via Daily Prompt: Temporary All through my life (so far), I’ve always known what I have wanted. I have always had a clear-cut picture of how my adult life was going to turn out. Every stage of life has its rite of passage. When I turned 18, I started my undergraduate course in architecture, something…… Continue reading Chapter One.
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 have to keep my surroundings clean and organized. I am very OCD about these things.” I have heard this often and have come to the conclusion that it has become conventional to assume that a person who likes their surroundings clean suffers from OCD. I have often come across people who proudly state that…… Continue reading Maybe I just like things clean.
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.
Heat. Scorching heat. Dozens of pairs of eyes staring me down. And the stench of sweat and impatience. Feet shifting, tongues clicking, vendors shouting, babies wailing.. Ever traveled in the unreserved coach of the Indian railways? The Indian film industry has successfully portrayed a young woman, carefree and courageous, stepping into an unreserved coach of…… Continue reading Not so vibrant.
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.