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Are you a good friend?

Are you a good friend

A good friend is someone we all want–someone who’ll have our back always. We’re often told to keep away from those who drag us down. But that isn’t always easy, especially when we share so much with them. Is that enough, though? Just like thieves who steal from us, there are people who steal our self-esteem and confidence—qualities we need to grow and move ahead in our lives. I am sure each one of us has those frenemies who bring…

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My Mother My Self. A letter to my mom
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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…

The perfect friendship
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The Perfect Friendship

Is there such a thing as a perfect friendship? I’d say yes, since I am blessed with more than a few. During our recent trip to Chail, we spent quite some time exploring the grounds of the Palace, which…

Soul sisters #SiblingStories #SiblingTalk
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Soul Sisters #SiblingStories #SiblingTalk

I thought twice before participating in the #SiblingStories #SiblingTalk blog train. When Ila Varma, who is hosting this blog train announced it, I simply commented “all the best”. I would have left it at that. I am an only…

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…

The BFF trees The other side
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The BFF Trees #ThursdayTreeLove

Can trees be BFFs? Yes! I love gardens. I love trees. I love spending time outdoors. And yes, occasionally i enjoy playing hooky at work. Every time we have a guest, one of the places I like to take…