A year of staring your priorities in the face

Google Photos recently threw up a memory of me two years ago, a quintessential excited north Indian tourist in Kerala, clicking photos of the wooden stairway and the coconut and papaya trees in the backyard of my mother-in-law’s home. Looking back now, that younger version of me would never have imagined that it would be … More A year of staring your priorities in the face

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Torrent

In the song of the rushing torrent, Hold on to the joyful assurance: I will become the sea. And this is not a vain supposition; It is absolute humility, because it is the truth. — Rabindranath Tagore

Homework

G-Talk, weekday afternoon. Typical conversation between parents (well, one of them is only pretending to be a parent) of a Delhi snob-school, spoilt-brat teenager. “She’s given me material off the net and I’m supposed to edit it and make it 10th grade-worthy.” “Leave it, I’ll do it when I get home.” “No, you’ve got another one. … More Homework