Posted by navin on September 2, 2016

Abu is reading Agatha Christie now. Suddenly he looks up and says, “Dad, this Hercule Poirot reminds me of you”  Huh? “Why?”  “Because, just like you, whenever Hastings tells him something cool, he responds with something else that’s much cooler, but also much older.”  Me: “Hahaha”  Meeta gave me a look: “You’re laughing as if […Read More…]

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some people are so mean…

Posted by meeta on October 15, 2015

abu-rabad on society, sensitivity and not-so current affairs…

abu hits bull’s eye

Posted by meeta on October 12, 2015

We were telling some friends about our decision to not have kids in the US and start a family only after moving back to India. More importantly, the discussion revolved around how relatives in the US gave me grief over not being able to convince Navin to stay back. Then the argument usually turned into, […Read More…]

Generation Gap

Posted by meeta on June 2, 2015

rabad is bored. It’s that time of the year again – the fag end of summer vacation. All the enthusiasm for a vacation has worn out. I can’t entertain her 24*7 (well, I can’t entertain her even .24*7, but that is another story). So, here she goes – “The kids of this generation have very […Read More…]

Strong words

Posted by meeta on October 21, 2013

I don’t remember the context now, but yesterday in a very serious tone , abu said – “You cannot trust anyone.” After a pause, “except yourself.” After a longer pause, “and your family.” I smiled a smile of relief and added, “and friends.” he- “naah” me – “no?” he – “not really. until you find […Read More…]

Categories: abu,meetu,philosophy

D K Bose – Demystified

Posted by meeta on November 10, 2011

I like to think of myself as a liberal person. But, some things just don’t feel right. Like, having your 6-8 year old girls choreograph a dance to ‘sheila ki jawani’ and the adults will later watch the performance. Even if it is a private party for a few close families. Even if everyone’s daughter […Read More…]

Why is somebody saying “Why dont you die”?

Posted by navin on October 11, 2011

The following is a real conversation I had yesterday with Mr. X (who will remain nameless to save him public embarrassment :-)) over Facebook chat and SMS. I was sitting at my computer, and suddenly, without any warning or context, the following facebook chat message from Mr. X to me popped up: why dont u […Read More…]

Categories: aaaaawww,abu,navin,why?

What do you think of Mom?

Posted by navin on August 11, 2011

A couple of days, I saw a random email forward with humorous answers from kids to a bunch of questions. I decided to find out what kinds of answers would Abu and Rabad give to the same questions. So here goes. Why did God make mothers? [Abu]: Because if mother didn’t exist, you didn’t exist […Read More…]


Posted by navin on July 30, 2011

These days, whenever Abu is supposed to be doing a time-limited activity, I often use the Online-Stopwatch.com. Thus, instead of simply saying “You can play the computer for half an hour,” I tell him to start the timer for 30 minutes, and tell him that he’s supposed to stop playing when the timer goes off. […Read More…]

things sachin doesn’t know

Posted by meeta on June 25, 2011

rabad suddenly remarked – i wish sachin was our friend. (yes, yes – THE sachin, why would I write a post if it was anyone else. duh.) me – huh? why? (wondering if she noticed my schoolgirl crush. or if she had one for him) rabad – then he’d ask “when is your birthday?” and […Read More…]