Cherish Every Occasion

Occasions are special events that can be enjoyed when celebrated with loved ones. There are plentiful occasions in our lives when we gather to party, such as birthdays, formal dinners, graduations, promotions etc. We are lucky that we have these reasons in our lives to spread joy. These small moments bring happiness to us and…

Gwangbok– The Cat

People often ask me, “Why Gwangbok? Why not something less complicated and easier to pronounce?” Human kvetch or perhaps some sincere inquisitive minds lurking for an answer. I take a few breaths,  and with a slight grin on my face, I am ready for words to descend, “It’s a Korean name, adapted from a lesser-known…

Lockdown Easy Recipes

The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential prolonged lockdown is a time to review things. With people staying at home without the services and house help, DIY unconsciously has created the need to be innovative in every aspect. Our favorite restaurants are closed and home deliveries are restricted. As revealed by Google, “#Lockdownrecipes”, the record high…

The Successful Headmaster

Hefty, tall and bespectacled, wearing spotless double “veshti” (a two-fold long loincloth worn by elderly men in India) and a crisply ironed white bush shirt, its length reaching down to his knees, a large-size shirt pocket containing papers and a Parker fountain pen, properly buttoned shirt holes tied to each other with a thread, a…

My Mother- A Warrior

She carried with grace, her dazzling hues abrace. Her body being frail, she walked at her own sweet pace. She fought life- tooth and nail, and on her final journey, after her voice tailed, heads turned in every place along the trail, Her spirit had prevailed! Wanna be a wordmate? Connect with us and transform…

The Order of the Day

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is…

Women’s Rights- No dole or concession!

Yes, I say why at all “give” rights to women? And rights for what? Have the women not been doing their kitchen chores for centuries? Have they not been cleaning up the house and preparing food for the entire household? Have they not done everything at the beck and call of the male members? Have…

The Dream That Never Was

I woke up, and the sunlight felt different. The messy house I lived in, that I couldn’t bring myself to call home, was peaceful. There wasn’t any sound of yelling, there wasn’t any sign of war. My father believed in mental health and never crossed the boundaries that hurt my heart. My mother was starting…

Daughter and Son

A daughter and a son are raised so differently. While a daughter is taught lessons of silence and endurance, a son is taught to fight when his already low self-esteem is hurt. A daughter is restricted, even as a son is left wilding- with the fear that the first might disharmonize the rhythm of this…

Wish, Desires and Attachment

There have been many discussions on desires and attachment, and many eloquence has been delved deep into these concepts. So what I am going to say is nothing new or any new addition to the existing knowledge. However, since it is a wish to share my thoughts, I am expressing what I personally felt about…

Wish I Could Tell You

Can you find yourself after you have lost that special someone? A disillusioned and heartbroken Anusha finds herself in the small world of WeDonate.com. Struggling to cope with her feelings and the job of raising money for charity, she reluctantly searches for a worthwhile cause to support. For Ananth, who has been on the opposite…

The Family Life

The family life, or what is called as the householder’s life, when executed sincerely and honestly, is considered as devotional service to the Supreme Being. There cannot be any other example of this story from our mythology. Saint Narada was not very happy with himself when he found that the average householders do not pray…

9 Random Beautiful Christmas Quotes

Here are some wise words for us to seek inspiration in this season of joy and happiness, It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we…

Happy Now

‘Happy Now’ is a beautiful piece written by Norwegian DJ Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll a.k.a. Kygo and Alessandro Michele Cavazza, a Swedish singer and writer. The duo premiered “Happy Now” live at the iHeartRadio Music Festival- Las Vegas in September 2018, and officially released the song subsequently in October 2018. Happy Now is about a loss, making…