Navigating The Waters of A Nascent Career

In the first half an hour of my waking up, I managed to lock myself out of my house, take a taxi down the wrong lane and nearly trip on the road. Plus, I was late for the 7th time this month. 7th. Forget the Universe, at this point I think I’m all I need to conspire…

The South Is Strong In This One- Life, Brewed #002

You know that feeling when you’re eating khichdi but you’re thinking pongal? This is me, right now, right this moment. Moving to Mumbai has been an exhilarating experience, in various contexts. Paying rent, cooking your own food, sweeping the house and doing the laundry can be some great activities to try if you are moving…

A Little Bit of Home

Home is: Dancing trees, chirping birds and a sun that shines orange bright, Where blankets feel like warm hugs with that peculiar home smell, Where breakfast is seasoned with love And dining table conversations are peppered with gossip. Home is where you leave your inhibitions at the door, Behind which your mother’s smile awaits; Where…

An Assortment of Quotes That Are Essential To Living

“Within the velvet cloaks of tenderness, our backs convulsed in quivering heat, pushing heat, pushing muscles to complete what minds begin and bodies always win.” “Dominique, it’s abnormal to feel so strongly about anything!” “How do you know what’s been killing me? Slowly, for years, driving me to hate people when I don’t want to…

From My Journal, for a Rainy Day.

Life can be quite overwhelming. And sometimes, you may find yourself dealing with it all alone. I wrote this for myself, and for those times, but there’s something I find quite soothing about how honest I was to myself when I wrote it. I hope you will find it that way too. For the rainy days:…

Shaping Leaders of the Future

During an English class in Grade 9, it so happened that a classmate playfully flung her stationery pouch at me. The pouch hit me square in the face, and before I knew it, the blood rushed to my head and all I could feel was a paralyzing anger. My mind shut out all my senses, and…

Treasures from Bombay Underground

My most recent expedition in Bombay took me to a small garage bookhouse and library in one of Bandra’s cozy lanes. ‘Bombay Underground’ is not your typical bookstore and nor are the people that run it- “our efforts are dedicated to celebrating the undocumented / the underground / the lost / the forgotten”. Along with a…

Things In My Head Right Now

Let’s get straight to it- I’ve jumped out of the frying pan into some pretty shitty oil. You know, the one you’ve used to fried three batches of chicken kebab in and then conveniently forgot on the kitchen counter for a week. In between working the 9 to 5, managing my personal projects, trying to…

“Straight Outta College”

If you are a prospective or current employer viewing my profile, I assure you I only use expletives in my head at the workplace. A lot has been happening lately. In what will hopefully not be a series of short-term commitments, I recently jumped jobs for the first time. After about two months of being completely…