The Wealth of Wellness #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son You’ve known your mother as a fairly disciplined person when it comes to wellness and health. While I am a partner in your crime the day you wish to sin by digging into a box of creamy doughnuts and I also help you finish the last crumb that you order from Burger King, there are…


The Value of Life #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Today, let’s talk about life. Our life is the dearest thing we hold onto. Somewhere this attachment to our life is where all our fears originate from. We fear losing our life. We fear being unsuccessful in life. We fear being unhappy in life. We fear being lonely in life. The list goes…


Unique You #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Before you were born, I would often imagine about what kind of baby you would turn out to be. I fantasized that you would be one of a kind – unique and unlike any other child that I had ever seen. I wanted my child to be an individual in his own right….


Building Integrity On Trust #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son I meant to write you a letter on integrity but kind of missed it out in my previous letters. Since integrity is so closely related to trust, I thought it would make sense to write to you about something that could be your virtue if you could build on it. Your integrity is based…


The Way to Success #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Like every mother on this earth I want my son to be successful. I wish that he goes places and does things that make me proud. This does not necessarily mean earning fame and wealth. Though some amount of recognition and comforts are always welcome, those are not the only parameters of achieving…


Rooting for Respect #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son How’s it going? I hope you’re enjoying these letters. Feel free to discuss or debate with me regarding the things I’m writing to you. Do not assume that you have to take every word I write here as a dictate out of respect for me. That brings me to one of my favorite…


Quitting the Quest #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Oftentimes our lives starts turning dreary. We go about mechanically doing our tasks mindlessly. We’re probably stagnating but yet we carry on without bothering to make changes in our lifestyle. I’ve observed the sharpest of minds going numb in the confinement of mundanity that routine life sets them into. It is a sheer waste…


Fruits of Patience #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son In the last few days I have sat with you at unearthly hours with your eyes glued to the hands of the clock as each second ticked by while you kept refreshing the page on your laptop that would soon announce your acceptance or rejection in the particular university you had applied to….


An Ode to Obsession #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son Today I’m in the mood to talk about a quality that could be both, good and bad in various situations – obsession. Each one of us have our own set of obsessions. Be it getting​ that perfect haircut, giving into your sweet tooth, achieving the perfect body weight, or scoring a certain percentage…


Learn to say ‘No’ #AtoZChallenge

Dear Son In one of my previous letters I had stressed the importance of kindness. However, sometimes you also need to be kind to yourself. In our bid to be accepted we end up doing things that we are not happy doing without protesting. We fear that we would be judged if we refused to…