All Geared Up

I hate to disappoint you but, my rubber lips are immune to your charms. ~Robin Life doesn’t give you purpose. We give life purpose. ~Flash You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone. You mean something. ~Batman You are much stronger than you think. Trust me. ~Superman Fear is the…

A Ray of Hope

Ray Of Light ~Madonna Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun She’s got herself a universe gone quickly For the call of thunder threatens everyone Faster than the speeding light she’s flying Trying to remember where it all began She’s got herself a little piece…

Glass Ceilings

Fortune is like glass – the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken. ~Publilius Syrus When you’re thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean, that’s faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two, that’s science. ~Anton Chekhov One glass of water doesn’t equal another. One may…

Pillar of Strength

I love pillars; the optical illusion through symmetry is so mesmerizing. This pillared corridor leads to what was once a bustling temple. History suggests that the Mughal rulers of India came in and destroyed several Hindu temples and godly artifacts. Yet, the government and archeological board of India has done a phenomenal job in ensuring…

Light It Up

Light is possibly one of the most amazing thing I have encountered. It cam cut through darkness and bring is wisdom. While the sun is the absolute and strongest source of light, to me it seems more like common sense, everyone needs to have it, and if one chooses, then can use it too. Artificial…

Close Encounters With No One

  When you visit St. Mary’s Island off Malpe, Karnataka, you realize how connected the world truly was; in the physical sense. Popularly known as the Coconut Island and Thonsepar, these four small islands have been formed from columnar basaltic lava. It is said that the basalt was created by sub-aerial sub-volcanic activity, from Madagascar,…

Sands Of Time

A Psalm of Life~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time

Simple Pleasures

Homely food is one of the simple pleasure of life that is robbed from you when you have career aspirations that need you to move away from home. Quite honestly, being a Tamilian from Bombay, I never really lived in my “home state” of Tamil Nadu. For me, I am forever a Bambaiya girl. My…

Sew It Up

  It’s a constant complaint from my close friends that I tend to wear clothes that are two sizes too large. Well, I have always been what is known as voluptuous, and it has rarely bothered me. I have lived with women just as blessed as me, so dressing conservatively comes naturally. Yes, I do…

Tug and Pull

All five classic elements of nature— Air, water, fire, earth and space—are essential to make us the beings that we are. Our body is 70% made up of water; the air passing through our voice box and ear drums convert into sound. The fire in our belly makes us hungry. Our body is biodegradable (we…

Nightfall

The River of Dreams ~ Billy Joel In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it’s too hard to cross And even though I know…

Wavering Minds

I am a through water baby, and the Malpe beach in Karnataka certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s possibly the cleanest beach with the roughest of waters. But the rough seas and seashell-laden beach with golden sands reminded me of how my own mind functions. As I went deeper into the sea, the waters got rougher; not…