Monday 17 August 2015

M to D - Be a little less exhausted and live a little more

"Mom?", I peeped in through the half closed door. Seeing her room lit up at this hour of the night, I thought I'd check in on her. 

"Hi baby. Umm, wait there. Hold on I'll come out." she replied, but it was already too late. I entered and saw her trying to make her way from under a heap of clothes. She was sitting on a small stool in front of her wardrobe and nearly half of her sarees and her kurtas and her patiyalas were out of the cupboard, either on her head, some on her shoulder, some in her lap and others scattered around on the floor and the bed. I could see a certain pattern in the scatteredness of the clothes.

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Five Sentence Fiction- Scorching

This post is linked to- Five Sentence Fiction by Lillie McFerrin

When I was young, they asked me to write about characters that feel real, introduce conflict, serve a point, be honest to your work and of course, take risks. Mindful of these qualities, I finally set out to write this book, which you generously tagged "a book of masturbation".

I made Arnold so real that most 14 year boys could see them in him and you put a ban on the book in schools across NY.

Monday 15 June 2015

Energized with #MaxFreshMove

I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity at Are you?

So I'm gonna talk about how some exuberating music and enthusiastic grooving made a sad and lifeless situation nothing less than a joy to live! 

I work with an event management team. We became excessively excited when we heard from two amazing artists, Anushka Manchanda and Allu Arjun. Who doesn't know these two? 

Saturday 9 May 2015

Five Sentence Fiction: Memories

This post is linked to : Lillie McFerrin Writes- Five Sentence Fiction- Memories

I paced forward with all my strength and ran as fast as I could. But I couldn't have possibly saved my ass, the giant snowball slid down the slope at thrice my speed, engulfing all smaller objects along it's way- including me. 

Friday 1 May 2015

Saturday Photohunt- Youth

I've missed quite a few weeks at Saturday Photohunts, but now I'm back and all for good! Hello guys, how've you been?

Here is my photo of "youth". 
This is one of my favorite photos of me and a very dear friend. It was clicked in Udaipur, India, while we were there working for an NGO. It was a time I was entering my youth and all that follows. The photo brings back only happy memories and I think the quote does justice.

“Youth has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” 
― Franz Kafka

Sunday 22 March 2015

Celebrating International Day of Happiness

As Mahatma Gandhi once said,
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

How many of us are truly happy? Men, for billions of years now, have searched for happiness in everything around him. In his deed, in his words, in other’s deeds, in other’s words, in his surroundings, in whatever you can think of now, you search for happiness. They say the most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters. Instead of looking for happiness in the bigger things of life, why don’t we start with the little things in life that make us happy? After all, the ultimate aim is to lead a happy life, always!

Sunday 15 March 2015

We are together in this journey

My college was in Delhi and I was from Shimla. The distance between my home in Shimla and my hostel in Delhi was something around 400Kms, an 8 hour drive. I usually went back to Shimla once a month atleast to meet my mother, who lived there alone.

Hostel was mostly nice except my roommate. I found him very annoying and irritating. He was one filthy human being. Never kept his area of the room clean, didn't wash his clothes for weeks, there were his socks, his shirts, his shoes, his video games and his books all scattered across the room and on his bed but he hardly was bothered. I couldn't take this dirtiness and I often complained to him about it, all in vain.