My in-laws had a large house in Chennai till about 2003. with 7 mango trees, 11 coconut trees, 2 of sapota, 3 jackfruit, 2 guava, 1 badam, 1 lime and a host of flower plants and creepers. It was a garden which was always blooming with or producing something or the other everyday. Each tree… Continue reading Rural Wisdom
An all-white female cat suddenly started coming home regularly to drink milk at 6am when we would open our kitchen door, which also happens to be our back door leading into a common passage. There she would sit quietly, prim and proper, waiting patiently to feed on the warm milk we would pour for her,… Continue reading The Afternoon Siesta After The Kitty Party
Coloring hair with toxic artificial chemicals can be dangerous to health. Scalp is a sensitive part of our body where the skin is delicate, porous and often toxic elements can seep in through it to play havoc with our health often spoiling our natural looks. Nature takes care of the color of our hair. We… Continue reading Hair Coloring
Net working and sharing of life experiences with others teaches us how others having similar issues have overcome or dealt in such situations. How they have dealt with their failures. How they have made a success or handled their successes. Interactions are part and parcel of being aware of what’s happening in and around us… Continue reading Global Village
Whats is the definition of a “Good husband”. There’s no ‘good’ husband or ‘good’ wife. Desh-Kaal-Patra (place-times-roles) keep changing according to the culture-times-individual in a certain place/location. Marriage is a beautiful dream until one gets married. It is like buying a mango expecting it to be sweet. Only after it is cut and eaten can… Continue reading Marriage – Good Husband, Good Wife
Just like the Alpha male, there must be Alpha, Beta and Gamma Dads too! Rich and poor dads. Doting and strict dads. Present and Absent Dads. Tricks or Treat Dads…. A variety of them leaving an indelible impression on young minds which become memories once they are no longer there for some reason. A dad… Continue reading Dad’s Day
Lots of pigeons, parrots, sparrows and crows used to visit our apartments in the housing society complex at Pune where we lived for the past 7 months. Pigeons out numbered. One pair checked out carefully our downstairs flat’s open terrace and made a nest in a discarded cardboard box kept in a corner. In time… Continue reading One moment joy, next moment despair!