Leila is a true product of Asia, conceived by IVF in Gujarat, born in Hong Kong, lived in Chengdu until age 3, Koh Samui until a year ago and now Bangkok; and she certainly rocks! (Of course it’s not just because she’s my daughter that I’m saying this!😉 Seriously though, she’s one of the most … Continue reading Leila – One of the cool kids who rock Asia!
This August we resumed our yearly weeklong summer holiday in the Scottish highlands. It’s a place one might consider as being “in the middle of nowhere,” that is of course if you are not from there. If however, you are from there, it’s quite likely the center of the world. We fall into the category … Continue reading At Tesco, Ullapool (The Scottish Highlands)
I started this blog in 2010 when my new born twins were a few months old. It was my way of connecting with other mothers, of learning from them, of sharing my own stories, thereby having a creative outlet. It was also a way for me to journal some stories for the kids to read … Continue reading Do I Write About Them or Not? Twins, Tweens, Teens…
The flow of my places of healing went a little bit like this: In 2006 and then in 2012 again, Samui was my place of healing. A place that was disconnected enough from my world that I could connect to the Earth. To myself. I’d be visiting from grey Chengdu where the sun shone 32 … Continue reading My places of healing: from Samui to the Scottish Highlands
Travellers: A performance by Aria Moore, Ampinee Suwunsawet & Natasha Devaliahttps://youtu.be/_BIohyppBAw “Ah, not the early evening dawn has faded away. The half-covered star was rising high. Isn't it time for a good person? It's time for the good person To go home from the field. Go home. Oh, you my servants, my faithful brothers, You … Continue reading Travellers
between saree blouses — green, black, and blue, neatly folded and aligned; my mother hides a treasure: the faded sepia of my grandmother, a woman I never met, smiles back at me. my finger travels across, an embossed frame. I read, as one who is sightless — into the story of their lives. across … Continue reading A Photo in a Silver Frame
I’m so excited that these poems of mine, “Bat” and “Crack of Light” are being seen for the first time ever! Thanks again Cephalopress, for putting them out there on your web feature, the Ink Sac. Bat / Crack of Light "It used to benumbinside meuntilIt ripped free,the batimprisonedwithin me"
I’m honoured that my poem “The bird and her guide” was published on the Ink Sac, an online feature by Cephalopress, an independent publisher based out of the UK and Italy. The bird and her guide "He, the true guide gave her more room,enough to express herself,but not too much,for freedom can seem scary at … Continue reading “The Bird and her Guide” was published on the Ink Sac
I am currently in process of writing a memoir, When Hips Cry that is essentially a gift for my twins in the hope that they will have a story of where they have come from. It chronicles the challenges and stories including their father’s stroke in China, my IVF process in India, their pre-term delivery as and … Continue reading When Hips Cry – a memoir in process
One left home, traveled across the seas to study, then to study further. He found a job in a city. There, he met his love. They held hands and moved across the seas, to a third and neutral place, together. Both landed as strangers in a new world; their separate pasts and ideas packed into … Continue reading My Two Brothers