Song of the Summer Bird

(First Published in the Urban Shots: Crossroads Anthology) I ran out of the door, as soon as Padma turned her back on me. Before she could catch me, I was jumping down the stairs, two at a time. I slowed down after I crossed the gate to look behind me. Padma was not on my …

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Conscious Child Project

This is something I have been intending to do for days. Something I felt called to do at the end of the last year. Conscious Child Project is a blog on making spirituality, mindfulness and social sensitivity a part of our children's daily lives. Do check it out. If you are someone with kids, do …

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Conversations with God

An excerpt from a conversation with my 2yr 8 month old :- Me: You keep asking me why for every little thing Pranav. I don't know everything! Pranav: Why don't you know everything? Me: Because only God knows everything and I am not God. Pranav: I know everything. I am God. Me: Fine. You are …

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A typical conversation

Morning as soon as Pranav wakes up, S measures his face with his palm and pretends to be surprised by how he has grown up. Then he proceeds to measure my face with his palm and tells Pranav that Mama's face has grown taller. Face grown taller! I ran to the mirror to ensure that …

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To my children

For Sairam,  Pranav,  Aanya,  Nethra,  Rishab,  Parv,  Jathin, Ved and all kids I Pray That you find courage, to be brave That you nurture compassion, to be kind That you choose honest,y to be truthful That you believe in goodness, to be virtuous That you encourage innovation, to be different That you discover meditation, to …

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