Unconditional love |ənkənˈdiSH(ə)n(ə)l ləv| (adj,n) 1. Amumma Dear Amma, Two years ago you were wheeled into an operating room to treat an acute stomach ache. I spent my 23-hour flight to Bombay thinking of how I would sit beside you, cook for you and entertain you when you were discharged from the hospital. Just like you did for 31 years of my life. But I never did get the chance. I had never known of a life without you. The first person to hold me in the operating theater w
Defining my Amma is not at all easy for me, because she was so much a part of me.
There were no secrets between us and we kept nothing untold.
Evening tea times were the liveliest ones, when we used to sit and talk about the day’s events. All her temple acquaintances were familiar to me as my college friends and workmates were to her. Since she used to keep the family relations very much alive through phone calls and letters, I too remained well informed about my aunts an
The year 1996, I am 12 years old, living the usual fun childhood in Dubai. My parents break the news to me. We are moving to India.
Mom, me and my brother (my sister is already there in college). Dad will stay back and continue working.
I hear words like localisation, Emiritization, job risk, children’s future but my 12 year old brain doesn't make sense of it. Was I upset?
Not at all because I didn’t know the implications of such a move. Next thing I know, we are at the ai
I have been scribbling random stuff relentlessly, however when assigned this task of writing about my mother, I seem to fall short of words. Why is it so difficult to write about the person who matters the most? I must have been about a year and a half or two, around the time when I had begun gauging my surroundings. Mom worked with a bank that was barely a mile away. She always dropped home for lunch and perhaps to give me a quick cuddle too. But a quick cuddle never satisfi
Kickstarting Mothers Month here on The Times Of Amma, is Megha with an ode to her mother! Who ever said that being a mum and a career woman is a tough thing to do, because I have grown up watching my mom manage it like a walk in the park.
She is a career-oriented woman who never missed a PTA meeting or dance performances or Karate class and always made time for family.
I can talk to her about anything and I know that she won’t freak out, because like my friends say, my mom
(Third Culture Kids or TCKs refer to kids who spend significant part of their developmental years growing in cultures outside that of their parent’s. I wish we called them Multi-Cultural Kids-MCKs- instead) It was Friday evening.
Aiyana had just finished her tennis lessons. We were settling ourselves in the car to head out for some dinner. She had a good day at the court, but I knew she wasn’t in the best of moods. It had been a few days like that. From the corner of my eye,
Welcome to yet another edition of the Times Of Amma Mompreneur series where we talk to mothers who have transformed their passions into money-making ventures.
From online jewellery stores, to handmade craft collectibles to potential actualizing workshops and much more. We hope that their accounts of the highs and lows of their entrepreneurial journey will inspire other mothers to hold on to their dreams and follow them through.
Today, we speak to Sharada Dilip from HappyMo
If a thing is worth doing it's worth doing well, aptly sums up all the inexhaustible spirit of Sneha Vedula.
This mom of one spends her weekdays managing Tulip Kids, a successful chain of after-school and pre-school centres that she co-founded with her friend Deepti Mohta, in and around the Bay Area, US. Over the weekends, she is busy volunteering at SiliconAndhra, a non-profit organisation, taking care of its publicity or fund-raising activities or doing community service
Dr. Divya Menon is an Oral Pathologist currently enrolled in the Research Post-graduate program at the University of Hong Kong.
She is a gold medalist in Dentistry from the Government Dental College, Calicut and a holder of the Masters Degree (MDS) in Oral & Maxillofacial pathology. After working as an Oral pathologist/lecturer in a Dental College for a couple of years she decided to pursue her interest to look deeper into the cells which she sees every day under the micro
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. I usually don't care much about such propagandas, but I felt like I had to write about it this time. I had my baby via (emergency) c-section.
Even before I got pregnant, I was damn sure about wanting a natural birth experience. I had read extensively about it and during the course of my pregnancy got my husband also into the loop. I did everything in my capacity to be able to have a "normal delivery".
Now the thing is, no one goes into th