Category: Musings

Theme Reveal #atozchallenge 2017 – ‘Letters to my Son’

This is the third time that I am participating in the ‘Blogging from A-Z Challenge.’ My first time was in 2014 followed by the one in 2015. It opened doors to a world of new possibilities and connections from the blogosphere that I cherish to this day. However last year, in 2016, I had to skip…


Women’s Day With eWomen – Take the Leap!

When a certain portal approached me recently to write about them for their blog on the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’ I was clueless on what exactly went into the thought behind women’s day. In essence celebrating womanhood and their achievements was my idea of the significance of women’s day. Although, I often wondered why…


Pigeoned For Life

We’re facing a peculiar problem at home these days. Since quite sometime now, we’ve been plagued by a flock of stubborn souls who refuse to let us alone. Well, they literally come in flocks and take over the tiny terrace that our living room opens into.  A heavenly place that it once was has now been…


Lost and Found in my Dreams

As a child I used to get weird dreams. One such recurrent dream was that the five-year old me was stranded on an unknown railway station en route to our native place in the south. I would dream about the train chugging away from the station taking my blissfully ignorant parents away from me who were…


Santa’s retirement

As the year comes to an end, and the coming year heralds new beginnings, I slip into a retrospective mode. Looking back, I wonder what it is that I consistently felt gratitude for in the years gone by. Overall, the gratitude pours in for all the good things in life that I am blessed with, a bunch…


The Shakti Ride

Here I am with the next post for the Shakti series that I started recently. If you’ve missed it, read the first post here. Shakti is the face of the new age woman who is found amidst day-to-day situations which are common maladies in today’s fast-changing world. If you ponder on these seemingly normal instances that…


Are we really winning the race?

As I started walking down the track at the neighbourhood park today, I noticed a young chap probably in his late twenties walk with exceptional vigour. Like many of us in the park he had his earphones plugged on, lost in his own world of music clubbed with fitness goals. He wore a hoodie covering his head…


Lessons from a Fish Bowl

Two months back I was passing through a street where a vendor was selling some colorful fish in fish bowls on the roadside. In a moment of impulse I picked up a fish bowl with some fish in them. I had conveniently forgotten about my previous experience of maintaining them in a fish bowl. The fish never survived…


Rock On vs Rock On 2

There are some movies and books that remain close to your heart much after you’ve watched them in awe, absorbed them with all your emotions and made them a part of your life, coming back to haunt you with delicious nostalgia in snippets. The music, the dialogues, the characters and sometimes certain situations in your…


Welcome to ifsbutsandsetcs.com!

And, finally the time has come for my thoughts to move from vinodinii@blogspot.in to my very own personal domain. Just the way we Hindus wait for the best auspicious time and mahurat to do good things, I waited to throw the doors open to my new blog space on Dussehra, which is seen as a day to express…