Yess...we are finally a family of 4. We rang this year with the birth of our daughter Nyra. I was wrong to believe that it would be easier the second time around. So far It has not been easy. With Mike busy with his work, his MBA classes, a lockdown in Switzerland, a hyperactive toddler, … Continue reading Welcoming Nyra into our family!
All aboard the Makruzz ! We felt we were on a plane than on a ferry service (1150 rupees per ticket). It took us 2 hours to get to Havelock Island, or Swaraj Dweep as it is now called, from Port Blair (where we had a great time exploring the Cellular Jail and Ross Island. … Continue reading ANDAMAN – Swaraj Dweep (Havelock Island)
This post (& the next few) will be about a memorable trip we took 2 years ago. Thanks to copious amounts of notes I took in my journal, I'm able to recollect those memories and write them here. Prices, rules and the availability of hotels and services mentioned might have changed in these 2 years. … Continue reading ANDAMAN- Cellular Jail & Ross Island
Do you feel like you aren't getting a moment's rest? No time to take a shower, to eat something without being interrupted by a sudden wailing? And sleep? What's that?? How was life before a baby (or a twister more like) rolled out and took complete control of it?! you may wonder. Many have gone … Continue reading Dear New Mama,
As a child I was surrounded by books. When there was nothing else to do, my sister and I naturally gravitated towards books. We did not have many children's books though. We read whatever we could get our hands on. Our parents weren't worried about what we were reading. We were library members and often … Continue reading How to get kids to read (more)
After a short flight early (like very early!) in the morning, we were in Goa! These are COVID Times- so we were given ppe kits to protect ourselves. Since the airports want as less contact with the passengers as they possibly can, boarding tickets are not handed out, which makes for a safe but chaotic … Continue reading Sun, Sand and Serenity at Devbagh Beach Resort
"We are Not all in the same boat, but we are all in the same storm". I read this somewhere and felt it reflected the thoughts I've been feeling lately. I've been speaking to lots of people and getting to know how they are dealing with this Pandemic. I am thankful that we are able … Continue reading Winter thoughts and Crafts
From Ruskin Bond's "How to be a Writer" I began the practice of writing, meditating, exercising and blogging for 10 to 15 minutes everyday. It stresses me out when I have to post something on a particular day, but when I work on bite-sized pieces everyday, I don't mind it as much.Discipline is my middle … Continue reading Reflections (November ’20)
This is a blast from the past- one of the trips we made last year for a long weekend. Most of these places might be closed now due to COVID. I was not so keen on visiting Sweden, as I had my heart set on a sunny location like Slovenia or Italy, but as it … Continue reading A Scandinavian Vacation
Here are some of my thoughts on the book "The Monk who sold his Ferrari" and what I've learnt from reading the book.