Category Archives: Perspective

From the Tales of Dancing Peacocks

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“No, no mother, I do not want to dance!” Veera shouted and threw her ankle bells on the ground. Jaya watched in horror as her daughter ran and disappeared into the thick of the jungle. Tears welled up under Jaya’s … Continue reading

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When there is nothing to do

There is nothing to do right now. I am on a planned stay-cation, probably for the first time in my adult life. My husband is out of town, my son has gone to a friend’s place for a sleepover, couple of work meetings that sneaked … Continue reading

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Happy birthday…to me!

Happy birthday

It’s getting closer. The countdown is on. No, I am not talking about the arrival of Spring. Although after surviving the crazy polar vortex, it’s not too much to ask for an early sprinkle of Spring weather and some beautiful … Continue reading

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Here lies happiness…and a pair of high heels

Happiness and more

“Happiness is a choice”, “What’s more important than happiness?”, “I want my kids to be happy”…these and other such themes were floating quite a bit. Floating where, you ask? Well, floating in conversations, on blogs, on Facebook and even on … Continue reading

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Pick a Day, any One Day and Play the Game

Double Rainbow

Pick a day, any one day and pretend that everything that happens on that day is happening for you. Imagine that every thing is laid out perfectly, just so it appears in that exact fashion to you. When you get … Continue reading

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Kira (We The Living) and Nandini (Red Oleanders)

Red Oleanders

When I read the book ‘We the Living’ the first time, I could not understand the ending. The author, Ayn Rand, has said that this book is the closest she came to writing an autobiography. Ayn Rand left Russia and … Continue reading

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Take the First Step and then Do NOTHING!

Take the First Step

Let me ask you this – those of you who go through the monotony of a daily routine, do you sometimes think of an imaginary alternate profession or maybe a hobby that was once dear to you? For example, I … Continue reading

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Facebook, what’s on your mind?

Facebook, what's on your mind?

Do people write diaries these days or is that an outdated concept now? I mean before I go too far with this, is this even a valid question in the days of Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the likes? If not … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel – Playing the Game

Light at the end of the tunnel

“There is no light at the end of the tunnel” I said to myself. I was irritated. Nothing that I was trying to fix the situation was working. Maybe I was trying too hard. Maybe it was time to just … Continue reading

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For the Simple Joy of Learning

For the Simple Joy of Learning

“Coursera has added 17 new university partners” the e-mail in my inbox announced. With the introduction of these new universities, Coursera now offers a total of 195 courses. The courses span categories like Humanities,  Music, Food & Nutrition, Computer Science … Continue reading

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One Day at the STOP Sign

School bus STOP sign

On many mornings as I am driving, I suddenly have to hit breaks and stop. There is a part of the road that slopes upwards. As my car accelerates to get past it and starts speeding down the slope, there … Continue reading

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