Helicopter Eela – Movie Review

Helicopter Eela – Movie Review

Ok. I admit it. In public. I am a Helicopter Mum. My hubby disagrees. He says I am a chopper mum- an Army Chopper one, at that! I am kinda *always* behind my kids – paani piyo, brush karo, dry fruits khao, lunchbox khatam hua, some more paani piyo, time se so jao, time se [...]

Like A Girl – Book Review

Like A Girl – Book Review

Once in very many years you get a book which can be passed as an heirloom down the generations … (I have a list…a few books I would want my daughters, daughter’s daughters, great granddaughters to read! I am crazy like that!) And then, comes along a book by an Indian author you know you [...]

Sui Dhaaga – Movie Review

Sui Dhaaga – Movie Review

After a very long time has a mainstream movie made in Bollywood touched my heart, and made me cry buckets… so much so that I had my husband and kids consoling me in middle of the movie! Went for Sui Dhaaga show with family this evening (it being the beginning of a long Gandhi Jayanti [...]

Beauty lies in the eyes of….

Beauty lies in the eyes of….

Ohhhhhh…!! Gasped the onlookers, looking at the newborn… The depressed face of the husband, the sideward glances from the friends, the tch-tch sounds from the in-laws, the sympathetic looks from the nurses, and a pat on the shoulder with a clenched jaw from the doctor said it all. But the love seeped in a mother’s [...]

Judge Me Not, Sister…

Judge Me Not, Sister…

‘What a bitch!’ thought the mum of three, adjusting her crumpled dupatta haphazardly, trying despairingly to discipline her children, as she gave her slim, well-groomed neighbour entering the lift, a head-to-toe sideways glance, and flashed her a plastic smile. ‘She must think I look so frumpy’, she sighed... ‘What a bitch!’ thought the smart-looking woman, [...]

He Always Protected Her….

He Always Protected Her….

‘She is pregnant again??!! Ask her to abort it! Must be a girl again!’ scowled Rani’s mother-in-law. Already a mother of 2 girls, Rani shuddered inside, thinking about the fate of her unborn. The ultrasound scan in evening at a dark illegal clinic revealed twins- a girl, and a boy…both intertwined by the umbilical cord, [...]

My Favourite Book, and how it changed my life….

My Favourite Book,                                      and how it changed my life….

“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” ― Richard Bach, Illusions First things first, thanks to Novemberchild for making me introspect on this… it has been long since I thought about which book I love the most, and how it changed my life. 'Illusions - The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah' was introduced [...]