Respectfully Feared or Respected out of Fear?

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear - Albert Camus. When I was in high school I had a teacher, Mrs B, who taught us English. A soft-spoken, gentle-natured woman whom I had never heard shouting at or punishing any student for the three years that she taught us. Even the most notorious … Continue reading Respectfully Feared or Respected out of Fear?

Boons, Curses, Good Luck Charms and the Evil eye

"It is all superstition until it happens to you". Brought up in a fairly rational thinking family, I have always found it hard to argue with this statement. Having said that I do not claim to be a Science v/s God kind of person. I believe there is a greater force than what science can … Continue reading Boons, Curses, Good Luck Charms and the Evil eye

Quantity, Quality and Mere Joy

Most famous artists (any artist) stick to the mantra of 'Quality over Quantity'. They call it 'Slow Mastery'. There are some popular pieces of art and sculpture that took decades to complete. Fine art as they call it. Auguste Rodin’s La Porte de l’Enfer or The Gates of Hell took 37 years to complete. Leonardo … Continue reading Quantity, Quality and Mere Joy

Telltale Pictures: Unconditional Love

Dear Readers, Hope you are doing well. It has been a while since I last posted here and many of you have dropped messages asking me the reason for my absence. It makes me happy that you guys enjoy reading my blog and look forward to it every week. Apologies for not posting much this … Continue reading Telltale Pictures: Unconditional Love

Misconceptions as a Teenager

Dear Readers, Something to think about this week. Teenage is a very confusing age in everyone’s life. Often painful and emotionally stressful. When you are not old enough to party late at night and not too young to do your own laundry and dishes. It is an age of experimentation and learning. It is here … Continue reading Misconceptions as a Teenager

5 Easy Resolutions for 2021

Hello Dear Readers, Firstly, Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Hope 2021 brings health, happiness and success to you and your family. Photo by Julia Larson from Pexels I took a little break from the blogosphere to finish the final draft of my next book. It was one of the many things that I had to … Continue reading 5 Easy Resolutions for 2021

Five Words That Should Have Never Been Invented

Hello Dear Readers, How have you been? Something different for this week. Words and I are old friends. My love for beautiful words developed early. As a child, I vividly remember 'Miracle' was my favourite word. It was not just the meaning but the way the word rolled on the tongue when I said it. … Continue reading Five Words That Should Have Never Been Invented

Etthina Bhuja – My First Trek along the Western Ghats

Hello, Dear Readers, I'm back with a long due travel post for this week! It was not until I found myself savouring tangy spiced corn, roasted on an open flame under an almost full moon, at a roadside tea shop more than a 100 km from home, did I realise that my unlock 1.0 had … Continue reading Etthina Bhuja – My First Trek along the Western Ghats

All about the festival of lights!

Hello, Dear Readers, This year has been hard on everyone. Many have lost their loved ones, their jobs, their health and many are still recovering from it all. But, if we have made it this far, I believe the festival of lights this year can be a celebration of the victory of light over darkness … Continue reading All about the festival of lights!

Telltale pictures: Life Finds a Way

Last year, around this time, if somebody came up to me and told me that we had only a few more months to live the way we did and soon things were going to change drastically. That we would have to start spending our holidays and weekends confined to our houses and go without eating … Continue reading Telltale pictures: Life Finds a Way