Let’s imagine ourselves as infants that were born out of our mothers’ wombs wearing clothes that were ‘one-size-fits-all’. Because our parents were born wearing yellow, our clothes, too, were yellow in colour. Similarly, all the other cribs in the hospital featured babies with clothes that were exactly the same in colour, shape and pattern as […]Read More Xenophobia: An analogy
The idea of a perfect life has been fed to us to an extent that anything that comes close to being ordinary becomes unacceptable. Even though we are fully aware that it is unrealistic and unattainable, we are all yearning to reach a constant state of happiness. We convince ourselves that once we get there, […]Read More Being ordinary is enough
What makes a good writer? For starters, a good writer needs to write as regularly and religiously as possible, without worrying about being ‘good’ for his readers. If you see, nouns exist because of verbs. Names have no meaning without actions that back them up. Identities are born because someone, somewhere laboured through pain to […]Read More What makes a good writer?
You see, The fastest track and field racer did not hear motivational lyrics from his biopic blaring in the background when he ran. What he heard, instead, were cheers for his opponents; voices of people booing at him from the stands. The greatest heavyweight boxer of all time was not alive to see his posters […]Read More So if you really had to do it..
We were all of twelve when it happened. Our boobs had just about begun to grow and we were advised to wear longer skirts to avoid skin show. We were still getting used to wearing bras and we had hair growing in places where we never thought hair could grow. The boys in our class […]Read More Back when I thought we bleed from our belly buttons
To the only houseplant that survived this summer, Congratulations! You made it through your toughest times. Trust me, I know how hard it has been for you. I was there, watching your corners wither under the afternoon sun. I know it is easy for me to speak of your resilience and survival under the same […]Read More An ode to the only houseplant that survived this summer
In an alternate reality, I would be the perfect blend of an introvert and extrovert knowing not only how, where and when to speak, but also how much. I would know how to hold a conversation with my excellent knowledge of opening lines and ice breakers and for the sake of not appearing as dumb, […]Read More Small talk
A short while ago, I wore a very short pair of shorts to Shoppers’ Stop. What were my very short pair of shorts trying to say? What were my very short pair of shorts trying to communicate to the shoppers standing at a short distance, as I joined the shortest looking queue at Shoppers’ Shop? […]Read More A very short pair of shorts
The world is full of people with decent, if not perfect vision wearing imaginary blinders as excuses to avoid opportunities masqueraded as distractions. Don’t let that happen to you. You’re not a horse, darling, you’re human. We were built to do several things at once- Hunt, cook, navigate, build huts, make fires, tell stories, tend […]Read More Don’t let that happen to you.
What is so odd about odd jobs? Imagine all jobs being treated alike! Have you ever thought, how it would be if odd was considered conventional? Maybe then, we would have a spectrum of equal choices to pick from. Maybe then, it would be okay to be unsure and much easier to change your mind. […]Read More Odd jobs