100 Words | #3 Clear

Clear "I can do this on my own," he said as he caught his father's hand. "You don't need to watch me." "I know you can. I'm here just in case you... just in case, okay?" He could sense his father's hesitation. But he was determined. He could do it. He went down on one... Continue Reading →

100 Words | #2 Begin

Begin She looked at the sheet nervously. She had a few moments before she could officially begin. She always utilised this time to assess the damage. She knew it only made her more nervous, but she did it anyway. She looked around. Sweat on the forehead, foot-tapping, drumming of fingers, and biting nails were the... Continue Reading →

100 Words | #1 Avoid

Avoid It's just easier than confrontation. Is the heartache worth it? Maybe it is, but I wouldn't know. I think about picking up the phone sometimes and asking questions, a lot of questions. But I doubt I'll get answers. Not truthful ones at least. Maybe I'm not the only one guilty, though. It takes two to... Continue Reading →

18 for 2018

Every single one of us begins the new year with renewed energy and optimism. It's a clean slate, a fresh start that, in our head, gives us the opportunity to be the best version of ourselves, someone we aspire to be. I don't know about others but for me, the enthusiasm fades away pretty quickly.... Continue Reading →

I am, but an Emotional Fool

Motherhood is a lonely journey and I figured that out within the first week. Even if you have the most sympathetic partner, there are things that you go through as a mother – changes in your body, feelings, emotions, thoughts – that even your partner cannot fully understand. What helps is having someone to talk... Continue Reading →

Protocol on Lending & Recovery

I'm no expert in management and I'm positive I need lessons in planning and organising, especially when it comes to managing a household. But I've taken this responsibility and I'm doing my best in spite of having no prior experience whatsoever and while having to combat a major flaw in my personality - Laziness.But even... Continue Reading →

Book Review | Family Ties

I just devised a system to review books and henceforth, whenever I do such reviews, I am going to judge and rate books based on these points. At the onset, let me make it very clear that I DO NOT consider myself as any form of authority to pass such judgements, but these are only... Continue Reading →

Movie Review | Jai Ho

I watched Jai Ho yesterday; my first movie in the theatre for 2014, and according to my goals, I am supposed to write a review. Not because I am an expert on reviewing movies, but as a writing exercise. But before I say I what I thought of the movie – whether good or bad,... Continue Reading →

Movie Review | Ek Thi Daayan

Ek Thi Daayan is not a horror film. At best, it's an attempt at a horror film, and a pretty good attempt at that. The good things about this movie, are Konkona Sen Sharma's acting and a few scary scenes that have been shot really well, so they manage to scare you. As far as... Continue Reading →

Jinx the Jinx

Here's the deal; I'm superstitious. Actually, I'm not even sure that 'superstitious' would describe what I am exactly. We may have to come up with a whole new word for what I am, because I am not traditionally superstitious; I have my own issues - some of which may fall under the category of "crazy."... Continue Reading →

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