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Childhood memories


Has it ever happened that a small white flower can bring back memories of childhood? Well it surely happened with me today and that led me fondly to my childhood memories. I took my son for cycling on the track... (Continue reading)

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Out of the mouth of babes…An Interview With A Preschooler


Few days back, in a casual chat with my son, we had this very interesting conversation. An excerpt from the same Q: So Shaamak are you excited for Earth Day? Ans: Yes, I am. I’m super excited. I just can’t... (Continue reading)

Earth Day


As a part of celebration of Earth Day, I took my son to the nearby public library and came across this wonderful book, Earth Day by Linda Lowery. It talks about what propelled Senator Nelson to take up the mission... (Continue reading)

My little boy has grown up


I am sure many of you with older children have gone through the feeling when one fine day, bang….suddenly you realise that your kid has grown up. I realised it a week back. Of course for the last 3-4 weeks... (Continue reading)

Gentle soft touch


Amy Chua, a Harvard Graduate and Yale Law Professor seem to have created quite a stir among parents. Her book, ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ seems to be getting rave reviews from few Chinese families who can identify themselves... (Continue reading)

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…. Beyond the barriers of geographical boundaries.


When I was young, my identity was (may be still is) an Indian, born and brought up in Delhi and a Bengali, though the last one at times by distant family and close Bong friends took precedence over the other... (Continue reading)

Never too old

My son came to me the other day utterly disappointed with some friends in the playground ‘Mom, could you please tell them not to be so rude to me and include me in their play as well?’ ‘Honey playground battles... (Continue reading)

The age of Ben10 and Aliens


I am quite against the idea of letting my son be influenced by certain cartoon characters which depict violence of any form but I guess some things in life are inevitable. So despite my supreme efforts in keeping my son... (Continue reading)

Lookout for the silver lining

Life is all about challenges, so it seems at times. Facing hardships, coming to terms with reality and then gathering the strength to move on with life. Today is one of those days when I’m missing my Dad a lot... (Continue reading)

The Writing on my Forehead


The Writing on my Forehead by Nafisa Haji is a book about Saira, a Muslim American of Indo-Pak origin. Free spirited and rebellious Saira has grown up in California and from her childhood has been caught between the boundaries for... (Continue reading)



Review Have you ever seen a movie or read a book twice and has the perspective changed completely? Originally based on Eric Segal’s Man, Woman and Child, Masoom is one of those rare movies which is much better than the... (Continue reading)

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)

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)

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)

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)

To be together ………


The queue for the cab at the Mall was long like a serpent. It consisted mostly of women with big trolleys filled with grocery for the approaching weekend, so typical on a Friday morning. They were others who were on... (Continue reading)

Then and Now


They moved back to the same city, Singapore, from where the couple had started their married life. Same malls, with few more opened in the recent past and same weather. The only difference is from being a couple five years back, now... (Continue reading)

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For one more day


Few weeks back I came across a book by Mitch Albom, ‘For one more day.’ A casual glance at the back cover revealed that the book talks about Charley Benetto, a broken man with a destroyed life, career and family and... (Continue reading)

Spiderman, Superman, Batman


We moved to Singapore about two months back and contrary to what most relatives and friends had said, the move turned out to be the toughest on my darling boy. He is extremely attached with his grandparents, cousins, uncles and... (Continue reading)

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Are you pregnant?

No, I am not writing this in sequel to ‘Think you are pregnant?’ I am talking about the questions that I am being asked by well meaning neighbours, aunties and my son’s friends’ mothers. Let me give you a back... (Continue reading)

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