I love trains - short journeys, reasonably long journeys - give me trains over any other mode of transport (except when it's from Bangalore to Hamburg, of course). It's all kind of exciting : from the station to the platform, from getting on the train, finding the right seat and enjoying the chugging motions while... Continue Reading →


Father’s Day

"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom." ― Umberto Eco This morning started with H writing a condolence note to a childhood friend. Said friend has lost his father. As I watched... Continue Reading →

Sophie Story 006

Dinner is Hardly a Meal It's so gloriously warm. Summer is officially here and what better way to celebrate that other than with the longest of long walks and barbecue-ing. Last Wednesday was one such day. It was so warm, that I had used the opportunity to wear a saree to work that day (because... Continue Reading →

All Aboard the Mothership

A year ago, my peach-sized embryo was turning into a fetus. It was wonderful feeling of anticipation to be part of Mother's Day because I was theoretically already there. This new role has given me a clarity I have never had before and I wish I could put it aptly into words. It has given... Continue Reading →

Two Sundays, One Monday

There is no way around Monday morning blues. In some ways, life is also like that, I guess. So, as I enjoy this warm, sunny Sunday with my kids, here are some of my two-truths-one-lie version of seeing the full part of my glass: + It's going to be up to 26 degrees until the... Continue Reading →


It all started when we went to get my visa renewed. The grumpy woman at the counter said it didn't matter that I had a monthly income and was paying tax because it was far more important that I had the B1 certificate from an integration course.

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