The Herd Mentality

Its called the Herd Mentality. And it’s passed down from generations to generations. It’s the norm of the world and no one dare question it. For the one who does, is often ostracized or sometimes far worse, has died. Society runs on these rules and rules are never meant to be broken. A child sinceContinue reading “The Herd Mentality”

One thing I have in common with Princess Diana.

Life of a Middle Child and the Middle Child Syndrome. What’s the one thing Princess Diana and I have in common, you ask? If the title already didn’t give it away. Apart from the obvious good looks and charm, we both are Middle Children. Although, I must confess that in course of writing this articleContinue reading “One thing I have in common with Princess Diana.”

Maskne – A Masked reality.

What is Maskne? How to avoid it? Steps to combat it. “Every good thing comes at a cost.” A gentle reminder that nothing in life comes easy. And with the imminent threat of a life threatening disease lurking around, one would do anything to keep it bay. One such primary prevention mechanism practiced across theContinue reading “Maskne – A Masked reality.”

A Vain Reality

Her endearing reticence, often mistaken for coyness, attracted a flock of admirers, like bees over flowers. Her transit through the streets, awakened longing hearts, hard to decipher, if it was love or lust in part. She braved through those gawking eyes, fixated upon her like predators on prey. who knew what their minds were thinking,Continue reading “A Vain Reality”

Will this Diwali be a Boom or a Doom?

I saw an ad on TV the other day, proclaiming “Yeh Diwali Khushiyon wali”. I wondered whether the said statement was infact true. Does it even feel like Diwali this year? This year has been dull on the festivities for obvious reasons. There were no happy bunnies on Easter or the yummy kheer your friendsContinue reading “Will this Diwali be a Boom or a Doom?”

The Grand Entrance

The sun pierced through her skin that morning, its rays poking a hole in her being. The warmth touching her slowly, lifting her spirits which were lowly. It pushed out all the anguish, awakening her to a new possibility. She looked out the window, the sun brimming with promises, greeting it’s friends in harmony. ItContinue reading “The Grand Entrance”

A shitty place for great ideas.

“A constipated stomach leads to a constipated mind”. This quote bears true for anyone who holds onto shit(quite literally) or rather has a shitty mind. The solution for the former is obviously a laxative or bottle gourd(trust me that works) but the latter needs a bit of introspection. The title would have piqued interest ofContinue reading “A shitty place for great ideas.”

Bottling up your emotions? Don’t.

How bottling up effects your health? Mechanisms to cope. Growing up, I always noticed my mother roaming around the length and breadth of the house, mumbling something under her breath whenever she was frustrated or angry. I never understood why but somehow that act of mumbling along with effective conduction of her chores calmed herContinue reading “Bottling up your emotions? Don’t.”

Why the obligation ladies?

The internal battles we fight to feel valid. It’s been two months since we shifted base to Husband’s home town .Given that my mother-in-law had some health concerns, we felt its best to come home and stay with her for a while. Back home when the lockdown was enforced, normal routines took a back seatContinue reading “Why the obligation ladies?”

Burning question, To News or Not to News?

If 2020 was a Pandora’s box, then unfortunately this year it chose to open and shower its contents over humanity(its called Karma). Almost through the ninth month and the box seems to be perennial. No happy ending to this gestation I reckon. Its been a year stricken with panic, grief, turmoil and many revelations. OneContinue reading “Burning question, To News or Not to News?”