Momcation in Beautiful Budapest

In early October, my first friend in Hamburg was going on his stag holiday. In my younger-Sandhya whim, I asked if I could also be a part of it and he graciously let me. Not only did it turn out to be an opportunity to spend time with some cool Indian boys but Budapest opened…

2018 : A Gist

This year has been one of the most challenging, emotionally and physically. The weeks and months were wrapped in blissful moments of happiness, uncontrollable tears of laughter, frustration beyond expression, anger that could not be comprehended, much-needed sobbing, and bountiful love. Bountiful, grounding, fulfilling love – that was constant through it all. This last month,…

I’m Here!

Just a short post to say I’m still around. It’s been an exciting, adventurous and eventful last couple of months, all of which I hope to type down over the holidays. But until then, I wanted to share this beautiful mug of hot chocolate which holds precious memories of a wonderful Saturday. It was full…

Jagodhodhaarana : The Ear Worm Series

I recently discovered an entire world of Carnatic music on Spotify. Today, Sudha Raghunathan’s voice filled my living room as I sat with my morning chai watching K crawl and yoga around, and Sophie by my side. The song I write about is a classic among Carnatic music and dance lovers, or so has been…

11 Months

Last year this time, I spent too much money eating salmon on buttered toast every single morning for a couple of weeks. It’s the only thing I wanted. Sophie and I spent the days lazing after a very slow walk (she took me for a walk I think) with a break at the lake so…

Dog Parenting 101

Man’s best friend, the best companion to any person happy, sad or depressed. Research shows that pets make our lives healthier. But what about what makes their life healthier? Do we do everything in our power to make their lives as happy as they make us? Adopting a puppy is a big decision. I only…

Plans and Un-plans

It’s been a tough week. K got his first vaccinations and coincidentally also dealt with the sprouting of two pearly whites. H was working full-time until day before so it was me at home with the kids, for most part. Sophie, my sweet, darling girl is so intuitive. She knew something was up the moment…

Pick Me Up

For 18 months, I’ve been carrying my baby. Full-time for the first nine and now sharing that with H. There is responsibility in carrying someone. The first and most important thing to remember is to make sure you’re strong enough to do it. I’ve worked, still working very hard to be strong to hold and…

A Pregnancy Old

Nine months. K has officially spent more time outside in the world than when I carried him inside my body. How time flies! This is said a lot – the days are long and the years are short. I couldn’t agree more. Where have these nine months gone? That little, wrinkled bobble-head who stayed in…

Symphony – The Ear Worm Series

This one is not even my kind of song. We listened to this every time we were in a cab in Bangalore 13 months ago. It doesn’t have pleasant memories. But today, as I sang this on repeat all day, I tried to figure out why it was unpleasant and searched for a way to…