When it Pours on Kohima

When it pours down on Kohima in October, You fetch your sweater or a light shawl, Your feet are cold but just slightly. Your Mom takes out her knitting set and wool, And you sit by the fire and warm… Continue Reading

Worms do not Compare

Some only look up, Picking and socializing, Undaunted by Words.   Some only look down, Withdrawn from congregation, Stalled by repressions.   Who will tell them that the end is the same for all? Worms do not compare.   Some… Continue Reading

There, I Said it – A Confession

*This is the first of a series of confessions I will be making on my blog (whenever I muster the courage). I am already too heavy without my innermost thoughts weighing me further down so I decided to shed some… Continue Reading

The Sounds of the Night

Every sound is amplified, every feeling gets exaggerated. The roosters crow in the distance, though the clock only says twelve. Cries of a baby emerge from the house below, the mother shushes. The heavy footsteps from the floor above and… Continue Reading

Thoughtless Threats and its Repercussions

The other night, as we sat in our parents’ kitchen, someone threatened my three-year-old niece for being disobedient. Her threat was neither a time-out in the corner nor withdrawal of TV privileges. My little niece was told that ‘the desh… Continue Reading

Home: Just Another Place Without the People

  I am visiting my home town, Kohima, after one full year. If you have read my other posts, you will know just how attached I am to this beautiful place and its people. My heart is always tightly stringed… Continue Reading

Sharing: The Best Way of Loving

Very rarely do I not think of my nephews as I pass the Dubai Airport. A fleet of planes are parked just meters away while one takes off every few seconds. I can almost imagine the excited faces of my… Continue Reading

My Niece and I at 14

  I paid my old high school a visit today. There I met my enthusiastic niece, a teacher, and we happily chatted for a while. My other niece, who is 14 years old and a student in the same school,… Continue Reading

Miserable Separation and the Sweet Re-union

My husband and I shamelessly and hopelessly miss each other whenever we are separated (temporarily). Our misery begins days before the scheduled departure date. I feel that he is completely dependent on me and that in my absence, he is… Continue Reading

Under the Weather and Learning Craft

I have been a little ‘under the weather’ for almost a month now and hence the plunge in my posts. There are improvements every day and yet I’m still waiting for the day when I can tell if a dish… Continue Reading

When Health Takes a Dip

I got my fifteen minutes of Middle Eastern morning sunlight, Snacked on an Ecuadorian banana and saved the Kiwi apple for later. Thai rice and two Irish eggs await me for lunch, My over-worked Japanese kettle whistles once again, As… Continue Reading

The Imitation Game in a Marriage

  Imitation is the most vital factor for the survival of any live organism on earth. If any living thing existed anywhere else in the universe, they would also be dependent on imitation for their survival. Man, animal, bird, fish,… Continue Reading

Next Travels: A Guilt-Free Destination

For as long as I can remember, I had dreamed of traveling far and wide. But my “Que Sera, Sera” attitude wouldn’t allow me to take this dream or any dream seriously. It doesn’t mean that I have stopped dreaming… Continue Reading

A Healthy Lifestyle to Keep the Doctor at Bay

One of my most dreaded punishments is a visit to the doctor. I will seek an expert’s help only when I feel that I have exhausted all the home remedies. Most times, the solution is simple and the illness go… Continue Reading

Let Us Go Back

The past holds the future. Don’t be chased. Don’t be chained. Forget it and we tumble. Go back and make peace. Happiness is accepting what had been. It may be ugly and it may pain, But it is not a… Continue Reading