The nice people in our lives

It has now been about a month and a half since my FIL first took ill. He has been in and out of the ICU and with the husband mostly away at the hospital, it has been quite lonely at home. Rumi keeps me busy but chatting away in toddler language does not quite make…

A soupçon of sanity in a whirlpool of chaos

You know those days right? When you’re terribly ill but you have deadlines to meet and your car breaks down and you’re stressed about money and your household help absconds? Basically, everything imaginable goes wrong and you cannot think of what problem to deal with first, so you just get under the covers and duck…

The heart blanket: For dealing with a sensitive child

In the initial days of our marriage, even before we seriously thought about trying to have kids, we occasionally fantasized about our future children. These fantasy children would have the best of our genes. “Your curls for sure!” I would say wishfully, reveling in the luxuriant, springy bounce of the dark head next to mine….

The heartache that is Parenting

When we found out that we were expecting Rumi, we started making our preparations for her arrival. We read books on pregnancy and the birthing process and breastfeeding and sleep training. All our preps were focused on making my body ready for her growth (nutrition, vitamins, rest), on making room in our lives for her…

The campaign for Ira

So many kind hands came together to help a child and her parents in need. A lot of them didn’t even know Pratima or her family personally.  Yesterday, a big-hearted friend agreed to pitch Ira’s story at the Pune Mirror and this is the outcome: Thank you to all the good people that made this happen….

Let us help Ira!

UPDATE: 08.06.2017 The crowdsourcing campaign has been successfully funded within two days!! Thanks to all you wonderful people who shared this and poured in your contributions!! I opened my eyes this morning to my usual worries of what to cook, how to entertain the child and so on. Browsing through Facebook with a cup of…