Tough Little Kids

Man, we were all such tough little kids. Kids have to be tough.. to take leaps of faith every single day. First time in a bath with hot soapy water scalding you, soaking you from head to toe but still being brave enough to endure it.. and learn to enjoy it. First step of walking…

Mothers-The Unsung Superheroes

Had taken my kid to the park the other day. She did an entire circuit of all the swings and slides available and quickly became fascinated by a rock climbing thingy which led to a slide. She tried and failed to climb it twice, thrice… Then she somehow got the knack of doing it. When…

The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

This book is for the days when you feel you have read everything. No plot, no character seems to hold your attention and you keep on impatiently hopping from book to book. At such a time… read The Ladies of Missalonghi. Colleen McCullogh’s writing flows along gently and almost before you know it, you are…

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…

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

In the mood for some chic lit? Then, Sophie Kinsella is your man, oops, woman! There is hardly any Sophie Kinsella book which I have not read and reread and loved. But I’ve Got Your Number is my absolute favourite. The book has a novel premise. Poppy Wyatt is a delightful, lovable, relatable character. She…

It’s like this Cat by Emily Cheney Neville

This is another book which I got from a second-hand roadside stall. It a very old book and winner of the Newbery Medal for Excellence in American Children’s Literature. That’s what made me buy this book and the cover, featuring a boy and a cat. And boy, what a gem this book is! Its one…

To Diet or Not to Diet

“What is that noise?” asked Rahul. Surbhi clutched her stomach guiltily. ‘Was her stomach rumbling so loudly?’ She quickly downed some water and tried to school her face into an indifferent expression. “There is some problem with the AC” answered Ruchi who had been investigating. “Why does the cooling in our department always suck?” she…