2021 was not a good year for me. There were a few good moments, but it is difficult for me to look back on 2021 and not see a dark cloud of despair. I don't have the energy or capability to try and properly reflect on everything that happened in 2021. So, I am hoping … Continue reading 2021
Words from my older brother Navin about what his week looked like. : I suffered a stroke. The right side of my body lost all its movement. This includes not being to move my mouth, my face falling off with me trying to talk in front of my onlooking family. What should sound like ‘I … Continue reading (Reblog) The Right Side
I completely overlooked the fact that my blog is 4 years old. I should have made a big deal of it considering how quickly my passions oscillate. I am astonished that I haven't let my blog die. For the past 4 years, I kept writing without any theme in mind. I wrote about my life, … Continue reading What is my blog about now?
* Note: This post is more than a week late * Also, all people in this post are mentioned by their initials This was my fourth farewell in the last couple of weeks. I joked with P the other day, I am losing my friends. Some friends are leaving because they don't have a visa … Continue reading Musical Farewell
This last Sunday was Z.R.Southcombe’s “Ramble On” book launch and I was a part of it. I read an excerpt of my piece. I loved the entire event, it was simple and full of lovely people. Before arriving at the venue, I had to decide what part of my piece I was going to read. … Continue reading Ramble On Book Launch
(My weekend was not hard except this bit. Considering how much fun I had writing last week's post, I wanted to continue this. I might write an entire post about my New Plymouth trip later) 'Is it hard?' someone in the van asked. A guy, let's call him C had done it before with his … Continue reading How hard can it be? (New Plymouth-Paritutu Rock Edition)
If you are going to try something you have never tried before, a person is bound to tell you 'How hard can it be?'. That person might think that they are encouraging. It is either that or they want to watch you fail so bad that they can send your fail video to FailArmy. My … Continue reading How Hard can it be? (Ice Skating Edition)
I missed last weekend's coffee share as I was doing something. I don't remember what. The week started early, some 5 am when one of my friend called me to talk to me. Something was wrong I knew immediately and we Skyped so early in the morning. Something had came up and she was scared. … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Week’s helper
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I moved to a new house past Sunday. It's not as luxurious as my previous house but then again I knew it was coming. I spent the week here, making friends with the roommates and slowly our bond seems to be getting stronger, unlike my … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: New House
Racism. Something which I would hardly think of when I am dealing with people. So whenever people would ask me "Where are you from?" I would reply where am I from and just leave it at that. I hardly pay any heed to the subtle hints of racism because I do not have time for … Continue reading Maybe I should pay more attention
I have been cooking in a new country for a month now. Sadly, only once my cooking has produced something that I couldn't get enough of. I do not cook bad all the time. I don't cook amazing either. The very first time I cooked lamb chops, I followed a recipe. The result was so … Continue reading Sometimes I Surprise Myself
If life is compared to a computer game then each year would be a level. In the beginning of the level, it seems easier but with time it gets harder and harder. You pray for the demon to appear so you could beat him and finish the level. If life is a computer game, then that … Continue reading Level 2016: You Are Just Going To Get Harder Aren’t You?
On Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else, manners are rigorously followed. Every comment gets a thank you.
But in real life, thank you is lost, meaningless and taken for granted.
Don't blame me If I fail Cause you told me I'll fail. Don't blame me If I get angry Cause you never appeased me. Don't blame me For being a loser You never taught me to win. Don't blame me If don't talk You never listened. Don't blame me If I'm alone You never stood … Continue reading Don’t Blame Me
It lasted for four days. Yes four days. (I have previously written on my struggles to land a job.) How did I get placed there? I had little hopes of getting a good job. I had a specific criteria & I was not willing to enter any written agreement mandating me to work for the … Continue reading My First Job
(Daily Prompt : Born To Be With You Not completely related but I found some connection so I am putting this in connection) Literary Lion: Eye (I'm being lazy by not writing another post but I already have written this!) I saw you in train, I was soaked from the rains. I couldn't see your … Continue reading Your Eyes
My dad sat with me the other night to have a very important talk. I expected the conversation to involve drinking or something related to it. Instead he shocked me by asking a question I was never ready for. I will probably be never be able to answer. Beta kya karna hai life me? ‘what … Continue reading What Do You Want to Do in Life?
All you ever do is make life worse. Hardly do you ever bring to the table something good, hell you don't eve bring yourselves most of the times deciding to wear a mask rather than show who you are.
You in all your diplomacy and crafty choice of words.
I had an interview today. And their response at the end blew my mind. Not my preferred job profile, but its better than sitting at home and doing nothing. I have to start somewhere, if its at the bottom of ladder so be it. My ego can eat shit. I made my share of mistakes … Continue reading To whomsoever it may concern(Too Honest)
Ha! Ha! I kept laughing like an absolute lunatic on the phone. She kept shouting at me to stop laughing because it was something serious. Eventually she gave up and hung up the phone. This evening things went after a huge time better. I don't know what prompted it. Whether there was any prompt or … Continue reading Joy
Usually plans are made. Let's hang out here, let's go there on Sundays. But nothing happens and at the end you are left at home watching a movie for like tenth time eating same comfort food. Sometimes spontaneous plans are born, kindled by the preceding unsuccessful attempts of planned hangouts, and something great comes out … Continue reading Projects, Dashing cars, Bowling, Heartbreaks and everything in between.
Let's back up a few days for now. The last couple of weeks weren't easy for me. For one I had to face the doomsday conundrum: Decisions. Now, it probably is not a big deal for you but it was a big deal for me. I have to decide what to do about my future … Continue reading How I Stitched A Button
This one is special. It is very close to my heart and I felt like writing about it for a while. Laughter. It is contagious, spontaneous and very much precious. Ever heard a baby laugh? In no time almost everyone looking at the baby starts laughing, the joy spreads across like water. If you know … Continue reading Laughter!
( By Heart You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?) Yes, I understand that every life must end, aw-huh,.. As we sit alone, I … Continue reading Loss
They are a benedictions and yet most often a malediction. And expectation come hand in hand with them. If you have read my previous posts you will know that I absolutely abhor expectations. In fact I'm irreversibly marred by them. The tyranny of expectations breathe down the neck when holidays are descried in the horizon … Continue reading Holidays!!
( In Transit Train stations, airport terminals, subway stops: soulless spaces full of distracted, stressed zombies, or magical sets for fleeting, interlocking human stories?) This post can be taken as a continuation of an earlier post about the train travel experience. Almost three and a half years of travels via trains, which could be summed … Continue reading Transiting
Daily Post ( Truth Serum You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask? Not the best relation to the topic. But if I could frame a question to this post it would probably be like … Continue reading I’m proud
Sometimes I think that my brain is going to commit suicide. Honestly. It has all premontions of it, the frequent migrains are maybe my brain warning me to cool down. I am not saying I am suicidal, I am great and happy, its my brain that concerns me. If my brain ever starts speaking to … Continue reading Recruitments, so Chill
It is kind of Amazing how things pan out sometimes! As I mentioned before today I had a part of my IELTS exam, only the speaking module. And also today we have our college placements beginning. Day 1. Today we had the aptitude test for Accenture at 8.30 am. That's right, 8.30. I never reach … Continue reading Speaking/Placements Day 1
( Pains and Gains Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?) I haven't written in a ten days. Neither fiction nor reality. I hardly checked other people's blogs either. I have no clue about what's happening in their lives either. I could … Continue reading Numbness
( Not Lemonade When life gives you lemons… make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object or resolved a tricky situation in an unorthodox way.) (Not a tricky situation, but I found some relation to the post I was writing so I submitted anyway) Women. I'm not going to say that … Continue reading The Other Species
In the recent years, there have been hospital visits for my family. My dad had an kidney stone operation some two years back. My mom had to remove her appendix a year ago. My big brother too was in the hospital for a week because of a chest infection. Now too my dad is undergoing … Continue reading Take What You Get..
Today was pretty much normal. Aside from the fact that we had to present our engineering projects to the professors, yeah it was normal. The project was approved, officially. And then we went to lunch. And lunch isn't the commonplace restaurant like McDonald or KFC. We went to a shabby dhabba kind of place. For … Continue reading Tranquility
(Back to Life After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?) Feel human again? That's new. Post exam/stress condition: My right hand is numb, pains all over the arm. Writing so much has … Continue reading Resuscitation
Ever had a day where things go bad? Definitely you must have. And I want you to look back on that day, and see if you agree with me. That a chain of bad things, like everything else, do come to an end. I haven't written for a while. I had some dull couple of … Continue reading Turning Tides
Daily Prompt ( Back of the Queue Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting (an activity, a hobby, or anything else, really)? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.) I try. I so try! When I do something, something I … Continue reading Back in the queue
You are confident. You are sure. Everything's going the way it is supposed to. And as suddenly as that things change. A mistake here, big or small and everything changes. Confidence gone, vaporized by a ray gun. Nothing's sure. Every path holds a appeal. Every path holds a snarl. And a voice appears in you … Continue reading The Ease of
Daily prompt ( Rare Medium Describe a typical day in your life — but do it in a form or in a medium you’ve rarely — if ever – used before. If you’re a photoblogger, write a poem. If you’re a poet, write an open letter. If you’re a travel blogger, write a rant. (These are … Continue reading My Day’s Musings(Attempt at poetry)
1. How not to get an internship: Never trust your teacher when he says that he'll call the company on your behalf and try to get you an internship there. He is not going to call, and you will keep circling around him for two weeks or so before you give up. Second no matter … Continue reading Internship day one
(Living Art One day, your favorite piece of art — a famous painting or sculpture, the graffiti next door — comes to life. What happens next?) Favourite piece of art comes to life? A great topic for writing fiction in itself yet I find it a contradiction in itself. How can art be lifeless? Art, … Continue reading Life And Art
Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is a great way to connect with new bloggers, and to welcome them to the blogosphere. (Here are the rules: 1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you. 2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you. 3. Nominate … Continue reading Liebster award!
Daily Prompt(Pick Your GadgetYour local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why?(Thanks, atana’s world!, for inspiring this prompt!))Time Machine.Like three and half or more years ago I was walking my dog. My dog was still a pup … Continue reading That Night….
Daily prompt A year ago. Things were different. I liked writing, but I hardly showed anyone. I wrote fictions and I kept it in my cupboard. And then I lost the books in which I wrote. I had so many ideas, penned down so many of them. I even had many ideas for writing a … Continue reading I got better than Expected!
Daily Prompt (Modern Families If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking?) This is the kind of thing I hardly talk about, so this is difficult. My Grandfathers. From both my parent's side. I never met … Continue reading To the Men I Never Met
Daily Prompt (The Kindness of Strangers When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!) He climbed on to the bus and scanned around for a seat. There was none. He was an old fellow, with stooped posture, few grey hair on his balding … Continue reading To my fellow Commuters
Writing challenge ( Student versus Teacher Throughout our lives, we play the role of both student and teacher many times, and in many forms. As a child, you watch your parents, siblings, and friends for cues on how to interact, speak, and communicate. Later, you may attend school, vocational courses, or university. As we grow … Continue reading Lessons Given & Received
Pride and Joy Yesterday night while coming home I saw a couple carrying a big plastic bag. I would have ignored them if not for the line of stray dogs following them. And as I watched I saw them take some food(leftovers or freshly made I don't know) and give it to the dogs. The … Continue reading Possesion
Great Expectations He had to. Everyone is looking at him to give a great oral exam. He is expecting himself to give a great exam. He is a great speaker. And more so than anything else, he knows that all he needs is portray confidence. He may only know the half answer but he could … Continue reading High Expectations
Thank you NSS-TSEC A year and a half ago, I attended my first NSS camp. And I had a blast. Absolute blast. And at that time I had made up my mind about applying for the committee in the upcoming year/tenure. And I applied for it a year ago. And was selected too. And this … Continue reading My one year
Daily Prompt Saturday Night Saturday. This is on most weekends the best time. Holiday the next day. I become automatically relaxed. Before even the clock shows 11pm I feel sleepy and go to sleep. And Saturdays is the time when I can sleep for hours because I don't have to get up early the next … Continue reading Saturday Birthdays
Daily prompt (5 days late): George sat on the toilet seat. He was trying to swallow the gulp which was growing bigger in his throat. Shoulders slumped in defeat, sore eyed he tried. Tried to not let his vision get too blurred. Willed himself to swallow the gulp, willed his eyes to take back the … Continue reading I’ll stand
Why can't we be friends? The boy entered the house. He was immediately overwhelmed by seeing so many people at one place. People who were twice as tall as he was, easily his father's age. People who he had never met before. People who's names he will likely forget in two days. But that didn't … Continue reading Friends with me?
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Initially I was going to write a fictitious story personifying a house threshold as a human. But then this morning I experienced something that changed my mind. Today morning after almost a week my entire family was together. My parents, my brother and my dog, who was listening … Continue reading My Threshold
Daily prompt I walk the line. Which line? Which code? I am no Dexter to have a code to live by. I make things up as I go. More of an impulsive code to live by. Mainly my thinking in influenced by what I think is right or wrong. And I strongly intend to do … Continue reading Daily prompt: Where is The Line?
I read a post Blaming and Punishing The Victim recently. And I got really angry. My day wasn't all that great. And on top of it, to read something like this. We are very sure, very confident. In fact over confident. Confident in news like this is only part of others lives. We understand what … Continue reading Daily prompt response: Tired of this Shit
I read a couple of post out of which this is in response to two posts: Songs that saved my life pt 1 and Why We Weed: Book Deselection in Academic Libraries I do not have a background story as to why I like some songs. Nor do I have a any experience as to … Continue reading Worst Thing to do: Filter your Playlist
The day started normally. No nervousness nor any anxiety. But the day wasn't normal. Today me, along with 15 of my teammates were going to perform in our college. The day, Friday, date 21st March. At 3pm we were going perform. Perform our Street Play. For the last one month, almost every day after college … Continue reading Those 17 minutes (My first Street Play experience)
(In response to Daily Prompt) Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times? My usual response would be I want happiness to linger. After all, my first blog was on the same topic. But that … Continue reading Make them Linger
Now about a day ago I read a post: Dear society: kids cry, deal with it. Dear parents: kids cry, stop bringing them to grown-up movies. The best thing was post was easy to relate to. I have had my share of experiences when some random baby in a train started crying or people trying … Continue reading Experience with the Tiny
I just read a post of outmannedmommy titled Simple Pleasures. And while the 2 year old is so cute in those pictures I would like to talk about something else. While reading the blog I started recalling my childhood. And my reminiscences of my childhood surprised me too. I remember so much of those days. … Continue reading Days Past
I wrote my first blog last week. And I told my friends about it. They read it and generally gave great replies. And after that the first thing on my mind is what to write for my next blog? Usually when I write I write down the general idea and then build a chassis of … Continue reading How we should and how we do?
My first blog. Mind any who is reading i have never wrote any thing like a blog before. I just read a blog by a blogger Ephemeral Optimism before I wrote mine. Though his blog was very interesting about opinions, I couldn't help but relate to his username. A few days ago I was just … Continue reading First Blog/Ephemeral Feelings