When brothers grow up, life can be very interesting. When you have a brother in your life, you don't need any other pet in the world, you already live as if you are in the zoo or a farm with a buffalo, a bull, a horse, a sheep and even a sheepdog. You have absolutely… Continue reading Ah! the circus of siblings!
Thomas Hardy had written "Far from the Madding Crowd" a long time ago long before us, but for us all 2020 was a genuine far from the maddening crowd. Summer 2019 I received a tourist visa to the US, I came to Philly, loved it and had planned to go to Hawaii in 2020, and… Continue reading The best vacation ever: the inner journey of self awareness
Not the fake one mind you. The genuine one. The celebration of you being the most unique creation, or evolved species, however you want to put it. So unique that there is only one of you on the face of the earth. The pandemic brought about a drastic change. A painful change, but for the… Continue reading When all you ever needed was to love yourself
Academic life made me addicted to makeup. I just had to cover up all my defects, the blue eyes from stress and sleepless nights, the hyperpigmentation marks, the dull complexion and eternally weary face. Every morning I put a perfect face on to show to the world and trick myself into believing that I can… Continue reading The mirror on the wall
“You are too fair to be of South Indian descent” remarked my friend who was from Pune. “So you have doubts to my Kerala origins? I replied. Along came another friend from Gujarat, he said “No! Girls from Kerala are so pretty and can be lighter skinned like you..” I wondered later about what they… Continue reading The forgotten legacy of the British colonization of India
Dear Mom, Happy Birthday! You are forever young and beautiful and will not grow older. Some people are meant to be beautiful, they are not touched by senility and a downward spiralling longevity into a mere trace of the splendor that they once possessed in youth. Princess Diana remains young and beautiful to this day.… Continue reading On finding the road back to you….
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
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….
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
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