Let me tell you something that might sound Quite narcissistic the first time around How about searching for your name  On the world wide web, are you game? I have searched for my name just for fun To find if my unique name is more common Than I thought, but the kind of information That I […]


“Stereotypes are fast and easy, but they are lies, and the truth takes its time.” Deb Caletti How do we learn, I wonder often To put them in boxes, all women and men Straitjacket them by country, race, color By height, build, hair color, and of course, gender Make some assumptions right off the bat […]


So my inner voice has been talking to me quite a bit-here’s another dialogue that we had when I felt (unreasonably) tied down to daily life… To this tyrannical life I am chained, I lamented one day in a voice pained- Caught in the endless web of life’s daily woes Between home and work, I find myself […]

Ego battles

“The ego is not master in its own house.” Sigmund Freud Arguments over matters trivial Instantly changing an atmosphere convivial Snowballing into resentment profound Creating barriers hard to maneuver around Egos enormous creating mountain-like obstacles Larger than the issue at hand, they spread their tentacles Until animosity pervades through the air Promoting more stress, that for no […]

Inspiration Overload

I’ve observed a growing trend Among my acquaintances and friends Of sharing on social media every day Inspirational quotes with clever word play Superimposed on a backdrop spectacular Of natural beauty, of vistas singular Thoughts for the day meant to inspire Soak in positive energy, before the world can conspire To derail your plans and bring […]

The Novelist

I wondered what would happen if a novelist tried to make her stories come alive in her own life…the result is this poem Born with a natural inclination To tell stories, mixing facts with imagination From the time she could sentences write Pen and paper made her jump in delight Soon she started jotting down […]


What are your favorite spices? Cardamom- reminds me of fragrant chai (tea), basmati rice, endless desserts and home (India)! What object do you always have with you when traveling and why? A book or two- I always read while traveling, the bookworm that I am. I can remember trips by the books I read during […]

Share Your World – 2015 Week #3

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? I would want Agatha Christie as a dinner guest (taking the liberty of including people no longer in this world) and ask her how she became a mystery writer. I have admired her deep understanding of the human nature and […]

Exciting moments in daily life…

1. The plane taking off No matter how much or how frequently I travel, the moment when a plane first becomes airborne is still as exciting as it was on the first flight that I can remember. It makes up for flight delays, rude stewards/ stewardesses and unappetizing flight food. 2. Checking out new books […]

Share Your World – 2015 Week #2

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Was not one, but my son made me one. Hugging works a powerful antidepressant (as long as there is no body odor in the picture)! What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor? Mint chocolate-chip Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either? Definitely, […]

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 secret […]

Confessions of a Procrastinator

No points for guessing that I am a procrastinator… I am writing this blog post right now as a way of procrastinating… So I need to finish a task that is not really pleasant. This is the mental dialogue I have.. Let me get this out of the will take half an hour at […]