The human race has a violent history. Ruins around the world bear testament to countless wars fought and lives lost. There was a time mutilation and chopping off limbs were acceptable forms of punishment, and a fight to the death was a form of entertainment in some cultures. Now, things have changed; violence is a … Continue reading Silence of the Lambs
I started learning Indian classical music when I was a child. Every time the doorbell rang at 2 o clock on a Saturday afternoon, which was the time for music lessons, I’d lock myself up in the bathroom and would kick up a row when I was forced out. I hated it. My growing interest … Continue reading The Sound of Music
I grew up in South Bombay (like many others my age, I can't call it anything but Bombay) a world far removed from that of the local train. All we knew of the mysterious stations was that a sea of people seemed to pour in and out of underground platforms around Churchgate all day, every day, … Continue reading The Bombay Local
Anyone who has ever bought a plant from a nursery, watered it everyday and watched in dismay as it failed to thrive, knows that gardening isn’t easy. Even if you manage to grow a plant successfully, growing food is another ballgame altogether. Vegetables like bitter gourd and tomatoes grow like weeds but others are tricker. … Continue reading Survival of the Fittest
If you think the capsule wardrobe is just another fad started by millennials, think again. The term was coined as far back as the 1970s to signify a wardrobe that was: minimalist in essence, had a few, high quality, classic items which could be worn for a number of years, and was supplemented by a … Continue reading The Capsule Wardrobe
A friend recently told me that her mother in law had fulfilled a long held dream on their recent trip to Goa. Could I guess what it was? Surely she was too old for adventure sports! Could she have attempted parasailing or water skiing? As my mind churned with possibilities, Sonali cleared the mystery. Her … Continue reading Chase your dreams…
The alarm goes off at six a.m. I get out of bed, wash my hands, and head towards the children’s bedroom. The girls are awake. I brush my younger daughter’s teeth and leave them to get ready as I help the cook with the tiffins and breakfast; omelettes today. She brings them out while I … Continue reading So what do you do all day?
Silver hair isn’t always an accurate indicator of age. Some start greying in their teens, and others can count on their fingers the number of grey hair they have even as they turn sixty. Still, its association with ageing is hard to discount. Will that ever change? Photo of woman with grey hair by christian ferrer on Unsplash … Continue reading To Grey, or Not To Grey
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A certain boy, no more than thirteen years of age, had been sending sexually explicit text messages to a girl in his class. She complained to the teacher, who confiscated his phone for the duration of the year. The result? His mother bought him a new phone and the harassment continued. A few months later … Continue reading Of Sons and Daughters…