Honesty: The Second Value


Featured, Musings

“Just tell Boy what you want to do. It’s only Boy, after all,” my friend told me yesterday afternoon. We were discussing some logistics of an upcoming trip, and I was worried how to tell my brother, and generally crazy soulmate, Boy, certain aspects of those logistics without hurting him. My friend’s answer was simple. […]

August 18, 2018

My Other Soulmate


Relationships

I have written a lot on this blog of my soul friend, Birdy, but I haven’t told you about my other soulmate. I usually don’t write about my other relationships much because I thought I would keep those private. But what’s the point of keeping a blog where I promise to be honest and open […]

August 6, 2018

A Cycle Of Gratitude To Remember


Musings

There it was. A runner who intends to cycle 150+km in a day. Did I succeed? Did I learn something from it? My task: An inviting stretch from Bangalore to Mysore. My gear: A Giant bike fitted with an 18-speed Shimano gear system. My mistakes: No cyclist in their right sense would try the Kanakapura […]

August 1, 2018

To My Greatest Believer


Musings

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in Toopi, fixing a smartphone holder to the window pane with a boy in front of an automotive accessories shop. When the phone rang, I was irritated because I am like that. I get annoyed with things like that. “Is it Smitha?” the person asked. “Hmm, yes,” […]

July 29, 2018

Can I Do It?


Musings

Every now and then, I decide to step outside the confines we draw around ourselves. This month has been enervating, tiring, exciting, and promising. This month started off with me being angry – after a long time – and I sat with that anger. I didn’t react. Previously, I had turned to drugs of comfort […]

July 25, 2018

Oh! The Changes You Will Go Through


Musings

I was reminded of Dr. Seuss’ classic book today. “There are more than 1,000 books here,” my exhausted Dad said, pointing to the three cartons of books awaiting transport that jam up the staircase in our house. I grinned, waiting to unpack my beloved books and sort them out. “Look at these albums that were […]

July 21, 2018

Playing For Time


Musings

Time is one of the most-used words in our life. We hear it all the time. See? I wrote ‘time’ in that previous sentence without realizing it. “I don’t have time.” – As if we are all walking around with this mysterious person/thing called Time and every now and then, it goes missing. “It will […]

July 19, 2018

A Beautiful Friendship


Books, Musings

From the time I can remember, I have loved to read. One of my favorite memories is of me coming back from school when I was about five or six years old, and sitting on this little ledge that overlooked our yard while my adopted sister pampered me with snacks. My best friend – a […]

July 15, 2018

Looking Back And Ahead


Musings, Relationships

It was early in the morning yesterday when I glanced at my phone to check my workout for the day. There was a notification from Google Photos. “Look back on this day last year.” With a start, I realized as the photos showed up that it was on the same Friday last year that Travelling […]

July 14, 2018