Handing out candy

First Halloween

This year was S’s first real Halloween – the first time she went trick-or-treating. Last year too, she dressed up in a costume while handing out candy (she was an Angry Bird last year, which somehow seemed very appropriate for a 2 year old). This year she was a Ladybug. She almost wasn’t one, though…

S (at 6 months) "reading" an ebook

Sleepless in this metropolis

You know you are in trouble when WordPress has software upgrades more frequently than you have published posts.  In fact, every time  have opened my blog this year, there has been a new upgrade, which is not a reassuring thought at all. I may be an extreme case, but apparently, I am not alone.  It…

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Blank excuses

The other day, I sat down with a lot of enthusiasm to blog.  I typed a few words in the WordPress editor, and they promptly disappeared.  I typed a few more, and they too, joined their companions into invisibility.  I could still see my words in preview mode, so they were clearly there somewhere, but…

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A guide to Indian baby names

Not too long ago, I was researching baby names and paying close attention to what people were naming their babies. It didn’t take me long to realize that we Indians have a few unwritten rules for naming our babies.  Here are the top 10 rules based on my research : 1. The name should start…

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New arrival

August brought a new addition to the Lekhni family – our daughter S was born.   The days and nights since then have blended together in one sleep-deprived haze. I am also virtually under house arrest. If we do go out, it seems to invariably be to S’s pediatrician. The trips also involve lugging a huge…