August, 2010

Dreams …………………. Unfulfilled!

The first Youth Olympic game was held in Singapore with much enthusiasm and fervour. Of the many events that I had been watching, I closely followed the gymnastics for women, be it the floor exercises, balance beam, uneven bars or... (Continue reading)

Baby Carrots


I think it was Beverly Hills 90210 where I heard the term ‘cutie pie’ used first. I did not particularly like the pie tail to that phrase. A pie did not look very fascinating, and certainly was not something I craved at... (Continue reading)

Raksha Bandhan


Today is Raksha Bandhan, popularly known as Rakhi in northern India. Its the bond of love between a brother and a sister, one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. ‘Raksha Bandhan’ or ‘Rakhi’ is a special occasion to... (Continue reading)



Hi. I saw this recently and thought – why did’nt I think of it before! Do you have transparent glass vases sitting in the dark as you dont usually have fresh flowers to decorate the house with? Use them for... (Continue reading)

Eat, Pray, Love and Ignore


Eat, Pray, Love –  The movie. Though I was waiting for a movie starring Julia Roberts, I have been feeling absolutely no urge to watch Eat, Pray, Love. First, the hysteria seemed over the top. Second, it seems like the story... (Continue reading)

Moving……. The world through a pre schooler's eyes.


Shortly after my 3rd birthday, Dad & Mom sat with me in my toy room and said “Sweetie do you remember going to Singapore when your Mashi was living there?” “No, I don’t,” I said. “Well, we are moving there.”... (Continue reading)

Aromatherapy and Kleenex?


I was at a cousins house this weekend and every room smelt wonderful. Inviting and lovely. Turns out, the smell was from Eucalyptus oil which they had procured on a recent trip to India. But the trick? Take a few... (Continue reading)

Back to School 2010 – Top 5 things to do for back to school 2010


Back to school time? Already? At last? Whatever your attitude, here are top five things you can do as back to school time kicks in. The ideas are meant to celebrate summer, vacations and new beginnings! New School Year Resolutions:... (Continue reading)

Indian Independence Day Celebrations 2010


Indian Independence Day celebrations in India will mean parades, flag hoisting, speeches, or a simple holiday to remember the sacrifices made for our independence and the rights and responsibilities it brought us. And maybe even screenings of ‘Gandhi’ – do... (Continue reading)

The myth of unconditional love


Human relationships like a contract – we give our love to a person and at the same time we subconsciously place all kinds of expectations on that person which we want them to fulfill. And then when the other person... (Continue reading)

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On the Mom side

I have been thinking of writing this post for a while but some time back when I read Khushi’s post ‘Forever-21-maternity-line-and-mom-vs-businesswoman’, I remembered about this unfinished post. Five years back, weekends in Singapore meant either hosting dinners or better still attending... (Continue reading)