The Legacy of Relationships

I am very lucky to be the bratty younger sibling to my naughtier and more thrill-seeking elder brother. Yet the rush of threatening to tattle on him is something I cannot express in words. Years rolled by, but we never became confidants. People often ask me if I am close to my brother, and I…

Coffee, Anyone?

It’s been forever that I’ve been out and about. When I moved back home after a six-year long hiatus, it was time to let go of crammed weekends and meet my friend ant time they are free. Well, they are free alright, but alas, meeting is no longer feasible. Eating out and meeting over weekends…

Ideation Therapy

A bathroom or the loo is everyone’s safe haven. You can spend hours in there and people understand the pull of nature’s call. This confined space is uninhibited. Think of all the perfect sales pitches, the singing contest victories and dance moves that you’ve honed in your shower. In fact Archimedes had his Eureka! moment…

Unwind and Rewind

There is nothing loving than the love of grandparents and pets. Imagine being a in a rustic old house with your favorite old people and doggies that give you unconditional love? If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am. Charles Yu

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…

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…