From the mud grows the lotus

​I went to sit by the koi pond, the lotus blossoms looking ghostly in the moonlight. I stared at their white purity until the sun came up.  Then, in that glow of dawn, I saw more clearly.  The flowers were magnificent, but they weren’t as the Chinese scholar had said. There were imperfections on their…

An ode to the sudden sobering realisation of being old…

​ I have always been a wanderer.  The thing is that I love travelling but even more than that, I love coming home. Home, at least for me is not a place, it is any place where my people are or any place that gives the feeling of belonging..  I have never been attached to…

Life lessons from Maya Angelou 

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.  I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.  I’ve learned that…

5 minutes from everything..

When you’re just a little lonely and all you really need is for someone to pay attention and tell you you’re beautiful; you realise that Pune is home.
Pune is home because you are 5 minutes away from everything…

Tamhini

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.