How many times have you asked me-‘Almost there’, where!! How many times have you read my inkwith this rhetorical question in your tone!! How many times have you implied that I deserve better…Better than you… What you don’t understand is that I don’t need Perfect.I need you. With all your flaws, with all the shortcomings,WithContinue reading “Almosts…”

Of Indifference & Love❤️

In a quest to get to the bottom of the indifference I, so frequently, see in people these days, I went back some years on the Facebook timelines of some of my more perplexing friends. I was so heartened to find normal college lives, camaraderie with friends, venting of emotions without hesitation, in some cases,Continue reading “Of Indifference & Love❤️”

✝️Crosses we bear✝️

Many of you might remember the old NCERT textbooks which had one page right at the beginning sharing the Talisman propounded by Mahatma Gandhi. At the time, I didn’t completely get the meaning of his words which are now crystal clear. What Gandhiji meant when he gave us that mantra was – there are alwaysContinue reading “✝️Crosses we bear✝️”

“Welcome To Wherever You Are”

It was just that sort of a day when you need to remind yourself of who you are and what your core is made of. Actually, it’s been a series of such days end on end. Being a bibliophile, I try and find answers in the written word. For me, there is nothing that aContinue reading ““Welcome To Wherever You Are””

At War… 

For all those familiar with Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, the scenario I am about to mention won’t be new.  It was in this classic that we came across the grit and solidarity of the Southern women, ladies or otherwise. In a much loved scene, that happens many times over, the ladies of theContinue reading “At War… “


An ambiguous title, I agree!! But it was infact, A Crack that inspired me to crack open the mystery of my mind and take a crack at unravelling what turbulence lay beneath the presumably calm and quiet disposition that I portray despite being perturbed to the very core. Last night, I was deranged to theContinue reading “✨Crack✨”

The Oldguard… 

Long before the advent of the internet and eons before the modern teaching-learning methodology evolved, the best and in my opinion, the only ways were to learn from either experimenting or observing & emulating our elders. People those days may not have been as qualified as today’s generation in the use of modern gadgetry orContinue reading “The Oldguard… “

I Believe in Magic✨

“Do you like Country music?” asked Prakirti. My last blog must have led her to believe that I understood the western music scene quite well, so I told her that my musical education was sporadic, at best. And that it was quite late in life that I had picked up English songs and artists. Hence,Continue reading “I Believe in Magic✨”

Love’s illusions I recall

I am not a huge fan of pop music from the 50s and the 60s. The first time I heard this beautiful song was in the movie Love Actually, some 9 years back. And,  about four years after that a very dear student gave me this song to listen. Since then, Joni Mitchell’s version ofContinue reading “Love’s illusions I recall”

Of Hope & Despair… 

For days now, it has been on my mind. Infact it is the only thing on my mind for the past couple of months. Like other things negative, I thought this too shall pass and probably it would but right now it is getting worse. I know that people who care about me might wantContinue reading “Of Hope & Despair… “