Unless there is an important story worth the coverage, domestic workers are seldom discussed in our country. Yet, it is estimated that there are over twenty million domestic workers in India. The work includes tasks such as cleaning the house, cooking, washing, ironing clothes, taking care of the children or elderly or sick members of the family, gardening and guarding the house.
I had a rare aura and God-given gift that made wild Tigers go into hiding the moment they came within a mile's radius. I was basically a tiger repellent.
Jerash is a city in Jordan. It is one of the most complete examples of a Roman provincial town to be seen anywhere. To me, Roman city ruins mean scenes from the films “Benhur” and “Gladiator”.
Hindus consider the river Ganges as a sin-cleanser and the Himalayas as the abode of our mighty Gods. Hindus also believe that a dip in the holy river Ganges rids them of all past sins.
Nowadays, I ask myself time and again what new Adventure I can take on, which new hobby or vocation I can try. But, of course, I always get positive replies from within, and over and over again, the standard answer is that I am capable of more than I realize that adventure means to me
I open the car door and see handsome, thirty-year-old me sobbing on the driver’s seat with his hands on the steering wheel. My Younger self slowly turns to me and his expression changes into one of shock and disbelief. “Yes, it is me. You after thirty-three years,” I tell him as he still keeps staring … Continue reading Advice to my younger self
I was contemplating the birth of my first child just as I was made to reflect the death of a person who gave me his last gift.
Our trek started at 7:00 in the morning. Anil brought along a local, Gautam, an expert on flowers who claimed to know more than a hundred different flower species from the Valley.
Lessons from my 33 years of married life.
"You don't respect Amma as much as you ought to, Appa" my 20-year-old daughter told me several years ago. Thinking about how I treated my wife set me to some weighty introspection. Having been brought up in a totally patriarchal setting amidst my six elder brothers, I lacked feminine sensibilities and sensitivities. I am changing—but … Continue reading A tribute to women