Five favorites- Verses

I have always loved poetry, and some verses have stuck with me over the years. These are some of my favorites (I have included only the verses that I remember): 1. The Glories of Our Blood and State- James Shirley The glories of our blood and state      Are shadows, not substantial things; There is noContinue reading “Five favorites- Verses”

Always an Indian at heart- Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani

Above: Holiday lights showcasing the Taj Mahal in Philadelphia This may sound strange and duplicitous for someone who left her country to pursue greener pastures to say, but I’m going to talk about it anyway…I still consider myself deeply patriotic. Having aspired to travel the world as an ambassador from India (by joining the Indian foreignContinue reading “Always an Indian at heart- Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani”

Confident in ignorance

“To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”– Mark Twain Replica of the famous statue of David by Michaelangelo in Florence, Italy (the original is at Accademia in Florence)- to me, this statue depicts a supremely confident man I never realized until fairly recently how astutely Mr. Twain had nailed the secretContinue reading “Confident in ignorance”

Setting fire to water

I am literally talking about setting fire to water…not figuratively… http://www.knikaquatics.com/Home.jsp?team=akka I just remembered reading a book on the periodic table (table of all elements arranged according to atomic numbers and masses) as a child. While reading about sodium, I was fascinated by the fact that a lump of sodium would burn when placed in waterContinue reading “Setting fire to water”

Customized reading

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. SeussOnce upon a time, stories were meant to be passed down orally from generation to generation, with some help from drawings in the cave… Then scripts were invented, and people started putting theirContinue reading “Customized reading”

Baby, let’s read together

I have always been a loner, and what better for a loner to do than to read books? Reading is my nirvana, my catharsis, my anxiolytic, and my antidepressant..I have been passionate about reading since I was very young, and it gives me immense pleasure to inculcate the habit of reading in my child. WhileContinue reading “Baby, let’s read together”

One Amazing Thing…

First, a disclaimer. The title of this post is plagiarized. Ok, not plagiarized, maybe inspired. This is the title of a book by an Indian American author where a bunch of people stuck in an adverse situation tell each other “one amazing thing” about their life.. One amazing thing that I realized today is howContinue reading “One Amazing Thing…”