Category: reflections

The Wash Program

the wash program vidya sury

I decided to wash some clothes today. I suppose I could have washed on a daily basis, but then, with clothes that can be machine washed, why bother? So I waited till the weekened to build up a load. Then of course, I took one guilty look at my special...


Walking on sunshine

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Ya know when I was walking on the terrace yesterday, Mi, and missing Vidur as usual, I couldn’t help thinking how lucky I am. And so, I lapsed into a conversation in my head with you and Vidur in turns. As I looked up at the blue sky and the...


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

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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

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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...

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