November 14, 2016

Getting lovey dovey again!

I am thirty six and in love. This love is different from any kind of love I have felt in my last over three and a half decades. There is a spring in my step. A twirl in my walk. A helpless, almost beatific smile on my face. Not always though, but a lot more often than ever before. At times I am so mad in love that I am happy to completely lose myself in it. The world suddenly seems painted with flowers of spring, red leaves of autumn, blue skies of summer and snow-capped mountains of winter. Being […]
October 9, 2016

Is this a good time?

Recently I saw a video of a guy rolling down a very rough and high hill, the caption of which said “this is how 2016 treated me”. I could say that for my last year as well. I had started 2015 with what logically was the best job of my career. We had bought our first house in Amsterdam that we refurbished exactly like we wanted. Soon after I had signed my book deal. I was doing dance performances with my troupe. I was travelling the world. Staying in the best of hotels. Eating at the best of restaurants. There […]
September 2, 2016

The one thing I wish for you

Dear son, It’s my birthday today. I was born as a Mom on this day four years back. I was never a Mom before that and starting that day, will always be one. Somebody asked me what my favorite things were to do in my free time. I said writing, singing and a few other things. And you are forgetting your son? he said. I said, that isn’t a thing I do, that is what I am. Like living and breathing is not what I do, it is me. It happens. Being a mother is me. In the three and […]