In praise of the Menstrual Cup

Very often, when I’m going through the motions of the day, I stop to marvel at the ingenuity of some human invention. Sometimes, it is the hot water geyser (is there anything more luxurious than a hot bath?), sometimes the steam iron (like when did we humans decide that it was important and possible to…

Rumi reads ‘The Gruffalo’

I can’t actually call it ‘reading, it is more of a recitation from memory. I’ve been trying to capture this on video for so long now, but this artful pussycat just shies away from the camera! I finally managed to get a decent video this morning. Since Rumi has also watched the movie, she says…

Happy 30th to me! And 30 life tips for Rumi before she turns 30

I always feel very excited before my birthday. In school, where the date would be written on the blackboard every day, I would start quivering in excitement as early as the first of February and then start the 23 day countdown in my mind. The years have not changed that feeling at all, and I…