Old baggage…

This week has been challenging. There were so many things I wanted to do. I had a plan and a list and the enthusiasm. However, everything went to the dustbin as I had to manage a last minute crisis. It was particularly frustrating cause I do not do last minute. I try my best to…

And August will end…

I hold a glass devoid of wine, Summer went by without daylight. My mornings are now in gloom, Pillows hold morning dew. I lost a friendship that I loved, That person is dead inside a living one. We shared some years, those were good times. Now, a stranger walks wearing that smile. From one root…

Corona Diaries Final Entry: Small Achievements…

It has been some time since the national lock down across India was lifted. Even though things are still far from normal, we have to move ahead. There are mixed feeling everywhere. On one hand, we can now move around with some restrictions, we are not out of it yet. I have been at home…

Corona Diaries 20: Of sleep and shoulder pain…

We rarely appreciate things when they are doing well. Troubles are strange agents of realization. So, things were going as smooth as they can during the quarantine and I was doing okay myself. And then one day, I woke up to a horrible pain in my left shoulder and a very stiff neck. It was…

You be the grandest version of you, for YOU…

There have been times when I have felt helpless under the pressures of being the perfect daughter, the perfect bestfriend, the perfect performer. Perfect… The only thing that ends up being perfect are the spirals I draw as I deal with my anxiety.   I do not consider myself a people-pleaser. But, when I sit…

Life lessons from Bruno…

My mum is a dog person. I am a proud cat person who likes dogs too. Basically, I prefer animals over humans. To each its own.   Bruno (named after Bruno Mars) had entered my life about 7 years ago. The kitty cat was quite a character and a favorite with the neighbor’s kids. He…

Corona Diaries 19: The good in the world…

Scrolling through my Instagram feed is a daily joy. Dodging the Dalgona coffee pictures, I manage to find really amazing content. I happened to stumble upon something interesting last night while going through the account of my favorite person on Instagram, Trinetra (ind0ctrination). Among her usual awesomeness, she shared a poster about someone called Kabeer…

For the ones with a sensitive soul…

For as long as I can remember, I have been the one who always felt too much or cared too deeply about things around me. The feelings that I felt were considered too powerful or mature for a child my age to even understand. Yet, I did not just understand them, I could vividly explain…

Corona Diaries 18: The dance of electricity…

So, the lock down in India is likely to be extended. Again. I wouldn’t say anyone was surprised though. Everyone in my neighborhood has adjusted quite well, their kids though are another stories. Who can blame them?   However, there is a downside to everything. With a majority of them being corporate employees, there is…

Why we should pave our short-cuts…

Short-cuts. Although not always desirable, they come in real handy when we are pressed for time. Or in my case, when you are just plain lazy. And by short-cuts I do not just mean that dingy alley you take to get back home before a deadline. It extends to life saving hacks we resort to…