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

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

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

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

We can NO Longer Believe What we see

Haven’t we all been taught to only Believe in what we See? It is a wise saying warning us against judging people or situations based on narrations rather than verifying it with our own eyes. Such blind conclusions often lead… Continue Reading

Who Doesn’t Care for Commendations and Condemnations?

It is so sad that life is all about earning commendations. Even a new-born is expected to do something to impress and this trend continues till death finally relieves us from this duty. Nobody is exempted. If one does decide… Continue Reading

How I started my own Website

I started a blog on www.wordpress.com four years back at the peak of my depression. Those were the days when even the sand dunes reminded me of home where we must either climb up or down to get anywhere. My… Continue Reading

The Generation in Trouble

I must have been around 12, one day I was narrating a story to my sister and she listened to me patiently. After I was done with my version, she corrected me with the actual story and then calmly said,… Continue Reading

To Those Who Make Us Laugh

We can never guess a person’s ‘laugh’ unless we hear it. Unlike many things that we can fake, our laughter comes out naturally (most times) and is easily detectable if faking. I, weirdly, always enjoy hearing a new person’s ‘uncontrolled’… Continue Reading

There is a Lot to a Name

My maternal grandmother blessed me with my name when I was born. She named me ZENEITUONUO, meaning happy companion. It may be taken as a blessing to all who meet me to find happiness in my company or as a… Continue Reading

Marriage – a Totally Different Ball Game

There must had been times when Adam held his head in his hands and asked God “What does Eve want from me?”. Mary, the perfect woman, must had given Joseph the silent treatment every now and then and poor Joseph… Continue Reading

How Sports Help us Escape our Stressful Lives

My mother always says that there is nothing more peaceful than watching sports. She says that sports help us forget our worries as we get lost in the game. She, 70, and my father, 73, watch every tennis tournament that… Continue Reading

Alcoholism and Life around an Alcoholic

An alarming number of lives in my immediate family have been cut short due to alcoholism and there are some more who are going towards the same fate. It is the most unfortunate kind of death and at the funerals,… Continue Reading