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About proteanpen

Giselle Mehta, an entrepreneur, engages in writing, theater,public speaking and activities with a creative/intellectual stimulus. She is the author of the acclaimed novel "Blossom Showers."

Unplanned Day

The only pre- decided activity on our latest trip to London was the musical theatre scheduled for 7.30 in the evening. We would have to work our day around it, if we wanted to stir out at all. I decided … Continue reading

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Fracture Diary

I actually feared a mishap when forced to undertake a challenging trek in Hawaii. The surprise was that it happened in a careless moment at home. It was a busy Friday morning. I had much to wrap up before travelling … Continue reading

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GIFT OF A FESTIVE SUN

It was the morning of a festival that Indians variously celebrate as Makar Sankranti/ Lohri/ Pongal/ Bihu, a thanksgiving for the solar radiance that makes life on our planet possible. Driving through dense fog in the wee hours to Bengaluru … Continue reading

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When a Drive Saved a Life

  I told my daughter  to take   the school bus, daunted by  the thought of driving her on the first day of her  School Leaving exam. My mind agonized on flat tyres/ traffic jams/ mishaps that cars travelling long distances … Continue reading

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To Push Change

To push change is the driving force of every activist. At an individual level, there are limitations to completely and immediately changing huge systemic issues, to singly effect change with everyone, everywhere. It might suffice if one can be a … Continue reading

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Daughter

A daughter is a mother’s assurance of a lifelong companion- an inner understanding that defies words. I never mind the time I take off for her because in effect, I am there for myself. She is like the breath of … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

While clearing out the cupboards to give out school stuff I revisited after a gap a drawer of socks. They represented a range of sizes; it was hard to make up matching pairs. The perception triggered a memory that made … Continue reading

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