Loss: Grieving When You Lose Love

Featured, Relationships

Many years ago, back in 2002, I got my first dog, Bambi. She was a senior dog, almost seven or eight years old, and given away by my English professor in college. I didn’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to adopt Bambi. I don’t think I thought much. I didn’t have any […]

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An Ode To My Soulmate: Goodbye Is Not A Word

Featured, Musings, Relationships

am not a person who believes that soulmates are only of the romantic sort. No. To me, soulmates are anyone with whom we have an intense soul connection . Such soul connections are not always easy. Having a soulmate is not about looking at the stars but gazing at the embers in the ashes of […]

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Nostalgia, my Father

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I read the wonderful Bangalore Blue last month by Steven Carvalho. I was so delighted by the nostalgia it evoked that I have been recommending this to anyone I know who loves Bangalore. First, it was my sister. And then, I gave it to my Dad. My father doesn’t read anything apart from a newspaper. […]

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Meeting Old Age

Featured, Short Stories

The doctor’s diagnosis was swift. An orthopedic surgeon is what he called himself. That came with all the credentials that he had acquired over the years. MBBS. FHRCS. MS – fancy alphabets that were tagged on to his name like the extensions of a comet’s tail. He didn’t even need to be a doctor to […]

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Best Decision Of 2016


Reflections on 2016

Decisions. Our life is filled them, isn’t it? Often, the decisions we take in life define us. The choices we make either imprison us or liberate us. When I thought about this prompt, I wondered. What was my best decision of 2016? To those who read this blog regularly, it might seem that the answer […]

December 15, 2016

Texture


Reflections on 2016

What a strange prompt, I think. Texture. I look up the meaning on the Internet to help me understand. Cambridge Dictionary says this: the quality of something that can be decided by touch; the degree to which something is rough or smooth, or soft or hard: a smooth/rough/coarse texture This artificial fabric has the texture […]

December 14, 2016

Soundtrack Of 2016


Reflections on 2016

I haven’t listened to much music this year. There is a reason why. I lost my Ipod Touch late last year. I hunted around thinking I will buy another one. But I abandoned that hunt after realizing that my bank sent me a stern message on my expenses. Since then, I have hardly listened to […]

December 13, 2016

Precious


Reflections on 2016

This is a precious prompt from the DecemberReflections 2016 challenge. We consider so many things and people precious in our lives and justifiably so. This year my family and my closest friends were precious beyond words. But just one thing stood out for me. When I left my corporate job earlier this year, I did […]

December 12, 2016

Biggest Lesson From 2016


Reflections on 2016, Relationships

Lessons. As children, we are taught to imbibe learnings from lessons. We are taught about different subjects through lessons. As we become older, we learn that lessons have a different meaning as well. We realize what we hadn’t thought of in school: that lessons are lifelong. That lessons come outside the classrooms. Somehow, what was […]

December 11, 2016

I Made This


Random Thoughts, Reflections on 2016

I have never been good at creating anything except with words. This prompt was probably the toughest for me, so far from the DecemberReflections2016 challenge. I woke up on a Saturday, wondering what I could probably “create.” As I went downstairs to keep some stuff in my car, I saw a white and black feather […]

December 10, 2016

On The Ground


Musings, Reflections on 2016

I looked at the prompt. Then, I pushed myself off my chair and lay down on the ground. The floor was cool under my T-shirt, and I could feel the coolness settle in on the bare skin of my legs. The ceiling fan stood motionless. The incandescent light blinked at me steadily, its white light […]

December 8, 2016

Five Things About Me


Musings, Reflections on 2016

Talking about myself has always been one of the hardest things for me. I love listening to people instead. Through them, I get to understand so much more about myself. My struggles to talk about myself also come from decades of battling shyness and low self-esteem. “Why would anyone really be interested in knowing about […]

December 7, 2016

In The Air


Reflections on 2016

This prompt baffled me. What exactly is “in the air?” It made me remember the phrase “there’s magic in the air.” Then, I found other phrases. “There’s a rumor in the air.” “There’s something in the air.” We build castles “in the air.” There is “spring/love in the air.” I looked at all these idioms […]

December 6, 2016