Why do we celebrate birthdays?

In the midst of cake and candles and smiles and hugs, I started wondering why we celebrate birthdays at all? Isn't it our mother's achievement to have given birth to us? Why the cake cutting and candles blowing, why the celebration? Looking at the people around me eager for me to cut the cake, wishing … Continue reading Why do we celebrate birthdays?

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A celebration of togetherness

It is late afternoon and I sit on my study table determined to finish Work, power and energy chapter today. I turn off the mobile, get my books and pencils out and as I sit down to study I hear the sounds of drums beating and trumpets blowing. Today  is the 10th and final day … Continue reading A celebration of togetherness