Dream Boats

Oh! Books! Marvelous Books! 📚 I am so grateful to live in a world that has an abundance of books. Take this one for instance: The Wanderer – By Peter Van Den Ende. Paper boats have held a fascination all its own. The oceans must’ve been the first great frontier that humankind was enthralled by. How … Continue reading “Dream Boats”

Mermish Dreamish

“Ohhhwwwnn! What do you want us to get you from the labally?”, the son’s voice wafts upstairs to his teenage sister. She cannot make it to the library and her little brother feels bad for her, like she has been denied candy on Halloween.  “Anything on Mermaids dobucles! From the Teen section.”  The son and … Continue reading “Mermish Dreamish”

The Height of the Sky & Depth of the Ocean

Sometimes you read a book and wonder what it would be like to live a day just as if we lived in the book. A magical do-nothing day, a day when your dreams come true, a day when you imagine being in a fantastical place, a day you drift into the seas with your paper … Continue reading “The Height of the Sky & Depth of the Ocean”

Bewilderment – The book and the feeling

A friend of mine teased me lovingly and perfectly validly that every time she looks at the stars she thinks of me looking up and wondering about the various kinds of worlds out there, the vastness of it, the beauty and grandeur.  “You will become a star one day.” , she said, and we laughed.  … Continue reading “Bewilderment – The book and the feeling”

World Peace

The first part of this article was published in The Hindu titled Collective Effort dated 10th April 2022 I am in India on a short trip. Most evenings, I take a short walk around the apartment complex the parents live in. The community is a middle class community with children playing outside every evening. Regular … Continue reading “World Peace”

Solarium Magic

The son came and tugged me to the newly opened section in our local library. His eyes were shining as he said, “Come on! I found something that you’re going to love!” I cannot deny that I love it when something like this happens, and smiled. Off we went, climbing two stairs at a time. … Continue reading “Solarium Magic”

The Statues of Liberty

I have had the luxury of traveling and reading the past few days. I read and watched the following in one glorious spurt: I preferred the books and movies with animals & the magic of our thriving universe in them over the ones with just humans in this lot though. Forgotten Beasts  – by Matt … Continue reading “The Statues of Liberty”

Becoming – What a Title!

One would think that a book written by the former First  Lady  of the United States would not be relatable to a middle class couple living all the way in California. Not to mention that the husband and I hail from India from very middle-class  backgrounds. And  yet, that is the beauty  of the human … Continue reading “Becoming – What a Title!”

In 1 Week! – Covid-19

I had written this to be posted on last Monday: I then decided to not post it since everyone was worried about the Coronavirus. It is an eerie reminder of how quickly things can change.  How drastically they can change.  Due to the pandemic of Covid-19, Bay area was issued a Shelter-in-place mandate. It had … Continue reading “In 1 Week! – Covid-19”

The Power of Belief

“Göbekli Tepe!”, I said swirling the name around my tongue for the n-th time. Göbekli Tepe had a nice ring to it. A satisfying crunch right in the middle. The daughter tutted impatiently. “What is this Göbekli Tepe?! Going on and on about Göbekli Tepe! ” “Glad you asked!”, I said and started on an … Continue reading “The Power of Belief”