What Was He Standing Between?

There is this dream from my college years that still is a mystery to me. I could never bring myself to narrate it here among so many narrations from my life. Never found a reason to and never could unravel what it meant. It always felt like a message from the mystics, just that I…

Bridging The Fault Lines – Teaser

“Feeling nervous, Manu?”, I asked him. I have lost count of how many times he has answered this. “Not at all”, he said, as confident as ever. In all these 5 months, that we have spoken, I have never heard him low on confidence. Though in the initial days I thought he is over confident,…

Do You Believe In Coincidences?

Do you believe in coincidences. I don’t. Definitely didn’t, at least. I don’t know now. Maybe. Maybe not. But then questioning our beliefs all the time is life’s favourite pass time. “I have only two wishes left in life. I want to see my first grandson’s child and first granddaughter’s marriage.” This was my maternal…

Is India’s Fourth Estate Forgetting Its Role?

I had stopped watching news channels quite a while back and I have a fair enough reason, I can claim. The thing is I could not find news on them! And what good is a news channel, if one cannot find real, honest news on it. What I found was opinions. The news channels never…

Is The Establishment Headed Towards Ascendancy or Anti-Climax?

In the past few weeks, this country has borne witness to the kind of violence that should not exist in 2017 in a civil society! It is primal. It  is beyond human civility. And most importantly it is beyond basic rationale. India is witnessing a rise in mob violence and mob lynchings for an ideology…

A Challenge To My Blogger Self

Back in April this year, Bloggers world over were participating in a month long blogging challenge that we all love. A to Z Challenge. And I was getting ready to get married. 🙂 Though I partially wanted to participate in the challenge, what a crazy month it was. With relatives filling the house to ganging…

Sometimes We Have Many Lifelines

So, I am back in Mumbai and settling down into the new life. The life they called ‘post marriage life’ 🙂  Well, honestly not much has changed quite contrary to what I have been brought up to believe. Thanks to the mister, I believe. But that is for another post. One big question that many…

Hello, 2017!

The first day of year 2017 🙂 A big hello to all my readers here. I had meant to write a blog on reflections on the year that was 2016 but work kept me away and here we are. Though in hindsight, 2016 would have been very difficult to reflect on in totality! When the…

I Am A Drifter & No I Am Not Lost

This is my story and it is anything but boring. I know years later when I narrate it, this story is going to be an interesting one, you never know, maybe the most interesting one around. This is the story of a drifter who believes she is not lost.

Stubbornness Is a Gender Thing?

Be it speaking out our mind, not complying to the stereotypes or being steadfast on what we want in life, we are defined by that one word – Ahamkaari or the one who is egoistic.