Towards a greener future!

Like I had mentioned in my year-end post, I had been on a lookout for workshops on gardening. Though I had read about a few, I couldn’t find any that would suit me and I was occupied on most weekends with a lot of other things. On New Year’s Eve we visited the event that…

Where are we headed?

Intolerance and stuff! What is really happening in our country? Why do such educated people start behaving so foolishly, recklessly passing comments? Also why is there such media in our country, whose job is not to provide information, but to sensationalize everything just to make money? I feel sad to see how things and perspectives…

Zen Stories

As so many other good things, my best friend introduced me to the Zen stories. The zen way of life inspires me. maybe that is the kind of life, we should aim for. Where there is a balance. Every story can have multiple meanings or essence to it, based on how the reader perceives it….

WWW

The World Wide Web. The first time, I ever learnt about it. was when I was in class 7. I had joined a summer vacation Computer course, where they taught us the basics of computers. On the last day, they taught us about what a browser is and how we can explore the world wide…

Drawing the line

A friend of mine went through a divorce, a really bad one a few months back. Having been in contact with her and also having been her support since the beginning, I know everything about her situation. She has been calling me regularly since the beginning and telling me everything, asking for my advice or…

Completing the Circle

This is something that I learnt from the Professor under whom I worked at the beginning of my career. No, it is nothing to do with math, compass etc., in case you thought so, as I wrote about my Prof. What he gave as a simple piece of advice, stuck on. Any task assigned to…

God’s unseen ways

Just yesterday… I felt lonelier than what I already felt. I felt much downer in the dumps. I didn’t feel like talking over the phone to my husband or my best friend or anyone. I was looking up for articles on signs and symptoms of depression and was wondering about seeking medical help. And today… I…

SL Series – The Conclusion

I am gonna close the SL series with this post. She is an inspiration to me. I wanted to record these things so that I stay inspired and maybe can inspire a few more who read these posts. When talking to SL, I used to feel that she had some new story to narrate everyday….

SL Series V (The Home)

We all know the struggle involved in the current times in buying or constructing a house. While everyone wants one and keeps eternally planning on what’s best, SL went ahead and took the risk of buying a home at the age of 25. Now in a very well developed area in Bangalore, which wasn’t that…

SL Series IV (The studies)

I have a thing for well educated people. I admire the fact that they put in so much effort. Having worked at the premier science institute of India, IISc, I was lucky to have been in the company of such highly educated, yet down-to-earth people! So I am always in awe of such people. When…

SL Series III (The childhood)

Well.. We thought the in-laws problem is a common thing. After all which DIL doesn’t complain about her in-laws and where are there such great in-laws on this planet, who will be all praises for their DIL. They just belong to different species. Period. What we always told her was, “it’s your fault that you…

SL Series II (The in-laws)

Not following the conventional order of childhood to the present,  I would like to write the posts in the order of the things I learnt about and from SL. When conversing I found out that she previously worked as a journalist. It was through one of the editors there that she found contacts and moved…