A letter from a Sister to her Brother

I still remember the day I drove from Gainesville to visit you, mom and dad. I drove first to see you at your workplace. You were hard at work in the store. You diligently passed every article to the customer, your heart and soul in every gesture. The indifferent customers would take the objects from…

Queen Of Indian Celluloid Dreams – #Sridevi

“Sridevi succumbs to Cardiac Arrest.” – The twitter update grabs me as I sat in my living room in New York and I start to check for more news. Updates on ndtv.com, cnn.com, bbcnews , AAJ Tak, ndtv.com…news channels I hadn’t even heard of were confirming the reports of her death. I felt my eyes…

There is Only This Moment of Teaching

It was a missed turn that had brought me to the Clearwater Zen Centre on an early afternoon. Meditation classes had been on my list of things to do when I had travelled to Clearwater but somewhere in the hustle and bustle of life, my aspirations became clouded and it wasn’t until I had chanced…

Flight Of Fear

Anamika had just said goodbye to her husband Vijay at the JFK airport. It had been a tumultuous week. There was intense loving and explosive fighting. They were both passionate. And believed in dreams. When they made love, their bodies spoke the same language of love and worship. She still remembered what Vijay had said in…

Books Are A Girls Best Friend

The popular adage is that ” Diamonds are a girls best friend”. Often times my Mother would reprimand me for not wearing my  jewellery. She would say in malayalam “kashte oru maala ingilingum venum” ( there should atleast be a gold necklace around your neck). She would also tell me to buy jewellery for myself….

Destiny

Destiny is what you have always wanted to accomplish . Everyone , when they are young knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. they are not afraid to dream and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their…

The Restlessness of Youth

Each day the urge returns. To climb higher, seek a new meaning, watch the world from another perspective, explore possibilities….its in my heart, beating a slow, steady rhythm, feeding my fountainhead of inspiration. I know not why I feel compelled….a restlessness that makes me set out each day at daybreak. I look for a sign…

A Visionary

I saw you walk down the corridoors of power, the confidence of your voice bringing me to a standstill as it turned heads. Its strange, how your shoulders drew me. Such strength. I wondered whether they would hold me, absorb my tears and lift me up as I struggled alone. The world is harsh and…

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking up grapes or sorting laundry”  

Being a Woman…

Sometimes, being a woman means you have to face the consequences of decisions that you have made, whether right or wrong. Just like a man. Head on. Without cowering. Or seeking shelter. Your decisions could soak you like a torrential rain or set your boat adrift in a stormy sea. And you will row like…