today

Today this song gives me hope!

Today was a bright sunny morning. Radhika switched on the radio after months. It was 6 months now since Madhav had suffered the stroke and Radhika wondered how her life had come to a standstill. But today was a bright day. They saw some hope. Madhav had smiled first time after 6 months when he …

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shillong

Book Review – ‘People Called Shillong’

Many years back I had visited Shillong- the beautiful mesmerising capital city of Meghalaya. But like a routine tourist, I just visited the popular tourist places. It was a beautiful experience to stay at a hotel having the picturesque Umiam Lake as a backdrop. It was a pleasurable trip but that was all I did …

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intriguing

Harappa – Curse Of The Blood River – An Intriguing Tale

History is an intriguing subject our teacher used to tell us. I always got bored studying history in school, only because of the methodology used to teach history in school. I was never interested in mythology stories as a child. So my knowledge of Indian mythology and history is very low.  But as I am …

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illness

How Will I Kill This Monster Illness

This illness has become a monster and the monster has crept into my home. Is this monster here to stay? I always knew something was not right. Why are our lives jinxed? A pale-looking Radhika thought regretfully. Madhav was lying lifeless on the bed and Radhika was aimlessly looking out the window as Rahul stood …

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courage

I Will Always Choose Courage Over Comfort!

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort [but] you cannot have both”-Brene Brown -Brene Brown The prompt for today is a reflection of my blogging journey. Being a mommy blogger, and my blog being primarily on parenting the obvious thing to do was to write on parenting when I decided to participate in …

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I Will Not Accept This, I Defy It!

Madhav could hear some faint voices. Where was he? He wondered. Who are all these people whispering around him? Was he with Dadaji teaching Raju, he thought as flashes from his childhood, crossed his mind. No, he could now see himself at the office chatting and joking with his friends. Oh yes, I am with …

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breath

As They Wait With Bated Breath….

Rahul rushed to the room to see the Paramedics laying Madhav on the stretcher. What happened? He couldn’t believe his own eyes for what they saw! He is bewildered and scared, to see Madhav, lying lifeless. Tears start to flow from his eyes, he can’t control himself! Oh, No! How did this happen? Everything was …

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girl child

Why I Will Celebrate International Day Of Girl Child Today

Yesterday I got to know that October 11 is celebrated as the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ every year. Each year Day of the Girl has a theme and this year the theme is ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl’: Vision for 2030. My daughter is 8 years and thus the theme for this …

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rahul

Is it the end?

Siren of the ambulance was being heard in the neighbourhood. Rahul rushed outside to check what’s happening so early in the morning. He was shocked to see the ambulance outside Madhav’s home. Had something happened to uncle? But he seemed all right yesterday evening. He saw him go for the evening stroll. He had even …

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radhika

Reminiscing Fond Memories Over A Cup of Coffee

“Hey, where are you lost Radhika? Do you traverse to another world? Why do you worry so much?” Madhav asked. “I really don’t like this about you. Why do you have to think negatively? Stay in the moment. Be grateful for every moment of your life. Use your time wisely and spread love and happiness …

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