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

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

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

Hair Coloring and the Best Age to Stop

A couple of months ago, a strand of white hair (not grey) was discovered from my head. As my husband tried to extract it, I pretended to be composed but inside, I was panicking. Though I had always hoped that… Continue Reading

Movie Time: You and Me Time – 2

This is a continuation of my last post ‘Movie Time: You and Me Time ‘. As I was saying… When we exploit anything too much, it becomes meaningless and a waste of time. It is human nature to take things… Continue Reading

Movie time: You and Me Time -1

My husband and I watch at least five movies every weekend. It is a ritual for us to watch one in the theater, followed by a movie marathon at home. When we began our life under the same roof, I… Continue Reading

Birthday tradition in my Family

Birthdays in my family is celebrated in a different manner. I don’t remember ever cutting a cake or having people over for a party until after my marriage. I never asked for a birthday present and the same trend applied… Continue Reading

The Only Thing I Cannot Relinquish – Writing

My sense of curiosity is below par. As a school girl, I remember wishing to be somebody who asked questions in the classroom and many times even promising myself to change my apathetic attitude. Most teachers encouraged queries from students… Continue Reading