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May, maybe :-)

May 2nd, 2017 by

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, […]


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, […]


Morning musing..

March 1st, 2017 by

Exactly a fortnight ago, at around the same time, 5.30 am, my toes were digging into white sand while I surveyed the brown coral heaps surrounding the beach. The turquoise ocean had receded back to the horizon, leaving a few boats stranded on the shore, with their anchors trailing uselessly behind them. In the distance, […]


Organ donation

January 5th, 2017 by

A new year has begun and its time to write about passions other than mine, about lives lived deeply and sincerely in their own realm and about people who make the choice to take up a cause for helping others. I share a video which is, in many ways, a small token of the culmination […]


Saturday morning…a very quiet morning…Luchi adds her special sparks of mad bites and yelps, but the house sinks back to calm slumber, even while I gather my thoughts for today. After a week of girls and chatter and food and laughter and drives and slumber, we are back to the four of us..two canines and […]


A break from knitting

August 13th, 2016 by

In the decades long past, when The Writer was living in a hot desert country, and when she would sneer and smirk at all things hand-knitted, a different craft had grabbed her heart and held her enthralled for many years. Through the challenging times of living in a tiny desert village, going through a long divorce , […]


Washing/Watching July

August 1st, 2016 by

5 am… an errant cloud floats in to exchange moist greetings with my fingers…Luchi nibbles gently on my ear…Peppu snores heavily at my feet…It is  a new morning, a new month, a new opportunity to send  words out into the world. Its been more than four weeks since words have appeared in this site. Five […]


Ups and Downs

May 24th, 2016 by

Random events which have been cruising through my life, while I was waiting for inspiration to strike and exquisite prose to come gushing out of this keyboard. The build up to the full moon of Budh Purnima had a grand symphony feel to it. The clear summer sky, with its dazzling stars, faded into the […]


Spending an entire morning on the balcony overlooking the forest with its butterflies, birdsong, pine trees, blue skies and sunshine….. Sitting on the balcony swing, drinking mugs of tea and watching the hours glide past without any interruptions or incidents…… Reading tomes of prose, knitting a simple project, checking social media when the fingers want […]


Teaching knitting

April 8th, 2016 by

“Hema, can you get that thing from there and put it over there?”….initial instructions to a mystified housekeeper, who hadn’t seen a washing machine in her life , who couldn’t figure out a microwave oven and who had this terrified body language, whenever I would call out to her like that. With instructions like that, […]