Because grandmoms knew it all

This past week my thoughts have repeatedly turned to my maternal grandmother. My most prominent memories of her feature the soft Sungudi saris she wore with loose white blouses.

01 Apr 2020

Hitting ‘paws’ on life 

Hello dear reader. How are you dealing with this strange, new world we find ourselves in? I will be honest, I am not dealing with it very well at all.

25 Mar 2020

Offline quarantine with online shows

So much has happened since last week’s column. Covid-19 is now a pandemic. Schools have shut down and exams have been cancelled or shifted online.

17 Mar 2020

Parents, don’t forward every warning you get!

Greetings from Bengaluru where all pre-primary and primary schools are on indefinite leave due to COVID 19.

10 Mar 2020

There’s nothing to kid about adulthood

Ideas for this week’s column: The magical ability my children’s socks possess to go into the washing machine as a pair, but emerge single.

04 Mar 2020

There’s nothing to kid about adulthood

Ideas for this week’s column: The magical ability my children’s socks possess to go into the washing machine as a pair, but emerge single.

03 Mar 2020

Embracing the freelance life 

When I decided to go the work from home, consultant/freelance route, I told myself it would give me more time to pursue other things — writing, plant-killing and yes, being there for the children.

29 Feb 2020

Embracing the freelance life

When I decided to go the work from home, consultant/freelance route, I told myself it would give me more time to pursue other things — writing, plant-killing and yes, being there for the children.

25 Feb 2020

Call me by my name !

About fifteen years ago I found myself being interviewed by a very nice Englishman called Charles for a temp role at an agency in London.

01 Jan 2020

Serving a cautionary tale

This act came in handy at other times too. March past practice being one of them.

11 Dec 2019

The ‘I told you so’ weapon

But that will not deter me! So parents, go ahead and give it a try! Don’t be sympathetic. Or angry even. Be smug. You’ll relish the feeling. And I’ll get to say ‘I told you so!’ one more time.

13 Nov 2019

Hairy tales for boys

Instead I find myself facing the eight-year-old who has a look of abject fear and revulsion on his face.

10 Oct 2019

Exam stress for moms

The eleven-year-old started middle school this year and has finally begun his exam-writing journey.

19 Sep 2019

An arsenal of answers for all women

I’ve been asked all these questions, and to tell the truth, my replies are usually laced with apprehension, panic and self-loathing.

11 Sep 2019