Wonder Invitations

HOUSE, OR AT HOME?

‘ You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.’– Rumi Illustration by my beloved friend and artist – Zainab Tambawalla In the last couple of months, I encountered the words home and house several times, due to a personal project that my husband and I have been […]

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What is possible in a month or two?

Dragonflies. That’s what’s possible. Look out of the window, and if we are in Mumbai or in any monsoon/rainy areas of the country, we will spot plenty of dragonflies now, this very season. Over the last few weeks, watching large swarms from my window – hover, fly, change directions rapidly, mate in air, prey as […]

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Language And Voice

“The words we use shape how we understand ourselves, how we interpret the world, how we treat others. Words make worlds.” Krista Tippett, Founder – On Being After the initial `How are you doing?’, the next question we are often asked during this phase has been, `Are things going back to normal…(in your building/at your […]

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Date Nights

Nights. Have you ever spent time with nights? For the longest time, my relationship had largely been two fold – one that indicates to my body, ‘hey its night, wrap up and go to sleep’. The other, on those emotionally unrestful days when I tossed around in bed, and wondered, ‘why am I not able […]

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She stacks sea shells on the sea shore

Dawn is a beautiful part of the day. It brings with it a certain crispness, freshness, and an invitation to a new beginning. So this dawn, I went home-gathering in the rain, two things I so love (dawn and rain). Home gathering? In this monsoon, the tides have brought with them the thousands of homes, […]

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Is Knowing the name a beginning, middle, or the end?

Richard Feynman shares the following, as a part of a story he narrates about how when his dad took him for a walk in the woods, and together they spotted a brown-throated thrush, his father told Richard: ‘See that bird? It’s a brown-throated thrush, but in Germany it’s called a Halzenfugel, and in Chinese they call […]

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