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    Lifestyle,  Musing,  Social

    Advice to New Adults – From a Fellow Adult (Who Was a Spoiled Child)!

    I was as rotten as a tomato as a child. No, my parents weren’t super rich, they were as middle class as could be. Still I was the precious first child of two guilt ridden first generation working parents who were overwhelmed by the lack of time they had for me after their jobs. And those judging articles newspapers and magazines were publishing during that time condemning the women pursuing a career outside of homely responsibilities were not helping. Even though I was proud of my parents having important jobs (for as long as I can remember), they seemed to…

  • Travels

    A “Fall”-ing Day!

    While New Hampshire isn’t something you’d normally choose as your expat home, living here certainly has its perks. Especially for people like me who’s got a wanderlust. Number one, the proximity of undiluted wild nature. Even after more than a year here I still get wide eyed every now and then. Whether you love mountains or oceans, this tiny minuscule state offers you the best of both. Number two, the historic city of Boston is less than an hour away if you are feeling like cityscaping. Number three, if you are a seafood enthusiast then you can look for no…

  • Musing,  Opinion

    Home Sweet Home

    Home in my earliest memory is but a half built structure. Of jutting out bricks resembling a giant’s uneven teeth, of grey paste of sand and cement, mixed expertly with a grub hoe. Of something ugly, yet spoken of with pride. To me then, the rented house we lived in presented a much better case for a place to live. Smooth walls, cool floor and clean. But it was not home.  A year later, indeed those ugly bricks gave way to the most beautiful house. White with blue windows, and pink climbing bougainvillea. It was home. I loved it as…

  • Opinion,  Social

    Shopping, Anyone?

    Shopping – oh, what joy it produces! An orgasmic pleasure almost, I must say. Strolling through rows upon rows of clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories – can any other compare with the happiness this brings? Retail therapy is very real. It’s the best. Anyone who disagrees is only fooling herself. I am a shopaholic. There I admitted it! I will admit one more thing. Even though I consider myself a veteran of online shopping (trust me, I contribute to almost 10% of Amazon’s total profit, single-handed), it never really comes close to the store hopping in the physical world. It’s…

  • Musing

    Fruitful Nothings

    Have you ever been in a time when just by letting yourself be adrift, you felt a fulfillment? A time when you were amongst people, yet saw nothing, talked nothing? A book perhaps, a cutting paperback, reading but not really thinking?Saturday was such a time. I did nothing the whole day. I just walked, not seeing, just where my feet would take me. I sat, not thinking, till the cold wind from the lake would shake me. I even rode trains, from this end to that end and back. I sat on the green grass by the museum facing the…

  • Opinion,  Social

    I Didn’t Change My Name After Marriage

    Long back as an upright teenager, I had made a decision to never change my name after I got married. I simply liked it too much. When A and I were getting married, we never discussed about it because we both knew how important my name was to me! I was known to the world by my name! It was my identity. It simply didn’t make sense to change my identity just because I was getting married. However the first of the numerous questions that came my way because of this, was from the marriage registrar who looked positively scandalous…

  • Travels

    Of Mountains, Lakes and a Few Great Humans

        How time flies! Just looked at the blog and realized that I haven’t posted anything in over a month. I have been away too long. I have been busy. Like a busy little bee.     My work is as bad as ever, I moved to a new place, setting it up and settling down. Plus I took a mini vacation to a cosy little town in the foothills of a snowy mountain.     Truth is, it was exhilarating. While the rest of the world was busy in the live commentary of their lives on social media,…

  • Uncategorized

    Coping With Being the Eldest Child!

    Have you noticed? How the elder siblings often seem to be bearing the brunt! How as soon as the little ones arrive, parents start conditioning the elder ones to be more responsible, caring, rule-abiding, parents’ helping hands and perhaps most importantly to be always-perfect! How from very early on, they must always lead, be the idols of the younger ones! How they never can let their hairs down! But first thing first. This is not a parenting post! Heck! No! Did you think so? Err, sorry if it was misleading. It is in fact a rant post! Yeah! Having carried…

  • Musing

    Of Books and Book Worms

         B is for books. Books have always been and still are my best companion. What’s better than those ivory pages into which you can bury your nose and inhale the sweetest smell on earth? Who can you have more confidence on to never judge you? Who else’s only motto in life is to enlighten you?             They give me the flight, I can flutter my wings over the entire world without having to actually take my legs there. They teach me nothing is impossible, they show me new sides of what I have already known. They prepare me…

  • Opinion

    Journaling the New Year!

    The Chicago Skyline The east sky turns pink; it’s the first dawn of a new year. The last sunset of the previous year wasn’t so different, you know, like something special to signify the end of a time. It was normal, like any other day, yet along with it went a whole year, time that won’t be back ever again. Is it not weird though, all these man made special dates? To give a day that you can’t tell apart from any other day such a high stature whereas some truly significant days go unheeded? For example, the day when…