Continuing the annual tradition, here are this year's anniversaries. Checkout last year's post here. I have been living in New Zealand for 7 years. I have been blogging for 9 years. I have kept a biweekly post schedule on this blog for 4 years. I am now a NZ Permanent Resident for four months. My … Continue reading Anniversaries 5
Passage of Time
Recently, I have been thinking about time. I think about my parents and my brother, neither of whom I have met in two and a half years. I wonder about my college best friends Paree and Abhinandan, whom I met five to seven years ago. A lot of things have happened since. My brother is … Continue reading Passage of Time
I got a new job!
I got a new job! I am ecstatic and proud of myself. This feels like a long journey but was barely five months. During the few interviews, I constantly doubted myself and after them I learnt new concepts. It was a few weeks ago when I was offered a contract from a company 'N' in … Continue reading I got a new job!
Grief three weeks on
Its been three weeks since Yuri passed away. I miss him dearly but there are no more tears.
With English Language
This post has been long overdue. I first thought about writing it when I was sitting in a bar with some of my friends. Half of us are non-native English speakers. I asked them, 'which language do you think in?' I wish the answers they gave me were revealing. They weren't, all of them thought … Continue reading With English Language
I met Rohit two years ago after I started my Masters. Today, he leaves New Zealand as I wait for my visa to come through. Through the past week, I have been thinking about how today might play out. What will we say to each other? Will I feel guilty about things working out for … Continue reading Parting
My birthday was in November. Yes, this post is extremely late. When I was a child, I had the habit of counting the number of days to my birthday. I would literally start the day following my birthday and count the number of days till my next. I loved it. I received presents. Mom would … Continue reading Birthday Blues
2017 in Review
I expect things to always get worse. I have always greeted new year's with trepidation because I expect life to get harder. 2017 was a year where I always expected the other foot to fall. But now as I look back on the year, surprisingly it was relaxing. Sure, now that I recall, first quarter … Continue reading 2017 in Review
This last weekend I was in Raglan, a small cute little town along the west coast of New Zealand. I did a lot of things that I have never done before. I jumped off waterfalls, walked in a forest in the dark ( and made new friends? ). It was a great weekend. I had … Continue reading About Glowworms
There is a bar near my house, Flight 605. I go there occassionally because they have host music gigs on Sunday. I have watched ( & heard? ) great Folk music there. Every single artisit had something unique in their gigs, Barrow Brass Band had songs 20min long, Sophie Mashlan played great guitar, Phil Edwards … Continue reading House Concert
I figured out time at the end of 2016
Or at least I think so. One of the good things in 2016. I reached the realization a while ago but only recently while reading one of the Discover posts, I was able to put my thoughts into words. As soon as I hit 'Post Comment' I knew I had an explanation to my obsession … Continue reading I figured out time at the end of 2016
Weekend Coffee Share: Graduation Week
If we are having coffee, I will talk all about my week. It was full, filled with different people of different background and different perspectives. It also was the week when I graduated with a Masters of Engineering. The past weekend has been one of the best weekends so far. It was filled with great … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Graduation Week
I wish I had a dragon
To Anyone who says Disney movies are for kids, You are wrong. They are not solely for kids. I have always enjoyed them, although I am one of the adults who love to watch great visuals on a screen. Disney or any animated movie for the matter have more than great visuals going for them, … Continue reading I wish I had a dragon
A year in AUT
A year ago, I was in Mumbai working 9 hours a day and secretly trying to get my visa sanctioned. I had kept my Masters' plans secret from my colleagues. I would frequently call my brother whenever I needed some advice about my visa or about my job. No one really tells you how hard … Continue reading A year in AUT
(PS: I use my blog less frequently than I used to. Now, it is more a therapeutic measure than a sharing platform. I write on the days when I am sad, today I am sad about a small thing that I couldn't do anymore. A post is due about my events in AUT and I will get … Continue reading End Panic
Who is this guy?
7 months. Without family, with only an hour long conversations with people who I utterly love. And now, this morning I realized I no longer can recognize myself. Mumbai would be a place of comfort. Where I would say 'no' more than I draw breath. No to cooking, no to cleaning, no to socializing, you … Continue reading Who is this guy?
Weekend Coffee Share: The week that wasn’t
I had everything planned. Give my exams, Monday and Tuesday. Finish up my presentation for Wednesday and then go for a Jazz session in a bar in Auckland CBD. I would have finished up with everything with a smile on my face. If we were having coffee then I would have told you that … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: The week that wasn’t
If we are having coffee: Some Reminders
If we are having coffee(or tea), I would tell you that something happened that made me want to take writing seriously again. If we do have coffee, I would also tell you that this is my first #weekendcoffeeshare post. I always loved this idea, I tried it in real life too, however I failed to … Continue reading If we are having coffee: Some Reminders
Luck’s running out
Random person: “Wow that is awesome” Me: “Yeah, I got lucky.” That's how I always described it. Lucky. Not hard work or dedication; I was just at the right place at the right time. Many would say that I jinxed it myself, I just knew it was coming sooner or later. The previous housekeeper left … Continue reading Luck’s running out
That is what I call them. When I moved to Auckland, I had a plan. Live temporarily in this place while I look for a good apartment near my university. Call it my incompetence to get a good apartment near to my university, or the fact that I loved my area so much that I … Continue reading Transit Friends
Down Memory Lane
Mulund. Devi Dayal road. My father's home. We visited an aunt last Saturday. After a long time, we met her and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We got to know that the lane in which my father lived his childhood has changed, the buildings are replaced by residential towers, the road is bigger and slum dwellers … Continue reading Down Memory Lane
Many people catch my attention but only few of them truly captivate me. Today I met an extraordinary woman. She is my aunt's mother, easily older than 80 years. I don't know her name, her last name I learnt from the nameplate. I am clueless about her education, her marriage, her accomplishments or her regrets: … Continue reading Captivated
Feed The Sparrows
Having nothing to do is dangerous. The task less indolent mind wanders onto places and ideas that you would've never reached. And it's also possible that during such a time nothing can be achieved or a lot can be found. Such is my case. Every night I made a plan, and every night the plan … Continue reading Feed The Sparrows
Cypress Thank You
I'm a novice in trekking and hiking. I have been trekking in Pune area and they have always been amazing. I am better than most of my friends and I can say this because of the 7 to 8 treks I have done, I never slipped. My breath gets labored but that's okay.
I got nominated by Adi to participate in the Freestyle Writing Challenge, which is a great little exercise in fluid, un-interrupted writing. So here are the RULES of this challenge: 1.Open an MS Word document 2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat. … Continue reading Introspection
To The People I Met in College
(Four Stars Write a review of your life — or the life of someone close to you — as if it were a movie or a book.) While having lunch, someone posed the question 'Where would we be five ten years from now?' None of us could answer, but that got me thinking. If the … Continue reading To The People I Met in College
THL Guest Post: Mayur Wadhwani – More than a Decade Ago
Thank you Adi!
( ( Calling Uncle Bob Have you ever faced a difficult situation when you had to choose between sorting it out yourself, or asking someone else for an easy fix? What did you choose — and would you make the same choice today?)) As I sat preparing for my exams my dog Jimmy decided that … Continue reading Words….
(Lack of) Equality
( Unequal Terms Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life? (Don’t forget to tag your post with “Inequality” — or #inequality on Twitter — so that other participants might find it.)) … Continue reading (Lack of) Equality
You Did it!!
I should be angry. Disappointed. Maybe even depressed somewhat. I honestly expected myself to be. For what I got. I got less than what I got the last term. But I'm not. I'm surprised at this too! In fact I feel relaxed and tranquil. A month long trepidation and suspense is over. I finally now … Continue reading You Did it!!
Daily prompt (Unsafe Containers Which emotion(s) — joy, envy, rage, pity, or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain?) First: Thank you, the authors of daily prompts. Somehow you know exactly what I am feeling and you give me an opportunity to share it. I feel lost. Every direction beckons … Continue reading Unexpected Burdens