Browsing All posts tagged under »friendship«

The Autobiography of a Book

September 4, 2017

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In recent times, I have been on a pre-loved books buying spree. It is always so interesting to read what a reader may have highlighted or the notes of love and endearment written as a gift, reward or another momentous event. I am perhaps trying to recreate a simpler time. In another life I was […]

Show and Tell & People l/w Dementia

September 16, 2016

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Yesterday at our group (for people living with Young Onset Dementias – under 65 – and their care partners) we did a round of show-and-tell. We had asked them to bring an object that meant something special to them. Each time one of them spoke, we learned something new about them. Each time they spoke, […]

My 81-year old twin

August 31, 2016

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I met Jean* and her daughter, Alice* for coffee at a nearby Starbucks today. Jean loves the ‘Bucks cappuccino as do I! I saw her sitting at a table while her daughter was getting their beverages. Jean looked so elegant in her black broad-legged linen capris and matching shirt. She wore a loose denim cape […]

What My Facebook Friends Don’t Know About Me

August 16, 2015

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I have a toxic relationship with Facebook. It is the bane of my existence. I go off it several times a year and for weeks on end. But I always come back. What I know is, the time off from Facebook, finds me happier and more productive. I feel proud of myself as I am […]

How to be an Empathetic Ally or Friend

September 6, 2014

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Ever tried to help a friend or family member and gotten told that you’re stressing them out further? Ever felt that your friends or family members ask you for help, but get upset at your suggestions or don’t act on them? It is possible that you have the most genuine intentions, but are lacking a […]

Things I Want to Say to an Ex

November 25, 2013

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I consulted Sid before I wrote this post. He said I should definitely make it a point to express my gratitude to a person who stood by me during my toughest phase. I am going to talk about someone who came into my life as a friend. We met when I was in college. I […]

How I Turned Around A Crappy Day

November 24, 2013

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Originally this post is supposed to see me bullet-ize my whole day. I love bullet points, but I also feel like I need a reason to bullet-ize! I have been having some interpersonal issues with a couple of people since a few days. It got to a point where even an innocuous text message from […]

5 Ways to Win My Heart

November 21, 2013

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My blog has been post-less for four months. I wasn’t feelin’ it. My regular readers were beginning to get concerned. Heck, I was beginning to get a little concerned. So my friend Anju sent me a 30-day challenge. I am gonna do it! So here’s day one. 1. Be kind to the invisible people: This […]

How I Learned to Fail

September 10, 2012

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On this India trip, mostly people told me, “You have not changed at all! Marriage hasn’t changed you one bit.” It makes me very happy. Because it tells me that I still have the same exuberance and madness about me – the stuff that makes me – ME. But on speaking to me a little […]

5 Warnings to go with “5 Types Of Men Who Make GREAT Husbands”

March 24, 2012

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When I read “5 Types Of Men Who Make GREAT Husbands,” I was very thrilled. I could see that I could categorize my husband very neatly into a couple of these supposedly great qualities. I very happily posted this article to my Facebook profile. I do think it applies to partners of either sex though. […]

*How to Find and Keep a BFF*

January 27, 2012

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“So can I just stay over,” She asked. My heart skipped a beat. I was excited. She was my first since I moved to America. Well, my first friend, of course. And that got me thinking. Having a new friend is like having a new boyfriend/girlfriend. There is a lot of excitement, nervousness, questions. But […]

On the Other Side of the 20s

November 15, 2010

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This post was featured on “Freshly Pressed” on wordpress.com‘s main website on Nov 15th/16th 2010. It’s my last year as a 20-something. No, I’m not dreading the 30s. I am quite excited about how life is shaping up! In fact, the year I hit 30, will also be the landmark year of me getting married. […]

Sometimes I…

July 23, 2010

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[Idea taken from Krys, my blog buddy] Sometimes I relive moments of the past. By that I mean, return to a particular day, most of the times, a happy day and relive every moment of that day. I try to remember (and I do) what I ate, what I wore, where I went and with […]

Dear Bob,

May 13, 2010

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I remember the first time I met you. It was less than 2 weeks ago, when I was visiting San Francisco. At around 10PM, a few of us were walking up Valencia Street when I saw Deep and you biking down the street, blaring loud, pumping music. I was very amused! Palak and I hollered […]

When I lied to Meghna: A Funny Story

February 18, 2010

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Meghna and I worked together at EI. We were on the same department, sat in the same room. Had lunch together. Giggled over weird geeky things together. Exchanged information, music, books and movies. No, we aren’t really friends. Just very good pals. There’s a difference, subtle may be, yet there is. But that’s for another […]

More Than Just A Dog

February 8, 2010

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You didn’t just bark, you roared, You were not just respected, but also adored! You are not just a dog, you are family, Your magnificence, old pal, is legendary. We’re sorry if sometimes we didn’t care, We’re sorry for tying you up, when others were scared, We’re sorry you’re sick, and there’s nothing much we […]

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