Sunday, April 6, 2014

Paid in Full (With High Interest)

Back in my naughty childhood days, when I would be a nasty child driving my Mom crazy, disobeying her or acting weird, my family would tell me, “You have to respect and obey your Mom, the heaven lies under her feet. Even if you carry her on your shoulders for a decade, you cannot repay her for carrying you in her womb for a day…………………………. Blah!” The end point of all the blahing was that a child can never repay a mother. I know I couldn’t, but I think my daughter has paid me back for being her Mom in full and with high interest added to the premium.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Land with Days Dedicated to Bathing

I have had my close encounters with the smelly kind … very close encounters for my comfort. I come from a family where people would go hungry but not without a bath, particularly my elder sister and my dad.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What's in a Name?


How important are our names to us? Many people think that our names decide our fate and have strong influence on our destiny. I don’t. Do I love my name? Not much. Would I be something different if I was not called Farida? No. I would still be the weird crazy person I am now, no matter what you called me. It is like what Gertrude Stein said, “"Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose."

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Social Media - Now for Banking!

I have attended many Indibloggers meet so far, but last Sunday the Kotak Mahindra Bank’s #JifiIsHere blogger meet was completely outstanding. It was amazing to see that keeping up with their agenda of socializing banking through facebook, the event was organized in three cities, bringing together over six hundred bloggers through one unique interactive experience online.

Friday, March 28, 2014

As you sow, so shall you reap!

A funny incident took place at home recently which was a great eye opener for me. We had issues with fees payment of Rayyan with a bit of confusion thrown in for spice. Finally, the issue was sorted out and a slip given which finalized what we had to pay.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Going further from each other to get closer

I have been married for 24 years. It comes as a big shock to me whenever I realize it has been so long that I have been married. "Why shocked", you may ask. For one thing I always wanted to pursue science and marriage was something I did not want to get into, because I felt it would cripple my wings. Though my mom had me emotionally blackmailed and cajoled to finally say yes, I developed cold feet and wanted to run away from everything 3 days before the D day.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Destination Disneyworld


If I had to pick a destination to travel in 2014, I would surely pick to visit Disneyworld, Florida with my family and friends.

I haven’t traveled much in my life, at least not in real sense. If I did, then there would be a travel blog describing my experiences from different parts of the world. My travel has been through watching videos, reading books and lately by Google search. The one great travel time I remember is spending 4 months in USA with my friends. That came out as a courtesy of stay allowed to us by Paula and Jay Gerding, Heidi King and Judi Friedkin. Though I haven’t been able to visit many lovely places in India or for that matter Karnataka, somehow my enthusiasm to visit Disneyworld finally came true in 2008. That one day tour of Disneyworld has been one of the most memorable moments of our lives.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Indispire # BackFromTheDead

Today I want to share a story poem with you. I know it is such a torture to read lengthy works but this is something very close to my heart and today I feel like sharing with you people. I usually write something very short but one day this just came out of blue and it is so relevant to the topic #BackFromTheDead. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Dream- PhD in Cancer Counseling in University of Greenwich

If ‘I’ could study/specialize in any subject of my choice in UK, what would it be, where and why? Before answering those questions I would like to say a few things about myself and my life as a student. I am not a young student but a woman nearing my fifties.