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…

There is Still Hope..

I make a rule never to read a newspaper or watch the news before evening. By that time, anything wrong that has to go with my day has already taken place. So, then it’s safe to expose myself to the news. There is hardly anything heartening about the news most days. Makes no sense starting…

There is Something about Frying!

Ever wondered why fried stuff tastes so much better than food cooked any other way? Why even a brinjal or a cauliflower tastes oh so wonderful having had a dip in some grease? You might disagree and might even mean it but tell me what would you rather eat when you are in a hurry…

The Kindness of Strangers

I woke up with a sore throat. I couldn’t speak, could only croak. I croak a normal daily question to my husband. He doesn’t even notice that his wife is speaking like a crow. I get the morning chores done and take my kid to school. I talk to my friend on the phone. She…

You know what is weird??

You know what is weird? The way happiness works. You believe love makes you happy but the jolt of happiness which you will get when some random person on the street looks at you appreciatively is much sharper than when your partner complements your looks. A raise in your salary will make you very happy…