Buoyant Self

  • 27
    Jun

    START.YOUR.RUN.

    So after about five years, I took up running again. Let me back up a bit to give some perspective on my health and fitness journey. I had never...

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  • 18
    Jun

    Four Forbidden Words

    The husband was smitten. Enraptured is more like it. There’s nothing that occupies his mind in the mornings and afternoons and nights. When vacations were still a thing, this...

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  • 10
    Jun

    What are you podcasting?

    I am admittedly late on anything that’s trending. And usually by a few years. So if everyone got into podcasting 5 years ago, I am slowly delving into it...

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  • 24
    May

    Five minutes : Give or Take

    A person with varied interests will know, you can do some pretty amazing things in five minutes. Today I will write about 2 things – adding calories and taking...

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  • 16
    May

    Book review: Anywhere but home

    Let me begin by quoting directly from the back cover of Anywhere But Home. Anu Vaidyanathan is the first Asian woman to complete the Ultraman Canada: a punishing 10-km...

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  • 15
    May

    What’s your indulgence?

    One of the things I have learnt along the way is to know what my indulgence is when I am feeling low. This might have changed over the years,...

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  • 12
    May

    The hunger for goodness: what every parent must watch

    I could have very well titled this ‘Movie review: A beautiful day in the neighborhood’. I might have, even. Had it not impacted me deep inside somewhere, this would...

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  • 10
    May

    Of underrated Motherhood and overrated Mother’s Days’

    Undoubtedly, most of us love our mothers. We may or may not express it, in a general manner of everyday conversations. Do we appreciate it? Hell, we do! A...

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  • 09
    May

    Book review: Erotic stories for Punjabi widows

    My kind neighbour who is responsible for my reading many new books this summer said ‘You’ll like this!’. First of all, the title caught my attention: I was instantly...

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  • 08
    May

    If you’re a novice baker, start with muffins!

    Me, I am a self-confessed non-cook if there was ever one! So several years ago I took up baking, and luckily got reasonably good at it. If you haven’t...

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  • 07
    May

    Music for my many moods

    Give me your mood, and I’ll give you a song to relate to it! Well, this might be a skill most of us have already. Me, I have a...

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  • 06
    May

    Five

    High five there! It’s Cinco De Mayo, for those who care. And yeah, I heard of that only when I briefly lived in the United States back in the...

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  • 27
    Apr

    Book review: Little Fires everywhere

    The Richardsons are a charming family of 6, living the quintessential dream life, owning 2 houses, having 3 children who ‘fit in’ and a 4th that rebels against everything...

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  • 01
    Apr

    Book review: Purple Hibiscus

    What are the odds of reading another African girl who debuted with a touching story, this one from Nigeria, right after Homegoing and From Scratch? I was handed this...

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  • 24
    Mar

    Book review: From Scratch

    What strikes you profoundly as you start the book is the unfairness and grief surrounding the untimely death of a loved one, a spouse in this case, after a...

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  • 19
    Mar

    Book Review: Homegoing

    One of the things I recently like about reading books is that I borrow them from friends, this has opened up a whole different genre of reading for me!...

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  • 07
    Feb

    Book review: Wild

    An incredible and unputdownable book that was relatable on many levels -Wild is the (true) story of a young woman who takes up the daunting journey of hiking the...

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  • 07
    Jul

    Book review: The Blue Sweater

    Not so often does one read two amazing books back to back. Especially when one doesn’t read much to begin with. But here goes… I read the very honest,...

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  • 16
    Sep

    Divine Dance

    Way back, even before I had firm ideas about marriage, I had a desire to have a daughter, and for the daughter to be a Bharatanatyam dancer. Yesterday was...

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  • 29
    Sep

    Childing

    Something I had written before potty-training the older one Ms.A, before she turned 3! The post is a hilarious look at the imaginary contents of a book written by...

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  • 16
    Aug

    Movie review: Aisha

    Alright, I saw the promos and I was taken by Sonam Kapoor’s sense of style. The movie also stars Abhay Deol, who’s a really good actor. So when my...

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  • 30
    Dec

    Of Slumdogs and controversies

    Ok – let me say it. Slumdog Millionaire is a brilliant movie and I loved it! I watched the movie soon as it was released so my opinion was...

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