5 Books to Read to Live the Best version of Your Life

Books find you when they do. There are books that have been lying on my shelves for years together and then suddenly one day I pick something up and start reading. As I am growing older, I have started believing that books call out to you when you are ready for them. I am going…

Dear Dad.

Butter chicken and naan, That’s what my dad would get me, Every time I excelled at school. Then he would get me books, Any and all, I just had to linger on that shelf. If I looked at a saree too long, He would say “pack it”. I remember I had to choose a third…

I am still unprepared for the world

I was unprepared for the elephant pineapple incident. It didn’t factor in, even in my wildest imagination. Just did not. I moved into a new place this week. I was unprepared for the kindness of strangers. Random shop keepers going out of their way to make tea for me. Society guards being helpful, in spite…

One fool proof way of polishing your creative process

When we read, our thoughts tend to circle around that content. The characters that we draw up for our stories start resembling the ones that we have been reading of. In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk- That Danger of a single story, she says that as a kid growing up in South Africa, her imaginary…

Can someone really change?

When I look back, say 10 years, I don’t think I was a nice person. I was zero on empathy, didn’t believe in feeling too much or anything at all. I was in a relationship of convenience, or maybe in multiple relationships of convenience. A lot of what I let myself feel was “transactional”. I…

Thank God for complexity; else we wouldn’t have miracles!

“I don’t like the clean-shaven boy with the necktie and the good job. I like desperate men, men with broken teeth and broken minds and broken ways. They interest me. They are full of surprises and explosions.”  — Charles Bukowski There is something intrinsically interesting about complexity. I love complexity for its complexity. I like…

A Letter to My Future Child

My Dear Love, When you come into this world, it will be the most beautiful and the most scariest day of my life. It will be beautiful because you will make me so happy, but it will be scary because the thought of you ever being sad will make me sad. And my mind will…

Courage is Fear Walking

As children you always look up to your parents as the perfect human beings, they are your personal crisis managers, your A-Team. At midnight, when the monsters come out, they take out their magic wands and chase them away. When they hug you, the world is restored to a happy place. When they say, it’s going…

This Valentine’s – Choose Yourself

It takes a huge amount of self love to be worthy of the love that you think you deserve. One act of self love can turn the wheels of fortune in your favour. But like with most things that are worth it, this isn’t easy. Self love isn’t easy. To begin with it needs a…

Breaking yourself… Open

What I feel for you hides within my unguarded thoughts..  My guarded thoughts have become wiser with time..    The walls aren’t to keep you out,  They only serve to keep me together..    When you think I am closely observing you,  I am only looking at how I am moving into  yet another story.. …