For years, I have struggled to forgive those who hurt me. Some have hurt me in the past, others are hurting me now. Let me tell you, it is not easy to forgive others. Forgiving is not a destination but a journey and we should forgive others for our own sake. By forgiving the person … Continue reading How to Forgive someone who hurt you
We all have to deal with some or the other toxic person in our lives. Some of us grew up with toxic parents, some had a toxic sibling, some had a toxic friend in school who bullied you, some of us had toxic girl/boyfriends, some are married to a toxic spouse, some have toxic in-laws, … Continue reading How to deal with a Toxic person
Last week, we lost my husband's elder brother to covid. He was only 58 years old. His death was so sudden that even now I feel like it is just a bad dream. However, good and bad both are part of life and we should accept them. An awareness of death enables us to live … Continue reading I lost a Family Member to Covid- Things you shouldn’t ignore
Book giveaway alert!!! Read till the end... When I review a book or a movie, I try to be as impersonal and objective as possible. However, for this book, I would make an exception and start with a personal story. Once upon a time, a young lady called Sandeepa, in far away New Jersey was … Continue reading Book Giveaway- “Those Delicious Letters” by Sandeepa Mukherjee Datta
I have taken sabbatical from my career many times. I hold a record for most sabbaticals. First,I took sabbatical to complete my M.PHil, next time I quit job to join my husband, who was working abroad, next after my son was born, then after I had a life threatening miscarriage due to ectopic pregnancy with … Continue reading How is the Freelance Job Market during COVID?
When I was in college, I read a short story. I can't recollect the title or author but I do remember the story very well. It was a Utopian futuristic story. It talked about a future society without the concepts of money, property and marriage. After reading the synopsis of the story if any of … Continue reading How the Society in Future Could be
I have perennially hated cooking. Those who are my regular readers know that once I also wrote a post titled I hate cooking. However, in this lockdown period the only thing that is keeping me sane is cooking. And, if I go by my social media timeline then many more people have found solace in … Continue reading How Cooking is helping us Cope with the Lockdown
Let me keep this wordless for this time. Linking this to #wordlesswednesday hosted by Esha and Natasha and also ThursdayTreeLove hosted by beautiful Parul.
Today, early in the morning, my cousin brother sent me this picture. This is the picture of our ancestral home in the suburbs of Kolkata. This one image depicts the damage and devastation my home state West Bengal went through in one evening due to cyclone Amphan. It was hard to recognise my own home, … Continue reading Story of an Uprooted Mango Tree during Cyclone Amphan #prayforbengal