THE CALLING

When the desire for longing is strong, the calling will come. In my vision before I went, it was almost real, in reality it was like a surreal dream, and now, it is a living, palpable vibration that I carry along with me. Words fall short, if one has to describe the individual experiences thatContinue reading “THE CALLING”

The Disappearing Island….a wake up call to save our soil.

Majuli is simply magical. It’s magnificence is to be experienced. Here, time stands still. If you want to press the ‘Pause’ button in life, then this is the place to be in. Life in Majuli is woven gently around Mother Nature and it’s clock. Known to be the largest River Island in the world, embracedContinue reading “The Disappearing Island….a wake up call to save our soil.”

THAT TRIP TO KENOSHA

                                                                                    Almost three decades ago, as a newly married coy bride, it was a mandatory custom in the family tradition to make a visit to all relatives, far and near, to seek their blessings. It is amazing at how societial structures have come into being, and how these customs have shaped the kinds of livesContinue reading “THAT TRIP TO KENOSHA”

HEIGHTEN YOUR HAPPY HORMONES

I have often viewed that having a balanced perception, driven by some purpose, is the best way to navigate your life. A balanced view will always keep you in equilibrium, calm and composed, allowing you to be stable and thereby apply the best choices when it comes to taking decisions. Balance helps us to negotiateContinue reading “HEIGHTEN YOUR HAPPY HORMONES”

Manifest your dream

                                                       A few years back, on an official trip to Kolkata, I made it a point to catch up on my dear friend, with whom I shared a rather unique relationship. We were hostel mates and class mates in medical school, almost four decades ago,  but more than that, for some unexplained reason,  she tookContinue reading “Manifest your dream”

GRATITUDE 2020- The Year that was….

                                                    As the curtains draw on yet another year, I look back and contemplate on what it offered me and how this year helped me evolve as an individual. In the larger canvas of life, this year will surely be remembered for many more reasons and would be etched in history for generations to come.Continue reading “GRATITUDE 2020- The Year that was….”

4:00 AM Mahalaya

                                                                                                                                         My September calender in 2019 was quite packed on the work front. A series of academic events, seminars and conferences were lined up. Apart from this, there were some of my cancer patients, who needed extra care and attention. I had just returned from Mumbai a week ago, after attending the Women’s Cancer ConclaveContinue reading “4:00 AM Mahalaya”

No time like the present

Over the past three decades, she would give me a call when she passed through my city and I would make it a point to go meet her wherever she was staying. We would spend a few hours catching up, speaking heart to heart so that even though the meetings were infrequent, the bond remainedContinue reading “No time like the present”

Of Mothers and Daughters – Part 2

When my daughter was younger and we lived in a small industrial town where almost all the adults worked in the same company and all the children went to the same school, a weekly feature was a film show at the club every Thursday. Not being a film buff myself and also because going forContinue reading “Of Mothers and Daughters – Part 2”

Of Mothers and Daughters

As a child I was quite a tomboy, always happy to be running or playing or jumping. But somehow it was the creative pursuits of my mother that inspired me to explore my own creativity. Whatever she did, she would do with great passion and an eye for perfection. As a very small child, IContinue reading “Of Mothers and Daughters”

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