To a Happier 2017

2016 was a roller-coaster ride. Professionally and personally. It was a year of saying goodbyes to childhood home and adult working home. It was a year of moving into our own house, moving in with parents after 15 years. It was a year of completing 15 years of professional life. It was a year of…

To year 2016

As the sun sets on the last day of the year, and the newspapers and TV shows remind us of the events around the year, I cannot help reminiscing about the year as the calendar changes. For a large part, the year 2016 was no different from other years gone by. There were natural and…

Morning Ragas

Sundays are laid back, with an agenda of reading newspapers, finishing house chores and relaxing with a good film or a book. And Monday blues usually sets in as the day progresses. Rarely, there is an announcement of a music concert for a Sunday morning and even rarer for me to be able to catch…

Cashing onto Gold!

So the Finance Minister at a function last week commented that with the kind of population India has there are bound to be queues. And I have been patiently waiting for the chaos and queues to get shorter at the banks before venturing to deposit and exchange my savings in Rs 1000 and 500 notes. Each day…

Adieu

In the last few months I have had to say Goodbye to two homes I have ever lived in my life time.  One was a home I was brought to after I was born, my parents got that official accommodation from Banaras Hindu University just a few months before I was born. That's the garden…