Umbrella parenting

U:Umbrella parenting The umbrella has been our constant companion during changes in weather right from childhood. Be it sunny days or rainy ones it keeps reminding us that we have it within our reach for the much needed shade and comfort. As parents we guide our kids towards their success by either hovering around them … Continue reading Umbrella parenting


Pencil principles

P: Pencil principles Paulo Coelho, one of my favourite authors,  quoted in his book “Like the flowing river” – “What matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.”    A pencil is the most useful thing that come handy … Continue reading Pencil principles

Flowery relations

F- flowery relations - lessons from nature ***************************   Amidst the constant movement of people be it marching to work, marching to school or college and back, or being on your toes whole day; there finally comes a need to put a full stop to this madness and breath in peacefully. Just trust the flowers … Continue reading Flowery relations

Pongalo Pongal

‘Ma what is Pongal’? Why is it also called ‘Makar Sankranti’?, her curious little daughter asked. She thought this is the right time to let them absorb the significance of the festival. As they went over to the terrace where they stayed in Ahmedabad they saw the sky lit up with a vibrant colours and … Continue reading Pongalo Pongal

Significance of a South Indian feast

A South Indian feast is served on the 'Elai' [banana leaf] and is called the 'Saddhi Sappadu'. The minute the visual of South Indian food comes to you; you visualize an infinite number of dishes spread over the banana leaf. Be it any occasion, festival or wedding or even a ‘shraadh’; the unpretentious banana leaf … Continue reading Significance of a South Indian feast