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The Little Red Cabin

Far away from the mundane, the routine and the to do lists that filled our daily lives, our only plan for the coming days was to live without a plan.

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The Gift

“Twenty years we’ve been married, Amit! Twenty years! And you are still clueless about what I would like for my birthday. So pathetic!“

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Dungeons and Snipers

Imagine you are the lead character in a game of “Dungeons and Snipers.” A game where you must surpass many different levels as you roam the world to collect treasure and earn points.

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The Jacket

On a blustery winter morning, I shuffle my booted feet and rub my gloved palms together as I wait at the light rail station in uptown Charlotte.

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YOU & I

You are 8000 miles away. We do not talk often yet when we do, it’s as if you have never been away. It’s a bond that will only deepen as the creases on our faces ripen.

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F-U-N

Imagine yourself at the venue of the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. You are in the audience seated at the edge of your chair, palms sweaty, brows furrowed and heart thumping.

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Picture Perfect

What I write today may stir up emotions and ruffle a few feathers when you read but I think there are a few questions we need to ask ourselves, now more than ever. A few years ago, after the horrendous carnage in Newtown, I actively gave up reading the newspaper and watching TV news channels.…

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An Encounter with Mamta Singh

Every child comes into this world with his own Karma, with his own purpose to carve his own destiny that really does not depend too much on whether his mother stays home or chooses to pursue a career.

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Mr. Fisherman and Mr. Brown

Dedicated to all the victims of hate crimes, the innocent who have dedicated their lives to this country and are frisked, questioned because they are colored, children who have known no other place as their home and have been asked to go back to where they came from.

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The Young Ones

This is an insight into teenage anxiety and depression. I am no expert but do hope this article will throw some light on the illness that plagues many. 

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The Gift

There always came a time in the frenzied activity around the planning for the perfect getaway or a perfect get together, the perfect holiday family picture, buying the right gifts for the right people, putting up the lights and tree and doing our bit for charity when I had had enough.

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Oasis

I dedicate this post to all my lovely friends in Charlotte. When we moved here four years ago, I was naïve enough to think my heart was full with strong friendship I did not need any more.

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Dear Mr. Bachchan

On behalf of all the daughters in India-Thank you for your beautiful and inspirational message. Though I do deeply feel, Sir, our ability to empower our daughters would be incomplete unless we address the other side of the issue our society faces.

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Trust

Trust is a knowing that our spouse, our kids, our friends and the all of the people in our world are souls on their own journey and truly cannot be controlled.

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The Bombay in Me

A beautiful, bustling metropolis by the sea known for its Bond like attitude of “never say never”. A city that never sleeps, whose gates are thronged by millions of dreamers who believe this city is the Mecca of their dreams.

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Legacy – A Tribute

They say when we are still souls in heaven, we choose our parents and our closest family to teach us valuable life lessons when we incarnate on this planet as earthly beings.

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The Fire of Passion

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman I sat on a wooden bench outside the tiny classroom in the music school, my solemn despair amplified by the sad tune my…

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Utopia

For the torment in the hearts of the refugees fleeing Syria
who are trapped between a world destroyed and a future that is uncertain.

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The Facebook Effect

I brimmed with excitement that was laced with a touch of pride and yet as a mother only could, also experienced the butterflies that flitted in my children’s tummy.

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I Am a SAHM..

I have been a stay at home Mom (SAHM) for 16 years now and of late had begun to question myself as to whether my being around the house had benefitted my children.

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The Mask

As humans we experience an array of emotions. Love, fear, joy, sadness, gratitude, jealousy, contentment, guilt, anger, faith, pride….what a spectrum!

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Reflection

Nature has some beautiful, unspoken rules. The color of your skin, the shape of your eyes or the length of your nose does not equal the happiness in your heart

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Pledge of Allegiance

How about as adults we say a Universal Pledge that will help us to be better citizens of the world, better children to Mother Earth and most importantly better guardians of ourselves

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Lesson to Myself

Even though mankind is so diverse, the one common thread that binds us all is the fact that deep within we all want to find love and acceptance.

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From a Mother to a Daughter

Each of our children is born with extraordinary strengths. As parents the best thing we can do for our children is to guide them towards finding out what makes them truly happy.

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Religion

I now realize being religious should be akin to being spiritual. Believing in the goodness and generosity of the Universal Power is more profound than blindly following the rituals.

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Set Her Free

Raising kids is never easy. When my kids were little I thought my life would be simplify itself when they were old enough to feed, bathe, clothe and entertain themselves.

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