Walk down the river bank

Early morning, walking down the river bank, continuously looking up at the tall building standing like giants guarding a city of secrets and a city of wonders.  I had looked out of my room window and debated whether I would go down for a walk on the very inviting river bank. The sky was over…

Time to close this book

Finally it was time to leave the house. As I walked through each room I paused to glance one last time out of the window to catch one last glimpse of the beautiful scenery, too emotionally drained to take any pictures of what I saw. I had spent many happy hours especially on a rainy…

Sleep – sometimes all you need is a good nap

I remember a Friend in the university telling me that if things get too much to handle sleep. Everything seems much better after a good nap.  With his words ringing in my ears, I kept thinking to myself but how do I sleep when there is nothing left in house to sleep on. One of…

My Singapore Chapter

The empty house, the voice that echoes off the walls, the noisy fan (a whirling sound which I hadn’t noticed in the last 3 years), the wide expanse of floor, spotless tiles and the walls – all white. The smell of bareness (didn’t know that bareness had a smell but now I do; bare houses…

Time for the next adventure 

As I walked in the lobby of the hotel, I couldn’t help but notice that it smelled the same. I am flooded with memories. We started our Singapore adventure 3 years back from this very hotel. Tired and exhausted after long emotional flights as we left home, loved ones and walked in to a land…

Decorating cake

​​ Sharing pictures of the cake I made today.  I thought it was time to polish my cake decorating skills…. a cake that tastes great is not as good as the one that looks pretty splendid.  The instructor, the lovely Amy, was most patient and generously kind to help me achieve this. Thank you Amy. …

What is ideal education? 

I have spent some time pondering over what an ideal world would be like? Is there anything in history that can be compared to an ideal world. Human beings are immensely diverse in their skills, abilities and interests. This course has made me rethink what the purpose of education is, and what it means to…

Can Schools make a difference? 

“It takes a village to raise a child” an African proverb with very deep meaning. It is with this thought that I approached the writing assignment for this week titled “Can schools make a difference?” Jane Perryman in her lecture says that most schools teach students to pass tests and hence there has been a…

One Bowl Super Quick and Easy Brownies

With three young kids in the house Brownies are a must have. Though I don’t encourage the children to eat so much sugar but with all their activities they do need some sugar fixes. This recipe is a one bowl absolutely delicious, quick, no fail recipe. Made with pure chocolate it sure has a depth…

What makes a Good Teacher?

I would like to start this blog with a quote I found on the internet as I was looking for a definition of a teacher. “The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with…

Sweet Potato Bread


The combination of sweet potato and flour makes this one very delicious warm bread. I think this is my new favourite bread. Truly delicious. If you prefer less sweet or if your sweet potato is already very sweet just skip the sugar. If making for kids I do suggest that you don’t totally skip sugar…

What is Intelligence and does it matter?

What is Intelligence?I have often pondered over what intelligence means? Why are some people called intelligent and what is that can make someone intelligent? Is my IQ reflective of my genuine ability to succeed in this world? It is with these questions that I approached the 2nd week of my learning course titled “what is…