Two Nights in Kovalam, Kerala

I’ve been to Kovalam several times. Each time I go, I think one day is sufficient for Kovalam. I mean how long can you sit on a beach? But, once I hit the water all thoughts of leaving Kovalam were literally washed away. Here’s a description of the two nights we spent in Kovalam. How WeContinue reading “Two Nights in Kovalam, Kerala”

Your First Flight: A Ready Reckoner

Taking your first flight can be quite unnerving, even if it is a simple two hour domestic flight from Delhi to Mumbai. Right from a niggling worry that the plane will surely crash to the more urgent concerns about whether you have completed all necessary procedures at the airport, the first plane journey can beContinue reading “Your First Flight: A Ready Reckoner”

A Birthday Celebration in Nainital

This year my birthday falls on a weekend, so we are going out of town to celebrate. My husband votes for his favorite destination, Saat Taal. I give in a little half heartedly since our last trip was also to Saat Taal. Then while browsing for accommodation online, I notice that the KMVN guesthouse atContinue reading “A Birthday Celebration in Nainital”

Speech 5: My Body Lies

I am going to speak today on the CC5 Project, “Your Body Speaks!” Your body language reveals a lot about you and your state of mind, at any given point in time. Now, there is around a six-month gap between my last speech and this one. I think my reason for delaying this speech will becomeContinue reading “Speech 5: My Body Lies”

Speech 4: Sibling Influence

Do you have an elder brother or sister? If you do, you probably have an idea about the power they hold over you. A sibling shapes how we see the world and behave in it. Especially in early childhood. My sister, Lata, is three years older than me and she made those three years count.Continue reading “Speech 4: Sibling Influence”

Speech 3: Finding Your Calm

Keep Calm! You must have heard of this brand. We all got Keep Calm T-shirts a few years back for our 25th anniversary. Do you know its history? “Keep Calm and Carry On” was a motivational poster designed by British Government just before World War II. The poster wasn’t publicized at that time, but around theContinue reading “Speech 3: Finding Your Calm”

Speech 2: When One Is Not Enough

Birth, life, death.           Birth, life, death.                 Birth, life, death. Does that sound monotonous? In Hinduism, this cycle of birth, death, and rebirth is considered so mundane and repetitive that it is viewed as a cycle of suffering, with the ultimate aim being to attain liberation or Moksha from this cycle. I, on the other hand,Continue reading “Speech 2: When One Is Not Enough”