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Thank you for visiting this chronicle of a life lived with “change” as the one constant through various decisions of living and working.
Moving from medicine to administration to knitting and writing….
Shifting from the city to small towns, to desert villages in Oman, to camps and cantonments to finally setting up home in this tiny hill town of Ranikhet…
Choosing to leave family and friends and find new acquaintances, search out soul-mates and get involved in slowly evolving relationships…

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Tuesday 6 June 2017

GenNext women of the hills

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Medical college and late teens–great combination for perfecting the art of making and believing in wild proclamations. “No Gynae and Obs specialising for me. Imagine working with and for women, all the time. Imagine emotional outbursts and tears, at the drop of a hat. No sir, no women-stuffed-workplace for me”. Fast forward three decades..I have […]

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Tuesday 30 May 2017

This month

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May, the month which brings every aspect of summer into life…from early dawn grey skies, to pine needles showering down on brown hill slopes, to busloads of tourists with selfie inclinations, and long car processions winding down the roads to bring a bride home. Its the month when I am found sitting in this balcony […]

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Monday 15 May 2017

Movie star…well, almost!!

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A few weeks ago, this email drops into my inbox. Someone wanted to know more about the work I do, someone wanted to make a movie clip, and so on and so forth. Don’t get me wrong–Its not that I am flooded with fan mail, or that there is a long line of producers lining […]

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Tuesday 2 May 2017

May, maybe :-)

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Maybe this will be the month when all my passwords are put, like eggs, in one place..but then, putting all my passwords in one basket is not good security sense! Right now, I have three separate diaries, with notes and deletes and new scribbles, as sites get smarter and ask me to change my password, […]

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Saturday 29 April 2017

When garter stitch ruled the month

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Garter stitch, on straight needles, means miles and miles of knitting one stitch. To break the monotony, different methods of knitting are tried–Continental, American, German,Portugese and then some Indian! Garter stitch knitting is good for watching movies, serial binging, and reading. It makes for good conversation at parties with unknown friends of friends and it […]

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Saturday 22 April 2017

finding a cousin

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Emails and phone calls had happened a month earlier. While the summer furnace burnt up the plains, I was busy with the departure of my daughter from the cool hills. Just after her departure, my guest arrived. She came alone, accompanied by my friend who was fortuitously returning to Ranikhet by the same train. The […]

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Thursday 13 April 2017

Back to solitary living

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It will be a week tomorrow.  A week of the dogs and me getting accustomed to our own company and a timetable which suits my reluctance for long walks, Peppu’s desire for stone games and Mili’s habit of digging up holes and caves into the hillside. Last week, the morning had found me pushing my […]

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Thursday 6 April 2017

Rainclouds and pine leaves

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Dark rainclouds gathered over the forests and valleys. Rain and sleet worked their magic through 24 hours, and I woke up to shining pine trees, the fragrance of wet mud and leaves, and clean blue skies. A brand new day deserves a brand new project, for sure! I had been playing around with these yarns, […]

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Friday 31 March 2017

I am not alone

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This year, this week, today…I feel a spirit of kinship with many a knitter around the world. The changing season brings on the desire to knit something different and new. A new yarn material perhaps, a lighter piece of knitting, or some lace or equally airy stuff which allows one to knit without perspiration?! I […]

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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sublime summer knitting

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The Crusade to Reduce Stash has been eating up the yarn in my cupboards and baskets, and it sure is a good feeling. While there is wool and warm acrylic yarn all over the house, its those unique cotton balls which give me the shivers! So much is written about the lifeless feel of cotton […]

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