Why question?

A lot of our life time is spent not knowing. Many things that we are comfortable not knowing. Not knowing the name of a stranger. Not knowing the number of your credit card. Not knowing the capital of Malta. What makes us comfortable with this is the fact that we

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Staying afloat

People ask me, “what are you going to do now that you are back in India?”  They want to hear about my next idea, my next plan, my next endeavour. When I can only answer, “I really don’t know.” I feel my disappointment roll into theirs – and we are

Homecoming…..

They say that all great things must come to an end, and sadly that even includes adventures abroad. My time living abroad has come to an end and I have mixed feelings about going home. Sure, I am really looking forward to seeing old friends, catching up with family and

Rivers of Life

The Oxbow by Thomas Cole – 1836 I want to share something beautiful with you today. I was watching a show about the extraordinary animals, epic landscapes, and remarkable people who live alongside three iconic rivers – the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi. What particularly interested me are the

Of Dreams, Hopes and Transformation…..

                                             Khushi This was my dream ( going on pointe) – A dream of a little girl – A dream, that felt so out of my reach. As far back as I can remember, dance has always been my companion. I danced when I was happy, I  danced when I

I will survive……

With our move back to the country imminent and as the pandemic sweeps through it, my mind is working on overdrive. Planning what I would do to survive and then making sure I have a backup plan. I, somehow, always need a plan B. I know I don’t have an

The world in stitches

2020 was the year I took on cross-stitch again.  I had done a lot of it a few years ago but then most of my stitching was mainly black work. Cross-stitch is making a huge come back.  I have heard of so many people who stitched years ago that are

Feeling abundant

                                               Sherin Mathews There was a time I felt depressed when I heard my canvases were thrown out. After that, In spite of having empty canvases with me, I couldn’t hold a brush in my hand. I had developed a block. It was almost painful. My friends

#ChooseToChallenge

Yesterday I was at the mall and every store was promoting Women’s day! I am certain you’ve seen the hashtag on social media posts or heard a host on television referencing it. We are all familiar — at least on a surface level — with the International Women’s Day. I

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Choose to be you

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and I am thinking of a book I read a few years ago – The 5 love languages by Gary Chapman. The premise of the book is simple: people are all different. With different personalities, they naturally express love in different ways. Gary