HEALTH SCARE

Some time back, I had a horrible health scare. The first few days, I ignored it… successfully. Then, I couldn’t. What if I really was very, very sick? Worry for my child, my husband and my parents clouded everything else out. Once I had calmed down a little, the cynical part of my brain asked,…

Quest for a House

I have an uncle who has lived in a rented house since the time he got married. He started out on rent because his father’s house was too small to hold one more person, even a petite woman like my aunt. ‘Just a year on rent and then we will buy our own house, however…

When wishes shouldn’t come true..

Have you ever wished anybody the worst? We all do that at times, right? An impossible boss, an infuriating relative or just someone who always hurts your feelings… Somebody should hurt them or that they should have a fall or an accident even! We can’t help having such thoughts and at times even desperately hoping…

The ‘joy’ of giving..

Okay, I know this title makes it sound as if I am going to launch into a tedious, goody-goody sermon but don’t worry, I won’t. But I can’t help puzzling about this topic at times. The other day, I ordered a couple of pastries to give to our household help. I gave them to her…

Sucker for a Quote

A good quote is a failsafe mood changer for me. Quotes are like concentrated bits of magic; you read one and the next moment you are a different person. I simply can’t resist reading a quote, even if it is printed on somebody’s T-shirt. And I can tell you, I have got many funny looks…

Of woes & Choices..

I leave from work, glum and blue. ‘Life is so unfair’ I think wallowing in self-pity. ‘Why does almost everyone I know have a much better life than me?’ Tears sting my eyes and I brush them away roughly. I am in no mood to reach home and I decide to take a walk. Immediately…

The Vagaries of Blood

We have all found ourselves at some time or other wishing for a better parent, brother or sister. There are siblings who have stopped speaking since ages and fathers who have left their kids. True love can never be one forged by blood? Love is what you feel for your girlfriend, your husband or your…