Swinging- The Only Constant

One would think that probably only Daredevils have what it takes to live a life of extremes, who love being pulled to newer challenges and situations that test their limits. But have you ever experienced hope and positivism suddenly metamorphose into an  uncertain anxiety, with a slightest wind of disturbance to this equilibrium? One moment…

Pulling the Plug

Easy? Hell no! Maybe its Friday-the 13th that puts one in a mood leaning towards the deeper, intenser shades of Life. I owe today’s blog to that compelling feeling that’s pushing me to lend perspective on uncertainties we encounter. How much is too much? Where do you draw the line? And does ‘pulling the plug’…

The ‘Process’ of Blogging :P

Two scenarios during which one takes to blogging: A. Feeling restless and agitated- knowing the cause! In this case, there is usually a single thought or a group of theme-based thoughts that take credit. It typically starts with these thoughts translating into a murmur, the repetitive-nagging kinds that escalates to deafening screams. In a short…

The Last Lap

When I was woken up in the morning,  I had to literally kick myself out of bed and into walking shoes. It had been ten days since my last morning outing (reasons swung between rains, thank Heavens! and laze, a perpetual influence).  While morning walks have always been a time-out from everything associated with work and home. Lending…

Well, you can’t have ’em all!

If writing was a hidden talent, it sure lay dormant inside of me for many years! Not the best person to comment on my current writing skills but looking back at the long journey does make me believe that Life is genius at turning things around and surprising you with your own abilities. In my…

The struggle to ‘Keep Calm’ is REAL

‘Keep Calm’ A popular phrase, widely used as an advisory in situations where its nearly impossible to even remotely associate with the expression. ( P.S: No one has ever kept calm in the history of keeping calm especially when they are told to keep calm:P) That was a lose definition based on my perception and…

When Apathy takes over

A couple of years back I read that the opposite of ‘Love’ was not ‘Hate’, a popular notion. Instead, it was Apathy. It was one of those statements that get into your system and stay with you till your last breath. I’ve spent enough time thinking about why the author thought so, drawing parallels with…

Running Wild

Thought of the Day! I sit with a million thoughts that refuse to metamorphose into words. Each time I pick some work, i find myself stopping midway, to day-dream ! 😀 From country’s political scenario to the latest movie being released, my mind seems to be on a wild-free run! It doesn’t need any help…

Un-Grateful Enough

The one-week ‘Self-Challenge’ of daily jotting down three things that I felt grateful for ended a week back. And while I’m tempted to resort to rationalize this delay in blog-posting with the help of an (long-enough) excuse-list, I guess it’ll be easier to stick with truth. 🙂 😦 Which is that even though the intention…

Romanticizing Thoughts

What pulls writers and poets into deep recesses of woods?  I am fighting an urge to curl up against a french window offering magnificent view of acres and acres of green. Instead sit on a finely carved high-back, more suited to the mahogany teak study table. Well, that’s not the only urge I fight ;P…

The Self-Recharge

I’ve been looking to set a tone to my life.. Like a background score that defines the pace of thoughts and keeps passive control on all exaggerated ups and downs. And like I had mentioned in the previous blog, I suffer from a condition called- Over Thinking. So, with numerous people telling me how to…

Inventiveness & Creation

  ‘Creativity’ A term used way too much in today’s time as compared to my growing up years.. Back then, there was a certain image we carried in mind about how creative people dressed (a short khadi kurta with loose jammys, coke framed glasses, no specific hair-cut though well-oiled and neatly-parted and of course, with…

Don’t overthink..

I am still deciding on the theme of this post… should this be a rant against people who advise me against overthinking? Or should it be more to the lines of seeking support from people who suffer from a similar condition (yes, that’s what it is!) Or perhaps a justification- discourse majorly covering issues of…

Quit Fighting… you’re meant to be different! (8)

  It was on one such visit with an electrician that I received a panic call from my sister. I’ll have to give her credit for at least trying to sound composed while relaying the Gynaec’s review of her then-current situation verbatim, ‘you’re 2cm dilated; the baby could be coming anytime now!’ In a second,…

20 SECONDS TO GO LIVE

Note: the run-up to my entrepreneurial journey shall continue with the upcoming chapter(8) but I was itching to share this un-real experience with you… 😊 kindly bear.. There was nothing unusual about an ordinary afternoon on the 18th of this month when a friend and I exchanged texted-pleasantries. After the initial complaints of not keeping…

Quit Fighting… you’re meant to be different! (7)

 After being in double-minds for the longest time, we settled on a location that was then being used as a hardware-store-house; full of pipes, nuts & bolts, chemicals and things I had never seen before in my life! When it’s shutter went up for the first time, dust was the least of our concerns for…

Quit Fighting… you’re meant to be different! (6)

  November came with a couple of surprises… It started with rumors surrounding company-closure that covered an entire spectrum between, it’ll most likely happen by end of this week TO the whole idea will fuzz out in matter of days. We had just come back from an official ‘off-site’ when this news-bomb dropped and I…

Quit Fighting… you’re meant to be different! (5)

If only time took care of everything and we did justice to playing our part by drifting in its tide… Well, this story required a little more participation than that. The one-month market research deadline had already entered the third month and all information-hoarding was getting us nowhere that I could call a milestone! It…

The Unsung Hero

Another year has passed in a jiffy; on this day last year, it looked like 365 long days ahead but today it seems that with a single snap of fingers- Abra-Ca-Dabra… it’s behind us!! Just like every other year, this one too didn’t offer monotony;  each day had been different from the other, while some…

King of colours!

While world history mentions the use of this colour at times in context of beauty and strength and at others as a sign of defiance and revolution; enough can never be said about the importance given to it even in Hindu customs and traditions. Yet, my relationship with the colour Red can at best be…

Click click click… or CLICK?

Is it only me or there are more people who feel that the pace of everything around us has suddenly gone up? Just three months back I bought the latest, coolest, best-in-market cell phone (which was way more than the designated budget that further led to altering subsequent planned expenditures) and today morning I saw…

The Weekend that was…

Did the week just get over?? But wasn’t it Friday when I came to bed? As I snoozed the morning alarm, snuggling deeper into quilt, the awesome dream that I was a part of, had broken ( I was interviewing Mr. Rajnikanth on the lines of spending a day with the Star) Finding an excuse…

Serendipity

For someone who doesn’t take to changes with open-arms, my teething period to get used to the dynamics of ‘hostel-life’ was slightly prolonged or perhaps I should re-phrase it and say that my appreciation for an amalgamated independent-community-living was a little slow to take-off.  As much as I itch to defend my efforts, in heart…

Strength stemming from Unlikely sources

I have recently joined two groups on Facebook, solely because the invites were initiated by two dear friends. Though I can’t comment on whether they did it because they felt I needed them or because I could contribute to them but in either case, there is no complaining 😊 At my end too, courtesy had…

Eternal companion of Mankind

I personally don’t know of anyone who has never been acquainted with any kind of music. It is something we take for granted because even while we were busy howling-pooping and sleeping, our mothers probably sang over a thousand lullabies to soothe us. So, it’s safe to say that music needs no introduction.. and we…

Just when you think you’re done!

How important is food for our survival? Very!! I’m sure we agree that this isn’t one of the smartest questions doing rounds and the answer is pretty obvious but the other day I realized that good food can do much-much more than nourishing our body.   Last week was full of those especially crazy days…

Unlearn  

  When a child takes birth, so does a project. No, we don’t think about it as that, at least not consciously. But because this notion has survived the million years of evolution, its execution has become as involuntary as breathing. No one can refute the Ultimate goal of this project as noble- to groom…

Sucked into Adultness

Before I let adulthood take-over completely, I was quite a brat (being the youngest also helped being the most pampered) and the funny thing was that I was proud of it! My parents truly deserve some kind of a national acclaim for bringing me up! In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that I…

# ForOldTimesSake

How many things do we do that remind us of the life we’ve led or the one we thought we’d lead? My life looks simple and uncomplicated on surface. With all mandatory things ticked off the check-list, there isn’t much I should be cribbing about (reference: society’s checklist). Each day is almost an exact-replica of…

Shades of Love

‘Don’t apply so much pressure. It leads to uneven thickness and uncooked edges’, almost snatching the rolling pin from her hands, Kasturi reduced the stove’s flame. Savitri, the eldest of her brood had turned nine this year and by all standards was ready for marriage. As a mother, she had tried to give her as…

the unfinished song

I was more relieved  than glad, I had made it through the almost-normally-crazy day at work and stepped out early enough to be home for dinner. Not in the best of moods, I was flipping the channels of radio getting irritated with the quantum of ads one has to hear when all one needs is uninterrupted music….