Lockdown Living

It’s so lovely downstairs with no one there, The blissful silence and the hot summer air. A once a week visit to the grocery shop, It’s going to feel real strange when all of this stops. It’s nice at home – I can sit out in the sun, Do a one-mile-walk. It’s really fun! We’reContinue reading “Lockdown Living”

To Be A Better Wife, Indian Lockdown Song Lyrics

To be a better wife, I need a husband who’s here. Here, helping at home with the chores, Sharing the work so that I can have more, Giving me time to relax just by being there. There, chopping the veggies at night, Washing the dishes that lie in the sink, Giving me time to sitContinue reading “To Be A Better Wife, Indian Lockdown Song Lyrics”

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”

5 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Stay-At-Home Blues

Staying at home during the lockdown is a struggle for many. I work from home and have had a few years packed with many activities at home – work, hobbies as well as running my home. Often these past years, just getting out of the house has been an effort for me. So, while thisContinue reading “5 Tips To Help You Enjoy The Stay-At-Home Blues”

8 Tips To Help You Live Comfortably Without A Maid

  My husband and I have lived without a maid often, mostly because I would rather that, than have a maid who works badly. And because when I have a good maid, I happily give her long leave whenever she needs it. I’d rather have one person work for me permanently, than keep switching maids eachContinue reading “8 Tips To Help You Live Comfortably Without A Maid”

A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons

The best set-up for online lessons is a computer or laptop with a digital camera and tripod. This isn’t workable for many piano students and students often prefer to set-up for once a week online piano lessons without much investment, using a device they already have – either cellphones or tablets. So here’s some ideasContinue reading “A Students Guide To Online Piano Lessons”

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”

5 Years A Victim

The sins of the mother, come down to her son, But how long should we blame her for what he’s become? One year of marriage – a journey together, That year during which we learn more about each other. Two years to bend, and to meet in the middle, Three to feel the need toContinue reading “5 Years A Victim”

Light A Fire That Burns Up Hate

Lets light a fire that burns up hate Let it burn strong before it’s too late. Hold onto change even if it’s small, Keep the flame burning high – it might someday help us all. Lets light the fire that burns up anger, Work for a social structure that supports good behaviour. Teach our childrenContinue reading “Light A Fire That Burns Up Hate”

Paint The Town RED

We’re the women who dress up to visit our mothers. We live by our own standards, don’t paint us with your colour. Blow dry our hair and put on our best dress, No it’s not a night out to paint the town red! We take less care when we go out with our men, ‘CosContinue reading “Paint The Town RED”

Letter : A plea for a humane society

There are many horrifying incidents of cruelty to animals – incidents that happen within housing societies. They de-sensitise people to the pain of living beings in general and this impacts society. This post also has a few tips on how societies can get strays to leave without cruelty and what people can do to help, asContinue reading “Letter : A plea for a humane society”

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”

She’s the bottom of the barrel

  She’s like the bottom of the pot, where the spoon scrapes. When there’s less inside, to put on our plates. The bottom of the barrel that bears the pressure, When it’s filled to the brim and there’s no ease or leisure. The support for the busy of everyone else, And when she’s not well,Continue reading “She’s the bottom of the barrel”

The musings of a Roaming Catholic

Do you believe in God but shun religion? Feel that faith strong and quiet will shine out from within? Jai Shree Ram or Praise The Lord, Or Allah Hu Akbar, to me there’s just one God. I can use any name but they all mean the same, For me there’s only Jesus, and I canContinue reading “The musings of a Roaming Catholic”

Can #Mentoo support #Metoo?

Why can’t #Mentoo help #Metoo? Why can’t we have fair laws? Since when does consent turn to rape, Just because a relationship has gone sour? Is it ok to deny any person the right to go? Their right to leave, their right to choice and the right to say no? It takes living with love,Continue reading “Can #Mentoo support #Metoo?”

Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?

Can we call out that woman – the one who hates, Who won’t support her sister until it’s too late. Who gives support to the man who does women harm, Even though she knows he’s the one in the wrong. What is within her, what’s behind her thinking? Is it her frustration because she’s hadContinue reading “Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?”

Do you want children so quick?

Do you want children so quick, or is it the pressure? From family and friends who really should know better. Who should let you do things at your own pace, Take a little time so you have more savings and space. Space in your schedule to spend time with your child, And savings, so oneContinue reading “Do you want children so quick?”

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”