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

Burj Khalifa, Pride of Dubai

Dubai is synonymous with Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. This tower is a real modern phenomenon that just doesn’t stop to marvel and challenge the human mind and the possibilities. It is natural for our reactions to… Continue Reading

My Most Peculiar Childhood Friend

  A childhood friend is an imprint we can never erase from our lives. We may drift apart, not see each other for all our adult lives but when we think who our friends are, their faces always pop up.… Continue Reading

Nighttime: When Devils Come Out to Play

I grew up in a very tiny place where people whisper after nightfall as if afraid of the darkness. Lying on our beds at 7:30 pm or earlier, we felt disturbed by footsteps of night crawlers and engines of occasional… Continue Reading

Wedding, Family and Food. Forget Bride and Groom

I may not seem a suitable person to be talking about weddings since I ELOPED, but I simply love a wedding. Not all, just the traditional ones that happens back home. Most marriages take place in the months of November,… Continue Reading

A Farmer’s Shed

  There can’t be a greater sin than breaking into a farmer’s shed. A tattered hut built from collected and begged scraps, Made to stand on salvaged, old but reliable poles of timber, cut open oil tin cans nailed to… Continue Reading