What is determination? Where does it come from? Why does it come at all? Have you ever wondered? A child who is told to stay within sight always tends to wander away, to seek what lies beyond and ends up discovering new horizons. Why is that? What makes him disobey? What makes him go against … More Learn to Disobey!
October 10th was International Mental Health Awareness Day and as this week comes to an end I want to draw attention to another aspect of mental health that is just as worrisome – Childhood Depression. Sounds preposterous? Have a look at these facts and figures – According to a Mental Health report released by WHO … More A Childhood Lost
My 9 year old son: “Mom, what is ‘Girl Child Day?” Me: “Its a day when we celebrate the beauty of having a girl child and raise awareness about the need to protect them and their rights” Son: “What do you mean by that? Why do you need to protect them, celebrate them? Is there … More Why do we need a Girl Child Day?
If we cannot see it, does it mean it does not exist? Our need to define everything, our need fit everything into the parameters of what we can touch and feel often limits our ability to be compassionate about what we cannot explain. When someone falls ill and we can see the symptoms, it is … More Why so Sad?
Hide and seek, lock and key, chain-chain, these are games from my childhood that I played with my friends. I would rush down prompt at 5 pm and play until dusk. Sometimes we’d sit down in a circle to play games with a handkerchief and chant rhymes to go with our games. We rode cycles … More Games at Twilight
Hari Hari wasundhara pe neela neela ye gagan Ye kiske baadlon ki paalki uda rahe pawan Ye kis kavi ki kalpana ka nisar hai Ye kaun chitrakar hai ye kaun chitrakar! Nature has many wonders. Nothing in this universe misses its routine. The sun shines everyday and the wind blows every autumn. This delicate balance … More The Wonder of Predictability
I was very young when I first saw the movie Lamhe where the sultry dessert beauty Sri Devi captures the heart of a very young Anil Kapoor. The movie created an aura of royalty around Jaisalmer. A feeling of timelessness that stretches across the vast expanse of its desserts, of untold tales and haunting melodies. … More Desert Diaries