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

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

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

Emotions, Travel

Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness

At a remote village in winter- I disconnected from noisy urban life (and internet) and found meaning. 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… Continue reading Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness