Valentine’s Day

Today is the day for affirming our love for our loved ones. Today is the day when we give presents and flowers to our lovers. Love not only gives us joy but makes our lives livable and beautiful. It is the feeling that lifts us up to reach blissful happiness. Shadows of sorrow and miseryContinue reading “Valentine’s Day”

Comfort Zone

Almost all people create a space, in their personal lives or in their work places, where they are the most comfortable. They inhabit spaces which give them a sense of comfort. They move amongst people who make them comfortable and give them a sense of security. They normally do not venture out of their comfortContinue reading “Comfort Zone”

Love is for the Brave

Love is not for the faint hearted. It is for the brave. For love brings with it challenges for lovers to stay together forever. One needs courage to nurture love and to make it grow everyday amidst societal pressures of differences of religion, class and status. There is the pressure to sustain love in theContinue reading “Love is for the Brave”

Christmas Memories

” Christmas ” brings to mind the Christmas tree , Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas carols. It’s the time of merriment in the stinging cold of winter. It’s the holiday season. I remember my school days at the convent school. Christmas bought much delight to the students as they were given sweets, chocolates and cakes. WeContinue reading “Christmas Memories”

The Quest for Happiness

For some the quest for happiness lies in the pursuit of money and success. If one amasses a lot of wealth and is capable of buying the finer things in life, one is happy. If one reaches the pinnacle of success in his career and acquires fame and money, one is happy. For some happinessContinue reading “The Quest for Happiness”

Puja Musings

Durga Puja is being celebrated in the different places of India. This time, however, the mood of the people is somber and subdued. In my hometown, the puja mandaps are mostly empty and the streets are devoid of the enormous traffic which is usually witnessed in these days. People in small numbers are coming outContinue reading “Puja Musings”

Faraway Thoughts

Today thoughts from the past besiege me. My mind wanders to my childhood days. Those were simple days. Those were the days of experimentation. One day, I could indulge in painting. Another day, I could sing my heart out or dance away without a care. There was nothing to scrap my heart’s longings and myContinue reading “Faraway Thoughts”

A Writer’s Design

A writer creates his own design by capturing the characters and settings floating about in his mind and weaving them into a story. One wonders if the patchwork of emotions that the characters in the story convey are figments of a writer’s imagination or a collage of the writer’s own emotions felt at some pointContinue reading “A Writer’s Design”