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I am to parenting what Kim Kardashian is to modesty




You would think that as your kids grew older you would get better at handling them. You would think that the old proverb about practice making perfect might begin to apply to your life at some point. Turns out, it isn’t so. I am not getting better at very many things with time and figuring … Continue reading »






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All aboard with Kiran Manral




A mother, a blogger, a freelance writer, a twitter influencer, an author of three published books (and counting) and a dear friend, Kiran Manral is a woman of many talents. If I were to ever write a book on her I would call it ‘I don’t know how she does it’ because ever since we … Continue reading »






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A ski holiday in Verbier #throwback




It is spring in Verbier, Switzerland. Spring brings a lot of sun but also a lot of snow here. Exceptional isn’t it. But then, so is Verbier. Nestled between the Swiss Alps, Verbier lies in the French speaking part of Switzerland and barely 40 minutes away from both Italy and France. Avid skiers ski across … Continue reading »






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On Zermatt and its quaint, snow covered charm




We arrive at the tiny Zermatt station and the person at the ticket window there refunds my money and issues me a family pass without any hesitation. In return all I have to do is to fill up a small little form. I am so impressed that I am tempted to take his picture and … Continue reading »






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Two bored kids and one beautiful train journey through Switzerland




St Niklaus The children and I are on our way to the airport to catch a flight to Zurich. We have decided to be there at least three hours before departure to be able to take a tour of the newly inaugurated GVK (Mumbai International Airport). We walk to the Swissair counter, which is fairly … Continue reading »






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On taking selfies with a cheetah and Narendra Modi




  Feel awful that am resuming my blog after such a long and deplorable interlude. A lot has happened over the past month ranging between the surreal, the bizarre and the predictably normal. But a packed schedule and a writer’s block the size of T-Rex have prevented me from looking my laptop in the eye. … Continue reading »






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More posts from New York City




I am the most tyrannical mother ever. I torment my children by dragging them with me to art galleries and museums sometimes when we travel. This has made my company less desirable as far as they are concerned. Not only has my effort to expose them to galleries across cities failed to whet their appetite … Continue reading »






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Posts from New York, New York




  Today is the first day of our vacation in NYC. The word vacation has been derived from its Latin parent vacationem, something that Roman soldiers insisted on taking in the summer or whenever they were out of political favour. That word finds its origins in Vacare in Latin, which means or ‘to be empty’. … Continue reading »






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It will be a year tomorrow




  It will be a year tomorrow. A year since the day I flew down to Dehradoon to see my father who had been admitted in the ICU all too suddenly. A year since that sleepless night when I struggled with my worst fears, telling myself they were not premonitions and they were just that – fears. … Continue reading »






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Ab Ki Baar Voters List Sey Utaar




ELECTION 2014 As far as the Government of India is concerned, both my husband and I are dead. Or missing. Or we have shifted out of Bombay. I am in the midst of an existential crisis as we speak and along with me, two lac other Mumbaikars. Like many other citizens of the world’s largest … Continue reading »






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