Are you losing friends as you age?

By "friends", I don't mean  friends  on Facebook with whom you haven't had a "conversation" ever. Or your children's friends' parents who become a  part of your life thanks to the various 'Parents groups' one joins to keep oneself abreast of what's happening in the lives of their tiny tots. Neither am I talking about …

In search of my lost childhood.

The park looked deserted, save for a couple of kids playing on the jungle gym. I made my way to the swing and  sat on its faded red plastic seat, gingerly.  Holding the thick  rusty chains of the swing, I gave myself a slight push and the swing began swaying, back and fro.  And, just …

My Gratitude Post for August 2017.

Cookie  awaits eagerly for an opportunity to grab my skirt as I pass by his cage (he sits atop his cage, never inside it!). No sooner does he get a hold of me than he leaps off his cage and latches on to my skirt; rapidly climbing up all the way to my shoulders, he …

Ganpati Bappa Morya!

Tomorrow we bid adieu to our favourite deity, the elephant headed Lord Ganesha - our very dear Ganpati Bappa.  Ganeshotsav was started by freedom fighter Lokmanya Balgangadhar TIlak with the hope of bringing people together. He did succeed in his endeavour, as we can see around us today.  People of different faiths come together to …

Love – Lost and found.

  Four months ago, I lost the love of my life, my pet dog, Chikoo. The heartache was unbearable. All the love that I was  used to, was gone, forever.  Dealing with his absence was exhausting. Heartbreak, or loss of someone you have loved dearly, takes its toll on the heart.  It takes time to …