Why We Look Forward to Winter?

WINTER Christmas, Generous, Nascent, Warming, Feasting, Strengthening, Joyousness, Gratitude: Humiliation, Bereavement, Shuddering, Unforgiving, Terminating, Barren, Brutal, Winter.     We enjoy the Winter season only because we have roofs over our heads to protect us from the chill. We look… Continue Reading

YESTERDAYS

I am re-visiting the past today, just like I did yesterday, And I am sure to go back tomorrow, To be with dear people I know, In places which no longer exist, To relive experiences missed, To assess and blush,… Continue Reading

Christmas Memories: Our Traditional Bundles of Joy

As Christmas is nearing, I am seeing various advertisements for pre-packed hampers and baskets for gifting. This is quite a new initiation for Kohima and my reaction was, “How convenient!”. I told my husband about these enterprises, expecting a similar… Continue Reading

2017’s Ups and Downs – The Audit

Having less than a month left of 2017, we must all have started evaluating how the dying year had fared for us. Someone could be feeling dejected and the other elated. I, for one, am feeling cool about my year.… Continue Reading

A Miracle Worth Sharing (Continuation)

I was telling you about a friend of mine whose miracle of a life amazes me more as time is passing. Everyday, all of us are provided with chances to reform and change our bad ways but we don’t even… Continue Reading

A Miracle Worth Sharing

Whenever I think of Miracles, I almost instantly remember one person. A boy who was my classmate in school from 8th standard till we passed our 10th. I clearly remember his looks when he first joined our school. He was… Continue Reading

Dressing up for Grandma

Our Grandma (the sophisticated one) advised me one day that I should put on make-up and accessorize myself more often. She said that I looked “too plain”, “like an old woman”. What triggered that comment out of her was that,… Continue Reading

My Fancy for Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati

It isn’t easy to miss Fancy Bazaar when one is in Guwahati. After all, it is its original marketplace. This area is cramped with thousands of shops where you are sure to get everything on your shopping list. Many I… Continue Reading

My Husband’s Guwahati and Becoming Mine Too “lahe, lahe”

Guwahati is the biggest city in North-East India. In fact, it is rightly the capital of the seven North-Eastern States AKA the Seven Sisters. Guwahati is also my husband’s home, so it is now part of what I describe as… Continue Reading

Back from Home, Back from Kohima

I am back!!! Just into my sixth month of blogging and I’ve already broken its foremost rule – BEING CONSISTENT. As if programmed, my laptop broke about two weeks into my stay in Kohima. NOT trying to excuse myself because… Continue Reading

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