Here I will share my diary pieces, my ramblings, my thoughts, and my feelings. This is my personal space to debate with myself and question things. This is also where I will write my poetry. I feel it’s easier to say how I feel sometimes through verse and rhyme.

And this is the space for me to share open letters to my children as they go through various moments in their lives.

Dear Shalini - Shalini as a baby

A Letter To My Daughter

A Letter To My Daughter Dear Shalini, I’m writing this to you on your 13th birthday. I can’t believe that my baby girl has become a teenager. I can’t get over the fact that so many years have flown by in the blink of an eye. You tower over me now. You’re at least two inches…

Time Out - Me posing on the beachfront

Time Out

Time Out I’ve returned to my blog after taking some time out. We went on our annual holiday and this year we chose the Dominican Republic. When we booked the trip in April, I had originally planned to blog while we were out there. I had only been into the first few months of my…

Sukh on the beach in Rio with the Olympic symbol

My Single Parent Test

My Single Parent Test My husband Sukh and I often go away for work. Even though my trips are shorter – no more than ten days at a time – they’re more frequent. Read about my recent trip to Mumbai here. Sukh’s first work trip abroad came in the summer of 2016 when he went to…

Handover - Sukh and the kids in an rickshaw

The Handover

The Handover I’m on my way to Mumbai for a work trip and writing this post as I sit on the plane. There are still three hours to go until we land and people around me are fast asleep. I can’t ever sleep on a plane, so I’m writing this instead. It’s standard practice that…

My Daughter Is Taller Than Me - Shalini sits on my lap in Florida

My Daughter Is Taller Than Me

My Daughter Is Taller Than Me I have never had a hang-up about my height. I’ve become used to having people tower over me, at a mere 5’3 (and a half). Sometimes I’m the shortest in a group. My parents aren’t very tall and neither are my sisters. So it’s never been an issue. And…