write4joy –  Hooked on Writing!

write4joy – Hooked on Writing!

A little girl stands in the balcony of her home, watching the world come alive slowly around her.  Flocks of bright green parrots take flight as one from the mango trees. Rabari tribeswomen in their brightly hued clothing spill onto the street below her. The sounds of...
Monsoon Special – Newsprint Peanuts!

Monsoon Special – Newsprint Peanuts!

“Pitter patter, sprinkle and pour Flash and dazzle, rumble and roar!” That sums up Monsoons in India.  As I prepare for my annual visit this summer, I find myself sharing monsoon stories with my child. No other rainy day experience has quite the charm or the nostalgia...
My Name is ‘Tomorrow’

My Name is ‘Tomorrow’

I’ll make a little paper boat, And fill it with a song; A melody so full of Joy, To help it float along. Next I’ll  paint along its sides, Stripes of gleaming red; For Courage it can hold on to, Through storms that lie ahead. For it’s sails I’ll pluck some stars, From...
Behind the Scenes of Creativity

Behind the Scenes of Creativity

What does it take to create a work of art? The sort of art that goes beyond merely engaging your senses, but informs and educates as well. There are many steps before a talented artist showcases his creative idea to the viewer. When all we have to admire is the...
Parenting A ‘Gifted’ Child

Parenting A ‘Gifted’ Child

“I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very very curious.” – Albert Einstein. Parenting is tricky business. My mother might not necessarily agree with this statement, maintaining that in her time, people did whatever came to...