Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls

I am in love. And how! I cannot keep my hands off the midnight-blue cover of this book. Or off its stunning illustrations by artists from all over the world including Priya Kuriyan and Samidha Gunjal from India (not because I searched for Indian names right away but because these are the only two illustrators…

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…

A made-up story by Rumi that draws inspiration from facts!

You know how parents sometimes make up stories with a moral when they want to teach their child something? Like how a girl ate too many chocolates and ruined her teeth? Or a boy watched too many videos and had to go and get 5 huge, eye-injections? (Yes, mine are blatantly obvious but they are…

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 Aashiqui 2 title track by Rumi

I know the video is poor quality so treat this as an audio clip: Rumi singing a bollywood number at the top of her lungs during lights-out on the balcony.

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…