In face of adversity/संकटकाळी/संकट के समय

Original Thought: English/Hindi In face of adversity In face of I and my husband being diagnosed with COVID-19 and the collective calamity that our town faced of flood, has made me think about how we face diversity as a person as well as a community. In the beginning, we all are afraid. When we were …

The story of the year/साल की कहानी/वर्षाची गोष्ट

Original thought: Hindi The story of the year In all the years that have passed since the beginning of the time, each year must have its own story. I would like to emphasize the possibility underlined by the word “must have,” as each year would look at its story from its own perspective. I am …

My present view of sustainability/ संधारणाबद्दल माझे सध्याचे मत/संधारण के बारे में मेरा वर्तमान दृष्टिकोण

Original thought: English My present view of sustainability I am starting today with the conclusion. There can be preferences, likes and dislikes, beliefs, personal judgements, but that is all. In reality, it is neither or either, denial, acceptance, and the various stages therein. How did I reach here? Am I writing something that I am …

We cooked these!!! /हमनें खाना बनाया !!!/ आम्ही जेवण बनवले!!!

Original thought: English We cooked these!!! It was the March of 2021. A year had passed since the first case of COVID-19 in India. We celebrated one-year anniversaries of a lot of days. Something that we didn’t expect was the second wave of COVID-19 itself. The surge in the number of cases was indeed baffling. …

इसे क्या कहते हैं?/What is it called?/याला काय म्हणतात?

मूल विचार: हिंदी इसे क्या कहते हैं? आजकल कहीं बस यूं ही रुकने को दिल करता है। कहने को तो बदला कुछ भी नहीं,  मैं अभी भी वही बेखौफ मैं हूं।  तुम अभी भी कुछ उलझे और थोड़े सुलझे-सुलझे से तुम हो। फिर भी ना जाने कहां से मुझ में और तुम में एक बावला-सा …

Reality and Magic/वास्तव आणि जादू/वास्तविकता और जादू

Original thought: English Reality and Magic The other day, while discussing scientific fiction and magical realism in class, we all were trying to explain how one differs from the other. We all agreed that scientific fiction maybe called fiction, but it actually deals with ideas that are quite far-fetched but have some or the other …

On board a Jetty to Mandwa/मांडव्यासाठीच्या जेटीवर/मांडवा के लिए एक जेट्टी पर

Original thought: English On board a Jetty to Mandwa The sun shines brighter than ever and I am sitting with a person wanting to visit the synagogue in Alibaug along with a guide. They further with to go to the synagogues in Pen and Panvel. I was surprised at how uninformed I would have sounded …

A meal with strangers/अनोळखी लोकांसह जेवण/अजनबियों के साथ भोजन

Original thought: English A meal with strangers When I started writing for Art Plus Blue, I remember, Akkosan (Akiko Ookuni) telling me that it is okay if I write about a meal I have had. She wanted me to bring my experience to you, the readers. I have been thinking about what to write for …

And there goes a year/आणि एक वर्ष सरले/और एक साल हो गया

Original thought: English And there goes a year Long back, I was sitting with my friend talking about Mumbai, the city I was born and raised in. I love Mumbai. Nothing would ever change that. However, like we all have mothers and aunts, I have another place that I can call my home, i.e., Aaravali …