Grandma’s Tales: From Steam Buses To Volvos, It’s Been Quite A Journey

Grandma’s Tales: From Steam Buses To Volvos, It’s Been Quite A Journey

Conversation is quite the key to a lot of interesting knowledge, and that’s something that I often savour during conversations with my grandmother. She’s part of a generation that has lived in the pre-Independence days of India right up to today’s world of Virtual Reality. The trigger to this blog post was a conversation we

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Bonded For Life!

Bonded For Life!

Ringggg… my mobile buzzed, defying the serenity of the sparkling snow-clad peak of Apharwat, Gulmarg. I reached for my phone wondering who it is, disturbing the absolute peace at 14000 ft… A call from the airline canceling our flight back to Delhi the next day pushed me back to the reality. Slowly, absorbing the news,

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The Awakening !!

THE AWAKENING!! Miles to go !! Wear Smiles on the go!! Miles will not seem long with smiles on the go! Life is full of tests like in a game Play it well and get the trophies u name! Smile while u take the test Wear your winning attitude and in almighty leave the rest!!

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LIFE IS A SOJOURN !

LIFE IS A SOJOURN !

By PRATIBHA BADURKAR   Life is unpredictable! Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor..! The sudden death of veteran actor reveals uncertainty of life! The fragility of life is proved again…! Newspapers, social media, TV channels were flooded with comments like above after demise of renowned actress Sridevi. Ever since  I got the news

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Say what you need to say…

Say what you need to say…

Say what you need to say… Gayatri looked through the glass pane, she saw Vikram playing with Dia, and both were deeply engrossed in solving the intricacies of a puzzle. Dia, her daughter, was that ray of sunshine that bounced off the sea waves, straight into her heart .She wondered why Vikram was taking so

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Solitude or Isolation – An opportunity to explore your existence!

Solitude or Isolation – An opportunity to explore your existence!

“Solitude” as the term signifies itself is the state or situation of being alone.  Isolation in other words means living without family or friends.  In both the cases, a person is ought to live a loneliness life. However, the only difference between the two is that the first one is a choice and the other one

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Life, And Death… The Unending Circle

Life, And Death… The Unending Circle

This is a small peice of introspective thought I wrote 2 years ago… still think about it; do let me know what you feel!   Another year… Another Month… and Another Day… Yet another tragedy strikes close to me and my family, leaving us behind…leaving my mind in a turmoil, with questions and observations crashing

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Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Being a mother of two, one two-legged human offspring and another four-legged adopted offspring, I am privileged enough to see hopefulness and optimism all around in abundance. We all know children are amazingly optimistic people; they are firm believers that we need all around us. Interestingly, our four-legged daughter, the golden retriever – Whiskey, is

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When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

Have you ever wondered how will be the life of a person who thinks of taking their life every single day? Have you ever thought how does it feel like living in darkness even if someone is standing under full sunlight? Have you ever pondered over a person who is surrounded by so many friends

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My Encounter with Shi-va

My Encounter with Shi-va

Right from the start, I was of a religious blend of mind. Visiting temples, saying my morning and evening prayers, reciting shlokas, observing fasts, staying clear of alcohol and non-vegetarian meals on certain days, etc. This was taught to me by my parents and society. I used to do all this as a matter of

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