The Indian American Life

Compassion takes a road trip..

.. A long winding one.. How are you all?!?! I had deliberated just a little bit whether to post or not today as per my regular Sunday late night schedule :) It is festive mood all around, and what better way to spend the holiday season (here in the US and everywhere...

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The Wishing Well and An Empty Tummy

The Wishing Well and An Empty Tummy

© MColdPlay's 'Hungry Child' @ Deviantart * I call my boss and tell him, I won't be in until late. Over a crisp morning coffee I work out logistics. I plot the distance between school and home.. 500 yards.. I aim for taking cover. While setting up my equipment at...

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The Indian-American mom with a Pizza predicament

On any given Friday night you will see me putting my van into gear, family in tow, first stopping at the video store, then at the pizza place and finally making a "drive through" stop at the package (please read liquor) store. After getting home, we gather on our...

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When hearts bleed, stones melt..

  When Goran Kimonovski wrote the Nature Vs. Nurture article to describe the role of parents and the environment on the upbringing of a child, I was intrigued. After all he had an interesting theory, "From the moment the self is discovered, two opposite forces...

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Osama, hermit you are not.. Love Teresa

Dear Osama, Even in this 21st century, with super fast technology, it took me a while to get in touch with you, and it has been partly because of your tight security and lack of information on the internet on where you are hiding, er, living. It has been a stressful...

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An Epiphany of the future

Why my brain only holds a few of my childhood memories so vividly is beyond me, but one of them just came back this morning, as I walked, held my Kindergartener's hands and went along with him, floating as if in a bubble, as snapshots of past, dreams of the future,...

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Joel Stein, this won’t hurt a bit

As an avid reader of the TIME magazine, I often dream that I would one day write an article as a blogger there! That would be really cool! Well, after a read of one of its pieces last Thursday, I have an inclination to just stick to my nondescript blog here which...

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The high road is often less traveled

About Michelle Lynn Mayer: If there is anything I would like to quote about this wonderful personality, it will be something her husband quoted in his farewell speech for her: http://diaryofadyingmom.blogspot.com/2008/10/final-farewell-by-bill-steinbach.html I feel...

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A day in the life of a hacker

A day in the life of a hacker

Trying out the last Mother Facker costume. Adrenaline rush.. Psychotic pleasure imagining the victim cringe upon realising the damage to his/her privacy.. Anti social behavior Spiritually and psychologically homeless Being a worthless piece of sh*t on the planet.....

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Plan B… ?! Doesn’t work, Sorry

No, I am not talking about the "morning after" pill here.. Most definitely, not! The closest I have ever gotten to lecturing people about what is expected of them is to tell my son that the first thing that he needs to do after getting up is to brush his teeth.. !!...

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The Philosopher in the Arm Chair and The LOL Crowd

Well, Uggh, Hmmmmm..., :(, *whining*... So, if you don't get it by now, you will most certainly figure out the state of my mind by the time you read the last line in this piece.. :) These days, when the radio alarm goes off, I wake up to hear about those hundreds of...

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For an Indian-American, life is a Layover

Namaste (Nah-mah-stay)! So, it wasn't really the kind of birthday celebrations I would have nurtured for myself, but come on, why would I have minded spending time with the three most wonderful people I love, my two boys, (one an infant, please note!) and my mom who...

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Vultures don’t soar high

* The vultures hover above their tiny heads. The wind here has never stood still, the putrid smell of decay fills the air. Their dirty hands, the sewer nearby and the food crumbs tell an endless tale of survival. There is no healing except from the spit of the...

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Esprit D’Escalier

So, this is it and I have to capture this moment for my blog.. But, then, what is the big deal about what I am doing right now??? Fast food dinner at a table at the mall food court.. And a shopping list tucked in my hand for later.. How exciting..?! But, this night...

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A Soapy Matter..

My favorite pass time these days is flipping the channel to seek the ultimate drama or the comedy series on air.. Flip, flip and more flip is the order of the day er night.. :) So, I started this ritual of getting hooked to the idiot box because of lack of any other...

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Working Mom: Existing remotely

By my own tacit admission, I am not a person who would travel for work voluntarily.. There has to be a strong reason for it, something that has to really drive the need for leaving town for work.. :) And the idea is stronger now in our current state of life because we...

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Life’s precious dream

The door bell rings! Oh?! Is that you at this hour.. on this day..??? I better get it.. It may be your first visit after you left home to realize your dream.. Who is going to win all those shouting matches played out in this very living room? The house is now silent...

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Manualation.. Yes, please

If I had sent you a hand written postcard inviting you to my son's first, and you wonder if I was not being too efficient about it.. well, I would just brush that off thinking that it is just your way of looking at things.. :) Wait, I will let you defend yourself.. !...

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I miss my friends

Friends are like treasures.. You are always on a hunt for them, you try to accumulate them or you tend to lose them never to find them again.. !! I have two really good girl friends, whom I keep calling my best friends.. Both of them are far far away, and are very...

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Good read – A myth?

I happened to mention my blog to my co-worker / girlfriend today and she just asked me point blank.. "You have a blog and what is the point of not letting your friends know that such a thing exists.. ??" I had to say "I don't know!" It was not definitely a well...

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Daddy and me..

All this week I have been thinking of my father, because it was his birthday yesterday.. I feel terribly home sick and awfully miss daddy when his birthday is approaching, the day it is his birthday and a few days after the fact.. :) It has been an exciting feeling...

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Trail mix – A way of life..

My latest obsession is trying out trail mixes.. ! Yummmm.. I have been hooked onto them as a way to get a quick fix for breakfast while I am driving to work.. Delightful, full of surprises, salty, sweet.. Everything you would want in your life.. !! Really! One day if...

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Life….. Brought to you by texts and emails

Life….. Brought to you by texts and emails

  Well, I used to think it was rude a few years ago, to tell the other person on the phone that I am no longer interested in the ongoing conversation and that I am bored to death and want to slam the phone down on him / her.. So, I would listen on intently to my...

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Money Saving Tip – 2

Also we store all the kitchen cleaning supplies and the bathroom cleaning supplies for the entire house in their own separate shelves underneath the kitchen sink and the entire bathroom supplies in the closet of our basement bathroom.. This helps me maintain a better...

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A long one-sided conversation…

What would 50 paise in India buy you..? Not sure, but it seems to give this guy a lot more than what he wants to make in a day! He is the one who sells our my grandparents salt ever since I wasn't even born and according to him, the prices have not gone up never...

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