Lullaby

Somehow reminded me of nights I sat by my Mom, as she suffered from the pain of spinal TB, holding her hand, soothing her… as she did not go to sleep. It’s got to be Do Aankhen Baarah Haath, right? What nostalgia this movie evokes. Namaste! Thank you for your...

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Fun Raising

Notice the absence of the “d” in the fun raising? Clever, no?¬† That’s what the week was like. Quite a weekly wrap-up, this. Power-cuts galore and pending things lit matchsticks between my toes to go out there and get things done. We’re also enjoying some heavy rains. Enjoying if we’re...

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Incensed.

Yesterday I answered a few questions for Laurie about incense – she has written a lovely post on her site about¬† how incense affects moods, spaces – and I couldn’t help recalling what fun we used to have when Vidur was a baby – with the saambraani (frankincense). We’d get...

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Birthday

And suddenly, or so it seems, it is the second birthday we’re looking at, after Mom passed on. Every birthday of hers would be preceded by a week of breaking our heads over what to get her – and we’d conference over it and end up getting something for the...

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Sad song

Movie: Phir Subah Hogi (1958)Mukesh and Asha Bhonsle I heard this song this morning on Vividh Bharti and immediately felt like hearing it again.

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Of summer camps and more

When I read Gayatri’s note on summer camps and how Veda chose cooking among all the options available, it reminded me so much of those years when we would keep teasing Vidur about summer camp. So much so – the very phrase seemed like a threat to him. Between his...

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Back to school

As Vidur begins a fresh academic year in Std 9 – it is that time of year when we have to get various things ready for the year – school uniforms, school books, school bags, geometry boxes, shoes etc. etc. etc. Mom and I had such a fun time doing...

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