It’s a part of a mantra taken from the Taittiriya Upanishad. अतिथी means without a fixed calendrical time , देवो means God and भव means Be ! This code of conduct epitomises Indian hospitality . A lot amongst us would love visit and spend a few days with our family and close friends .The late […]Read More Atithi Devo Bhava अतिथिदेवो भव
In the 42 years of our marriage , I don’t remember having brought Spouse close to tears than when I asked him recently if he was willing to shave my head.He agreed and I was so delighted with his work . Precision .. a doctors hallmark ! This was not intended to aggrandize my hair […]Read More Finding beauty in a broken world .
While a lot of people are waxing eloquent on social media about what our government is not doing and what it should be doing . The irony of life cannot be ignored . While we watch devastation and death on one hand .. I see hope and happiness on the other . I know one […]Read More Corona chronicles
Dear migraine , Greetings from a dear friend ! Just a request can you please hang out literally ANYWHERE other than my trigeminal nerve? Migraines don’t kill you ..they just torture you enough that you wish they did !! Migraines can make you feel like your head is going to explode. Sometimes you just can’t […]Read More The Menacing Migraine
“When your space is clean and uncluttered you have no choice but to examine your inner state.” ~~Marie Kondo It was always a treat to watch Maa’s organisational skills , the whole spectrum.. . cupboards , furniture , party logistics , kitchen and it be very unfair if I did not make a special mention […]Read More My Minimalism Mojo
I have always wondered how people set #RelationshipGoals Social media is full of girls coming home to a dozen red roses or a surprise vacation to a dream destination ! But I am not one of them ! Sad ? Not really but then one had to redefine goals and restructure the meaning of romance […]Read More Relationship goals .. a gentle reminder to self !
At a recent Book club meet the Gossip Girl an American young adult novel series written by Cecily von Ziegesar, a highly recommended book was being reviewed ! It was so interesting to listen to each of our perspective on the same book . Thats what I cherish about book clubs ! What did I […]Read More Life’s like that !
“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace. This is what human love is––a sacred pattern of unbroken unity sewn flawlessly invisible inside all other images, thoughts, smells, emotions and sounds.” 💞Valentines day .. too much has been said already and the hype is not funny anymore .Stores selling illusions , florists […]Read More 14 th February .. Valentines day .. with a difference
Turning 60 almost feels like a triumph .. I have no idea how I made it this far and that too in fairly good shape and for this I am truly grateful . So here am celebrating the 39 th anniversary of my 21 st birthday and I am ready to fall in love with […]Read More The September Sapphire girl ! I
Are you fascinated by the sewing machine ? I am ! As a child I watched with joy when Maa tailored our outfits , school uniforms , pyjama & kurta for my grand pa, pillow slips , sari blouses and one time she even stitched fabric upholstery for her car ! I have very vivid […]Read More Tailor Maid( Made?)