Monthly Archives: March 2017

We are, because they were.

  “Suddenly, all of my ancestors are behind me. “Be still ” they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands”– Linda Hogan Witnessed “Dev Pooja“, a beautiful ritual of paying respect to the ancestors at a shrine built at the entrance of my maternal village, in a field, a […]

The Graceful Fluidity of a Saree

“ A wondrous weaver wove this cloth, with the thread of karma as the warp, memory and attachment as the weft.” – Kabir I organised my saree closet today after the trip to India for my niece’s wedding and felt like adding to this note and sharing with you again. I realized how much I […]


The beliefs and traditions of a culture are quite often represented by their perception of nature. From where I sit, this plant of Tulsi towers gracefully over the whole landscape in my backyard. Colorful earthenware inscribed with spiritual symbols, customized especially to grow the Tulsi comes is all shapes and sizes. I had bought mine […]

कानों की बालियाँ

आज चाय का कप हाथ में ले कर खिड़की से बाहर देखा तो बर्फ़ीला शहर था आस पास कोई नहीं, इक्का दुक्का गाड़ी आती जाती दिखी सोचा हरियाली नहीं है फिर भी कितना उपजाऊ सन्नाटा है ! यादों के बीज एक के बाद एक अंकुरित हो रहे थे.. फिर अचानक छह साल की चारु दिखी […]

Beautiful Chaos of My Desi Luggage

Last week on my way back from India when I landed at New York’s JFK airport, my country had a new President. For the first time, in 16 years of deplaning 30 odd international flights, kids and I were pulled aside for “agricultural inspection” of our baggage that included a scan followed by manual inspection […]