The Main Course : I don’t remember how old I was when I picked up my first book. I don’t remember which book either. Probably a Famous Five or Secret Seven (Enid Blyton). When we had visited New Delhi, once to meet my Uncle in Faridabad and then to attend the Incentive Awards ceremony for…… Continue reading An insatiable appetite.
“Evolve or disappear.” I have heard this a lot of times and I always presumed it was as easy as those three little words. Little did I know that when hurdles are thrown at you as you tread forward in life, that’s where this holds true. Five years ago, I joined an undergraduate course in…… Continue reading What happens when you stick through when all you want to do is quit.
I live away from you now and I don’t always call or text. Our conversations have receded and yet, you are still the person whose embrace makes me feel the safest. I may not say it or act like it often, but I am forever indebted to you for all the things that you have consciously or…… Continue reading DEAR AMMA (Mother),
Too many fries and cake? Is that a thing? Apparently, yes. I would like to bring forth the issue of body image that several men and women suffer from. I have seen a lot of my girlfriends satisfy their voracious appetite with tiny portions of food or none at all because they are “on a…… Continue reading Too many fries and cake.
via Daily Prompt: Avid As we grow up, we constantly are facing a set of values that the society believes describes a ‘cultured woman’. We are constantly told not to argue, to respect those older to us, to dress in a certain manner, to speak only in a certain way and ‘TO BEHAVE LIKE A…… Continue reading Unapologetic.
I grew up with three meals a day, a warm, cozy bed, a healthy home, surrounded by friends and family. Evenings were dedicated to playing hopscotch with my sister, bicycle races in the street and other games invented with the neighborhood kids. Summer vacations meant getaways with the family, exploring new cities and cultures. School…… Continue reading A different world.
I hail from a middle-class conservative family in India. My parents are simple, work government jobs and probably have done everything right by God and society. Which must be why they are successful and respected. They have come through a lot of hardships, lived in strange new cities, learnt to cope with different cultures and…… Continue reading All the freedom I got and what I did with it.