Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Insomnia and eye creams

Leave it to a scientist to find an eye-conic solution to insomnia. It all began in PhD, the dreary overworked time in which your eyes suffer more than your brain and your brain is already working at 500% efficiency. My sister (also in the mistake of being in a doctorate program) stepped into the liquidation… Continue reading Insomnia and eye creams

Book and Film, Emotions

The secret in The Secret Garden

Some people in life are so precious, they are the air that we breathe. They are the light in our lives and the twinkle in our eyes. People that we assume we cannot simply live without .... And then as fate would have it. We loose them. We are forced to be separated with them,… Continue reading The secret in The Secret Garden

Emotions, Travel

Once upon a sorority tour….

It was a beautiful evening with the flashing traffic lights displaying a spectacle like that of fireworks. All the girls were ready waiting for the bus when I reached there. I was 23, pretty in pink, starry eyed, and I was ecstatic at the idea of hiking in the mountains with all my girls.“Hellos to… Continue reading Once upon a sorority tour….

Emotions, Health & Beauty, Lifestyle, Makeup

The Vanity Slump: Part II

For the vanity slump part I please click here . It has been a full 6 months now, we all lost a job, the pandemic destroyed all chances of getting a new job, we faced death of a loved once, grieving in death saw millions who lost their near and dear ones, the lockdown and… Continue reading The Vanity Slump: Part II

Emotions

What doesn’t kill you, only makes you smaller

It was a German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who said “Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker."  "what does not kill me makes me stronger."Twilight of the the Idols (1888) In life we are terribly scarred by experience, adversity, mishap, accident, grief and so many other deeeply impactful scenarios which drag a person down into despair. They… Continue reading What doesn’t kill you, only makes you smaller

Lifestyle

The university road can lead to different paths

Francesca Cappellini a fellow molecular biologist, now a successful science writer, describes how PhD graduates can break free from the invisible obligation of remaining connected to the academic circle and find new career paths with a doctorate degree. How can we make a career change if we don't have experience in a similar role? When… Continue reading The university road can lead to different paths

Emotions, Lifestyle

The Croc’s guide to success

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 Croc’s guide to success

Emotions

The dream of finding a blue rose

200 years ago a lovely peasant girl from the forest (check here) would have explored the breadth and length of the forest in search for the deepest Larkspur she could find. She would find the blue flowers to set on her tiny dinner table but never would she ever dream of finding a blue rose.… Continue reading The dream of finding a blue rose

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