• Parenting

    King of Fruits Mango and Memories Associated With It.

    “The joy in a slice of mango is unmatched- pure bliss.” What is it with fathers and mangoes? Why does a fruit as simple as this weave a web of memories of bygone days in my mind? Come summer and every year the season is welcomed by this green and yellow fruit. They may be juicy or tangy and sour.…

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    Discussing Death with Children!

    Children have this unique skill of giving the simplest of solutions to the most complex of issues in life. They can give answers to questions we ourselves never really manage to find. It’s amazing to see how innocence can address the complexities of life. I lost my father in the early months of 2015, after a fierce and unsuccessful tryst…

  • Parenting

    Dad’s Watch

    Dad’s watch has become my most prized possession, since the day I cleared out his closet along with my mother.  As the two of us, rummaged through his personal belongings, I picked up his watch, an old self-winding piece that had stood the test of time for over sixty years. And just seeing, touching and wearing that watch brought back…

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    When Death Came Knocking At Our Door

    Left us stiff through the way, When Death Came knocking at our door. Not once did he let us stay in peace; Not once did he make us feel at ease. He said at first let me in, Of course we couldn’t let him win. We tried and tried to keep him at bay; But little did we realize it’s…

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    Something to Think About #11

    When Dad passed away, i was feeling very lost. Where had he gone away all of a sudden? i asked questions …many of them on life and death. As I watched the rituals unfold in front of me and Dad’s last rites, I really wondered if all this made any sense to the departed person. I did mention this to…