Season is the Reason

Strange how the weather can affect one’s mood.  A sunny day in summer brightens up your day.  Life seems so good.  All is well.  You are happy.  A cloudy day can cloud your mind too, making you feel dull and tired.  A wintry day depresses you.  The cold outside touches its cold hands even in…

Invaluable lesson

Recently a friend of mine had to sell her house and certain valuables so as to pay off her debts caused due to the lockdown.  I know of many others who were forced to give up their car and certain household items which were on loan because they were unable to pay the EMIs owing…

Trust

The word ‘Trust’ is so lost in today’s material world that one wonders about its existence.  Has it gone extinct?  Doing simple things like walking down the road or just buying your grocery has become so unpredictable today.  You never know who will cheat you and how.  If help is needed can you trust the…

Memories

A few days back I was scanning through my picture album and it took me back down memory lane.  Such wonderful times of togetherness! The hugs, the kisses, the holding of hands and singing in cacophony, favourite songs sometimes off tune.  Those were the days!  After fondly going through the album that brought about nostalgia,…

God’s own people

Sasha looked at herself in the mirror and wondered if anyone would care to love her for what she is rather than what she looked like. Barely seventeen, she had no boyfriend.  She had learnt to live in her shell.  Sad, undemanding and unassuming,  she eventually had just a handful of selected friends but none…

Distraction is good

Seema is burdened with tension.  She is a single mother trying to make both ends meet.  Ranjeev is waiting for the results of the competitive exams that he had appeared.  Will he get through and get a government job to help him support his parents?  Nisha broke up with her fiance.  She is struggling to…

Environment and you

Today is world Environment Day.  We are so busy with our mundane life that we fail to see the flutter of the leaves, the blooming of flowers or the bend of the branches laden with fruits.  Some of us are surrounded by skyscrapers so we are left with the view of just the sunrise and…

Quest for Happiness

In today’s scenario, all of us are searching for happiness but in vain.  Those who are wise have not needed to search far because they know that it lies within them.  However, most of us measure our happiness based on another’s success or achievement.  Which is the main reason for us running in circles and…

I care…

The times when we had physical classes seems a long time ago now.  There are so many advantages of having physical classes.  The best thing is of having eye contact.  This itself speaks volumes and can convey a thousand emotions.  It is an all-powerful tool for a teacher.  Without this, one feels lost and handicapped. …

Idiosyncrasies

Every individual in this world has his or her idiosyncrasy that can unnerve the onlooker. For example, my relative finds it hard to sleep without the blanket that covers her from head to toe, whatever the season.  Another friend must have his bed tea as soon as he wakes up or else he is in…

Stress

Recently I was stressed about what to write on my next blog.  Nothing came to my mind.  I kept trying to think by sitting in front of my laptop hoping that something would click and words would flow like always.  But alas! I sat there for hours and nothing happened.  Was I having the dreaded…

Shades of love

Love is universal.  Love is for all. There are different shades of love we experience in our life.  They are unique and distinct. Love that burns between lovers is so different from the love that we have between friends. The love of a mother is different from the love that a father shows to his…

What is your talisman?

The covid situation in India has become so depressing.  When the phone rings I fear to hear some sad news of a friend or relative.  Each day gets worse than the previous and then you begin to wonder whether is this the beginning of the world coming to an end?  It is scary, leaving us…

Nothing lasts forever…

All that you have, all that you see is temporary, for nothing lasts forever.  Therefore avoid getting over-attached to people or things. Relationships change owing to time and experiences.  People change with time.  Sometimes you cannot lay the blame on anyone as circumstances can also be a major cause for change of heart, mind or…

MISTAKES

When you avoid making mistakes others consider you reliable – when you make mistakes you teach others to be tolerable. 

Appreciate the simple extraordinary…

Recognize the works of an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances. You will find innumerable people, ordinary, simple people who have done something extraordinary and yet have no one to applaud and appreciate. Take for example an old lady of seventy in a crazy fit ran out of her simple abode in a village and in that…

Insecurity

Anita is an ambitious Computer Engineer.  But she is afraid that she may lose her lucrative job because her Assistant seemingly knows to play her cards well when the boss is around. Somehow her assistant moves a step ahead of her as if she can read her mind. Neil is struggling with his department head…

Anxiety

Exams are fast approaching and as a teacher, I have been busy revising lessons and helping students with their difficulties that don’t seem to end.  This time everything has been different – the teaching-learning process.  It has been difficult for me as a teacher to understand the technicalities that I need to know to help…

The Power of the Mind

The heart and the mind are the two most important entities that can rule a person.  Here I  specifically write about the mind.  The mind can make you do wonderful things.  That positive attitude is in the mind.  If you feel defeated, or victorious, it all lies in the mind.   One can reach the heights of…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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…..