Who am I?

Dear Reader,

If you're here to find out who I am, then I can honestly say, I don't know. Hang on a tic. Hear me out: When I was nineteen, I was sure of who I was and what I wanted from life. Three decades later, I seem to have harvested more questions than answers about myself. However, I have come to the conclusion that I am the sum total of all my ordinary moments. Hence, this blog.

I live in Doha, Qatar, with my husband, a dozen trees I planted and a few birds who visit those trees. Our children, now adults, have fled the nest. I take photos of nests bulbuls and mynahs and doves build in our trees, on awnings and light posts. Sometimes, the beings I share this earthly  space with inspire me to write.

My idea of heaven has three main components: sipping chai (made with ginger or cardamom or tulsi or saffron or a mixture of all), sitting under our neem tree and reading poetry. 

The recent sequestering phases of Covid-19 have helped me to sprout new shoots and roots in the field of poetry and writing.

Here are a few of the feathers in my cap that I'm quite chuffed about. Hope you'll click on the links and enjoy them too:

Every moment is a treasure and your presence here is a gleaming gem of that my blog and I shall cherish for as long as we are both in this form and reality.

Thank you and have a beautiful, peaceful day.

With a grateful heart and a smile,

Yours warmly,


You can reach me on -myordinarymoments@gmail.com or leave your comments here.


  1. Hi, I'm the writer on SomeSmallSolitude who you emailed last month. I'm sorry I didn't reply, I actually thought no emails came to that account so I don't check it often so I'm not disappointed when there aren't any messages. I replied to you but the email bounced. I hope this doesn't mean you've stopped writing. I think you are extremely talented and really enjoyed your writing. Thank you for your email, it was a boost on a low day. Love x

    1. Hi. I'm so glad to have connected with you. I was travelling most of September, so haven't done any writing. Hope to be a regular reader of SomeSmallSolitude.


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