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Meera, Your Beautiful Brown Eyes...

Those beautiful brown eyes of yours Are pools of rich, unadulterated, undiluted coffee They humble me, stumble me; Stir me, spark me They confine me, yet set me free.
Those beautiful brown eyes of yours Have depths that lead right to your soul They scare me, dare me; Spur me, cheer me They break me up, yet make me whole.
Those beautiful brown eyes of yours Contain complete, absolute, unconditional trust They drive me, derive me; Phase me, chase me They fill me up with responsibility, then make me combust.
Those beautiful brown eyes of yours Make me believe that I am much more than I think am They uplift me, encourage me Support me, strengthen me Raise me way up above, over the normal and the mundane.
Those beautiful brown eyes of yours Are a constant reminder that I am now a mom A fact that’s so excruciatingly simple, yet so painfully difficult That there is the hat of accountability that I must now always don
That I must now strive always and forever To be everything else later, fi…

Why We Named Our Daughter Meera?

Someone once said that names affect personalities (well, someone, somewhere must have said it sometime). So, we named our daughter Meera, of course, after the Hindu Rajput princess of the 16th Century. You see, our daughter Meera is blue-blooded royalty; at least we definitely think so. She may not have been born in the bloodline but it is definitely in her blood. How do we know? Well, she’s hardly subtle about it! Like when she puts Lewis Carroll’s Queen Of Hearts to shame when she goes all “Off with her head!” on me when her meal is not ready to be put right in her mouth the minute her eyes open. Of course we mustn’t make royalty wait, when will we learn!Like when she wants to be held in a particular way only, (in a way that either breaks your back or builds your biceps) and she is loudly makes her wishes crystal clear to everyone who just doesn’t understand! Of course, we minions, must obey!Like when she wants her grandpa to come home everyday and massage her feet, no one else wil…

Je Suis Charlie - My 'Probably UnOriginal' Take On Recent 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack Events

Just 2 days ago, France and with it the rest of the world, bore the brutality of another 'terror' attack, this time on the offices of a private organization. Prior to this, most terror strikes, be it the unified Uyghur attacks in China; the Parliament attack, the Taj attack or the German bakery incident in India; or even the 9/11 in US were terror attacks targeted at civilians to rile up Governments. This has then been the first, a singular kind of incident where the terror vendetta was not against a Government but rather against a particular private organization and it's right to creativity!

Is there anywhere else left to go? It has previously been Government buildings and embassies, public places and organizations where there would be maximum casualties and even trade places and restaurants where head counts would be high. After Charlie Hebdo, what next? Your homes, perhaps? Your personal, private sanctuaries!

It is for this reason, this advancement of terror from the p…

The Ultimate Outlook Guide On 2015's Top Mutual Funds: Your Cheat Sheet To This Year's India Investments

So, have you started your SIPs (Systematic Investment Plans) yet? Even if the answer is yes already, I am sure you are ready for more. I find SIPs to be ridiculously addictive, especially because the total amount you expend on them nets out to be such a small percentage of your monthly incomes. And SIPs cater to the ultimate savings objectives, for you might not be able to save with all your loans and purchases, but setting aside just a few bucks for a SIP each month means you don't even feel the pinch of your big fat savings goals (which of course the total sum becomes as you keep counting the months and years).

Why Mutual Funds?

Well, I did start off the article assuming you knew about SIPs and Mutual Funds, but in case you are an absolute 'green behind the ears' layman, here's a little break down for you, before we move on to the important fund selection bit. Investments in mutual funds is similar to investing individually on the stock market, except for while you w…