Tree, family

The street I live on is lined with large, Plane trees that are deciduous in nature. They are a constant reminder of London’s four seasons, and for me, personally, a way of attuning my mind to what’s coming next. They personify the lyrical concepts of a joyous spring and a maturing autumn sun; the lively … Continue reading Tree, family

Summer

Ruhi recently visited Mumbai and brought back alphonso mangoes for her friends. I got three. I had the first one on Sunday night. The next one on Monday. I thought I’d give Tuesday a break, and have the last one on Wednesday night before leaving home for a four-day holiday. But I forgot about it … Continue reading Summer

The Unknown Anxiety

You know that feeling that comes before you’re about to get sick? The nauseous build-up before the storm-like expulsion of everything that the body rejects. That feeling began this afternoon, except that it wasn’t physical. It was something inside. It made me want to curl up in bed, but left me way too anxious and … Continue reading The Unknown Anxiety

Health(y)

I recently started working for a pharmaceutical company. It is changing some of my perceptions and I am on an overwhelmingly steep learning curve. What struck me today though is a different lens on some of my life’s defining periods – all of which were healthcare-related. Firstly, I had asthma during my childhood and teen … Continue reading Health(y)