You made my day!

Footsteps in sand

As I make my way to the main road outside our home, I take a quick look at my watch. Quarter to eight. Dang! No time to walk. It's a Saturday morning. I should be lazing under the fan, pressing snooze on my alarm for the fifteenth time. But no time for wishful thinking. There's… Continue reading You made my day!

The mocking mural


Have you ever felt like the universe is sending out messages to you? I ask because that's what I've felt lately. Take for instance, this chain of events that have taken place over the past two days. Yesterday, quite by accident, I came across a TED talk by Manoush Zomorodi, in which she explains the… Continue reading The mocking mural

Defining eyes


I first applied homemade kajal when I visited an acquaintance many years ago. While I waited for my friend to get ready to head out, I chatted with her mother — a tall and slim, simple rural Haryanvi lady. As our mundane conversation veered towards the use of kajal, she mentioned that she had prepared… Continue reading Defining eyes

Circular Dependency


On a hot and sultry Sunday, I step out to go to the market. It seems like it's been a long time since I've seen the local roads. Perhaps it has. In the daily hustle and rush to the workplace, subtle things go unnoticed. Of course the roads are nothing subtle really. One misstep, and… Continue reading Circular Dependency

Stop


I read a blog post today that, at first, irritated me. I typed out a comment, pointing out that the article had a sectarian and elitist outlook. Then I stopped myself. I stopped because I felt it would be useless. I have come to believe that certain thoughts are ingrained in our sub conscious, and… Continue reading Stop

To reveal, or not to reveal?


A prominent feature of Rajasthani architecture are the windows with their characteristic floral silhouette. When visiting monuments in the region, it is hard to resist the temptation of framing the magnificent views with the window. Ah, what a feeling it must have been, living in those palaces! Alas, for women, not a very good one.… Continue reading To reveal, or not to reveal?

Unacceptable


Sometimes, there are things we may like to do that are completely unacceptable to social norms. And so we avoid it. For many, that is the way of life - to live someone's version of life. Sometimes, that someone is a voice within us, fooling us into believing we're in control. What happens when you… Continue reading Unacceptable

Transition


From established comforts To starting anew From being a part of one family, To belonging to two From the yearly hop between two cities To a traveling spree From figuring out two cultures To switching between three! From the spoilt n lazy brat To greater responsibility From an individual To managing a team and a family The image featured… Continue reading Transition

Phoenix

Springing to life

It occupied a lot of space, but not our attention. Not for the right reasons anyway. And like a child seeking affection, it tried to make its presence evident.

Resolutions


I was desperate to get some rest, but sleep was the one thing that refused to come. Random thoughts and visions haunted me, interspersed with summons, as they were, directed towards me — by whom, I don't know. I tossed and turned in the middle of the night, till I could take it no longer.… Continue reading Resolutions