For a bibliophile, books are like best friends... or maybe even better. I love reading, especially fiction. I feel that books have the power to draw you in and take away all your worries albeit temporarily and give you much happiness in the process. Some books are too good that when you finish reading, you … Continue reading Books…
The fever is done with me and thankfully, we have broken up and gone our separate ways. 😀 But I am still tired. But hey on the positive side, it turned out be a viral fever and I can resume work soon. 🙂 Thank you for all your prayers, kind words and support. I will … Continue reading Health update
I never thought that a day would come when I would gush over my free bookmarks. But that's the thing about life - it tends to surprise you at every turn. (Well, almost every turn). Aren't these adorable? I liked them a lot. No, actually, I love them! Unlike most of my other bookmarks, these … Continue reading Cute bookmarks!
The clock on her wall read 10 minutes past 11. It was nearing midnight. Street dogs were howling and wailing over God-alone-knows-what! She sat on her bed, with her face turned to the laptop in front of her. Her eyes were struggling to stay open. If her eyes were capable of speech, they would have … Continue reading Drifting off…
Earlier today one of my friends had sent me two messages saying that "Chadwick Boseman has left" and "no more Black Panther". At first, I believed that he had left the Marvel franchise for some reason. However, the illusion didn't last for long. The real news hit me hard.. with the full force of a … Continue reading Goodbye, Chadwick Boseman
Some people can make you forget time, and gift you with moments and memories… moments and memories so precious that you wish there was a way to turn back time and experience them all over again. Some people can make even a second feel like an hour or more. Their presence and actions can make … Continue reading People… (Part 2 of 2)
While humans might be the same intrinsically (I mean, composed of flesh and bones), they can be worlds apart from when it comes to character. Some people are like gooseberries. They might seem bitter at first, but the more you get to know them, the sweeter they become. Some people are like steaming mugs of … Continue reading People… (Part 1 of 2)
Colours are what make the tapestry of life more interesting. At times, life may seem like a monotonous journey, neither black nor white, but so many glorious shades of grey. Life can be imagined anyway we want it to be. People, too. After all, one doesn't have to pay taxes or any fee for our … Continue reading A Colourful Tapestry
In retrospect, things can seem so much easier and uncomplicated. One can beat oneself about the fact that they could have done a lot of things differently. Time and experience can bring us a little bit closer to wisdom. Happiness can't be bought and it most certainly isn't received when we look back on our … Continue reading A bunch of random thoughts
It's great to be a social butterfly and develop and maintain links with a lot of people. But in the current situation, it is not only irresponsible but it is downright dangerous to have unwanted physical interaction with people. The strongest villain of our times doesn't discriminate, and it will spread like wildfire, infecting everyone … Continue reading SoCS – Link
I was down with a rather vicious migraine for nearly two days. It was a horrible couple of days for me. But I am glad to announce that I am feeling much better. That being said, I am gently easing my way into blogging. I don't want to trigger another migraine by spending too much … Continue reading Health update: I’m feeling better!
For today's Stream of Consciousness, Linda, our lovely host has selected the prompt - zz. Our mission is to find a word with double-z in it and use it in our post. Like all SoCS posts, the trick is to keep writing without any editing. The first thing that came to my mind is the … Continue reading SoCS – Zz
For today's Stream of Consciousness, the prompt word that Linda has chosen is "fan". The trick is to keep writing without any editing. And right now, I can't think of anything to write. I am not a fan of so many things. If I were to make a list, it would include chicken liver, heavy … Continue reading SoCS – Fan
I have completed two weeks of being confined to my home (unless you count the occasional grocery run, and when I have to go out to hand over the garbage). Life has taken a completely different direction. I went from having a completely packed schedule to being suddenly free with all the time in the … Continue reading Life (lockdown) diaries #5: Going out (even for groceries!) seems like so much trouble
The whole corona situation is snowballing into a full-blown crisis. Paranoia is only making things worse. But taking matters lightly is also not advised. Here in Kerala, we are proceeding towards near lockdown with all schools, colleges, recreational centres, theaters being temporarily closed down. Public gatherings and pilgrimages are being called off. Hundreds of people … Continue reading Life diaries #3: Life in the time of Corona
Recently, I had the "pleasure" of traveling the 690km from Bangalore to Thiruvanathapuram in the extreme rear seat of a sleeper bus. And yes, it was the lower berth. Fortunately for me, I had outgrown the "will-definitely-puke on a long distance trip in a car/bus" phase in life. But nevertheless, that fateful journey still seemed … Continue reading Life diaries #2: I guess this is what a pan tossed pizza feels like! 🙆
It's yet another International Women's Day. And truth be said, despite the hype around the day, I don't feel any extra bit special. There are those WhatsApp messages and statuses appreciating womanhood, proclaiming that everyday is Women's Day. Then there are brands and companies that have cashed in on the opportunity via their "Women's Day" … Continue reading Life diaries #1: A Women’s Day effect
Hello, I am all set to ring in the new year barely 4 hours from now. (Read: lying in my bed watching some stand-up comedy video that's on Amazon Prime 😂). Yes, I belong to that rare community that celebrates the new year by, well, not partying till we drop! So first up, Happy New … Continue reading Life update #ilostcount
Where does the soul go once the life ceases to exist? I wonder if a departed soul goes to heaven or hell, or if it's simply reborn... all set for yet another journey from birth till death. They do call it the circle of life after all! Life is unpredictable, so is death. A moment … Continue reading SoCS – Where?
My tiny tale #39 kind of turned out to be a prophetic one. It turns out that certain users in Europe and the US couldn't access their Facebook and Instagram accounts. A networking issue caused havoc (read: being cut-off from Facebook and Instagram) until it was resolved within a few hours. Of course, this caused … Continue reading Prophetic tiny tale?
Who knew that snails and cricket could play cricket and make us have so much fun in the process. I swear this is one of most addictive Google Doodle games ever! Initially, I just couldn't get past the 100 mark! I would get bowled out in the late nineties. It's a disappointment to get so … Continue reading A fun game and a bit of wishful thinking!
They say that the first impression is the best impression. But I tend to disagree with that. First impressions aren't always the best. That's what I feel. Sometimes, nope scratch that, most of the time, it takes so long to really know a person. Many a time, our first impression about a person isn't always … Continue reading First impressions!
Happy World Book Day! According to Wikipedia, "World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to promote reading, publishing, and copyright." So as a self-confessed bibliophile, I couldn't let the day go by without publishing a post … Continue reading Happy World Book Day! 😊
Writer's block - The struggle is real. Writing is something that I do just for the fun of it, and it's second only to reading on the list of my favorite pastimes. When inspiration strikes, I don't have much trouble coming up with a blog post. Words keep on flowing and I race to put … Continue reading Blogging and the occasional writer’s block…
Ever since I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, (That would be The Philosopher's Stone, to some of you) nearly thirteen years ago, I had been branded for life. I've been a Potterhead for so long, that I can be safely classified as a Harry Potter nerd. I had been totally obsessed with … Continue reading Goodbye, Alan Rickman