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Reflections A to Z Challenge 2019

Reflections A to Z Challenge

As per tradition, here are my Reflections on the A to Z Challenge 2019–its tenth-anniversary edition, no less, and my seventh! I started off the A to Z Challenge this year with a bang on four blogs. Amazing, right? But that fizzled down to two because I just couldn’t keep up, thanks to work overload and deadlines that had to take priority over blogging. Which is a good thing because I don’t believe in stressful blogging. And so I took…

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My Mother My Self. A letter to my mom
Reflections Relationships

My Mother, My Self

Dear Mi, And another year has whizzed by. I find it hard to believe that it is now nine years, Mi. Of course, you are in our hearts, encouraging us with your wisdom and humor, but it does not…

Memory Lane Villa in Coimbatore
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Down Memory Lane to A Villa In Coimbatore

I was probably five years old when our joint family of 30+ members slowly started dispersing. Marriages, new jobs, job transfers—all the usual things. We lived in Mumbai. My Grandmother’s brothers lived in the family estate very close to…

My Umbrella and I

My Umbrella and I

I bet each one of you has an umbrella story (or several) to tell. My first memory of an umbrella is probably from the time I was five–or younger–huddling under a huge black umbrella with a wooden handle; at…

Unexpected Upgrades #reflections

Unexpected Upgrades

I love the words update and upgrade. Probably because they usher in a freshness, something better than before. Like most people, I like to ensure that it is planned. Why? Mostly because depending on what we’re upgrading, it involves…

Commuting by motorcycle Vidya Sury

Missing the zen of that motorcycle commute

Can you feel zen on a motorcycle commute? My answer to that question would be a resounding yes.  It saves not just money, but also stress! Thanks to the rains and necessary outings we had to make last week,…