When kissing is as offensive as murder

Recently there was a post on one of the many parenting forums I’m on, asking for recommendations to watch with the family. “Please no violence and murder” the post said and “no kissing-vissing, only clean family fun”. It made me pause for a minute and think about how kissing which is such an inherent, instinctive…

A mistake made, a lesson learned, and a teapot salvaged

Today was not my best day as a parent. There are days when I feel accomplished and proud, and those that are ordinary and monotonous and then there are days where I say things I should never, ever have said, behave in ways that make me cry with regret and shame later and act like…

Just an update

This blog has been neglected for three months now and I am really sad that it happened right on the back of me resolving to increase my writing to thrice a week and starting lots of new features (God really must be having a good laugh at some of our resolutions!) The truth is, even…

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…