TO turned 12 recently and barring the beginnings of a slight sprinkling of hair on his upper lip, am seeing very few signs of him growing up per se. There are plusses and minuses to this as can be expected. Let's tackle the minuses first so I can get them out of my system; for... Continue Reading →
My 3 and 1/2 year old niece is adorable and we catch up on and off when time permits. Imagine my delight when I was one of the people she "pretend-talked" to when she got her brand new toy phone! Color me melting with love!
I landed back in Hyderabad yesterday and as always Red and TO had come to pick me up. It's quite lovely to be met by happy smiling faces especially during these times. TO had made numerous calls to me while I was away and had let me know in great detail where Red hadn't come... Continue Reading →
After months of being in a lockdown, it made perfect sense to head out to a place which is far from the madding crowd, largely free from pollution and boasts of great views all around.
Today is veggie day and I roped in my newly-freed-up-from-classes assistant and we bought, cleaned and dried everything before putting them away. Normally said assistant would be moaning and groaning through his classes while I'd be out tapping fruits and smelling the leafy greens, so having the small hooman around and helping, made for a... Continue Reading →
While a lockdown hits hard at every aspect of our lives, today am far more upbeat than I have been in a long time! The reason is simple. My kid's online classes are coming to an end for 2 months. And Red and I will finally get back to being human parents rather than the... Continue Reading →
3 friends went on a quick trip. It was an extended-weekend kind of a trip. The respective husbands were either lackadaisical of their choice of destination or pooh-poohed it outright but these three were firm on a place and there they went! The families were semi-cautious about them traveling at a time when Covid was... Continue Reading →
Red and I got married 14 years ago and he was living in a pretty compact apartment in the city, close to where he used to work back in the day. It was a rental, we had very little furniture and tried to make it a cozy space with some brightly coloured cushions, sheets and... Continue Reading →
We are a one-child family. I come from a single-child family while Red has a sibling. My dad has numerous siblings and my mom has two. I've gotten pitying looks on and off while I was growing up, about being a "single, only, lonely" child. And I've smiled to myself because that's not all that... Continue Reading →