Monday, January 07, 2019


I turn 37 today.
When I was 23, sitting in a club I didn't  like, drinking a  drink that tasted awful, listening to music that I hated, and watching  people who were scantily dressed and drunk, I promised myself that I would never do anything that I didn't want to do. I wouldn't cave in to peer or social pressure.
In all these years, nothing's changed.

Today, I asked myself what I wanted to do? What would make me happy? The answer was, clean the house :-)
At 37, nothing would give me more joy than a clean house. After that, I'm going to try to make marshmallow fondant.
What a way to celebrate the day 😁

Sunday, October 28, 2018

We still say 'house'. Like any of us live in houses anymore.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Perhaps I'm a strange mother.
It doesn't matter to me if my child is good looking or not. Not that I mind if he is. The world will be a little kinder to him.
I hope, more, that he will have a strong but just and kind personality. That he will be self assured and intelligent. Do the right thing and be successful and hopefully happy doing and being whatever he ends up doing and being.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Now that I have a baby

All I can say is...
Thank god for unlimited storage for pictures and video with Google Pixel!


Saturday, June 02, 2018

My husband

My husband has changed a lot in the past year.
He's progressed from losing his shit about planning the indgredients for a meal to initiating conversations and having an opinion about furniture 😁

Neither of us has any experience with managing a house or a kitchen or a dog or a child. So, the way I see it, we're equally responsible for our flat, food and dependents.

Category: Progress

Sunday, May 13, 2018

So, what do you do when your dog hogs half the bed?

Get a bigger bed, I guess :-\

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My mother

My mother is so good. I'm feeling unwell today. I sneeze at 2:00 a.m. I hear my mother calling out to me to find out if I'm ok and if I need anything. I'm 36 years old. She used to do the same thing when I was a little child. If I happened to cough in my sleep she'd be there with a bottle of cough syrup.

I realise more than ever that only a mother cares about you enough to actually do anything for you. Not a father (not as much), not a husband, not your siblings.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

You just have to

As I lie here, refusing to move to make dinner for myself, my dog and the starving streetie, I think about having asked that over-achieving woman how she managed or all.
"You just have to do it," she said.

Let's see how that pans out.


This is what life should be about.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

"You look beautiful!" I said.
The unnatural black of her hair made her features look pale and delicate.

Category: 'Tis the season

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I want a traditional Tamil swing in my living room, hanging over my Athangudi tiled floor.
Is that really such a crazy idea?


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

But she did

She needed to constantly remind herself that: She didn't have to try to fit in.
She didn't have to fake laugh when they made fun of people.
She didn't have to say things were fair when they weren't in the least.
She didn't have to sell something she didn't really believe in.


I'm learning, slowly, to love again.
My dog is teaching me how.

Category: Unconditionally


Am I? Aren't you?

Sunday, December 17, 2017


This time, I was a young pup being set upon by other young pups the same age and size as me. They outnumbered me.
And then, I was holding a kitten. A kitten with a third eye that opened wide, like it had the cosmos in it. The kitten itself, had a cute, goofy look on its face.

For some unfathomable reason, I feel it's important to remember this dream.

Be Kinder

I recently told a couple of people that they had a special skill; it was that they had the ability to make other people feel good about themselves.
I thought about it and I think everybody has the potential to do this.

Category: Being kinder

Friday, November 03, 2017

If anything can go wrong, it will

Yesterday seemed like a regular day. I was going to take my father to the doctor for a check up and then head to work.
I land up at the hospital, only to be told that the appointments are done for the day and to come back another day.
I head to work, only to get stuck in a traffic jam from hell because of All Soul's Day.
I get done with work, only to get stuck in the same traffic jam from hell because of All Soul's Day.
I go home to check on my father and pick up my dog, only to hear that his sugar is through the roof.
I head back to my place, only to get stuck in another traffic jam.
I try  to get out of the jam,only to drive into a ditch that was in a blind spot.
(Five good men pushed and pulled the car and helped me out. The only good thing about the day.)
I reach my apartment and my dog throws up in my neighbour's flat.
I go up to my own flat and realise I have the wrong key.
I get the right key and enter the flat, only to realise that the maid hasn't come and the place is a mess.
I go to lie down, only to find that my dog has peed on the bed (My husband's side, not mine, if we're going to be looking on the bright side.)
I finally decide that the only thing I can do is give up and laugh about it.

Ha ha.

Thursday, August 03, 2017



Some days, I wonder about work.
I love that it's hectic and that I'm busy all the time.
I also hate that it's hectic and I'm busy all the time.

Category: Flash

Question of the day

Q. Would I want to spend Rs. 15,000 on a handbag?
A. No. Not if it had a visible brand name on it.

Friday, March 31, 2017


I think about my life with P and P.
I couldn't be happier.

Category: <3

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

One of those days

If anything can go wrong, it will.

Category: Murphy's law and other reasons why things go wrong

Sunday, August 07, 2016

The greatest people are usually the most humble.

Category: Dr Abdul Kalam