The Glass Bangle

Being a Woman

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

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

Truly Indian

(I wrote this post last year and it still remains one of my favourites. When I was a child, I used to be completely in awe of the significance of … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

My Cambodian Keepsakes – Travel Chronicles 7

It’s been months since Mr. A and I dusted the Cambodian mud off our shoes and got on with life. But memories of that wonderful holiday refuse to fade away. … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

She Walks Away….

She walks away from the closed door With a handful of battered memories She walks away from the cloudy night With a fistful of shattered dreams. Each golden memory Came … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

I Want To Be…

The first serious question I remember being asked as a child was ‘What do you want to be when you grow up ?”  This question must have been asked and … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Monsoon Sketches

My earliest memory of the monsoon is of sitting at the window on rainy afternoons and watching the raindrops on electric wires, like glass beads strung together. It was so … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

I wish……

I wish I could eat the last piece of cake without feeling guilty. I wish I would not notice cobwebs and smudges  when we have guests at home. Cobweb and … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 6 Comments

I Was That Girl !

The other day I was looking at some old photographs and I was struck by how different I looked. I would not call it a drastic change but more of … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

Your Words

Words. They can take you up to the moon and also cut you to pieces. In any relationship be it with a parent, spouse, friend or sibling, words are the … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

The World From My Balcony

I’m not an ardent facebook fan nor a rabid facebook hater; I hover benignly somewhere in between these extremes. I quite like the idea of keeping in touch with friends … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

Spaces…

Disintegrating relationships are heart breaking to watch and I wrote this after watching the aftermath of one such break up…. The distance between us…. Widening. The love Shrinking. The silence … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Elevator Encounters

Recently I almost killed my Mr.A ! I had entered the elevator and he was right behind me ; unfortunately I was not paying attention and had already pressed the … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

A Window to the World – Travel Chronicle 6

On our last day in Siem Reap, we  decided to give ourselves a break from all the history and culture  and just enjoy the rhythm of the place. So by … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Encounter with Eternity – Travel Chronicles 5

I expected temples, ruins and beautiful landscapes in Cambodia and I was not disappointed. However what captured my heart, mind and soul was the enthralling Temple of Bayon. Situated in … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

Pre-travelitis ! – Travel Chronicles 4

Prior to every travel I fall prey to  Pre-travelitis. It’s a rather singular disease which creeps up and ambushes me no matter what precautions I take ! The symptoms are … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 2 Comments