Paati – for me

Apart from all the projections I had developed about her over a long period of time, due to emotional games my mind played, I remember her being a perfect example of the perfect, respectable Tamil brahmin lady. Large red vermillion circle in the middle of her forehead and another, parting her jet-black, neatly-combed, hair ornate … More Paati – for me

What am I

Some one blew air into me, bubble I became, The bubble assumed size, building walls with presumptions, inhibitions, fears, and convictions…. Now, optimised it stands, wobbling and restless, The walls show me a reflection, but I want more, I take a long walk to touch the walls, And the outside responds with rhythmic ripples Ripples … More What am I

Roach rendezvous!

Holidays means cooking innovations. This is very time consuming and challenging. This morning my adventures in the kitchen lasted a tad longer than usual. I was finishing up my ragi-rotis and prepping for ‘healthy’ samosas to satiate the junk needs for my kids palette and satiate my need to sneak in some veggies alongside. The … More Roach rendezvous!

Growth.. perhaps!?

Humid evening. Kids on summer break. Eid vacation too. I am walking at the park near my house. My husband behind me is trying to catch up soon.  My ears are wrapped in concentration as Swami Sarvapriyananda talks in IIT Kanpur about concentration and how some people forget their physical selves as they do something … More Growth.. perhaps!?


It was Maha shivarathri last night.  Staying up long at night is one of those things I find very hard to do in silence. I need some company and music or conversation to do it. Back at home, I used to attend the Isha convention and the experience would be amazing. Here, I am alone … More Arunachala!