Raising a “creative” child

For 25 out of the (almost) 30 years of my life I held some very fixed notions about creativity. To me, creative people looked a certain way: crinkly cotton skirts, scarves or stoles, lots of silver jewellery, kajal and a jhola bag. The older ‘Creatives’ wore beautiful saris and blouses and sometimes, these big, pretty…

What Diwali means to us

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is upon us, and I’m decluttering with ferocious intensity. I love clearing out stuff. I just love it. It is extremely therapeutic for me to shred old papers and empty out cupboards and drawers. So I naturally had to marry a man who is the world’s biggest hoarder. He has…

So proud to raise a little bookworm!

Abhi and I both love books dearly and this love has reached an all-time high with the birth of Rumi and the entry of picture books in our lives. We gleefully hunt online and get super excited when we see all the beautiful artwork and illustrations in some books and argue over “must-haves”. We’ve caused…

Rumi, a SAHT (Stay-At-Home-Toddler)

Rumi turned two in April and she does not go to a preschool or daycare as yet. A perfectly normal fact, right? Except that it does not seem perfectly natural and normal because I don’t know any other two year old who does not go to either a preschool or daycare or activity center of…

To buy or not to buy, that is the question!

OMG, the market for little kids these days!! Gone are the days when children would dutifully hold their mom’s hand and follow her into a large everything-under-one-roof -store and stand quietly while she haggled with the salesmen and held up frock after frock till she (and not the child!) found the perfect birthday outfit. I…