Kerala: A Mini Instagram Series

To the far south of India, you’ll find the coconutty state of Kerala, where nature thrives and so do workers’ unions. From conversations on education to visiting farms and eating at charming diners, my visit took me from city to forest and across vast green lands. I tried to document as less of my visit as…

Listen To Me

Do hear the quiet breathing of my heart in the backdrop of the pouring rain, as it takes in an air filled with emotion? My sighs get entangled in it. Moments pass by softly, ticking away as the well of emotion grows and the only tell-tale sign is the blink of my eye- quick, did…

A quiet night, the city is asleep The words flow from my fingertips And I feel your hopes and dreams. I’ll keep them safe And you.  

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…