#30to30:We are a story

Within us very day, some stories are born and some die. Some are big. Some,heavily small. None, inconsequential. I am named after a river in Hawaii, I remember Pa mention more than once. When the world was in a momentary quiet from quite a few issues in 1988, Pa looked gleamingly at his first born….

#30to30:What is life without a friend?

I always forget her birthday. She is my best friend. I did that yesterday too. Every year on different days, she calls me. Tells me, “Today is Teenu’s birthday. Don’t forget to wish.” “Its Babil’s birthday. Wish him ok.” “Its her birthday. Its her birthday. Its their anniversary. It is his birthday.Its her birthday Don’t…

#30to30:From fat to fit, in my head.

There was a time I would feel nauseous and light headed if someone told me I put on weight. I have broken down a several times in trial rooms. Cried and hated myself. I wouldn’t fit into a size I wished I fit into. I starved. I was never convinced no matter who told me…

Sentenced for life.

In that cold night of February in 2002, Surendran Gopalakrishnan did that, that would change his life forever from then. Hours before he was due to board the Air India aircraft, flying Oman to Cochin that night at 2:30 am, he brutally stabbed two men. Murder. He is now Prisoner 302/2002. No more a name….

#30to30:Relationship Investment.

We are a ‘future-ready’ kind of a people. Every minute of our todays are harnessed for the days to come. Always on the run to tune our time, skill and energy in sync with a brighter future. It is a heavily loaded journey. One cant tag everything along. And the one thing most of us…

#30to30:Keeping the boys bored. Without guilt.

There is one thing I made my mind up to teach the boys this vacation. Boredom. They have been entertained up to the minute for quite a bit. Now, I fear they think they are entitled to such entertainment. And not privileged to such lenience. Soon, there will be only me to blame for like…

Raising feminist sons

In response to a recent post about raising my boys right, I received a comment that said,’feminism and sexism overload’. Woah! I thought to myself. I was only talking of young boys and raising them right. Is that really feminism? Would you still call it feminism, if instead of me, my husband posted it? He…

Jailed. Twenty years and two months.

Year 1997. At 2.56 GMT on the 24th of December, a one para news story by the BBC News tells us of a double murder in the Sinaw region of Oman. Along with five Pakistanis, three Indians were awaiting their trial the following week accused of the murder of an Omani watchman. The murder of…

Who takes care of the boy’s mother?

“Navas is going back to Kerala. Looks like he has left his job. At least, that’s what he said,” Thatha, my help at home was telling me. “Hmmm,” I nodded. “He is not too sure. Doesn’t look his mechanical motor thing is doing so well. He wants to start something in Kerala,” she added as…