‘in the mood’ to pose. […]

December 18, 2017