Happiness is

Happiness is a walk on a rainy day with the sky all coloured a silvery grey. Happiness is a yellow umbrella and clothes drying quick in this damp rainy weather. Happiness is the joy that we feel, when the roads are flooded – even though the drains haven’t been cleaned. Happiness is a state ofContinue reading “Happiness is”

There’s Always A Way

There’s always a way when the going gets tough, Unless it’s not working out and you’ve tried enough. Always a way to make time for quiet, So you have resources to use when you can’t see the light. Many ways to push through, or hang on when there’s trouble, If you’re willing to bend whenContinue reading “There’s Always A Way”

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?”

My Greatest Friend In Times Of Need

My greatest friend in times of need, I talk to you, say what I please. You help me out when times get tough, You listen – never say you’ve had enough. You’re the one I lean on every day, So I can turn the busy to relaxed, do things my own way. You take theContinue reading “My Greatest Friend In Times Of Need”

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”

Keep Her Away From Autoimmune Disease

Lookin’ heavy but feeling light, A spring in her step because she feels alright. More on her middle and less junk on her face, It drives many women crazy, this acceptance of age. That pursuit of youth, it’s a really huge business, Keeps the doctors working – fills hospitals and clinics. But chemical free isContinue reading “Keep Her Away From Autoimmune Disease”

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”

A Full Circle

It has to be a full circle to show you your face, A mirror that reveals that hidden, dark place. The good that rings true, plus the faults that you hide, Life will take you on it’s roller coaster ride. It has to be a full circle because you have to pay, The piper youContinue reading “A Full Circle”

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”

Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai. We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry¬†and Cento Poetry. It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different theContinue reading “Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry”

Teach them

Forgive and forget, that’s what they say, So you can be a fool for them on yet another day. Forgive, but don’t forget. That’s my advice, They’ve shown you what they are with those small, hurtful slights. Remember. Be wise. Love them, but with care. Because they WILL try again, and you’ll set them rightContinue reading “Teach them”

How to be a relaxed housekeeper

If there’s too much to clean, just throw it all out. When you have cabin fever, just get out of the house! Cook simple and easy everyday, You can go out for something different once in a way. Do the chores badly if your kids won’t help, They’ll learn it’s better if they do itContinue reading “How to be a relaxed housekeeper”

This busy

9 to 5 equals 7 to 7, On days that are busy, they’re home after eleven. Both of them work and their schedule’s real tight, It’s what they expected, but this busy isn’t right. So she gives up her job to stay at home, Life gets more relaxed and the stress is all gone. DoubleContinue reading “This busy”

Lets Accept That We Don’t See

Lets not be like the blind man who has met with the elephant, Who knows just one part but thinks the knowledge of others is irrelevant. Lets find comfort in difference, and give everyone a voice, Lets not be offended when their way is not our choice. Know that there are so many parts andContinue reading “Lets Accept That We Don’t See”