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Bali Travel Guide: 7 Days with Family

We’re a family of travellers. We love to see new places and we love spending time together. The result is an annual ritual — a family trip which includes a mom, a granddaughter and two daughters and their spouses. We plan to keep doing this,…

Be a Maker

“I want to be a maker.” We didn’t know how to react when my four-year- old niece exclaimed her future plans. “Did she mean ‘baker’?” my hopeful heart began to sing. “Not sure,” my sister said. Either way, I thought ‘Maker’ was a great thing…

Kapoor and Sons

#MovieReview: 5 Themes Beautifully Explored by Kapoor & Sons

Yesterday I watched Kapoor & Sons and was pleasantly surprised. What seemed like a typical family drama with brother vs. brother and a love triangle at its heart, this movie was anything but a cliche. Don’t let the teasers fool you. Okay, spoiler alert! Set…

5 Things Girls in Their Twenties Talk About

Yes, there was a time when a lot of our conversations revolved around boys – who they were and where to find them. However, when you’re in the second half of your twenties (hurts to say it), there’s so much more to talk about. Careers:…

Letters to My Niece #1

April 23, 2015  Dear Niece, I’m writing to you today to tell you that you are growing up way too fast. I want to know, what’s the hurry? I know the world of grown ups probably seems very exciting and interesting to you – they…

Letters to My Niece #2

April 28, 2015 Dear Niece, You know how much we enjoy your free-spirited dance performances, right? Well, today’s letter is about dance, and the songs we choose to groove to. So the other day, we were in the car together. You occupied the space between…

Letters To My Niece #3

May 10, 2015 Dear Niece, I did something stupid today and I’d like to explain why I think it was a stupid thing to do. Now, you may think it’s a small, tiny mistake really, but in the larger scheme of things, what I did…

Letters to My Niece #4

Pretty Girls May 25, 2015 Dear Niece, Much to your oblivion, your family, often breaks into a debate about how you will be perceived when you grow up. We all know you’ll be pretty, but will you be smart enough? Unfortunately, for girls, these two…

On Being Free and Pet-friendly

I was free. Finally, free. Free to live the life I had imagined. No rules and chains to tie me down. I could live life the way I wanted to. I had imagined this moment so many times, I couldn’t believe it was real. Living…