‘I hear you…..’

©2012 Nim Gholkar All Rights Reserved Miscommunication has often been the reason why wars, in the gilded hall of history,  were won or lost…sometimes why wars began in the first place. Closer home, i can think of one classic case of a complete hotchpotch of communication with hilarious, comical results. Till this day, i think…

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‘Look at that, little one’

©2012 Nim Gholkar All Rights Reserved I have often chosen to walk to school with my kids. A twelve minute walk  if done briskly, i find it a welcome change from being constantly in the car. Typically though,  choosing the walk option means we have to leave an extra ten minutes earlier than usual.  As…

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The sleepy story teller

©2012 Nim Gholkar All Rights Reserved ‘Tell me a bedtime story, Mum’. This has been the favourite chant of my kids ever since they were toddlers…I sometimes think that the first word they mastered (after mum and dad of course) was ‘story’. Now, after a hard day’s work, having changed nappies a zillion times, i…

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It happened in Milan !

I love Italy ! Who wouldn’t? Bursting with people… a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds and smells…. there is a kind of crackling energy in the air reminiscent of my homeland, India. Italy assaults all your senses at one go….leaving you emotionally drained and exhilarated at the same time. It really is one of my…

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Cody and Me

I am and have been for as far back as i can remember absolutely petrified of dogs. And i am not in the least embarrassed to say that i also belong to that section of humanity that crosses the road on seeing a dog coming my way from a far-off distance. Oh yes, big coward…

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Musings@The Kitchen Sink.

Can there be anything in the world quite as boring as the kitchen sink? And if it is so boring, why am i even bothering to write about it? Legitimate question indeed, and one for which i have all the answers ready. But before i jump headlong into the  myriad reasons for writing about something…

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May i speak first?

Last week, when i attended my creative writing class, I made an interesting observation about human psychology (well, put it this way, it seemed interesting to me). It was not the first time i had made this observation. All through my growing up years and later as an adult, it was something i observed with…

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The art of slowing down…..

Ever felt like you are on a roller-coaster ride, hurtling through life, with barely a moment to stop, pause and simply breathe? Busyness has become a way of life for most of us today. We run from pillar to post from morn till night, ticking things off our ‘to-do’ lists that become progressively longer with…

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