If ~ Rudyard Kipling

One of my favorite poems of all times, written by Rudyard Kipling, I have carried it with me all my life, the wisdom in the lines has stayed with me every season of my life.Sharing it here……. “If you can keep your head when all about you     Are losing theirs and blaming it on…

Firewood for Next Winter

 The snow had melted, Mother Nature was still playing hide and seek with her blow hot blow cold mood swings. Official Spring has begun  a few days ago, the wind was still blowing cold, determined to step out, just to feel the fresh air, I took our pet out for a walk. Two weeks ago…

Irish I am not, but very green I am.

Did we not just turn the corner and get into March, like what, a day ago ? The receptionist at the front desk in the physician’s office broke my momentary reverie……. “Ma’m, here is the form that needs to be filled”…..little did I realize I was staring at her beautifully painted St. Patty’s Day Nail…

Signs of Spring

The days are slowly getting longer, perhaps the tree tops can see it better than me walking under them, that Spring is in the vicinity. The tree are beginning to show tiny buds, against the bright blue sky. The joy is palpable, as I take in all the fresh air, the birds are coming home,…

Stop and smell the roses, won’t you ?

However, busy the day gets always stop to smell the roses ! Oh, I love this quick lunch hour breaks when you are running errands, yet the beauty of these roses stops you dead in your tracks, making you wistfully think…..Oh, life goes on irrespective, but always, always stop for those that speak directly to…

Happy Pongal /Harvest Festival of the South of India

While the land I grew up in is celebrating Pongal , the harvest festival in the South of India and offering prayers to the Sun God, I am finding new ways to scrape snow of my car wind shield, without getting frost bite. The contrast is what makes the memories sweeter. Even if you have…

Happy New Year 2017

Starting the New Year 2017, with the blessings of Maha Ganapathi, fondly called Ganesha, the Elephant God, the remover of all obstacles ! May his grace be with each one of us throughout the year and each day of our lives. The temple was crowded to say the least, rolling into the parking lot was…

Sunday morning, up with the lark…..

“Sunday morning, up with the lark I think I’ll take a walk in the park Hey hey hey, it’s a beautiful day……” Looking outside my window, seemed like it is  going to be a beautiful Sunday, the sun was up, birds chirping, our pet dog was happy  and ready to go on her morning walk…….

A mouthful of Poha and Eternal Friendship

Sitting under the dim lights in the railway station, we would devour the ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ comics, without missing a word, until our train screeched to a stop in front of us.Hurriedly we would climb the steps, find our seat  and once agin dive nose deep into our comics….precious memories, packed in picture books, how…

Postcards from the Sidewalk – Series 1

“The sidewalk is filled with postcards from the Almighty, if you only take the time to stop and admire” wrote the author, and I have decided to use that as the title for the series of pictures, I will post all through the Summer season when we can still go for long walks and enjoy…

Do you ever dream in pictures ?

There are places in Nature that your soul recognizes instantly and feels at home with, have you ever felt that way ? A kind of peace descends on you when you walk through some spaces, I believe that is where angels reside unseen. Having recently moved into a new neighborhood ,was curious to explore the surroundings…

Why playing “Dress Up”is absolute fun !

A friend and I had planned to meet up for lunch at an Indian restaurant. It is almost summer here , the  weather is absolutely gorgeous. Have you ever wondered what it is about summer that makes you want to go bold and bright ? Cheerful happy energy all around, right from the beautiful  sun…