Monday, November 29, 2021

Happy 40th Anniversary to our parents!

40 years ago on this day, our parents tied the knot. ❤️

It’s a family joke that they have two anniversaries - which isn’t entirely untrue. 

While their civil ceremony was in June, the traditional & religious ceremony took place in November - which I’m sure was so special. πŸ₯°

I just love this photo of my parents, both looking good and healthy. πŸ€— I always told my Mum that if I could be half the wife she was, I’d consider myself pretty awesome. πŸ˜‰

Not a year went by that Dad didn’t gift Mum with flowers. Although it’s not the same, my brother and I - despite our geographical distance - tried to make Mum feel as special as she is. She deserves it! 

Life without our Dad is just different. For me, especially - it still feels unreal. It’s going on two years that I haven’t been with my family. We’ve come to peace with it, but there are moments when all I just need is a tight hug…the kind that can only be received from a mother.

Happy 40th anniversary, Mummy & Daddy…in heaven.  πŸ•‰πŸ™πŸΌπŸͺ”❤️

Monday, November 15, 2021

The Taare Express

Asking me to choose my favourite part is impossible. I loved every moment of The Taare Express! 

The concept, colours, scenery, music, choreography, costumes, performers - it was all just spectacular. ✨

As always, a reminder of the rich culture & heritage we share.

Congrats to you all! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’–πŸ‘‘

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Diwali 2021

I wasn’t going to post anything today, but I had to share something incredibly special that happened this morning. πŸ˜‡πŸ’•

Our family isn’t observing Diwali this year.

We’re not sad. There’s just an absence of festivity. No dozens of diyas, my mum’s delicious mithai. It’s different.

However, I wanted fresh flowers for this auspicious day. 🌸

Early this morning, walking in the rain to the supermarket, I thought of my Dad. By that time - 08:00 - we would have already called to wish each other Shubh Diwali. 

As I entered the store, my heart literally skipped a beat. 

I don’t usually pay attention to the music playing over the sound system. But today blew my mind! 

Stevie Wonder. 


It was my favourite song as a little girl. My dad had the LP of this and it’s also on the VHS of my second birthday party.

I caught the song at this very point:

“But what it is, is something true

Made up of these three words that I must say to you

I just called to say I love you

I just called to say how much I care

I just called to say I love you

And I mean it from the bottom of my heart”

For a few seconds, I stood in front of the flowers - frozen. And then, with teary eyes, I reached for my phone to capture the moment and share it with my Mum.

To others, I probably seemed lost or confused. But the truth is that I was receiving a very clear message from my Dad. 

Our favourite song from 37 years ago played as I walked in while thinking of our Dad on Diwali morning. You can’t beat that!

Shubh Diwali, love & warm wishes to all who are celebrating today. πŸͺ”πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€—❤️