Ah! Here I am. ‘Shukraan’ for visiting the blog. ‘Shukraan’ means ‘Thank you’ in Arabic. The word is such an integral part of Egyptian culture that you find people using it so frequently. People of Egypt are extremely friendly and soft spoken. They aren’t even loud enough to honk on roads. Yes, there is immense … Continue reading Thank You! (Shukraan- A Romantic’s Tour of Egypt II)
This post wasn't planned for the AtoZ Challenge but as they say somethings find their own way... I left quite a few people confounded when I picked up Egypt as my preferred place of travel. I had decided to forego South Africa. Now this is what happens when you ask a romantic to take a … Continue reading Shukraan!A Romantic’s Tour of Egypt (I)
We all have that one special thing at home which our parents are fiercely protective of. These are usually very old, almost antique and that is probably their USP. I was seven when my grandfather gifted a refrigerator to my parents. The old Godrej beauty with a capacity of two-hundred something litre, shining in pristine … Continue reading The Refrigerator’s Tale
“Tell Me Why?” Does that ring a bell? The only credible thing, after your parents, that you went back to for all the wonderful questions that ever plagued your mind. As children, too many doubts cloud our mind. And Parenting Bibles are so supportive of our inquisitiveness. Leaving the questions asked by a child unanswered … Continue reading Questions Please!
This story dates back to the year 2015. Not very long ago, you see. I had a new neighbour from some part of another metro, who had just moved in. Now before I go on to introduce her, let me throw some light on “yours truly”. I am essentially laid back and easy. I hate … Continue reading Pink Pyjamas
No, there isn’t a mushy, saccharine story that I bring today. Life can’t be spiritual and all every day. As a middle-aged woman, I do have to deal with some practical issues, and I’m just here to share the tale of my absent-mindedness. Once again, do not confuse me with being a scatterbrain. I’m not. … Continue reading Out of Sight, Out of Mind
This goes back to the time when I was teaching. I had moved into a new job just around the time of mid-term examinations and was trying to get a hang of things. There was a colleague who was teaching the same subject and classes. Since most of our work was in unison, we were … Continue reading No-The Subtle Art of Saying So!