Book and Film, Emotions, Lifestyle

The Happy Harpsichord

Anyone listening to baroque, rococo, and classical period music with merry violins and happy harpsichords chirping away would believe that the world is heaven. The music is too uplifting, and adding the setting of the gardens of Versailles it forms a display of utmost ecstasy, like a ballerina pirouetting on the roses of an imperial… Continue reading The Happy Harpsichord

Lifestyle, Travel

Strolling in the royal hunting grounds

Yildiz Park: the north point on the hill, you walk the slope down from here. Hidden in a silent lonely hill, away from the skyscrapers, hustle and bustle of the cafes, shops and bars, in an old suburb of Beşiktaş district lies Yildiz park (Yıldız Sarayı). The entrance to the park eluded me several times,… Continue reading Strolling in the royal hunting grounds

Health & Beauty, Lifestyle, Makeup

The Vanity Slump

Once upon a time there was a peasant girl who lived happily on her farm. She toiled day in and day out helping her mother in the fields and father in the forest to collect wood. Time passed and she grew up to be a young woman. She was talk of the village for her… Continue reading The Vanity Slump

Emotions, Travel

Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness

The silent silver shoots with the ice capped peaks in the backdrop. I left the city for a break one winter. The break was like a desperate escape from the fast paced city life. I went to a village not even on the map. It was a 2 hour drive from the Argaeus Volcano (Mount… Continue reading Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness

Book and Film, Emotions

The Beast Inside of Him

It surprises me how much relationship advice one can get from classic tales. There's a reason why masterpieces are called so. The best and most realistic version of the beauty and the beast fairytale I found was La Bella e la Bestia tv series 2014 from Mediaset Spain, LuxVide and RaiFiction Italy . An unkown,… Continue reading The Beast Inside of Him

Travel

An adventure in Ancient Rome

★★★★★ I was disappointed in a positive way when I read the Forbes article "‘Assassins Creed Odyssey’ Is The Perfect Non-Animal Crossing Lockdown Game" (read here), because it said everything that I wanted to say. The writer Paul Tussi literally stole the words from my mouth. Assassins Creed Odyssey is the game to play in… Continue reading An adventure in Ancient Rome

Book and Film, Emotions

The innocence at Wildfell

Unapologetically I proclaim the vain nature of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Classic and heavily admired as they are, filled with doom amid romance, they are totally overshadowed by the practicality, blunt nature and straightforward merit of Anne Bronte's magnum opus "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". The moment I watched it, I watched it again,… Continue reading The innocence at Wildfell

Lifestyle

 But first wait long

We all need something in life. We are all in want and in need of something desperately. It could be big or small, valuable or cheap. It could be the most important need of your life or a simple want. It could be as simple as growing nails, growing long hair, loosing weight to be… Continue reading  But first wait long

Lifestyle

Flowers with magic powers

Atropa belladonna, commonly referred to as Belladonna, is the deadly nightshade, a highly poisonous plant. Alice sitting on the grass on a hot dull summers day hums to herself ...All the flowersWould have very extra-special powersThey would sit and talk to me for hoursWhen I'm lonely in a world of my ownIn a World of… Continue reading Flowers with magic powers

Lifestyle, Travel

Where “art” thou?

Despite being a non-art person there I was infront of the museum of art in Philadelphia. I know nothing about American history. None. I'm a bit illiterate in this regard. It's a bit understandable given that the Oxford history of India is so large and detailed I could never get the names or dates right.… Continue reading Where “art” thou?

Travel

The genie of the cave

Whilst travelling sometimes such trips pop up that are far more profound than others. Tourism is not only for relaxing enjoying and having a great time, sometimes they have an impact on your soul, they stir up a kind of spiritual portal inside of you which you never knew existed. It was enormous, the Gökgöl… Continue reading The genie of the cave

Lifestyle

Dealing with all forms of pain

The types are innumerable. I remember in 2013 enrolling in college a short time into the semester when news of a suicide occurring in the dorms spread like fire throughout the campus. I remember getting a direct account of the story from a friend who shared the same building, the details were frightful. An insecure… Continue reading Dealing with all forms of pain

Travel

Mermaids and waterfalls, fairies and forests

in April two years ago the adventure of a lifetime was the most relaxing way to spend the spring. Though we cannot access travel now but a nostalgia of the beautiful adventures could bring the home-imprisoned world of today some solace and hope. For anyone travelling form outside Turkey, as you fly to Istanbul at… Continue reading Mermaids and waterfalls, fairies and forests

Travel

As above so below: Cappadocia- the strangest mysterious place I have ever seen

The Fairy Chimneys formed from wind erosion as far as I understand If I could stress on one word it would be "peculiar" and very wierd indeed. From the many places I have seen by far the strangest was Cappadocia located in central Turkey. And its not just the place. The feeling, the energy of… Continue reading As above so below: Cappadocia- the strangest mysterious place I have ever seen

Emotions, Lifestyle

The Crocodile’s guide to success for Humans

It surprises me when biology is studied in the driest and most monotonous way possible, relying on facts figures and numbers especially since the nature and behaviour of animals teaches us immensely about our own nature as social animals (read here) . Take the example of the crocodile for instance. Nothing says freedom more than… Continue reading The Crocodile’s guide to success for Humans

Emotions

The Mary Ann from Kenya

It was the first week at school, a new country, a new place, everyone was a stranger. Everything seemed foreign, even the rain and the clouds who were always my support in the burning days of difficulty seemed adverse. The rain was cold and depressing, the clouds were genuinely dark on me. I was clueless,… Continue reading The Mary Ann from Kenya

Lifestyle

Grinding to 80s synth and vinyl under lockdown

If anything positive could possibly have come out from the house arrest during this pandemic, it is rediscovering childhood favourite songs. They were infact cult classics and only in a mature age can their awesomeness be truly appreciated. My rooms needed painting and with everyone under lockdown the job was left down to me. I… Continue reading Grinding to 80s synth and vinyl under lockdown