OCD Or Covid Safe?

She’s got OCD – it keeps her safe. The world will end if the tendli is cut round, not straight. OCD – it gives her control, There’s so many rules – no one could take over her role. She’s struggling these days because there’s no maid, It’s hard for her to find comfort on thisContinue reading “OCD Or Covid Safe?”

How To Have Things Done YOUR Way At Home

When you’re stuck in the home, and it’s not your turf, And all you need is a quiet place so you can log on to work. When things are done someone else’s way, And you feel that you don’t have any say. Just remember that this was how she felt, When she had a maid,Continue reading “How To Have Things Done YOUR Way At Home”

Microwave Madam

She’s new to the building and here’s what they say, She has a career, and is out at work all day. Comes home late from the office, is NEVER around, To chat with the women, when they all gather down. She dresses different from the stay-at-home wives, They think it would be exciting to haveContinue reading “Microwave Madam”

A Guide To Help You Shop

She wants a notebook when she asks for a COPY The lady at the counter gives her a packet of COFFEE! PAN PEN and PIN, they’re all pronounced like PAIN, No nothing hurts, everything is as right as rain. A ONE-PIECE is a dress – you can’t wear it to swim, A BLOUSE means aContinue reading “A Guide To Help You Shop”

If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay

If I was God, I would want to make sure women outlived the men in their family. Not all, but some at least. Genetics, and hormones do this for us, most of the time. But I would want this because I have seen the Indian man. You know, the Indian man who can’t find hisContinue reading “If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay”

Occupational Therapy

  If you’re feeling bored and have nothing to do, Just pray for someone to leave some shares to you! You’ll have forms to fill and submit to the bank, Affidavits, attested copies & hopefully a signature mismatch! Occupational therapy and places to go, Always something to do on the  days that go slow. WeContinue reading “Occupational Therapy”

Comfort Food and Writing

A home that’s relaxed needs organisation and routine, Things bought in advance, and no last minute cooking. But there’s just one thing that used to cause me stress, Paperwork and clearing my inbox, something I’d rather attend to a lot less. But now, I have a method that never fails, A coping strategy for after,Continue reading “Comfort Food and Writing”

The stages of my life

It used to be Baby, ‘cos they saw I was young, The one they looked after when her parents weren’t around. Then, it was Didi – the elder sister, A young adult woman without a ‘Mister’. But 2 years of marriage and that was all gone, Then I became Bhabhi, their sister-in-law! Now things have changedContinue reading “The stages of my life”

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 🙂

15 Steps To Effective Learning In Piano Class

Some students learn very slowly during the first few months of piano lessons while others learn very quick. The way to quick learning is often quite simple. So here’s 15 easy steps to effective learning in piano class. Arrive at class on time. Leave home budgeting time for traffic jams and other delays, so youContinue reading “15 Steps To Effective Learning In Piano Class”

The Newspaper.. an ode to a lost friend

She was the one you could go to… When you wanted to pick a fight with your neighbour without actually starting it yourself. A few well aimed barbs whispered in her ear, and then you just had to wait ten minutes. That’s the time it took for your message to be delivered. She always knewContinue reading “The Newspaper.. an ode to a lost friend”

So…who IS Luke Skywalker?

My husband is in a state of shock – I did not know I could have this effect on him. It all started a couple of days ago, when I noticed an image on his computer screen. A picture of this guy Luke. I saw it and immediately asked my husband if it was LukeContinue reading “So…who IS Luke Skywalker?”

You Know You’re 40 When

You no longer feel like you’re just out of college. You are 20 kgs heavier than when you were 20 but you feel very slim. You will never have time to do all that you have to or want to. You are wise and you have given up trying – there’s a long long ‘To-do’Continue reading “You Know You’re 40 When”