I have been watching Gilmore Girls for a while now and I have been falling in love with the show, with every episode. While people rave about Dark, Money Heist, Friends or Game of Thrones, I have been wondering why this series haven’t gotten the attention it deserves. It teaches you a lot about family … Continue reading On Grabbing Opportunities – A Wonderful Takeaway from Gilmore Girls
I have always wanted to write this list post and I intended to do it when I turned 30. But 2018 was one of the years I was least active on my blog. I turned 32 yesterday and I know that now is the right time for this post. So here goes, 32 things I … Continue reading 32 Things I Learnt in 32 Years
Starting a new habit or lifestyle, sticking to it for a few days, then slacking and finally giving up is a familiar experience for all of us. I remember not deciding on New Year Resolutions for a couple of years because I wasn’t going to stick to them anyway. But the thing about wanting to improve in life is that our belief systems keep changing. So did mine! I still haven’t formed a routine. But I have made progress. This post is for those like me, who find it extremely difficult to form habits and give up thinking you haven’t made/can’t make any progress.
The most important and valuable skillset a human needs is kindness. Can you imagine a world where all of us are kind to each other? What else would we need? Money? No. The once who have will give the ones who don't. Happiness? The ones who are happy will never let others be sad. Good Health? The healthy will help the unhealthy. Then why is kindness so underrated? Why isn't it taught in schools and universities? I believe kindness needs to be given more focus and here is how I think we can start.
First Sunday of August is Sister's Day. I have written a lot about my baby sister over the years and they have all been about our childhood and the love we shared. But this post is about a rough space our relationship traversed through during Covid-19. It took a while for us to wrap our heads around the changes my sister had gone through. While the Coronavirus Pandemic stretched on and on, we went through a roller-coaster ride of quarrels, emotions, conversation and growth and here are five things I am realizing now that I learnt from her:
It isn't about social media alone. If you are spending too much time on an App without getting any value from it, it is high time that you ask if it is really worth your time. If it isn't, take a ten day detox and evaluate how you could spend your time more productively.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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