I kissed her cold, clammy cheek as tears rolled down mine. The room was filled with deathly silence interspersed with bursts of noisy tears from some. As the calming music played on softly, my grandmother lay cold and lifeless on the floor. And I was with her when she died. Going without sleep for almost 44 … Continue reading I was with her when she died…
Twitter - that wonderful giver of delightful and disastrous news - was where I first read about Communication Shutdown. The web site said: "It's a global initiative to raise much-needed funds for autism groups in over 40 countries. By shutting down social networks for one day on November 1, we hope to encourage a greater … Continue reading Shutdown or speak out? What November 1 means to me.
34-38_low_res.pdf Download this file For the Travel section of In Transit, we decided to have a section dedicated to photographs, an interview with a photographer, an out-and-out travel piece and a piece on wacky vacations. I remembered Catalin from Twitter (that bountiful source of information), and contacted him immediately. He was extremely helpful and agreed … Continue reading Shoot and Stay – an interview with Catalin Marin
I giggled and ran across the soft, plush carpet covering what I could only imagine was rich, old oak flooring and sat at the window booth. I looked out to the blue water and the teeming pavement below. The salty smell of the ocean was separated from me by the glass windows in ornate frames. … Continue reading Going back to the Taj
Abuse. It comes in many forms: physical, emotional and mental. When a person cannot communicate well, when a person is unable to defend himself/herself, it's sad that that person gets picked on in some way or the other. I read this open letter to DQ from Alterna-Mom's blog and was aghast. A child with infantile … Continue reading Why would you hurt my brother?
Note: Many thanks to @gemkapram for giving me her tickets to the 3D red carpet premiere of the movie at Leicester Square. And I got to see Jim Sturgess within 2 feet of me and managed to not squeal and ask him to just hug me. Much to be thankful for. Also, got this cool … Continue reading Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Hoole
via 4.bp.blogspot.com It's true. I do. When I make new friends anywhere, it's important for me to observe them when they meet Karan. Or if I mention he's autistic, I want to see what they say. I've had a few people say they're very sorry and I immediately think of ways to avoid them. I … Continue reading I judge my friends by how they treat my little brother
I was on the Tube (London Underground for those who may not know) last evening. On the District line to be precise (random thought: why are the Tube lines the colours they are? What makes the District line green? What makes the Central line red?). But I digress. I hopped on to a train and … Continue reading Finding autism everywhere