Category: reflections

Teething Trouble

teething trouble

I was enjoying a cup of steamed sprouts last week, Mi. I thought I bit something a bit harder than it should have been and assumed it must be a stone that I had missed in the sprouts. You know how it is – even though we sift and clean...


From waste to wealth

I made oats idli after ages and it really tasted nice. It reminded me of the first time we ate rava idlis, Mi. On the face of it, it was like upma shaped as idlis – which was basically what it was – except it was steamed after being fermented...


Going places

gujarat vidya sury
Aapno Gujarat

Ahmedabad. What a lovely city, Mi. Do you remember how we wanted to visit? Unexpectedly I got an invitation for a tour of the Tata Nano factory at Sanand and was urged by my loves to accept – and I did. I am glad I listened. I thought of you...


Sifting through

clearing up vidya sury

I was reorganizing my cupboard today. And what a pleasurable job that is! Hours and hours of interrupted fun. Yep, I had to keep attending to the kitchen and other parts of the house. I was a maniac with keeping the kitchen sink empty. It is always funny how I...



presence coffee with mi

Absence is one thing, Mi. Presence is even more powerful, isn’t it? No matter what, we can’t bring back your physical presence. And yet, I was pretty sure of your soothing presence when… we were wishing Vidur well for his exams when his results were announced and we rejoiced when his...



I remember this verse by Lao Tzu more than ever right now, Mi. Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 11 Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it...


My Mother, Myself

my mother, myself vidya sury

Mi, I woke up today feeling rather tired, with a headache that begged my body to stay still and not move. As I lay in bed, waiting for the alarm to go off, I could make out the contours of the big poster on the wall titled “World’s No.1 Mom”...

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