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Happiness is Like a Butterfly: #MondayMusings

Last week was special. It was my birthday week. And it came wrapped in a gorgeous gift box of happiness.  Ever since I was a kid, I would be super excited about my upcoming birthday. As the date would draw closer the excitement would keep building up. I guess, I owe it to my parents [...]

Colour Me

Smiling Anjali took out her box of colour pencils and started sketching the gloomy downpour outside the window. It had been raining incessantly for a week now and everything had come to a standstill. Most people were complaining. But for Anjali the rains brought with them indelible memories of love and hope. After all the [...]

Utopia: # WriteBravely #WriteTribe

  "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at." - Oscar Wilde (‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’, 1981 essay).     My Ode to Utopia   There's a place called Utopia Replete with joy, minus any pain and untold fear   Every day is a celebration In this [...]

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Star-Struck: #WanderlustWednesday

  I have been star-struck for as long as I can remember. No, not by the famous people, or fame itself; but by the celestial objects of the universe. I have had a fascination for sky watching; especially the morning and evening/night sky in the best of their splendour. As a kid I would spend [...]

Beliefs Versus Reality: #MondayMusing

  I’m a a firm believer of the fact that what you put out to the universe becomes your reality. In simple words, your beliefs and thoughts have the power of manifesting as your reality.   I gathered this wisdom over two and half decades back, when I read Paulo Coelho’s, Alchemist. He made this [...]

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#MondayMusings: The Big C

I have procrastinated writing about the Big C for way too long.  The big C that eats into the human body, soul and mind, slowly rendering the person physically and emotionally handicapped. My intention was not to brush it under the carpet. I was just kind of clueless on what to say and what would [...]

A Getaway to Creative Wonderland: #WanderlustWednesday

  It's a cloudy Sunday morning. But the sun, though hiding behind the rain pregnant clouds, steals in a shower of golden glow upon me- or is it a creative glow?  I'm blissfully unaware of the fact that this will be an eventful day; packed in a mean, scintillating punch.   The morning starts with our [...]

Of Movies and National Anthem

Last Saturday we went out on a cosy family date to the cinemas. Spider-Man: Homecoming released just a day before and we had already read and heard rave reviews. It had been a while since we had done a movie together as a family. The 9-year-old, doesn't enjoy movies too much, especially in the theatres. The 19-year-old is [...]

War and Pieces: #BarAThon

Mrs. Pammi Chopra is our buxom, next door neighbour, with an extremely foul mouth. She, along with her meek husband, Mr. Chopra who has a tiny frame that surprisingly dons a handle bar moustache, their two over boisterous kids; live in the apartment across ours. Mrs. Chopra's favourite hobby it seems, is to pick up arguments [...]

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Of Ice and Men #BarAThon

It's a bitterly cold winter morning in New Castle Upon Tyne, UK. The roads are snowed out by 10 inches. Elvis needs to get to work. His job as a newspaper boy entails waking up at 4 AM, picking up the newspapers from the dealer and dropping them at each doorstep before 6 AM, in [...]