I am the founder of a news website for parents called Mom is Born. Mom is born. Because every time a baby is born, a mom is born too, right? It never occurred to me that there could ever be a situatio...
The increasingly frequent blasts slicing the blanketed murmur of nature during this Diwali reminded me of what this festival has come to be equated with—noise. Not the pleasant kind, but the kin...
She breathed her last at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
"Baba, I couldn't be with you when you wanted to talk to me—not because I couldn't, but because, they wouldn't." I have repeated these lines innumerable times in my sleep. My subconscious hopes...
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Less than a week ago a similar incident had taken place in Kalahandi.
The incident happened in Ashok Nagar in Chennai.
The safety belt did not attach to the gear.
I was lucky that in my time spent with Jain monks, they did give me their attention. It was interesting to sit with them and see how my journey and theirs had so many parallels. We both had left our societal ties and commercial world in the pursuit of something greater. We had walked barefoot for countless miles, eating our meals between sunrise and sunset. But there was one drastic difference.
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No hassles during bereavement.
She failed to count correctly from 1 to 15.
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Neil O'Brien, a pioneer of quizzing in India and leader of the Anglo-Indian community, pa ed away here on Friday, his son and TMC MP Derek O'Brien said. He was 82. Brien is survived by his wife Joyce...
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Over the last few years, I have lost my mother to cancer, my father to liver cirrhosis, my grandmother to Parkinson's disease and my grandfather to dementia. Some were ill for months, others for years...
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My father is dying. I watch him in his hospital bed, his face alternately contorted in pain and peacefully asleep. He has lost 10 kilos in the last year. The needles leave dents in his skin and every day, another machine wheels in and clicks on, taking another part of my father. I look for clarity everywhere. In newspapers, in magazines, in books, in the Gita, the Dhammapada, the Bible, the Koran. But I don't understand any of them.
In a bizarre incident, the family members who had gathered for the last rites of a woman in Mysuru were in for a pleasant shock when a relative detected pulse on her, moments before she was to be take...