Little Ways of Finding Happiness and Achieving Goals

What makes you happy? The other day, I met a random stranger at a plant shop. We got to talking and since I was new to handling plants, she gave me some plant related tips. Later, I would go to the ATM to withdraw cash and meet her there again. We started walking from there … Continue reading Little Ways of Finding Happiness and Achieving Goals

Making Your Own Happiness

Here's a picture from my walk last week. One day I want to live in a house like this, with French windows and cascading greenery around. 🙂 It has been a wonderful week. My morning routine is coming along very well. Last weekend, I had attended the Art of Living Happiness Program. The breathing techniques … Continue reading Making Your Own Happiness

Forget the World and Look

If you look carefully, you'll see that even a garbage dump will have something beautiful. Ignored, but Beautiful. If you look carefully, even your worst day will have a blessing in disguise. I say this because when I have a horrible day, I realize that I have hit rock bottom. Which means I can as … Continue reading Forget the World and Look

Conversations From Late Nights

Last night was a night of conversations that wouldn't have ever happened if not for last night. A jarring bit that stood out because of some words that slapped me awake was this. Your past might have torn you down, your past will be a part of you. But do not become a victim of … Continue reading Conversations From Late Nights

Bury

Enough of books, poems and stories. Can I bury myself inside the creases of my bedsheet, go into hibernation as the spring blankets all that was once dull and dry? Let me stay asleep for days, weeks and when the first leaf begins to burn in the scorching heat of the sun, the sky will … Continue reading Bury

Aina – The Mirror

When you look into the mirror, what do you see? I sometimes see this absolutely flawless, independent human. At other times, the dark complexion, the grey strands of hair, the specs, the marks, discoloration and freckles are visible at full saturation level, completely highlighted! I could almost hear those grey hairs sing! I am not … Continue reading Aina – The Mirror

A Bucket-list For a Better Lifestyle in 2019

Creating Bucketlist is like letting the Universe and yourself know the list of things you wish to achieve. It is the first step to getting yourself up and moving. Here is mine for 2019. Hope it inspires you as well.

11 Stark Truths that Will Make Adulting Easier

How many of us have watched Bollywood and thought that Love was what they showed in movies? How many times have you been told not to voice your opinions because the other person may not like it? How many times have you seen body-shaming being normalized? As we grow, there are some cues that we … Continue reading 11 Stark Truths that Will Make Adulting Easier

When Strangers Surprise You

6th September 2018: Today I am yearning to write. After a long long time. Today something heartwarming and beautiful happened. Today I was in a fix and a random stranger helped me out. After work, Chin and I decided to go Specs shopping. Not that I was desperate to spend on spectacles, but my eye … Continue reading When Strangers Surprise You

The Art of Apology

  A colleague of yours hurled verbal abuses at you. He insulted you to the core and accused you of committing a mistake which you did not commit. After about a week, he realizes his mistake, comes to you and says casually, ‘Apparently it wasn’t your fault. Sorry for blaming you’ and he leaves. Will … Continue reading The Art of Apology

If You Wouldn’t Eat it, Don’t Put it on Your Skin

Do you know the amount of poison we are being exposed to on a daily basis? Do you eat the Chemicals that you put on your skin? A friend’s post on instagram and our conversation following that, opened my eyes to it. Elaine from The Fire spirit blog sent me this video by Fittuber in … Continue reading If You Wouldn’t Eat it, Don’t Put it on Your Skin

Saying Yes to The World

“I couldn’t sleep yesterday!” “Why so?” “We went patrolling.” “What patrolling?”, I was baffled. We were 21 when we had this conversation. We were both mere CA students and he wasn’t in any sort of organization that went patrolling during the nights. “Prostitution.” I held my breath. It wasn’t a topic I wanted to discuss … Continue reading Saying Yes to The World

Changing The Way We See Equality Improves Life

We strive to achieve equality in many ways, in many areas in our lives. And it is when we strive to achieve equality that we begin to keep scores, we strive for perfection and seek to take revenge. I'd like two discuss two areas here:

My Top 10 Something New Everyday Hits

Imagine your life changing positively in a month. Imagine you looking back at the end of a month and realising that you actually lived it! You did not just work, eat and exist, but you made progress in your personal life. That was November to me. I had taken up the #SomethingNewEveryday Challenge on Instagram … Continue reading My Top 10 Something New Everyday Hits

Much Like the Bitter-Sweet Gooseberries

As a child, I was always cautious as to what I asked Amma. Before I asked for a chocolate, I'd check its price and ensure that I wasn't inconveniencing her. When Nestle Munch was introduced in India in 1999, there was a lot of buzz around it in school. For me, it was an extravagant … Continue reading Much Like the Bitter-Sweet Gooseberries