Fresh-Faced Forever

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Neem. Always brings a smile, Mi. I am wondering if I should feel guilty about going through my teenage years with smooth skin while my peers were busy trying all sorts of lotions, pastes and creams to hide those craters that would unexpectedly appear at the most inconvenient moments! How...

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Following That Heart

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

— Alexander Pope

Sometimes, even if it is justified in holding us back, our logical mind can be quite the enemy, Mi. It freaks me out when my heart really wants to do something, but is hesitant to venture forth. I can hear my brain scream at me, telling me to think, think...

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All Fired Up

vidya sury all fired up

Would you believe that Vidur loves baingan bharta? So every time I buy the big variety, I get two or three so I can save one for the bb, one for vetha kozhambu..yum! and one for vangi bath. But my favorite memory is that time when we would realize it...

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Cutting Coffee

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Gasp! What? Why? Don’t be so alarmed, Mi. ​So I just found a way to enjoy my morning coffee, twice. You know how we used to think that the subsequent cups never tasted like the first one? Haha. I’ve hacked that by splitting the first mega-tumbler into two parts. Then...

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Changing Times

Mi, I was going through my FB timeline today and – oh by the way, Gopmama is on FB – and I got engrossed with his friends list – which consists of family members and fancy my surprise when I saw lots of photos of Uma and Co’s trip to...

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Gone Girl

You know how it is when suddenly a memory, or a series of memories hit us most unexpectedly, right? That’s what happened a few days ago. On a whim, and because the morning was awesomely chilly, I decided to accompany Vidur to school, just to enjoy the sights en route....

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Sad Songs Make Me Cry

Sad songs make me cry. I know, you laughed. I, the one who is not quick to shed tears, actually am a softie when it comes to sad songs, children singing, group bhajans, people starving – especially children, old people being ill-treated, children crying…. Ha! Quite a longish list eh? So...

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