The Still Small Voice | Five Minute Friday

still small voice

I saw her the other day, the woman who had been my ‘best’ friend for years. Now, we don’t acknowledge each other’s presence. And I felt – nothing. In my heart I wished her well, but I know we’ll never be friends again. Too much has happened and we’re very different women now. Sometimes, life asks us […]

Don’t Take Anything Personally


Age and maturity are not necessarily synonymous with each other. I know that from my own responses to events in my life and more importantly, to the words and opinions that I receive. It’s easy to take the words and opinions of people at face value and get hurt or troubled by them.  I know […]

Listen To Your Heart


Voices, opinions Come flooding in “You should have done this…” “You could have done that…” “Why didn’t you say this?” “How could you say that?” “You can’t do that!” You know what the truth is. You know what’s right. The signs speak louder than words. And your heart speaks clearly If only you’d pay heed […]

A Heart So Pure

When I watched global health and development expert Alanna Shaikh‘s TED Talk I was very moved.  Alana spoke about her very real fear of getting Alziehmer’s, as she watched her father deteriorate from this illness.  So Alanna, while taking preventive measures,   has decided that she will prepare herself for it  by changing what she does for […]

You Are So Much Stronger Than You Think


You are so much stronger than you think. Karuna smiled wryly as she wrapped the motivational poster with these words, to give to her friend, Nisha, who was going through heartbreak. “The time has come to let this poster go to someone who needs it more than I do,” Karuna said to herself. She couldn’t […]

100 Words: Too Good

Let her life shine like this gold...  Indian Hindu- maharastrian Wedding

“I’m going with my parents to meet the girl they want me to marry.” he said. Sheila’s head reeled. Wasn’t she the girl he wanted to marry? Hadn’t he told her that she was his soul-mate? She ranted, she raved, she pleaded but he went anyway. He met the girl and a few weeks later […]

An Easter Reflection


This evening I was asking my mom how come we didn’t have any recollection in preparation for the Easter triduum. I felt my soul dry and asked God for relief. I rummaged my treasures from my memories and the books I read and three things came to my mind… Of Crabs, Onions And Caterpillar Columns: […]