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Is Mother’s Day the only day I feel gratitude for my mom?

Certainly not. But I am glad there is a marked day that reminds us to pause and remember the time we have spent with our moms, to express gratitude for the countless years of their hard work, and to recall the sa...

So my mom, amma, is here! (Yay!) I have been all excited since her trip was planned because I get to off-load my adult responsibilities over to her and just chill.


Amma too has been excited for this. All the clothes and food shopping and other ways of wasting money. So...

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...

I haven’t seen her in quite a while; my mother. My sister and I call her Shyamala amma; calling her plain Amma did not seem to do her justice. You cannot miss my Shyamala amma in a crowd; she is strikingly beautiful with her long ebony black hair which she always wears...

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