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! Continue reading The stages of my life
Please pray for our leaders to walk in the light,
Whether they do on their own, or because they’re forced to – either is alright.
Pray for us all, that we can be the pressure,
That we hold on to our values, and let honesty be our measure. Continue reading Dear India, Please pray.
The roads there for walking, the streets are for parking,
The footpaths where we sell our wares.
The junction is where we stop to chat,
Though the signal is green and we’re causing a jam. Continue reading Start to explode?
Hey diddle diddle there’s more on my middle,
I need to go down for a walk!
But when there’s sometime and the weather is fine,
I go meet my friends and we sit down and talk. Continue reading More on my middle
I could let the dal cook and not give it a look,
Let it stick to the base of the pot.
Then skim off the top, throw the burned part out,
And not worry about the waste, if what’s left suits my taste. Continue reading The pot-stirrer
My friend for a reason,
I thought you were true,
But you ran when you thought I had need.
I was your friend for all time,
And I thought you were mine,
But now things have changed and there’s no going back. Continue reading My friend for a reason
You taught me to believe.
To have faith and to talk to a higher power everyday.
First thing in the morning, and at night before I went off to sleep.
To think about the reasons to be grateful and to say thank you out loud.
Continue reading This gift