“Tell your crush you like them, kiss that boy you like.” Actually, don’t. Look at the featured image. We’ve all come across posts like that. If you’re feeling a little blue or susceptible, you might be moved to think “Hey, I can do this. I’m going to change my life!”. Yes, the concept of Carpediem (Seize… Continue reading No, don’t.
A letter to myself – Open in 2019
I hope you’re happy. An important takeaway from 2017 is, to just be happy. I hope you’ve worked on yourself this year. Have you ever seen people who have such a self assured vibe about them? It gets reflected in their body language and talking. They know their worth. It’s not being cocky, just secure… Continue reading A letter to myself – Open in 2019
On Writing : A Memoir by Stephen King
How bad was my writer’s block that I sought out a self-help book, right? NO. I was just reading. Books, blogs, articles. A friend recommended this to me and somehow it all fit in. The timing? Right when I decided to start writing. It was only fitting that I make my first post about this.… Continue reading On Writing : A Memoir by Stephen King
You gotta keep writing. Even if you suck.
Its been 4 months and 14 days since my last post. And almost a year since I stopped writing regularly. What started as a break for my semester exams turned into writer’s block. I stopped writing until I reached the point where it wasn’t a choice anymore. I started thinking anything I had to say… Continue reading You gotta keep writing. Even if you suck.
The Palace Of Illusions: The best I’ve read in a while!
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Palace Of Illusions stands apart from its fellow works from Amish or Sanghi with a simple brilliance, bringing alive the oldest story line with a sassy narrative. Draupadi is an interesting character in the Mahabharatha, even by Indian mythological standards. The woman with 5 husbands has always been a topic of… Continue reading The Palace Of Illusions: The best I’ve read in a while!
“I’m not like other girls.”
A phrase I’ve used more than once in my life, always with pride. I have always defended my lack of traditionally feminine qualities by calling out harmful gender stereotypes whilst also using this line when it comes to drama, makeup or being fussy. I didn’t know they were two different things. I didn’t realize how… Continue reading “I’m not like other girls.”
The Halo Effect: The reason why we are judgmental pricks
Appearances don’t matter. Right? Haha, no. They do. I spent a good few years trying to prove to myself that I can raise above our self inflicted standards of beauty, that I could walk this world living life on my own terms. Lol. Then I got realistic. As you grow up, you slowly instigate and… Continue reading The Halo Effect: The reason why we are judgmental pricks
Why the bangalore incident affected me more than usual
On New Year’s Eve, a whole crowd of girls were molested in the middle of the street in Bangalore.. In the middle of the street. A whole freaking crowd. The battalions of police officers being there made little to no difference. As a 19 year old Indian girl, I know by now that India isn’t always… Continue reading Why the bangalore incident affected me more than usual
The debilitating voice in my ears, loud and numbing, he goes on and on. I slide on my desk with a vacant stare, my interest and attention long gone. I glance around the room for my muse, there’s a small smile on my face. He runs his hand through his hair, and my thoughts race.… Continue reading Rendezvous