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 […]
May 16, 2016

An excerpt from my book ‘I made a booboo’

It takes you some time to adjust to the fact that your newborn doesn’t look like the chubby bubbies you see in Pampers commercials. He may grow into one sooner than you can imagine. That is when you will feel that yours is the cutest baby that has ever been produced by mankind, period. But right when he is born, he has a giant head full of cradle cap—which is something like sticky dandruff but a lot worse, fuzzy hair all over his body, an off-centre chin, a barely there neck—that a person who has never seen an infant up close will never remember to […]
March 23, 2016

Launch of ‘I made a booboo’, in my school

A couple of weeks ago, my book ‘I made a booboo‘ was released in the school I studied in Chandigarh, India. Hon’ble Mayor of Chandigarh had kindly agreed to release the book in front of a big, captive audience. I couldn’t have asked for a better venue to release my book – in the very place I learnt to read, write and dream. It was so nostalgic and the emotional mess that I always am, I had a hard time trying to not well up at the love I received. I was asked to give a speech, and just like […]