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Kalamwali

Immense love for words!
My daughter is fondly referred to as 'princess'. And luckily made to feel like one by everyone she shares her genes with. I try not to take it too seriously as I'd rather have her known as a child but it's just not flattering enough to say "aaaawwwww... read more...
20-Jun-2016 • 102 views
  On a rainy afternoon, I wasn’t doing what I would have loved to do, like cuddling into a ball on my chaise lounge with that perfect cup of tea and staring outside the window. Nor was I outdoors, completely enjoying getting drenched in the heavy downpour. I... read more...
01-Jul-2016 • 107 views
WISHFUL THINKING Once upon a time, not very long ago, existed a place called ‘our World’. That place belonged to everyone who lived in there. Everything available was pretty much shared by everyone. Not equally, but shared. Then something struck our world. It started falling apart into pieces... read more...
02-Jul-2016 • 109 views
04-Jul-2016 • 88 views
05-Jul-2016 • 111 views
07-Jul-2016 • 74 views
08-Jul-2016 • 89 views
09-Jul-2016 • 104 views
   Conversing with a 5-year-old is a complicated task. Every sentence must be backed with enough logic to answer at least 3 questions that follow pertaining to that sentence. Right from ‘why’ to ‘what’ to ‘where’? And if there are no... read more...
09-Jul-2016 • 101 views
Look around but stand your ground!  For the love of Poems! read more...
11-Jul-2016 • 112 views
  Quite often the brain and the heart pull everything between and around them in two different directions. Sometimes the heart wins but most of the times it’s the brain that conquers everything. The word ‘free’ somehow generates more excitement when its associated with goods rather... read more...
13-Jul-2016 • 123 views
My most initial memories associated to the Palki or the Wari are from school days. I remember, the schools declared a half day due to the road blocks on the day the Palki crossed Pune city. And then the first holiday after schools reopening on Ashaadi Ekadashi. But apart from... read more...
15-Jul-2016 • 109 views
This is an original Story built during a Story-Building Activity done with a group of 11 kids (5-6 years old) and two grown ups. It was an absolute Fun-filled experience as the kids pushed their Imagination and Concentration to relate and build. Don't miss their innocence... read more...
26-Jul-2016 • 139 views
This Story was built by the second group. Again, their Imagination and fantasy, impressed us and made us laugh hard. Their sincere effort to steer clear of the stories and characters they already knew proved how well their minds functioned when they were given the freedom to think.   ... read more...
27-Jul-2016 • 102 views
THE COVETED KADHA The weather is giving every household reasons to bunk school, work and activities. Doctor visits are soaring and most ladies of the house have their hands full with routine plus the sickness. Finding myself in a similar situation, I decided to re-visit an age old therapy... read more...
08-Aug-2016 • 123 views
He was arrogant but loving. She was kind but fierce. He was always sure of everything yet unaware of many things. She was never sure of anything but every once in a while she knew the right things. He was not perfect for her but he gave her perfect moments... read more...
09-Aug-2016 • 101 views
My (almost) 6 year old daughter and me build stories in our free time. And sometimes I manage to pen them down too. This is one of our very initial attempts at it. So is me. Sa is her. Here goes...    So: Once upon a time, long long... read more...
16-Aug-2016 • 106 views
  It was love at first site for me! I was just over three years old and that is how early I understood what it felt like to be possessive, protective and motherly. I can barely remember having felt insecure around him. In fact, as we grew up, my sense... read more...
18-Aug-2016 • 115 views
  Since a few days now I have been using this one particular word way too often. It’s not that I have recently learnt this word or read it somewhere. It’s not even fashionable to use it. But somehow it’s been a part of... read more...
25-Aug-2016 • 88 views
I came across a lady walking her dog this morning. As I was about to pet her dog, the lady screamed, "No, she's not friendly" and walked away... And left me wondering excatly who she was talking about!  read more...
26-Aug-2016 • 113 views
This story is an outcome of another Story Building Activity that was conducted for kids between 5 and 6 years of age. With two grown ups.    Ms. Rupal (GROWN UP): Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived 2 friends, Tip and Top. Vansh... read more...
07-Sep-2016 • 113 views
P-a-Mess (PMS)  Commonly known as the Premenstrual Syndrome, it is termed as the root cause of mood swings in women who are termed as the root cause of fights, whenever they happen. Can’t pass my verdict on this one but being a woman and a... read more...
09-Sep-2016 • 110 views
At one of the busy signals in the city, which I need to cross at least 2-3 times a day, there's a little girl who has been exhibiting fun dance and flexibility moves for at least 3 years now. She's probably the most familiar face amongst "strangers... read more...
04-Oct-2016 • 133 views
Evil doesn't always have a face or a body. Evil could be anything that stops, resists or delays any kind of goodness or positivity from entering. Evil doesn't even have to be something external. It could totally be something within that we maybe harbouring. Unintentionally, that too. My... read more...
08-Oct-2016 • 123 views
  Are you a woman? Have you ever felt awkward in a public place because you just casually looked around and found a pair of eyes staring at you? That piercing look as though you are the only object to look at, around and beyond? And not the "I am... read more...
03-Nov-2016 • 107 views

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