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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

2017 blessings

Standing at the threshold of 2018, I relive moments from 2107 which fills my heart with gratitude.

- A lovely conference in March at Newai, Rajasthan - meeting great minds and engaging with new ideas
- A new XUV 500
- A new edited volume published by Lexington
- Lots of silver
- Handwritten letters
- Many new books with newer authors
- Started teaching Literature after a long time
- Completed my Orientation Course in Goa University
- Blessed with lovely students


Sunday, 2 April 2017

April 2017

A new month has just begun. The arrival seems sombre after an event-filled March madness. I am thankful for being alive and happy albeit some gaps here and there. I await the rest of the month and year.

God has been kind and merciful as always.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

On the threshold of 2016

Another year, by God's grace will come to an end ushering in promises of hope and joy. Like every beginning holds promises of a better me, 2016 will be no different. 2015 has taught many invaluable lessons which will remain etched in my mind.

A student's passing on, a flood, a concert, . . . - 2015 sure was a mixed bag of emotions. It has not ended still but gratitude is nevertheless due for this year which over and over reminded me that I am not alone in this journey - my faith is always there to lean on. That I am more than a conqueror is being reiterated time and again and the reason is not because I overcame many pitfalls but that every pitfall reminds me to get up and move forward.

Cheers to new beginnings and unexpected changes!

The road ahead seems promising

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Glory to the Risen Lord

If he had been alive, he would have been 70.

I don't know how life would have been if he were alive, but I do know that life now is good by God's grace and love.

It is quite strange that we do not think or anticipate certain aspects of life but when it does happen, we are led in the most amazing manner. I have learnt to trust him for everything.

I may not be perfect but I am evolving and learning, sometimes the hard way.

Yes, he is risen for me and you. Easter promises are promises for life.

Growing . . .

Thursday, 1 January 2015


It feels wonderful to be able to step into a new year once again with love, hope and joy.


Friday, 12 December 2014

On the Threshold . . .

December always fills me with insights of betterness. Why? We stand at the end of a bygone year and at the beginning of a brand new year. I believe the new year as another chance given to me to improve upon me, reflect on the bygones and fill myself with positivity and expectancy for new moorings.

Many websites that I follow have given me just the direction that I wanted - to affirm, accept and be aware of me.

Today I am grateful for:

1. The journeys of 2014

2. The new people that I came into contact with

3. The responsibilities that often break me but also mould me

4. The people who put me down for they give me the impetus to rise

5. Learning through my students, fellow teachers and situations

6. NSS for enabling me to know that inspite of everything I get to connect with my students

There is always a crevice for the light to enter

Thursday, 16 October 2014

15 days after 35!

35 seems like a significant rounded age! Well, it does sound profound - 35 years of life and being alive seems wonderful and nothing short of an achievement albeit not entirely mine but my God's, my family's and friends' role in the achievement was immense and nourishing.

Praise god for his mercies and love which are a wonderful remainder of the beauty of life.

Cheers to another year and 35 years!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Finale of September . . .

These days of the month of September fill me with joy and anticipation. As I revel in the few days of my 34th, I look forward to the 35th. This year has indeed been a joyous one with many milestones crossed.

Today, I am thankful for:

1. The late evening drive for ice-cream.
2. The lovely songs on Indigo radio station.
3. Seeing my deadlines decrease steadily.
4. The Semester is slowly coming to an end.
5. Success with the ordeal of netbanking
6. Peace
7. Calm and content heart
8. My family - their endless stream of motivation and encouragement.
9. My students.
10. My faith which sustains me

Monday, 1 September 2014

1st September

Exactly two months since I have started working.

When I think of my blessings, I am indeed speechless and awestruck.

My gratitude list for today:

1. The refreshing break from work. I thank my Lord for giving me this well deserved break.

2. For a lovely dinner of idly-sambar-coconut chutney. Felt like I was in Tamil Nadu during the course of the dinner.

3. For work which makes me feel resourceful

4. For the new wireless facility which enables me to browse from any part of the house.

5. For my phone which connects me to people.

6. For the first salary that I received.

7. For emails and the sense of connection it provides to people who are quite far away.

8. For my new kitchen equipment which makes me happy.

9. For life. For faith. For love

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

29 July 2014

Just about three days and we enter a new month with new promises and hopes.

Today I am grateful for:

~ a job which keeps me sane and insane in parts

~ virtual friends who graciously tag me in their gratitude message

~ a virtual friend from distant Yellowknife

~ the power of words

~ learning new things

~ the responsibilities bestowed upon me

~ love from family

~ pasta for dinner

~ emails

~ our car which makes life easier for us

~ sleep