Category: Whispering thoughts

Ab Tumhare Hawale Kitchen Sathiyon

I love September for many reasons. So much to look forward to! Birthdays, festivals, celebrations!  However, I dread it also for a few reasons. Especially when my poor refrigerator has to suffer so much around this time. Yes, it is that time of the year when my son’s birthday falls and when not only his […]

“Koi laute de mere bite hue din”

Pretty sure, mothers of young adults like mine would do anything to go back to those wonder years of their lives when their young adults were not so adult. I mean, when they were little under 13-14. When managing them was slightly simpler.  I hereby stress on the term –  “slightly” because parenting at any […]


During the last few years  my sensibilities have been  bludgeoned like never before.   Here’s why – Dhoni’s five year old daughter was issued a rape threat by because his team lost an IPL match, a woman in Vijaywada was set on fire by her stalker because she resisted his advances, Sonal, my friend, who heads […]

The accidental thieves

It so happened one fateful morning in Noida, many years ago, that my father and I ended up becoming the accidental thieves! Oh my God! Can you imagine what I am saying!!!! My father, a retired, distinguished army officer, all of eighty years, in my able company earned this title! Not to say that I was an intentional thief but the deed […]


In the beautiful words of Melody Beattie,“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”I shall recount two episodes where […]

A pandemic that altered a career even before it began

It just seemed like the other day when my cousin’s sister Shehnaz had completed her graduation and was happily pursuing a diploma course in aviation and hospitality. In January 2020 exactly 2 months before the pandemic of corona had struck our country, she received a brilliant job offer from one of the leading domestic airlines in our […]

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