Meet the Amma 

In this edition of the Times of Amma Mother Figures Series, Vani Rane tells us about her Mother-in-Law who is truly a super-hero of sorts.

When extremely furious at us, Mummy would come up with the choicest of gaalis. As those words spewed out of her mouth, we’d be shocked... Shocked not at the words themselves, but awed by her exceptional creativity and unsurpassed imagination! Was that all extempore or...

After more than a decade, I was at my home at Bikaner sitting before my mother. It was the most important day for Bikaner as it was “Akhateej” and it was on this day, the foundation was laid for the city. Religiously and historically and emotionally a great day and I w...

A mom is generally perceived as a person who has very soft hands (as they show in the

advertisements), who is mature and understands the desires of her children without giving

any indication.
Well, my mom belongs to a different cadre altogether!
My mother is a sportspers...

 

It did not kill her spirit and she still greeted everyone with her sensational smile.
Inside, she was slowly building the courage to go under the laser... once again.


Amma, as I call her, a likeable, sociable, home-making genius. I am sure my father would have been...



 



As a parent you have this overwhelming sense of responsibility to teach your kids the right thing.

Overnight you become this role model, this personification of virtue, put on a pedestal where you can do no wrong. I watch my words, I watch my temper, my table manne...

 

Unconditional, resilient, strong- traits that I see in the 3 women in my life. All my life I have seen my mum go the extra mile with my dad to ensure my happiness above all things. Much as I appreciated the efforts, what I did not fully comprehend was that your brain...

 
 

 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 ente...

 

 

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 acquaintanc...



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...

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