Live like a Samosa.

It has been centuries and yet when I think of my ancestors, their travels and experiences fill me with positively glowing envy.  My roots go back to the dawn of civilization on the Iranian plateau. No one in my family knows for sure, but they tell me that my ancestors we called Sanbosag, and the…

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Where did the all the Moms go?

It takes a village to raise a child and being a parent is “on the job” training. The babies don’t come with instructional manuals and the picture perfect parenting books only tell half the story. A few days into the job of parenting and every parent understands the phrase “sleeping like a baby” is a…

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Are we killing the creative mind?

Think outside the box, but … Remember to color between the lines Remember to learn music Oh and soccer too Let us not forget Marching Band, AP classes and more Do not ask too many questions in class Do exactly like the teacher says Don’t day dream in school Don’t wiggle in the chair Don’t…

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Why did we stop celebrating the ordinary?

I am ordinary, there are days my home is spotless and then there are days you will think a tornado ran in.  I don’t aim to shop in the teen section and neither do I count the calories in my food. I am an engineer with an MBA, but I chose to give up the corporate…

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Being able to feed others is very empowering.

I have to be honest, this is my third attempt to write this post. It was a simple question, Why do Indian men eat before women? The gamut of answers on my FB should have made it easy for me to write this. All I had to do was summarize and be done. I did…

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Who Am I ?

Who Am I?  I stress you I relax you I wanna meet you at home You wanna meet me at the beach I say lets go to the small artsy town You say, “No let’s go to Greece, Paris and more!” I say look at me with your eyes You take pictures of me to…

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Dear Teens of the World ….

Dear Teens of the world, Death is inevitable. It’s a fact. As real as it is, it’s still a tough one to fathom. It cannot and should not be taken lightly and that’s exactly what “13 Reasons Why” does. The movie makes death look simple. It’s not.  My summer started with this movie and I…

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Mother’s Day is Over… What Now?

To be a mother is a choice, and it’s a choice she makes every time she puts herself aside to see the smiles of her own. She knows they came through her but not for her and yet she lives for them. What kind of mom are you? The hyper one, or the over dramatic…

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An Eye for an Eye.

She was born with them They were the twins on her She saw with them She saw by them And yet she never thought about them twice They helped her see the guise They helped her keep her disguise They helped her be precise They helped her see the nice And yet she never thought…

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Today You are You….

WOW… 15 years, seems like yesterday, when you were so fragile, so dependent and yet so strong. Every day you defied the conventional and found your own way. Yesterday, what seemed like an intractable adamant behavior is your strength today. This persistence and perseverance will help you chart your path. Thank you for using your strength to…

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