Binge Watch and Chill

Work from Home has given a new lease of life to OTT platforms. I have a little issue with patience; I can create crafts with the deepest concentration, but I’m over the affection for watching seasons and seasons of a never-ending series. I have similar inhibitions when it comes to movies with parts. Books (if…

Playtime

Our lives are full of games. When we were young, playing pretend games were innocent and fun. As we grow up, the games get murkier. Happy times are never ending, when we’re playing and pretending… Unknown Manipulation, to survive, belittle or dart ahead become a way of life. To pretend that this is a norm,…

When It Rains…

I am a Bombay girl through and through, but one thing I never could wrap my head around is how could anyone consider Bombay rains to be romantic? Rains to me has always meant claustrophobia of being in a closed and over-crowded train compartment, with a wet raincoat on. When on the streets, you are…

A Still Life

Life is full of hustle and bustle, even when we feel that there is nothing meaningful happening. Life is only still in photographs, however, each photograph holds a lot of stories. I am fascinated with still life photography, and even paintings, but sadly, painting and sketching are not skills I possess. I can’t manage to…

Built Up & Torn Down

There is something very strangely unsettling about power. Authority is merely a by-product of responsibility: If you are qualified to enough carry out a task, you are responsible for it’s outcome and need to be granted the required authorizations to carry it out efficiently. But most “powerful” people forget this teeny tiny detail. They build…

Fix It

The hardest promises to keep are the ones you make to yourself. You can’t blame anyone else for breaking it—if you do, you are punishing yourself twice over. Just a few months into the year, and find myself running dry of words, how am I going to keep this blog running? Since I wasn’t keen…

Be Grateful and Celebrate

Ever since this lock down started, we’ve all been looking for reasons to either stay in or step out. The women in my society are all facing the reversed cycle of life: dealing with helicopter kids, as they are now discovering, is no fun after all. We don’t let our moms step out of the…

A Fervent Salute

Times have moved from being testing to exhausting. What started as an exuberantly urgent phase of normalizing the world has now made us either crippled us with panic and fear or becoming completely oblivious to everything around, You can see that with weary cops, government officials, health officials and those who helped all of this…

Words of Wisdom

Thinking and a penchant quest for knowledge is often viewed by many as a either an idle mind on a frivolous journey or an unintelligent being trying to acquire elusive wisdom. Some also find it tiresome and torturous. But  most of us enjoy thinking. It makes us reflect and introspect: helps us realise our deepest…

Quarantine Party

The quarantine phase has been quite rough on almost all of us. It did save many lives from the deadly virus, but also brought out a lot of subdued toxicity. There is only so much time one can spend with certain set of people, some bridges have too much water underneath and are abandoned, lest…