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Who is Your Champion?

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Look for champions to support you, and be a champion for someone and help them reach even higher than they think possible.

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Birthday in a gifted Saree

#LockdownTales I rang in my 51 birthday with a saree that was gifted to me by my dearest friend Geetu for my 50th birthday :). Since I had already got my special saree for my 50th birthday, I kept her gift to be worn for this birthday. Its a beautiful printed silk and has Madhubani … Read more Birthday in a gifted Saree

Reunions 2019

While I am a fan of WhatsApp as it helps one to stay in touch almost everyday with friends and family, I also think there is no substitute for the good old “meeting in person”. Very often WhatsApp and other social media platforms lull you into believing that you are well connected, but when you … Read more Reunions 2019

Book Review #20/50 – Letters of a Bloodline

How do you review a son-in-law’s first book ? By forgetting that you are related to him :). So Jay, this is the review as a reader, not as your “difficult” mom-in-law. Just a bit of a background – Jay Puranik, the author is married to my best friend Geetu’s daughter Gayatri and at the … Read more Book Review #20/50 – Letters of a Bloodline

Apne Log, Apni Dukaan – Munich diaries

Days 10 to 14 – Sept 10 to 14, 2019 Munich, Germany Last year we had come over to Anu and Keshav’s place on the 13th of Sept, but since Keshav was travelling from the 13th, we decided to come early this time and spend a few days with them. It was like being at … Read more Apne Log, Apni Dukaan – Munich diaries

Lambi Kahani of the Lambi Bindi

There are certain things that I have loved from when I was a little girl – the tiny nose stud, the bindi, Kajal for my eyes and of course sarees. I have never fallen out of love with these things. In 1978, when we visited my maternal grandparents in Tirunelveli during school holidays, I asked … Read more Lambi Kahani of the Lambi Bindi