White to me, will always signify purity, simplicity and peace.
Unfortunately in Hindu Culture, white is inauspicious and signifies sadness. It prescribed this color only for Widows and widows wore only this color day in and day out, whatever may be their preference, age or wish. There was no choice.Things have thankfully changed now.
In Kerala a part of South India, we also wear a special kind of a saree called Kerala saree which is not strictly white but off white. We wear it for all traditional occasions. In the picture I am wearing it on a Festival called Onam.
The stairs in our house is colored white.
And I love white clouds. So I am starting with them.
She came into our lives as a little bundle of fur. Barely a month old, she stole our hearts forever. My Brother in Law found her for us and we fell in love with her. My children grew up with her. She was just a few months older than my daughter.
Minnie was the the most affectionate souls I have ever met. And yes she was a gentle soul . My son was as attached to her anyone could ever be and a refuge when he was troubled. She would know when any one of us were feeling low and her simple presence was enough to make us feel comforted and yes, loved. Whether it was Rajiv me or our kids. Continue reading →
Drew a blank on the grid yesterday so am Linking it to todays post In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Calling Uncle Bob.”
The event I am going to talk about is one that is a little old.
It was the time I was doing my MD in Obs and Gyn . My daughter was born by Cesarean Section just a few weeks before my university exam. Let me assure you doing the rather strenuous MD course during my pregnancy, was not a walk in the park.
The surprise was that at the end of it all, I had not only cleared the exam but also managed to ace the University! It was the happiest achievement of my life and so I also consider it as my biggest achievement.
I guess I was so paranoid of being unable to handle the extreme pressure , that I really pushed the envelope then.