Not Wonderwoman.

The world will not end if we put up our feet, For 20 minutes each day. The world will not end if we eat left overs, More than once in a way. The world will not end if we go meet our friends, And we’re not there to serve you your lunch. It’s these breaks … Continue reading

The pot-stirrer

I wrote this poem in a week that had me thinking about a culture where there’s space for diversity.  

With admiration and respect for the many pot-stirrers that I know. Some stir by design and some by chance.

They get splattered and occasionally get burned, deal with it gracefully and keep going on doing what they do – making a positive difference. Continue reading

Pleeease dirty the mat!

A message to all our visitors. It’s about the floor mat that slants diagonally across our doorway during the monsoon, kept that way so everyone has to walk over it to enter our living room.

Sometimes visitors see that it’s clean and try not to dirty it, trailing all dust and the wet from the rains into our home! The funniest is those who can’t bear to see it slant across the grid of our floor tiles and feel compelled to take the trouble to straighten it out!

This poem is for them 🙂 Continue reading

The Illusion Of Education – literacy in rural India

Originally posted on Un-Travesty. :
What if I tell you that India has the world’s largest youth population? What if I also tell you that less than half of our students in class 8th can solve a class four division problem and barely 47% of children in grade 5 can read a grade 2 level text? Our…

Remedial teaching in piano lessons

Piano teachers today often need to combine piano teaching with special education skills in order to get across to students that have different learning needs. Students who appear to be slow at first, often develop into creative students with ideas of their own. After some time, they come to class with questions. Continue reading

I can sing my own song

To my husband 🙂

I can sing my own song while the music plays loud,

I can sing my own song, of this I am proud.

I can sign loud & clear though it might hurt your ears,

Cos I’m singing a song that’s not playing! Continue reading

The missing link in piano practise at home

If you’re the piano student who listens, follows instructions and basically does what your teacher asks you to, and are getting nowhere, then this post is for you.

A student like this came to his piano lesson the other day. He’d been practising at home, but it really didn’t sound like it, as not much had been accomplished during that time. Continue reading