Category: Musings

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…


10 Best Ways to Live in This Moment

The recent few years have seen the dawn of a few realisations within me. Some came as rude shocks while some crept in slowly and steadily sinking in at a gradual pace. Death knocking down some close people much before their time, false criminal charges on a dear friend landing him into a whirlpool of…


Feet of my Dreams

I have never had dainty feet. There was never a pair of tiny shoes I have fit in ever since I exited primary school. A shoe size – 40 is not really a very slender sight, you see, especially for a lady. To top it, my feet are broader than the ones you see on…


The Circle of Fragrance

So, you’re here to check out what I’ve posted today. What you don’t know is that you are blessed to have come here to read this post. Because, I’m sending out good energy to one and all who are connected, detached, known, unknown/indifferent to me, my loved ones, my haters, all included. Not that I’m…


#FacebookMotherhoodDare – from a mother’s perspective

Idly scrolling through my Facebook news feed a few days back, I came across this post on the Motherhood Facebook dare, which led me to an outburst prompted by the sheer unfairness of the thought behind the post. What follows in my post here has turned out to be a series of questions and each…


Turpentine scented memories with Hema and Chintan Upadhyay

As my cell phone beeped notifying me of yet another random WhatsApp  message that lazy Sunday afternoon, I reached out to scan the contents of the message only to be rudely shaken out of my weekend snooze. It was a website link forwarded by a friend stating the news of the gruesome murder of an…


8 Ways to Digital Detox

When was the last time you did not see a screen in front of you and feel comfortable with yourself? Be it your dearer-than-life smartphone, or your precious lappy/tab. And, if those were not enough the idiot box comes in to complete the picture. Speaking for myself, I’d say it is only a couple of seconds without…