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Everyday Gyaan

Picture imperfect?

Here’s just one of the lovely photographs my husband has taken using what would be considered an outdated camera.     While he is looking to update to a digital camera, that’s not stopping him from clicking away whenever he sees something worth capturing. This makes me think of the…

Loving relationships

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking, with a lot of gratitude, about how rich and blessed my life has always been with loving relationships. I’m truly blessed to have a loving family – not just the immediate one but the extended one as well. I’ve also been fortunate…

Simple people?

For the last few months, we’ve been giving our clothes for ironing to a woman (I must confess I don’t know her name) who has a makeshift stall down our road. She always greets us with a smile, does a good job of the ironing and charges less than others.…

Permission to be happy

This morning I got an email from a friend whose brother has just separated from his wife. Something my friend wrote struck me quite hard. She said, ‘So many good things are going on in my life, but it’s difficult for me to enjoy them when my family is unhappy.’…

Old friends

Old friends are best, says John Selden. I start to think about this. Since I’ve moved fairly recently to another city, people often ask me if I’ve made friends here. I guess they feel a little sorry for me when I answer in the negative. The problem is not that…

A Time To Get Rid Of The Cobwebs

What is it about festivals that makes us clean and do stuff around the house that we have been putting off forever? Is it just an Indian thing, I wonder? Spring in the West is certainly not just before Christmas, so spring-cleaning is not associated with the festival. In India,…

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