“Bachpan” (Childhood)

क्यू याद आती है बचपन की यो गालीयाँ, क्यू नहीं भुला पता कोई वो मुस्कुराती कलियाँ, कैसे याद रहती है वो सारी बातें, कैसे सामने आती है वो प्यारी तसवीरें। ( why do you remember those childhood lanes? why you cannot forget those happy blooms? How do you remember those talks, how do you recollect…

Make THE choice now!

Crafter – a creator of great skill in the manual arts; a person who grows or makes or invents things. Crafty – clever at achieving one’s aims by indirect or deceitful methods. While one is positive and the other is not, but both showcase creativity. One creates for a productive purpose while the others crafts…

Taking life bird by bird

Some weekend projects to keep myself insane and in sync with my mind, body and soul. I often turn to crafting when my mind plays tricks with me. When I am too impatient to meditate I look for inspirations around me. And this is what I did in the past two weekends. Succulent garden Creating…

Who is Durga?

माँ, यह दुर्गा क्या है? पूछा मेरी बेटी ने । क्या ये केवल मूर्त हैं, या है इसमें कोई जान? कौन है ये? कहाँ से आती? जाती कहा है ये? (Who is Durga?my daughter asked. Is she a image? Or is she alive? Where does she come from and where does she stay?) छोटी से…

Which stick would you pick?

It was a Saturday evening,the kids and myself were playing a game of “pick up sticks”. In this game you drop a handful of sticks at one go on the floor or any flat surface and then with the help of one another stick you have to pick up each stick one by one making…

To follow or not ..

Follow the recipe called the chef, follow my instructions cried the teacher, Follow the orbit says the earth, Follow the god claims religion. Follow my blog shouts the blogger, Follow my moves claims the leader, Follow the series shares Netflix, Follow my account says social media. It’s all about following sometimes at will and sometimes…

What’s inside Ganesha’s big belly?

  Known by over 108 names, Ganesha the lord of warding off evils is welcomed in every house in India with a lot of cheer. Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated to mark his birthday with celebrations everywhere. Talking of Ganesha, his very existence is a mystery. There are many myths and stories around him. Like everyone…

Glacier lagoon, Iceland

Awestruck by the beauty of the south coast, today we head towards the majestic Vatnajokull National park. Vatnajökull National Park is one of three national parks in Iceland. It encompasses all of Vatnajökull glacier and extensive surrounding areas. These include the national parks previously existing at Skaftafell in the southwest and Jökulsárgljúfur in the north….

Are you a “Snowplow” parent?

Confused? I was also taken back when I first read about it. While we all know about the different forms of parenting namely helicopter parenting, permissive parenting, authoritarian parenting, and tiger parenting, to name a few. This parenting style goes one step further. Snowplow parents clear a path, much like a snowplow clears the snow…