The Nest

Charlotte, Today, May 10th, 2020, 6:30 am. The morning dawns, stormy and wet. It is yet another morning this spring when I wake up to the wail of gusty winds and the clamor of thunderous rain. Another morning when the paucity of sunshine reflects the gloom of the pandemic that hangs over our world. Another... Continue Reading →

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. You begin with three lives on hand. On your exciting adventure, you scale the peaks of rugged mountains, dive deep into abysmal... Continue Reading →


First published in INFINITHOUGHTS -SEP. 2019                                                 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. The wisp of heat the friction generates does not appease my body, which yearns for warmth. Even under layers... Continue Reading →

The Making of a Diva

                                                           The Making of a Diva. I gazed into the mirror, at my reflection, and let the vision from the eye that was open fall upon the kohl lined one that was shut. The blue grey shades of the eye shadow shimmered lightly on the canvas of my eyelid, bordered by the thick black line... Continue Reading →

Good Thing, Bad Thing, Who Knows?

  Published in Infinitithoughts - September 2018                      My family moved to Charlotte five years ago from Pune, India. It was a herculean move that drained every ounce of my energy. I left behind a treasure trove of love and connections. Family I dearly loved and friends old and new who filled my life with laughter. The... Continue Reading →

YOU & I.

  You & I… The rays of the morning sun light up the world around us. We are five years old and dressed in cotton frocks. Yours is white with red straps and a smocking across the span of its bodice.  Mine is yellow with black polka dots and frilly sleeves. We sit in a... Continue Reading →


    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. The air is rife with nervous excitement. It is the final round and your child is up on stage with a... Continue Reading →


To my dear family, friends and readers, This blog is four years old today. A journey that began on a whim on my 40th birthday with the urge to peek below the surface of those mid-life emotions and touch the fragile and tender core of my heart has brought  much richness into my life. Heartfelt ... Continue Reading →

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