Nesting – how I did it during pregnancy?

Nesting, the act of cleaning and organizing house during the third trimester of pregnancy is an overwhelming feeling. To an outsider you might look like a crazy woman on binge sessions of cleaning already clean spaces. You would spend hours organizing cupboards which is already immaculate. Ask a pregnant woman and she will tell you […]

Octopus Hands that I have!

A hand busy typing on laptop, eyes gazing through the phone for status updates, a stolen look at the child playing nearby. The moment she turned to her laptop, the kid was standing next to the table in corner and then came a crashing sound. The lamp  kept on the table landed on the floor […]

Mother-Daughter

Mother of Mine!

“You gave to me all of my life To do as I please I owe everything I have to you Mother, sweet mother of mine” I remember these lyrics from Mother of Mine by Jimmy Osmond by heart. We used to sing it in school choir for Mother’s Day celebration each year. It perfectly sums up […]

A woman’s dream

‘Welcome to Mumbai. The outside temperature is 32 degrees. Have a pleasant stay!’, the announcement in the flight broke Natasha’s thoughts. She was returning to India after two years. She was eagerly waiting to breathe the air of her motherland. The two years she spent in USA seemed like a different life now. She was […]

Perfect As You Are!

‘Maa, why doesn’t Daadi love me like Ruhi? Why was she calling me as black as coal?’, asked 5 year old Rohini from her mother. Rohini lived in a joint family in a small village, where 18 year old girls were married off to older men for money.She had long curly hair with dusky features. […]

Working Woman and Proud Mother!

Year 2010: A usual scene for a fourth year engineering graduate was celebrating after getting campus placement. That’s what I was also doing. I was elated to begin the journey in a corporate world. The excitement of earning salary and ability to spend it all on shopping! The naive me was unaware of all the […]