Good Humour

The one who lives life with good humour as his/her companion is by far better equipped in facing life’s challenges than a person without it.  Often accepting your life’s turbulence and setting your sail in accordance to the direction of the wind is better than complaining about it. Kamla, a poor woman lives in a…

Growing old Gracefully

Growing old is a natural phenomenon.  All will reach the stage but the difference is all reach that stage at their pace.  Some grow old sooner than others.  Some don’t look old even though they may be old while some look older than their actual age.Old age stays with those who believe they are old…

RESPONSIBILITY

The word carries so much weight and I mean figuratively.  It is something that everyone, whether old or young needs to carry on their shoulders.  Some have a heavier responsibility while others escape by carrying a lighter weight.  It all depends on how you are able to shoulder it till the end of your goal. …

Money

It undoubtedly rules our life.  Without it, we are doomed and helpless.  Our entire life revolves around it.  Today whatever we do, we do for money.  What do we do for ourselves? Whatever we earn seems less to us.   While our wants keep increasing, it has no proportion to our earnings.  Some of us have…

GOSSIP

Friends don’t waste your time in gossip.  It does not help you nor the person being spoken of.  Gossips only move in one direction.  Without knowing the clear picture, stories are made till it blows out of proportion.  If you are so concerned about the person it is better to be brave enough and confront…

Salt ‘n Pepper

Last Sunday my kids were fighting for the salt n pepper at the breakfast table . The two most important ingredient for your eggs- sunny side up! This brought about a thought to my mind. Just like salt n pepper, we need each other to make our life a little tastier,  whether black or white,…

Release the old for the new

The much awaited Christmas season is just round the corner and how many are cutting corners to make it a memorable Christmas?  This pandemic has played havoc into many lives causing distress and despair to many families.  This Christmas will be different for many of us.  Low keyed and perceptual .  Many of us have…

Jealousy

There is a fine line of difference between jealousy and envy.  While jealousy is suspicious possessiveness, envy is just wanting. I can be envious of many things that my neighbour has but I can be evil by being jealous.  How is that?  I could purposefully break my friend’s delicate crockery owing to jealousy.  That my dear…

FEAR

Life can become an ordeal if you live with fear. Break the shackles of fear if you want to live and breathe freely.  People have different kinds of fears – fear of heights, fear of insects, fear of failure….so many,  that writing them down will fill my page.  Sometimes I am just fearful and anxious…

GIVE A HELPING HAND

A young girl was returning home with her father after a check up when on the way her father felt dizzy.  She tried to hold his hand to support him as he was a tall man.  The house was close by but that day the distance from the doctor’s place to their home seemed far. …

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS….

It is the safest place to be in especially when the world outside is so demanding and tumultuous now, what with Covid 19 and it’s effects.  I love my home. Just to be encompassed within the four walls (that does not denote imprisonment or shackles but rather the freedom) to be who you are and what…

EXPERIENCE

It is so much needed by you and me.  Respect experience because it is unique to each person.  Some are rich in experience while others are a little hesitant to jump into the world to see and therefore end up poor in it. We learn to respect and acknowledge experience beginning from our parents and…

NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Dr. Glenn Cunningham, ran the world’s fastest mile.  The lower half of his body had got burnt when he was a young boy.  But that disability was not a deterrent to him to run the fastest mile.  Where there is a will there is a way.  If you believe you have lost then you have.Michael…

WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?

I am an introvert.  I hate socialising.  I could live my entire life buried under books – just being with myself and munching away a snack.  But life does not let you be the way you want it to be always.  I have had to make adjustments, faced alot of indifferences and I have tried…

Pursuit of Knowledge

Learn new things.  It helps to build  confidence . It keeps you happy.  And it is fun being a student again knowing that this time you will definitely do better. You could try your hand in anything as long as it makes you happy.  And remember there is no age limit to learning.Sometimes a particular skill…

SUCCESS

Who does not want sucess?  But who wants to put an effort to climb the ladder of success? Those who strive hard are successful. Does success mean fame and money ?  Yes, in a way that is universally accepted to be termed as success.  However, if you have achieved the goal that you have set…

CHANGE

They say change is constant.   Change is necessary and important in one’s life.  Change must always be for the better.  Each morning I wake up deciding that I will do something different today.  The least I can do is to change the arrangement in my house to my liking.  It is just to bring about…

ANGER

The image I conjure up when saying the word is someone red in the face, puffing and fuming and I can also see the smouldering heat coming out of the person !  The image seems funny but the person who is going through it will never find it funny.  On the contrary, you may get…

Nature In All It’s Splendour

Every morning soon after the sun rises I never fail to look out of my kitchen window.  It overlooks a peepal tree , a mango tree with several other small trees of papaya and a slim tall drumstick tree .  The sun rays glisten on these leaves and the gentle breeze that passes over these…

DREAM

I have known of so many success stories that began with a dream. Without following a dream it is difficult to reach anywhere. You will just be wandering. A dream gives you a goal to reach for. Sometimes it is a dream that can help you focus on your future and if the dream is…

SORRY

As a teacher you often hear the words “Sorry Ma’am” and I have learnt to acknowledge it with a pinch of salt. Little children make mistakes and we tend to forgive and forget. But when mistakes are committed by adults , we flare up. Inadvertent mistakes are forgivable but mistakes done repeatedly can get on…

GRATITUDE

Let me begin by first saying that I am grateful for all that I have.  I am grateful.  A small statement but it covers up all that you want to say.We rarely stop to thank and be grateful for what the universe has to offer.  All that which surrounds us is a miracle in itself….

TIME

What a common topic to write on! But strangely this is something that very few value. Is it because it appears to be easily available? Or is it because we are so indifferent towards it that we don’t notice it slipping away? These words “time waits for no one” is so apt. Time flies and…

PRAYER

Every school begins with an assembly by praying to God at the beginning of the day. After finishing school, the habit dies out. We rarely inculcate it in our daily lives , until and unless we are in deep trouble. Did you know that just sitting in silence and connecting yourself to the spiritual world…

APPRECIATION

To appreciate and be appreciated are two wings for the flight of motivation. You need each other to reach a goal.

COMMUNICATION

Communication is the only bridge to help you cross over the turbulent waters of misunderstandings and prejudices.

CORONA VIRUS AND LOCK-DOWN

Not long ago I thought I had what is called writer’s block.  Sometimes I wonder if it is just a hypothetical idea. Does this writer’s block really exist?  Or is it that you are not inclined to the arts (as practicality takes the upper hand) so you just don’t move ahead.  I guess with me,…

SMILE

A smile can be the beginning of an unexpected bonding…..

DISCIPLINE

A principled person is often a disciplined person……

LONELINESS

You are solely responsible for your actions. So act such that if left alone, you can face yourself bravely….

Teacher

A Teacher’s job is not limited to imparting knowledge, it is limitless where building better lives are concerned……..

BULLYING

Living your Life without fear is the breath of freedom. Don’t be shackled with Bullies around you…..

ADDICTION

If you are contented with yourself then you will never drop down . No use of addictive substitutes will be required to lift you up.

HOBBIES

Pursue your dream with the help of your hobby and be assured of an inner peace – happiness will prevail….

DEATH

Joy and Sorrow, Life and Death are two sides of the same coin. Learn to live with it…..

OLD AGE & OLD HOMES

Happiness lies in sharing and caring especially when you squeeze in precious time for those whom you have taken for granted and now forgotten…..