Depression is a mental illness, not a weakness.


“How could someone so strong get into a depression?” Have you ever felt that way for a friend, family or your own self? I was bouncing in joy, just about to deliver my baby, exactly 3 years ago. That was the day I imagined holding a bundle of joy and posing for all the beautiful…

Love grows with distance


It was a sunny Saturday morning, when I boarded a bus reaching airport. There was time left for the arrival, yet I couldn’t stop myself hurry from the bus station to the airport plaza. The Flight Information Display System changed the E77 flight status to “Landed” and there I was with a broad smile. Two…

A mother’s first day outside a daycare


At 8 months, 17 days, 10.5 hours, I drop her at the daycare. Earlier in the day, we called it a ‘test run’ for a few hours to understand how she manages. It was during the brief moment when she was carried away into the infant room, I realised it was also concerning how I…

A common person’s perspectives on demonetizing


It was just another evening, as the mobile app popped out an alert. “Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes invalid from midnight: PM Narendra Modi”. Coming from a renowned app, it can not be fake, as much as it may seem at the onset. As I google for more information, there are a few…

 First month without a paycheck


It was a number that was inherent of corporate introductions. I, for one, could not comprehend the purpose of uttering the number. Wouldn’t ‘a few years’ sound more courteous than an actual figure? As one grows in age, one adds more years to work, but the count does not say anything about how the person…

More doors than windows


It was a rainy day on a relatively cold winter. The pendulum clock struck 9. A packed lunch box and a school bag laid in front, as I looked through a window of my house, that had two doors and six windows. My neighbour who was usually early to school was back home. Yes, it…

A daughter’s joyous birth & a mother’s agonising rebirth


It was the 3rd of June. A regular maternity check up for 38 weeks at the gynaecologist resulted in immediate admission owing to high blood pressure & above average uterine contractions. Yes, I turned out to be an eclampsia patient who wasn’t apparently diagnosed earlier. My regular doctor wasn’t available and it was about 7…

Rainbows after a storm – Chennai floods


It has been ages since I wrote a column. Tonight it feels irresistible to pour out the myriad thoughts as my birth place is flooded. Certain experiences outgrow one’s perspective on life. This, for sure, is one of them. The last few days had little or no telecommunication – no calls, SMS, whatsapp & social…

Weird!


Life feels like this banyan tree. Lost for words?!

Egg curry!!!


Here we go!!! After a long time!!! I have moved into Netherlands on an assignment. All the time i spend here is into enjoying the beauty of the country, travelling in their public transport systems, cuddling at home and most important of all maintaining a house on my own! I do a lot of cooking…