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
I think a deep blue ocean, endless and infinite. I write a little island, a fragment, uninhabited. You read on vacations; a trip to the island, once in a while. While there are many more islands, I am grateful that you chose to be here. You must also know However An island is not made […]Read More I write a little island
One among my favourite things in the world are specific compliments. They are like personalised gifts that stay with a person longer than we think. Unlike a bouquet of flowers or a packet of chocolates, they are carefully curated, thought-out presents, which show that you know a person inside-out. Not that I have anything against […]Read More With best compliments
Not all women menstruate, but all menstruators are women. I am a menstruator and I am a woman- which means my uterus bleeds for five days, every single month. Not all women menstruate, but the ones who do, pretend they don’t Because when they say ‘Be proud to bleed’ They mean ‘Be proud in private’- […]Read More The bloody taboo