My word for the year 2015… #ThrowbackThursday 2


Come January and the blogging world goes live with the Word of the year posts.

For 2018, my word is going to be ‘Organize‘.

I am quite an unorganised person and with 2018. I hope to make a difference in this regard. I am going to get better at organizing with my blog by maintaining a blog calendar and scheduling posts in advance. I will make efforts to stay organized in general too, with respect to the chores and the other daily stuff of life.

For today’s #ThrowbackThursday post, I am reposting my ‘Word of the Year 2015’ from January 2015. The word was ‘Positive’. It was the time when I began regaining control of my mind.

the bespectacled mother


When Dhruv was less than 1 year old, he (just like any other baby) frequently fell sick. I used to stress out a lot because I was not able to tend to him as I could not take frequent leaves from my work place. With his every bout of sickness I imagined like it was the end of the world and this used to push me into the vicious circle of negativity.

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Anything but books tag #MondayMusings


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A month ago, Shantala of Shanaya Tales tagged me to take up this ‘About Me’ post where I have to talk about myself but without mentioning books. In my capacity as a blogger, I must have published numerous posts talking about myself. This is actually what I do consistently every Monday with my Monday Musings post. For this reason, I have started declining award nominations where I am required to answer questions about myself because there is nothing more to write. I am, just, out there.

Now, what prompted me to take up Shantala’s tag?

One, I have to be creative to carve out my life without touching the bookish part. Not easy, especially since when the life in questions revolves around books.  Continue reading

7 reasons to have a second child #BarAThon 2017 Day 3

I was planning to write another post about books and reading today for Day 3 of Bar-A-Thon. Then, I thought it will lead to monotony. Therefore, I decided otherwise.

Today, I will give you 7 reasons why you should have a second child.

This topic has been widely written about and read and most of my reasons might also be stereotypes. Before proceeding ahead with my reasons, let me first share with you my learning on stereotypes – ‘You might (want to) move away from stereotypes but stereotypes are always here to stay.’

The 7 reasons for all-seasons are –  Continue reading

7 questions non-readers asked me #BarAThon 2017 Day 2

It is Day 2 of Bar-A-Thon 2017 and today I am going to pour out all the questions I have been asked by the non-readers, I have known by the virtue of relation or acquaintance.

Okay, not all but 7 since 7 is the theme for this 15 day long blogging challenge with alternate day blogging.

This is a long post. I couldn’t help it since these questions have waited a long long time to get converted from emotions to words.

For those who will make the effort to read this till the end, I hope you enjoy it.

 Q1: “Madam, aap IAS ki tayyari kar rahi hain?”

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Discovering the blogger self


Last week I joined the Write Tribe pro blogger challenge. The challenge is to commit to posting to the blog atleast twice a week. Pretty achievable, I iterated to myself.

By signing up, I opened myself to the vast universe which existed in oblivion to me until then. There were umpteen blogs listed on the write tribe site. I began reading. I explored and explored and explored some more. It was humbling and overwhelming at the same time.

I observed that there are more women bloggers Continue reading

Pledge to be a fine parent

The year 2014 started off on a good note. For the most part of the year I was able to keep my sanity and stability intact. I can pat on my back for being a fine parent. I was able to keep Dhruv busy and engrossed with different activities. I was able to instil love for books in him. We religiously read books together before sleeping on most of the nights. I laid out rules and worked with Dhruv to follow them as a mother-son team. Continue reading

A Moment


That thing in your eyes
had me fixed in it
Was it a lake
I drowned within it
Was it a mirror
I reflected myself in it
Was it a way
I traveled long in it
Was it a clear glass
I could see through in it
Whatever it was
It was a moment
I knew I existed in it

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Going back to work…Will I? Can I?

Back to work

People ask me this question ‘Are you working? ‘

I tell them ‘No, I am not’.

The image of myself as a career woman in my mind forces me to habitually elaborate further that I used to work before Dhruv was born untill the time he turned 2. Then I resigned to become a stay-at-home mom since we were moving to UK for a brief period.

Another question pours out soon after ‘Do I have plans of going back to work sometime later?’

My answer follows ‘Yes, may be after Dhruv starts school full time.’

But the ‘may be‘ in my answer lefts me thinking Continue reading