Evening in spring

Out on the road – an evening in Spring

It’s a gorgeous evening in Spring. What is it about these sun rays that are filtering through the trees? They…

Birthday cake

Happy birthday…to me!

It’s getting closer. The countdown is on. No, I am not talking about the arrival of Spring. Although after surviving…

Elton John

Elton John: The Sun that Rolled High through the Sapphire Sky

Fifteen years ago, the legend called Sir Elton John was going to visit a city near our campus. We were…

A different thing - a day

Doing one different thing a day (Week # 1)

It had been raining for a week. Not the romantic “let’s hold hands and dance” kind of rain, but “the…

Take the Time to be Grateful Or Talk Like a Pirate?

Today is September 21, World Gratitude Day (well, it was when I started writing this post, so go with me here)….

Happiness and more

Here lies happiness…and a pair of high heels

“Happiness is a choice”, “What’s more important than happiness?”, “I want my kids to be happy”…these and other such themes…

New mother

Services for a new mother’s comfort – an exclusive list

Earlier I had written a post: Products for a new mother’s comfort – an exclusive list. This is Part 2 of that…

Friends Helping

I cannot Pay it Forward this one time

I think ‘Pay it forward’ is a nice concept but there is this one case where I am not able…

Fun Activity

How To Manage a Hobby or an Activity – Ideas for New Mothers

I am part of an online group where I hang out with some of my girl friends. We revive old…

Little Buddha

Hong Kong Buddha, Kamakura Buddha, Little Buddha and Lego Buddha

Do you know these four  Buddhas? I got to know them during our recent trip. Hong Kong Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)…

Rock Garden, Japan

A Rock Garden I Saw When I Traveled Over the Globe

There is a garden that one can see in under five seconds! Yup, that’s right. It is inside the Ryōan-ji…

Sakura (Japan)

Sakura! Sakura! Sakura!

Whoever is shouting “Sakura! Sakura! Sakura!”, can you stop that please? Oh, never mind, looks like it might be the…

Double Rainbow

Pick a Day, any One Day and Play the Game

Pick a day, any one day and pretend that everything that happens on that day is happening for you. Imagine…

Costa Rica

Costa Rica – a Totally Rich Place

“It must be good to be a country that boasts of richness in its name itself” I said to myself…

Red Oleanders

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

When I read the book ‘We the Living’ the first time, I could not understand the ending. The author, Ayn…

Tiny Feet

Reading Garfield and the Tiny Feet

After a long day I am resting in the bed. My son is next to me, much occupied in reading…

Products for a new mother's comfort

Products for a new mother’s comfort – an exclusive list

I recently attended a friend’s baby shower. It had the usual festivities — food, cake, decorations and also lots of…

Tears will then meet tears

Tears will then meet tears (# a photo soliloquy)

If you know love you will also know tears. If you don’t know tears yet, then set your love free….

Take the First Step

Take the First Step and then Do NOTHING!

Let me ask you this – those of you who go through the monotony of a daily routine, do you…

What your mother never told you about postpartum

What your mother never told you about postpartum

“Emily Bridget Jones was born on July 21st. She weighed 8 lbs and was 20 inches long. Both mom and…