A Beautiful Fall Drive to Haliburton, Canada

By Piyushi Dhir

A Fall Drive to Haliburton

“So, what are you doing for Thanksgiving?” a Canadian friend asked me the other day. “What does one do?” I asked her back. She told me about family dinners and get-together’s, long walks and drives. We don’t have family here and long walks are limited owing to our toddler, but I immediately caught on to […]

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From Holi to Halloween

By Piyushi Dhir

Halloween in Canada

When you move your life from one part of the world to another, you often see a very big shift in culture. You hear new languages, see new ways of life and experience new festivals. Our first big move from India to Africa was rather cushioned because my husband’s employers housed us Indian families in […]

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When the Father Becomes the Mother

By Piyushi Dhir

When the Father Becomes the Mother

I always knew I wanted to become a mother. I also always knew that I didn’t want to be a working mother, especially in the first few years of my child’s life. I wanted to be around, to watch my little one achieve his milestones, to hear his first words, to see him take his […]

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The Thrill of Hearing Your Baby Talk

By Piyushi Dhir

The Thrill of Hearing Your Baby Talk

When I first got to know that I’m carrying life within me, it was more a concept than something concrete I could touch and feel. But only until the little baby grew big and strong enough to start kicking me from within. That was the first time we had a ‘conversation’. If he was feeling […]

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Around the World in Downtown Toronto!

By Piyushi Dhir

A Mini Italy Inside Downtown Toronto

A large chunk of Toronto’s population today is immigrant population. They may have come years ago, decades ago or centuries ago, but each immigrant brought with himself a part of his culture, cuisine and tradition. And this makes Toronto an amazing place to experience the world. You don’t need to travel miles across the Canadian […]

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