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Musings of an Iyer girl..

Just in case you wish to feel a sense of belongingness at one of our homes, you may need to know that      Our obsession with the Sun is Epic (After all, there MUST be a reason the ‘Earth’ revolves around it!!) – We wake up at sunrise, no matter how sleepy/ yawny we are post that (read no matter how late we hit the bed and/or the fact that we were woken up in the middle of the night - like I am right now!) – Waking up beyond 6:30 could be considered equivalent to blasphemy.. No wonder I've heard Geetha aunty cry foul saying “Ayiyo, this Kartik.. he usually wakes up only at 8’o clock !! This hostel life has spoilt him!”
-It’s critical to clear the “Have you showered” litmus test every single morning – A typical morning (even on a weekend) may look like this.. Step 1: Wake up earllllyyyyyyy à Step 2: Drink tea/ coffee à Step 3: Have a shower à Step 4: Read newspaper/ Eat breakfast/ Go to work/ Go for a run/ Cook/ Go cycling/ Go shopping at Saravana’s @ T Nagar (even if it is 3 hours …

The Balancing Act

"So how do you manage?"Hopefully (in any case, I'm convinced!) when my friends & colleagues ask me this, they're referring to how I stay super-positive (read sane) amidst managing two toddlers*, an entrepreneur hubby, living with the in-laws, spending time with my family, staying in touch with friends, while successfully & ambitiously pursuing a career in an area I am quite passionate about, trying to stay fit- running a few 10-k a year, reading & traveling a bit, and of course, staying abreast with the latest (useless yet priceless, masala-filled) debates & updates on social media – I mean how can I miss out on how my friend, her brother and her ex-boyfriend & his cousin feel about how amicable Farhan Akhtar's divorce is! ;-)
*For those new to this word - it includes caring, cleaning, teaching, cooking, entertaining, disciplining & a myriad other things-basically, ticking off from a never-ending list of activities that keeps you busy all y…