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 have written about the new things I am learning. Now, as time goes on I am finding myself struggling to keep myself motivated with those things. I am easy to distract, most things don't hold my attention. My slump has impacted me the most at work. For about 2 to 3 months, I have … Continue reading Lack of Motivation
When I applied for New Zealand residency visa in December, I had a plan. Apply : December 2018Wait the estimated time of processing: 6 months, i.e until June-July 2019. It will possibly get delayed, let's say by half the estimated time so 3 months of buffer time, i.e September 2019. Usually, for visas I am … Continue reading The Waiting Game
Also, after watching the original Blade Runner and then consequently watching this one, I am only going to talk about Blade Runner 2049. Also, this is not a review. I watched this movie partially when I was India but I couldn't immerse myself in it. The second time I watched it, I was able to. … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 ( 2018 )
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?
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
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
(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)
Before my flight to Mumbai, I decide I needed to get my thoughts about going home in order
'If I don't pray before the cross I get punished' my friend explained how his school in Delhi worked. He was in an Catholic school about 10 years ago. The last time I stepped inside a school was when my mom was working in a school and I had to pick up the house keys. … Continue reading Religions in education?
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
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
(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
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?
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 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(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
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
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
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
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.
Here's Melissa's post. Do have a read, I for one found some great inspiration from reading this. This is one guest post I have not edited for it deserved to be as it is. Her Blog 'In Between Moderation' is amazing and worthy of a follow. You can also check out her interview. Take the stage … Continue reading Guest Post #5: Quest for a Right Job
We are following the flock. Be the shepherd and change directions. Routine is boring. Avoid it!! It's lethal!
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
(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
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
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 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
Inspiration: 'There's no present or future, there's just past happening over and over again'- Eugene O'Neil Heart's a kid, It jumps like nothing else. Heart's an adult, It carries a burden. Heart's fickle, It doesn't know what it wants. Heart's adamant, It has to get what it wants. Heart's selfish, Nobody else matters. Heart's selfless, … Continue reading Heart’s
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
Thank you Adi!
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!
( ( 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….
Fiction: There were three brothers once: Let's call them Good, Bad and Third. Good wanted everything to be perfect. He wanted to be the person who takes care of others, who is the perfect son, the perfect Friend. He could not see others in misery, their pain weakened his knees. He couldn't imagine a world … Continue reading Inside My Head
( 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!!
( 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
( 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
What the hell am I doing?! (This post I wrote in two parts: prior to my results and after my results are out) Part 1: What the hell am I doing?! I kept asking myself the same question the moment I woke up. I already woke up late, I saw the clock reading 6:18 am … Continue reading Piecemeal
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
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!!
( 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
This time I don't know how to start. Where to start. Ever did the one thing that made you really angry? You are so angry that you feel like quashing things around to pulp. I know that feeling. I am feeling it now. I am angry. Because people have a tendency to shout at me. … Continue reading Intense Compulsion
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)
(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
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
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