Not A Book Review: The Namesake

If there was ever a book written about me, this will be it. It’s the story of my life written in a book. It connected to me on a personal level. The main protaganist’s dislike for his name, his dual life growing up. Everything is relatable. Give the article a read to know more.

6 Life Hacks living in a Hostel taught me.

Things I learned after living in a hostel for 10 years. For a young adult, starting hostel life is the first step into an independent life. Or so you think. Anyone at that age would welcome the thought of staying alone, given the freedom it offers. No one to question your late nights, parties, sneakingContinue reading “6 Life Hacks living in a Hostel taught me.”

5 Easy ways to improve your English skills.

My love for the language and How I improved? Teacher – “ When did you join?” Me – “ I joined next Wednesday.” That was a nervous me in 7th grade, new joinee to the class answering a simple question with error. My English teacher was taking the attendance. That’s when she noticed my nameContinue reading “5 Easy ways to improve your English skills.”

Marie Kondo’ing My way Through Cooking.

Meal or Ordeal? I started this year with an urgent need to eat healthy, organic, home cooked food. The goal did come to fruition until the pandemic hit and the whole world went into lockdown. Everything came to a halt, so did my dream of a healthy lifestyle. With the restriction imposed and sudden absenceContinue reading “Marie Kondo’ing My way Through Cooking.”

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.”

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?”

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.”

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?”