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  • Awkward Conversations

    April 18, 2020 by

    Even as we come to terms with the virus, social distancing, and get used to the new normal, the challenges seem to keep coming. As each one of us is different and unique, we respond; differently, it is essential to have awkward conversations this season.  One of the significant awkward conversations I had was with… Read more

  • The Big Reveal

    April 8, 2020 by

    As we are pulled in the waves of the sea called COVID-19, we seem to be moving away from the shore. The stress of social distancing, the economic crisis, the uncertain future affects our thoughts and actions today. As a planner, it’s challenging to plan with the uncertainties faced at this time… With all the… Read more

  • The New Normal

    March 17, 2020 by

    ‘New Normal’ was a term I got introduced when my younger son was diagnosed with Leukaemia some years back… Life was never going to be the same for us… Now everyone is talking about the new normal… The Covid-19 has changed the way the world is going to look in the future.  A few years… Read more

  • Peace in Panic

    March 9, 2020 by

    Panic buying was something we have been hearing about. So how much do I stock? This is a question I keep asking myself. We were one of those panic buyers during the coronavirus epidemic. We just missed getting essentials like toilet tissues in the stores we went to. I returned home as my husband had… Read more

  • Caught in an epidemic…

    February 10, 2020 by

    When an epidemic strikes, it attacks both the rich and the poor alike. Living in HongKong during the Corona Virus outbreak has opened my mind to the realities in life I took for granted. Experiences I had heard of are now a reality for me living here. Now Hong Kong is closely connected to China… Read more

  • Where is Home?

    October 12, 2019 by

    On a ride back home, our teenage son’s casual remark ‘I don’t think I am an Indian’ caught our attention. My son’s reasons, he did not know Hindi: Understandable coming from Tamil Nadu where it’s not the everday language and efforts to make him learn as a second language failed as circumstance killed his interest.… Read more

  • Work life Balance

    May 14, 2018 by

    It’s mother’s day…. a casual conversation in the lift …led to an interview the same evening and a job offer…. My status changed from a stay at home mom to an working mom…before the change could sink in I was at work three days later… my years of planning to how I would manage my… Read more

  • Life – a balancing act

    February 24, 2018 by

    I  was delighted on being invited to be the keynote speaker at my husband’s office as part of  their women’s day celebration’s.  Topic given was ‘work life balance’ , my only concern being at that time, I was a ‘stay at home mom’ asked to speak to a group of working women. Yes, I had worked… Read more

  • Do we know what we are eating?

    April 21, 2017 by

    As I was cleaning my kitchen shelf this morning my stored asofetida caught my attention. It had 30% maida. The package that caught my attention was the one I bought in my hometown Chennai. I was happy that finally Indian products were starting to have the ingredient list. I checked my current package which was… Read more

  • Empowering Vs Protecting 

    February 23, 2017 by

    When you have a thirteen year old going on fourteen, the question on our mind is How much do I empower? Do I just protect my child ? How much do I push? When do I hold back? This is a struggle we face almost every day, from helping them find their socks to what they do… Read more

  • The unpredictability of Life

    November 28, 2016 by

    Staying on the other side of the world and following the US elections was an interesting journey I should stay. Watching the primaries and then the conventions was an experience. What stood out for me was the day of results. Being about twelve hours ahead of Washington,  just as the day starts for us,  it… Read more

  • Now that’s my Name

    September 28, 2016 by

    Sherene Ellen Sornamalar Rajaratnam was the name lovingly decided by Dr. Rajaratnam Abel and Dr. Jolly Rajaratnam for their daughter, me. When I was four, my dad got an opportunity to study abroad, so off we went as a family and as protocol would have it, my name was added into my moms passport (those days kids did not… Read more

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