The Gingko Trees πŸŒ³

“Did you know about the Gingko trees?” I said, knowing fully well the reaction it would elicit from the daughter. “Oh Please! There is no need to tell everyone you meet about the Gingko trees you know?” she said. “But there is! Maybe I will write about it.” I said. The gingko trees have given … Continue reading “The Gingko Trees πŸŒ³”

November Gifts

When the colder regions of the United States start rejoicing in the beautiful colors of Fall in October, California is still reeling with hot summers’ last gasp. Wildfires, and heat waves sound alarms of summer fading out. We are almost there, we pant to each other, as the withered flowers cling to their stems, and … Continue reading “November Gifts”

Autumn πŸ‚ 🍁 πŸƒ of Hope

T’was the week-end of gifts. I had no idea how much I yearned for the promise of hope, till I felt the nimble feeling in my heart again. I stepped out into the autumn πŸ‚πŸπŸƒ day with the children after a bout of dancing in the kitchen. The day was beautiful. Overnight, the Earth seemed … Continue reading “Autumn πŸ‚ 🍁 πŸƒ of Hope”

When Autumn Feels Like Spring

The first day of fall was here, and it felt like the first day of spring. I stepped out to see a blue, blue sky with some cumulus clouds flecking the ocean above with froth. My heart soared like the eagle above. High and higher still. The air felt fresh like it does after the … Continue reading “When Autumn Feels Like Spring”

A Hopeful Future

There is nothing quite as special as walking in nature after a long day or week. Every step seems to take one tiny bit of stress away, and replace them with happy endorphins Β dancing to a beat in the body. As the eyes lift their gaze towards the skies, the clouds, trees, and birds seem … Continue reading “A Hopeful Future”

November Novelty

A Version of this post appeared in The India Currents Magazine – the article focuses on communication. The quality of the evening was ethereal. The cold November evenings had begun to set in. I had turned the thermostat up a couple of notches, the white light effused a warm glow against the fall colored curtains. … Continue reading “November Novelty”

The Physics Of Myth

β€œWhich is your favorite tree?” asked the children one day. I am often asked questions like this, especially by the elementary school going son. Your favorite color, your favorite food, your favorite flower and on and on till I shriek in agony, at which point he flips to – when was the first time you … Continue reading “The Physics Of Myth”

Ma With Fahrenheit 451

As I took a walk one morning, I tried to identify the flowers and trees in the neighborhood, and found myself humbled by my meagre botanical knowledge. A bird or two chirped nearby, and I tried my best to enjoy the quiet by zoning out the drone of the constant hum of traffic from the … Continue reading “Ma With Fahrenheit 451”

Where To Go During The Third World War?

We had been to attend The Physics Show a few weeks ago. Living in an area housing the world’s most frightful technologists does that to you. One scientist tells his neighbor, who tells his friend, an engineer, who tells his friend, a Biochemist, and from there it passes on from one to another, all bound … Continue reading “Where To Go During The Third World War?”