Paint The Town RED

118 angry-3628038_1280We’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! Continue reading Paint The Town RED

Occupational Therapy

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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! Continue 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.

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The Piano Practise’r’s

Some piano students are able to practise regularly without much effort, while others struggle. Long term piano students who do well in piano lessons often excel in their studies. And some even have time for other hobbies.

This poem explores two important factors that give long term piano students their ability to do so much.

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Writing to minimise drudgery and find solutions

A post about how writing helps me find solutions, and minimise stress. I write and find solutions when running my home gets me down, and I decided it would help me make filing our annual income tax returns quick, and stress-free. And it did!


It’s THAT time of the year. When our annual income tax returns force me to deal with paperwork I have put aside and left undone the full year. I’m generally not prone to feelings of sadness, but this is one time that’s always an exception. I fall back on the only thing that helps me – Chocolate cake and hot cup of chai!

This year, I decide to put my knowledge of piano practise techniques to use, and organise this activity once and for all.

I’m going to FIGHT THIS BEAST and I’m going to WIN!

Then enjoy my chocolate cake and chai with a satisfied grin.

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A visit to Dr Google

Friends told us that  moving to Kharghar cuts routine visits to the doctor! I didn’t really believe this when I heard about it, but it’s true!


We visit the doctor once a year,

When we’re not feeling too good. Just to be sure all is clear.

The doctor tells us to have some tests,

But we decide to try lifestyle changes, and a little rest.

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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.

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Review : Learning patience with Godrej Interio

An overhead unit that wouldn’t close,

Good customer service, but really slow.

Six months to deliver and install a new door,

When will they take the old one back?

Two weeks right now, and I still don’t know.

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The review below is based on our experience with our Godrej Interio cupboards, and purchasing an overhead unit from them, and may not represent the experience of other customers.

Continue reading Review : Learning patience with Godrej Interio

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.

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How to learn a new piano piece

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PS : TOG & SEP are my short-forms for playing hands together and hands separately.

Sight reading a new piece it’s always TOG,

Bit by bit else you’ll have to slog.

Go through the motions on days that it’s tough,

Because small bits of practise will make smooth out of rough.

Continue reading How to learn a new piano piece

Minimalism – the way I want to go.

It brings me such joy to have less stuff,

To have less storage and feel it’s enough.

To have time to go out, feel the wind in my face,

And come home and sit in my favorite place. Continue reading Minimalism – the way I want to go.

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.

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

Can we look at the rapist?

Can we look at the rapist – the one who did wrong?

Was it bad upbringing, social issues, or genes gone wrong?

Can we look at the man who hammers his wife,

And not be the support that bolsters his fake pride. Continue reading Can we look at the rapist?

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. Continue reading Do you want children so quick?

Make hay when the sun shines bright

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We must make hay when the sun shines bright,

Let our dreams change hue in the silver of the night.

We must take a turn when the path is blocked,

And explore the lanes we usually do not. Continue reading Make hay when the sun shines bright

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! Continue reading The stages of my life

Dear India, Please pray.

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.