I love drawing boards And blank slates The places where inspiration awaits Where you can erase the bygones Start afresh with ideas new Without the past hindering you.. ** I love canvases blank Crisp journals with white pages that await Beautiful penmanship coupled with ideas great Or swathes of color splashed in abandon To createContinue reading “Blank..”

The Big, Fat Indian Wedding

Read the phrase “wedding bells” somewhere And all of a sudden, out of nowhere An extraordinary urge gripped me To attend an Indian wedding, and see Fine silks and jewelry opulently displayed A profusion of colors, in every hue and shade Food and drink flowing in quantities that appear Limitless, for guests to gorge onContinue reading “The Big, Fat Indian Wedding”

Walking down the memory lane on a snowy day

On a cold snowy day I sat inside Watching the world being painted white With time on my hands and nothing else to do I decided to take a trip down a memory lane or two So out came the albums, the collections of memories Made over the years, I arranged them in series IContinue reading “Walking down the memory lane on a snowy day”

The Magic of the Holidays

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”Hamilton Wright Mabie Holiday lights twinkled all around Powdery snow was sprinkled all over the ground The stores were lit brightly, music wafted through the doors She waited for the holidays to take their course Knowing that the gaiety pervading the airContinue reading “The Magic of the Holidays”

The bride and her henna

(The Mehndi event is a fun celebration held the night before an Indian wedding,  traditionally celebrated by the women on the bride’s side of the family. Generally, a professional mehndi artist applies henna in intricate designs to the hands and feet of the bride and other women in the family. These intricate designs symbolize joy, beautyContinue reading “The bride and her henna”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

This is the time of the year when Temptations abound for men and women To loosen the purse strings that have been tight And dish out moolah for everything in sight With a sense of urgency that might appear As if apocalypse was drawing near Black Friday and Cyber Monday Each one has become an awaited dayContinue reading “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything Why do we always look for the best? Why, I wonder, is there a perpetual quest To find that elusive element of superiority In everything we own, or do- when the majority Of our life is spent somewhere in-between Why do we aim for perfection unseen?   Yet another question comes toContinue reading “The Best of Everything”


“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.” Helen Keller A pragmatic person I consider myself to be I uphold the principles of scientific inquiry My profession relies on a strong foundation Of irrefutable facts, evidence-based information I like validated facts; with mathematical precision I can easily make most of my decisions It keeps theContinue reading “Imagination”