Don’t do the things I would do

It’s a really weird time in the world and where we once found it necessary to slow down and take a deep breath, today, deep breaths are plenty. Hearts are fuller – either from being closer than ever to your loved ones or being farther than ever to their magical hugs. Where once we made…

The 30-something rebellion

How Hollywood-ish is the 30-something rebel livin’ la vida loca (living the crazy life) of her 20’s? The fact that I just typed out livin’ la vida loca goes to show that I belong to the Ricky Martin fan club era days. And yes, I was in love with him – then. Back in the…

Circles

I never really understood what coming a full circle means. I mean, how do you know the circle is complete? When do you know that you are ready to take your twig to the beach, and start over with new circles? I suppose some would call it closure, or acceptance, or moving on, or realising…

The Serendipity of Falling in Love

It is true that everything has to wait for it’s time. Just like this blogpost that has been scheduled atleast 5 times in the past few months and never been published. It’s just one of those things that I’m not generally good at – writing a partially fictional essay about relationships. And hence, a tiny…

2018 Favourites – Quarter 3

Oh boy. Quarter 3 has been quite the mind-boggler. Like a fast-paced, twisty-turny, fiction novel full of intrigue, drama and what not, the plot only thickens with every hair-pin bend in the road. For the most part of this quarter, I was almost waiting for a bus to come hit me from the right when…

Taking my Music to Goa

Don’t be a fool for the city lights. One fine day, I just packed a swimsuit, a pair of flip-flops, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and some lip gloss and took off into the sunset. I had beer for breakfast and salt water for lunch, sand scrubs for pedicures and strangers for friends. I watched sunsets…

Counting Stars

“Always hold this truth to your heart: whether you are the artist, the mathematician, the entrepreneur or the gardener running your hands through the earth, nurture your curiosity, do not box yourself in; read, write, stargaze, solve, travel, illustrate, compose — explore. There are an infinite number of worlds  on this earth, you need only to…

Come Into my World

Come into my world And you’ll find me Chasing my demons Fighting my shadows, You’ll see the soul That is just a memory Of what it used to be. You’ll see the eyes That lie like no other Of a truth that shivers With past reverberations, You’ll see a heart Martyred a long time ago…

Moms aren’t Gentlemen

  “I don’t know — maybe the world has two different kinds of people, and for one kind the world is this completely logical, rice pudding place, and for the other it’s all a hit-or-miss macaroni gratin.” Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Prologue I sit next to my son, while he scoops up heaps of […]

Flying Without Wings

I think of rivers, of tides. Forests and water gushing out. Rain and lightening. Rocks and shadows. All of these are in me. Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore In many ways, freedom is often misunderstood as something that is controlled by an external source in our lives — a person, a situation, a condition,…