The Glass Bangle

Being a Woman

A Prayer from My Beleaguered Daughter

(I had put up a prayer to God in this blog around two days back, about my stress during my teen’s exams. She was quite aggrieved to see my version … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 20 Comments

Snehalata the Cat and Ruby the Dog

I have many friends who are ardent animal lovers and  I’ve sincerely  tried to follow their footsteps, but due to certain psychological factors, viz fear, I’ve been unable to take … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Fervent Plea From A Stressed Out Mom

Yesterday I received a Whatsapp forward which was a prayer, for parents of children writing their exams. It was beautifully worded and I passed it along to a couple of … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 15 Comments

Colours of My Life

Different colours have different connotations in our lives. There’re some widely accepted images which we automatically associate with certain colours due to popular perception. White brings to mind doves and … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 10 Comments

Why I Dislike Valentine’s Day

Its that time of year when you can’t get out of the house without being assaulted by images of hearts and teddy bears. Here I am waddling along peacefully in … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 20 Comments

Curls, Curlicues and My Beloved Malayalam

To many, the Malayalam alphabets look like unspooled balls of wool that have run amok. Curls and curves abound, and speaking the language too, requires performing major calisthenics with the tongue. … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 7 Comments

The Loss of Childhood and A New Beginning

When I attended a talk by Pedro Medina, the former head of McDonalds in Columbia, little did I think that the highlight of the evening would be meeting Cristelle Hart … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 17 Comments

Kochi Muziris Biennale – Magical Bricks and a Schoolboy Companion

My second foray into the Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) 2014, was to the charming colonial edifice, the CSI Bungalow. While the main venue, Aspinwall House, was chock a block with … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Resolutions For A Better Tomorrow

The last week of December is always the time when the world is busy with resolutions. I’m one of the many who make resolutions with the intentions of systematically breaking … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kochi-Muziris Biennale – A Layman’s Perspective

I’m not a connoisseur of art. My interpretations are usually simplistic and generally miles away from the artist’s thoughts. However, I enjoy beautiful things and even though I might not … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 7 Comments

A Walk To Enjoy

My daughters leave for school at around 7 in the morning. Usually, that’s the time I metamorphoses from a hare on steroids into a somnolent sloth and curl up on … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 9 Comments

What’s In A Name ?

What’s in a name ?  According to The Bard, a rose would have the same effect on our olfactory senses no matter what it’s called. With all due apologies, Sir … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 15 Comments

Haphazard. Arbitrary. Thoughts

There’re times when thoughts flirt with me. They don’t linger for me to ponder over them. Just a glimpse of what they could evolve into and then off they go … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Right Here…

It’s right here the moments of bliss the drops of happiness I was searching for.   It’s in the early morning hush blanketing the world while it slumbers.   It’s … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 10 Comments

The Drill That Chills !

Given a choice between an appointment with the dentist and walking unarmed into a crocodile infested swamp, you’ll find me unhesitatingly skipping into the midst of the crocs with a … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Monday’s Lament

(Last week, lots of things went wrong for me on the same day, and it happened to be a Monday. I ranted and raved on the unfairness of life in … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

Literati – A Literary Heaven

Just like that, without fanfare or trumpets, without drumrolls or red carpets, without any warning whatsoever, I stumbled upon my own piece of heaven. No glittering diamonds or massive treasure … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 8 Comments

Freedom

Mind Fluttering like a captured butterfly Frantic, flustered and desperate Wanting to be free   To fly away From the burdens Laden by life, The hard unyielding taskmaster.   Unable … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

She Entices and Enchants – Kerala !

She’s a temptress, confident in her beauty, beguiling the unwary traveller. She’s sensual and mysterious, whispering about adventure, and secrets waiting to be unlocked. She’s playful. She’s a seductress. She’s … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 9 Comments

Some Things Never Change !

I’ve been having a running battle with my offspring for some time regarding the utter chaos in their rooms. A 14 yr old and a 11 yr old should be … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 6 Comments

A New Tomorrow

  The landscape is forbidding I still my trembling limbs and gaze silently around I cannot turn back now when all else is lost.   Streams of solitude abound with … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 9 Comments

Travel – My Thoughts

For travel to be truly meaningful, we need to take an open mind along. Go to a new place with a mind like a sponge, ready to absorb new cultures … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 9 Comments

Confessions Of A Sports Illiterate

The world is awash with the colours of football jerseys. Blue, white, yellow, green and red are the latest primary colours. Now that Season 4 of Game Of Thrones has … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Weird, Wild If’s !

If Archimedes had been using a shower cubicle, would he be as famous ? If computers talked to us like humans, would we spend as much time with them ? … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Rainbow Houses Of Kerala

Whenever I travel I take a couple of books with me to stave away the boredom. However I’ve realised that when I travel by road across Kerala not a single … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 20 Comments

Oh Those Words !

It’s been such a long time since I’ve actually sat down and put my thoughts on paper. As soon as the children’s holidays started, my entire schedule was thrown off … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

My Child

I can walk tirelessly Through blistering deserts. But a hint of sadness On your face Makes me falter.   I can withstand The harshest of winds. But your head Bowed … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 10 Comments

Highway – A Breathtaking Journey

Highway – A movie directed by Imtiaz Ali. Actors- Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda. Music – A R Rahman. Cinematography – Anil Mehta This is a first for me since I’ve … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 14 Comments

The Loveable Raven And The Sly Spider

The next two characters in my personal Hall of Fame are associated with life at my grandparents’. Since my ammumma and appuppan were in the same city, my brother and I … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Egg-Lady And The Store-Owner

Thousands of people walk in and out of our lives; some live on in our memories nurtured by our thoughts of them, while so many others fade away quietly. I have … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 19 Comments

Sofa So Good

What is big, squishy (as in comfortably squishy and not surface-of-an-octopus squishy), comfortable and attractive ? I’m sorry but it’s not your favourite aunt, it’s me Le Sofa ! A single … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Family Time It Is !- Travel Chronicles 8

I’ve been a perfect sloth this year and haven’t ventured into the blogosphere as much as I should have.  Other than the strong strain of laziness running through my blood, … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

Coffee In My Life

Water might be the elixir of life but coffee is the magic brew which makes life worth living ! Coffee has been witness to so many precious moments in my … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 26 Comments

Whispers Of The Night Breeze

the night breeze came laden with promises of a morrow that’d bring sunshine she embraced the message of the breeze even though she knew it a lie.   the night … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 10 Comments

What I Love About The Movies

Not to worry,  I’m not about to wax eloquent on the amazing stories or the technical brilliance or even the excellent emoting we get to see on the silver screen. … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 14 Comments

It’s The Liebster !

The blogosphere is truly a marvellous place where there’s a lot of support and encouragement given unstintingly to fellow bloggers. It’s truly an amazing feeling to be part of this … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 12 Comments

Despair

The solitary road to nowhere. Littered with the debris of a broken heart. A tear soaked blurred letter The memory of a touch Tinged with the bitter taste of betrayal. … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

She Was A Dreamer

She was a dreamer Her mind full of glorious colours and the songs of a thousand nightingales. She was crazy about life gracefully navigating its shoals and laughing at its … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Blue Hour

According to Wikipedia, “The blue hour is the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light”. … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 10 Comments

Streets Of My Heart

Horns blaring dust flying children getting under everyone’s feet, Loud conversations and laughter even louder. Colourful saris kissing the helms of crisp white dhotis, I’ve left my heart on these … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 6 Comments