Could you smile please!

In 2018, I wrote about the masks, Are you wearing a mask? I had written it figuratively to indicate how the adults' camouflage to get adapt to the situations. At that time, I didn't even dream of situations where masks are worn literally by most of the population.  Those were the days when we could see... Continue Reading →

Are you counting apples or seeds?

We can easily count the seeds in an apple, but not possible to count the apples in a seed.-Unknown I came across this quote while listening a recorded talk by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Astonished by the truth and the simplest way it conveys the profound thoughts. We have learned from our childhood about countable nouns... Continue Reading →

Which color do you have?

March is a month of colors. When nature blooms with colorful flowers and fresh leaves, we get ready to embrace the festivities that come along. The first big festival is Holi, the celebration of colors. Many mythological events are associated with it. It is the festival of forgiveness, love, joy, and the triumph of good... Continue Reading →

Dear March – Come in

Where flowers bloom,So does HopeLady Bird Johnson The arrival of spring comes with hope. The earth presses the refresh button to shake off the blues of winter to welcome the baby leaves that would brighten the trees, the buds which would paint the world around us. Yes, the year 2021 is moving swiftly, and two... Continue Reading →

Uphill task

To go or not goCan I do it or notDo I have time or notPending tasks are hauntingDuties are bounding.Want to go thereBut not able to startSo many reasons to goMany more reasons to not to go...How long can I stand here?Legs are in painFeel everything is a vainNot able to decideBackward or forward? ---Anitha... Continue Reading →

What is your Golden Window?

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. Leonardo da Vinci I came across a small story about a house with a golden window. Quite an interesting story and thought many of us could relate it with different things in our life. A little girl was living in a country house. She was quite... Continue Reading →

The wheel of life, for a plant

Gardening is a meditative experience for me that blocks my mind from external disturbances. It is a way of self-care to rejuvenate us, while the body gets some exercise, the mind becomes calmer without outer distractions. Sharing an example of the plant life cycle I witnessed in the past few months. It is an enriching... Continue Reading →

A walk through

24th March 2020, A New Beginning “The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”— Jen Selinsky In the days of uncertainty, only one thing is sure. We have to brave the 21 days of lock-down! We could be happy, sad, scared, anxious, or panic. We do not have any... Continue Reading →

Self-gardening?

When we have constraints to go out, we could do many things that are pending and we keep postponing as it is not urgent. That's how it happened to my little balcony garden. Though I was watering to keep them alive and appreciate the fruits and flowers, I could not spend more time to make... Continue Reading →

Be you!

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women's day is an opportunity to look at the achievements, challenges, contributions, problems & issues, and many more things related to women. It is a time to discuss this topic at various forums. It is a diverse world. A very few percentages of women are scaling the heights in their... Continue Reading →

Self-contained

Old is gold! I found this gem of a poem from the 19th century in my daughter's English textbook. Its content is much needed today when we are lost in man-made complexities of life. Sometimes, people with bad behavior are compared with wild animals. Whenever I come across such a comparison, I think it is... Continue Reading →

Take a break!

It is okay to take a break! Just don't quit! It is easier said than done. Many times we feel like taking a break from what we are doing. When your body and mind are getting overloaded, you need to pause, think, and decide. It is important to take care of yourself and ensure you... Continue Reading →

Social validation

Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within. - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War Social validation is more connected to the influence of other people that lead us to conform... Continue Reading →

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