September 10, 2019

I lost a friend last year. She took her life. We were classmates.

Class 5 and 6.

The 'Fantastic Four' - We called ourselves. Enid Blyton influenced us, of course! We were four of us (need you even ask - just girls!). We had just got to that age of finding ourselves goin...

March 14, 2019

I have this charmingly gorgeous typewriter that has been sitting at home for over 10 years now. I found it outside of a scrap shop in one of the bylanes of Chennai and instantly fell in love with it. Yes, I bought it and has been with me ever since.

Did some resea...

April 21, 2018

#wciw2018 celebration

We, at Lyminality, are celebrating creativity and the freedom it offers to each and everyone one of us.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." Albert Einstein 

And what if this teacher's role was fl...

April 2, 2018

Summer is here and so are summer camps. Parents have a myriad of options to keep their children occupied. And yes, most of the workshops offered are very useful and educational. However, it has also left me wondering about some curious and ethical questions. 

Our childr...

March 30, 2018

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experience...

February 20, 2018

Ha! Got you, didn't I? 

Nope, I am not talking about that piece of chocolate cake sitting in your refrigerator. You know what THAT does!  

Eating right - that is what I meant.

I am talking about our eating habits and nutrition. Few of us know that there is a direct link b...

February 2, 2018

Years ago, when my grandmother was first introduced to a washing machine, she was very clear on the attitude towards it:

It is ugly (we all have a thing about aesthetics, if it looks good, must be good!).

It is useless.

It is a waste of time.

I do not need it.

And it will n...

January 31, 2018

Mary Poppins was the ‘practically perfect’ nanny, who flew in to the lives of the Banks family. She is the magic that gave the family a slight nudge to correct their life’s direction. No, they were not evil or cruel or irresponsible parents. Mr. and Mrs. Banks were ver...

January 1, 2018

This little note, even this small little note is expected to have a logical conclusion, a meaning to it, a moral. This sense of purpose, the idea that everything needs a logical reason, makes life so complicated. We want to believe that everything we do is going to bri...

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