Why I Returned to India (R2I)

After more than a decade living in the USA, I returned home - to India - in June 2017. When my husband and I migrated in 2006, our intention was to experience a different country, travel a bit and return back home within a couple of years. Prior to that, we'd traveled intermittently to different... Continue Reading →

No daughter, only sons!

When I was pregnant with my first child, there were no expectations. I hoped the baby would be healthy and I'd be able to carry it to full term. When life blessed me with a beautiful almost-nine pound morsel of goodness and joy, I was over the moon! Parenting was a fabulous experience and I... Continue Reading →

The Reluctant Runner

I woke up this morning to see Shalane Flanagan splashed all over the news and across social media as the TCSNYC Marathon Champion of 2017. Congratulations Shalane! Not an easy feat, for sure, but very well deserved. New York is my favorite city and the New York Marathon has a special place in my heart,... Continue Reading →

Fart-ology, Poop-Ology, Apology

Recently, we visited cousins and my boys took to analyzing wall art that adorned their living room. The African Art theme depicts silhouettes of women going about their daily chores against distinctive, bright backgrounds. While they reflected over the poses, I instinctively knew what was about to be said. My 8 year old giggled, nudged... Continue Reading →

No pictures of Mom!

Are you one of those crazy parents who enjoys taking a billion pictures of the family, especially the young ones? Well, I am. Not ashamed of it either. Frankly speaking, I have taken way too many pictures of my children over the past decade. I don't regret a single one, except when I run out... Continue Reading →

I am NOT a perfect Mom

Before I had my boys, I never gave a second thought to the idea of being a perfect "anything". I've always been the 'girl next door', a regular student, a reluctant cook, a decent wife...you get the drift. In fact, I am rather gifted in the mediocrity department. One could say, I even excel at... Continue Reading →

Stay Strong, New York

As news of yet another dastardly attack on innocent civilians hits the headlines, I am reminded once again, that life is so fickle. We take so many things for granted. All it takes is an ideology, an idiot or a calamity to take away everything that we consider sacred - life, love, liberty. Our helplessness... Continue Reading →

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