5 Parenting practices falling flat #ThrowbackThursday 5

There are some common parenting practices followed in nearly every home. These practices are supported by the premises that they have been followed over generations and hence now they form the invincible part of the parents’ DNA. But, do these time-tested practices really work in the present day context?

For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, I am sharing an old post where I listed down 5 parenting practices which fall back flat on the parents’ face. Read and have fun.

the bespectacled mother

There are some common parenting practices followed in nearly every home. These practices are supported by the premises that they have been followed over generations and hence now these form the invincible part of the parents’ DNA. Based on my observations in my family and around, I have come up with 5 such practices which the parents exercise with their children and how they fall flat on their face.

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One day, the newspaper was discovered… #MondayMusings



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It was a day when lightning struck outside our apartment building with fire blazing all around and I called out to Dhruv to come outside in the balcony to watch what was happening. He refused stating he had just discovered the world of the newspaper asking me not to disturb him.

If you are wondering and feeling pity for me that I am living in a burnt down neighbourhood, then let me assure you the above big event happened many months ago.  Dhruv discovering the world of the newspaper was the big event.

Lightning! Continue reading

Fruit Bearer #ThursdayTreeLove 11


The fruit-bearing tree – Papaya

There is nothing special about the papaya in this photo but still, it held my attention because it is not everyday that I get to see a fruit-growing on a tree. This one was hidden as it was surrounded by vegetation.

Joining #ThursdayTreeLove, a photo feature on Parul’s blog.  It is hosted on the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of each month.

If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link to Parul’s post. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us. 

A queer joke and pet talks #MondayMusings


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Hahahahha…came the loud sound of laughter from the living room. I was clueless as to what happened suddenly to the calm and composed silence in the house. The pitch of laughter just kept on increasing provoking me to leave everything I was doing in the other room to go and inquire about the joke and catch a few laughter rounds for myself too.

I went out and saw him sitting with the Atlas (as usual) and still laughing. Now, there couldn’t be a joke in the Atlas.

Me: What makes you laugh? Is there a joke that you have just read but there shouldn’t be any in the Atlas?   Continue reading

Cooking – A life skill or a mother’s duty? #ThrowbackThursday 4

Should cooking be considered as a woman’s job and a mother’s duty? Or should it be considered a life skill for man and woman alike? You and I will agree on the life skill aspect but what about scores of people who think it is a woman’s job only.

For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, I am sharing a short story I wrote 3 years ago set around the above questions.

the bespectacled mother


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A mother and her son were reading a book together. On one page they came across a picture in which the father was cooking in the kitchen and the mother was having breakfast at the table with her 2 kids. The mother talked about the picture with her son. The son promptly interjected, “but the mother should be cooking and the father should be eating”.

This bothered the mother. She realised that her 4-year-old who is still not aware of the stereotypes

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Gratitude for January 2018 #MondayMusings


January is coming to an end.

Doesn’t it seem like the time is moving forward rapidly? It is like second nature to us that we live for some event which will take place sometime in the future. We pin our happiness and heighten our hopes on that particular event and say and believe, “Oh, I just can’t wait for it to happen!” And then, that fateful day comes and passes off. What do we do next? We repeat the same thing all over again, pinning our happiness on some new event, waiting for that day to arrive soon and then…that day also passes off. It has become a vicious circle.

What do we miss out in this whole process? The focus on today, the focus on this very moment.

A lot is going to happen to me in 2018. Continue reading