Caring But Interfering, Moms Will Be Moms

Moms

My ‘Spice of Life’ Article in Hindustan Times today (29.8.2017)

Just think of the mother and a myriad of emotions come to your mind – loving caring and pampering. But try to read between the lines, you’ll find a few more qualities of the mother popup – overindulgent, interfering, nagging, sixth-sense and snooping. Their sixth-sense is so strong that in childhood, our mother could make out from a distance whether we were reading a novel or a textbook from the tone of our answer. Read More…

Posted in Article, Just for Laughs at August 29th, 2017. No Comments.

Why Chandigarh Roads Are A Rage No More

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My ‘Spice of Life’ Article published in Hindustan Times today ( 21.8.2017)

Long before the open-hand monument perched itself as the symbol of Chandigarh, we – a handful of families of the Punjab Govt. employees – shifted from Shimla to this upcoming state capital in 1958; and witnessed it blossom into the city-beautiful that it is today. The new surroundings; new people; new houses; the intoxicating smell of freshly whitewashed walls, and grey door-paint – the heart still remembers! Read More…

Posted in Article, Causes at August 21st, 2017. No Comments.

The Tomcat

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I can’t agree more with Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, President Kennedy’s mother, and a philanthropist herself, when she says, “It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”

So true! Many a times we feel that with the passage of time, we overcome everything that has troubled us over the course of our lives; but no, time may make us forget things for a while, or new event and new memories may bury them in the deep recesses of our mind, but they are never gone forever. How hard one may try, every now and then, sleeping or awake, the painful memories come and stand in front of us, reopening old wounds. Read More…

Posted in Article, Causes at August 10th, 2017. No Comments.

60 and Growing Younger by the Day

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My ‘Spice of Life’ Article in Hindustan Times Today (8.8.2017)

So much has been said about ‘age’ or ‘old-age’ per se. ‘Age is just a number’ or ‘age is an issue of mind over matter’. It depends upon how you look at your own age, your own mindset and your own circumstances, but there is no denying the fact that a sea-change has taken place in people’s perception about old age.

These days, the 50 to 60-year bracket is not at all considered ‘old age’, thanks to the medical science and health facilities available. Instead of ‘bazurg’, one is called a ‘senior citizen’. However, there are more of impelling circumstances than any hype behind this change. Read More…

Posted in Article, Causes at August 8th, 2017. No Comments.

My Little Princess

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Oh my little princess,
The star of my eyes
You…my ‘daughter’ grand!
Have been waiting for you
Since ages! Read More…

Posted in Causes, Poem at June 20th, 2017. No Comments.

वक्त का तक़ाज़ा

Hindi PU

चलो, आज कुछ यूँ कर लें

बीते हुए को भुला,

अजनबी हो जाएंँ,

खूबसूरत रिश्तों को दफ़न कर

उन का मरसिया गा दें, Read More…

Posted in Causes, Poem at June 12th, 2017. No Comments.

My Angel Muse

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A light divine

A voice propitious

A child’s smile

Flash upon

The mind’s canvas

This

My Angel Muse… Read More…

Posted in Causes, Poem at June 5th, 2017. No Comments.

A Journey Through Nothingness

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Recently, while aboard a flight, for once I felt like a lost soul, disconnected from all and sundry. Felt like a bird who having lost its way to its nest, keeps on roaming in the sky unable to find any foothold. This flight – a passage between two destinations – life and death – is what we all undertake. A passage that is unknown, unseen, untried, suspended in the air like an obscure future. As we embark upon this journey of life, we are clueless what this voyage would be like! Growing up rudderless, without any direction, we keep drifting in nothingness, with no boundaries acting as a road-map of our life’s journey. Don’t we keep on strutting from aim to aim; objective to objective, changing directions, fine-tuning ourselves to the best-suited situations, ultimately landing at the final destination that life takes us to, accepting it as our destiny! Did you, as you started this journey of life, dream of becoming what you ultimately became! Perhaps not! Even if we may decide our destination, it is the Pilot (the Providence) who knows the route – the ups and downs that we’ll encounter during this journey.

Then….can I boast of my ‘achievements’ in life! No…these are not my achievements, they simply came my way, and I grabbed them!

 

Posted in Article, Causes at June 5th, 2017. No Comments.

Spider’s Web

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I’m the spider,

Weaving her web

Of dreams

Of love, and bonds,

Nurturing them

With blood and sweat,

She keeps her threads

To close, well-knit circles

Moving slowly, diligently,

Holding them to her heart.

As she enters

The purple zone

The strands go loose

Moving away,

Each taking its own path

Leaving distances

Unfathomable and mysterious.

Love’s Labour lost!

 

Posted in Causes, Poem at May 19th, 2017. No Comments.

The Written Salvos

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There are words
That surround you
Like butterflies
With their multi-hued wings;
Words that you touch
With your finger-tip
Multiply their beauty, love and happiness
And pass them on to others Read More…

Posted in Causes, Poem at April 28th, 2017. No Comments.