I made up this word. People have to-go boxes for takeaway orders. I have a bunch of to-go memories. Safely tucked in my backpack, there are a couple of photographs, a journal, letters, handmade cards, and some personalized gift messages that Amazon delivered years ago. These are what I call my to-go memories; the bits … Continue reading The To-Go Memories
My parents have always been pretty close to their sides of families. As a result, I've a long list of grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins from both sides of the family. At times, it feels great to be with your own clan. But most of the time, it is overwhelming. Wishing everyone in the family on festivals, birthdays, and anniversaries is not easy. There are high chances of error (you might forget the dates, or forget saving phone numbers, or forget calling or messaging them altogether!). Once in a while, my big family catches up over long hours of hearty meals and animated conversations. It is fun to be a part of those conversations but the fun can easily turn to fear if one emerges as the topic of the conversations. My family is scattered across the globe and yet the bond is intact through smartphones, Facebook, & WhatsApp. Read about my 'loving-yet-eccentric' family's digital activities!
As a pesky kid full of curiosity, I had explored my parents' bedroom pretty well. But the black leather briefcase was yet beyond my reach. That briefcase needed to be opened to satisfy my curiosity. Period.