I don't know what it is about a new year that makes us all so optimistic. It is just another year, like the many others that have gone by, leaving behind dreams, aspirations and resolutions that never really took off. And yet every year is vividly different from the one before and the one after … Continue reading New Year and New Hopes
My daughter rushed into the room, "Amma! There is a kitten outside and it has been abandoned by its mother. It was hungry and we fed it some milk and Acha named it Lucky," she said. It was 8 in the morning and I was still in bed contemplating another miserable day spent languishing on … Continue reading Along Came Lucky
Today I find myself at the park again but this time I brought a pen and some paper so I don't need to struggle with the tiny keyboard on my phone. So many emotions. So many thoughts. So many things that I want to put down on paper. They keep swimming around in my consciousness … Continue reading What Do I Want?
Avoid. Delay. Procrastinate. Distract. Quit. Run. This is what I do when things don't go my way. It's always easier than confronting the problems. Or so I thought till I learned it the hard way. I ran away to Pondicherry to do my M.S. thinking that my problems would stay behind in Chennai. But they … Continue reading The Escape Artist
Early one Thursday morning in the middle of February I rose early to pack up for our big road trip. It was still dark outside and probably cold, but the prospect of going to some place warm and sunny perked me up. I woke up the kids, gulped down some coffee, had a hot shower … Continue reading Walking Amidst the Giants
I am aware that no two paths are alike and everyone is unique but human beings have this kind of herd mentality that they find hard to resist. And time and again we struggle with the same ideas and situations. This is especially true when one has graduated from high school and stepped out into the … Continue reading Advice for 20-somethings
Anyone who knows me knows this, I love to cook but hate doing dishes. Thirteen years of doing dishes hasn't changed anything. I'm still not in a state of acceptance - this is something I have to do (as long I cook and eat) and I need to make peace with it. I secretly wish that someone … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For…
I was recently writing an article about genetics and came across the nature versus nurture theory. I've heard of it before but never applied it to my life, until now. You see I have been fighting nature and possibly nurture all my life. My Dad and I have a lot in common. We are both quiet … Continue reading Nature or Nurture: My Genes Revealed
My emotions surrounding our move to the Pacific North West were not entirely pleasant. It seemed like I had just about perfected my rhythm in life when this blaring move came along and threw me out of my poise. My blog was running along successfully. I had a part-time job that allowed me to balance … Continue reading Haven’t I Been ‘Here’ Before?
On Friday the 4th of July we packed a picnic lunch and headed to the nearest park and ride. The Sound Transit Express bus took us to Downtown Seattle in 30 minutes. From there we headed to the famous Pike Place Market to see fish being tossed across the P P Fish Market. We wandered through shops filled … Continue reading The Sparkling City of Seattle