When Your Perspective Changes, Happiness Puts On Different Clothes

When Your Perspective Changes, Happiness Puts On Different Clothes

Blog, Personal, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_1122" align="aligncenter" width="867"] Bye 2018 Welcome 2019[/caption]   2018 - A year filled with lots of celebrations. Whether it was birthdays, anniversaries or festivals, celebrations were in full swing. Oh! Not to forget those unbeatable vacation time with my partner in crime. Yet, somewhere, I personally wasn't happy or satisfied with how 2018 treated me. Health was constantly in an angry and grumpy mood. My body and I were mutually disconnected. The life as a freelancer wasn’t so great with lots of downs and hope of up in the graph. Rarely blogged, hardly got paid or exciting work and seldom responded to the audience. In short, a very dull year. As the year ended, I reflected the events of 2018 and my reactions to those occasions, I was startled to…
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You Are the Daughter We Always Wished For…

You Are the Daughter We Always Wished For…

Blog, Gender Issues, Relationship, Social
[caption id="attachment_1045" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Respect, Love & Appreciate[/caption] ‘You are the daughter we always wished for’, said the ever-smiling in-laws to the bride. And, my mind laughed with ridicule, ‘Huh! The same old cliché dialogue of the society. Alas! Nothing has changed over the years’. Isn’t this a typical scenario in most of the Indian weddings where the words and actions contradict themselves? We all have witnessed it. We all have faced it. A few months back, it was my bestie’s turn to get hitched to her longtime partner and stepped into the most unpredictable roller-coaster ride of the life. An inter-caste wedding where the beauty of the north and south rituals was singing in glory. Right from the moment, we stepped into the wedding, it was all about royalty.…
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Words of Gratitude and Grit – A Million Questions

Words of Gratitude and Grit – A Million Questions

Blog, Personal, Relationship
I watch the last scintillating rise of the glorious sun of this year, giving me infinite positive energies and sowing the words of gratitude and grit in me. And once again, here I am, writing yet another, Thank You Blog for my incredible audience who have been sailing with me in my journey of life. I owe every pie of the success and failure (vital steps of the ladder of growth) to my audience who have given me constructive feedback. I am indebted to my readers who are a passive catalyst in my life as a writer and aid me pushing my limits. [caption id="attachment_1005" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Make the Best of your Life[/caption] As I look down to the sweepers on the road, I see two women talking to each…
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Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?

Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?

Blog, Parenting, Personal, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_938" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Is there a thread that connects Age and Maturity?[/caption] ‘When he becomes older, he will act maturely’, ‘She behaves in a childish way. Hope she is matured enough to handle life’, ‘At this age, you are supposed to handle your life in a matured way’. Yes! We have all grown up listening to these clichéd conversations. Personally, I have experienced many people using such statements, in their wisdom of affection for their loved ones. Sometimes, even I tend to utter such words. Maybe consciously or unconsciously, our minds are wired to those thoughts after years of constant hearing of the same. The link between the age of a person and their behavior are to assess the maturity level of the person. Is the society, the thought…
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Forgiving – A Rare Virtue

Forgiving – A Rare Virtue

Blog, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_720" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Forgiving – A Rare Virtue[/caption] Forgiving – A Rare Virtue Few days back, I saw two small children hitting and fighting with each other. They did everything possible to satisfy their anger. The most amusing part was pulling each other’s hair. Seeing them fight, my childhood scenes were refreshed. The unceasing physical and verbal fights with my sister and endless patch ups were a regular scene in our house. Coming back to the present fight of these children, it seemed like a never ending battle. Then the divine angel, in the form of the mother came, gave one tight slap to both and all the fights came to a standstill. Both of them were instructed to say sorry and settle the quarrels with each other immediately.…
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An Open Letter to the most respected Society

An Open Letter to the most respected Society

Blog, Relationship, Social
[caption id="attachment_712" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Gender Equality[/caption] An Open Letter to the most respected Society Dear Society, At the outset, I would like to congratulate and thank you for priming some of your fragments as per the evolution. I came into this world empty handed. I appreciate what I have received as the byproducts of the societal evolution, in the form of closely knitted parents, siblings, extended families, and beautiful friendships for a lifetime, of course with specific disclaimers in every stage of life. In your society, men and women coexists. One is always dependent on the other. This is how the cycle of evolution leads generation after generation. This is nature’s phenomena, which even you as a society cannot eradicate. Having said that, gender discrimination between men and women, has…
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The Irreplaceable Ingredient of a Relationship

Blog, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_693" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Time - The Secret and Irreplaceable Ingredient[/caption] The Irreplaceable Ingredient of Relationships In the past decade, I personally witnessed the changing social dynamics of relationships. Thanks to the technological encroachment for infusing sweetness and bitterness in relationships. We are able to relish the joy of connecting with our loved ones in no time. It is a fact, that we are more privileged and liberated than any other generation of the past. However, knowingly or unknowingly even today relationships are always taken for granted. The effort to nurture an enduring relationship is lacking. The secret ingredient for any relationship to last long is lost, regardless of the title. This secret ingredient is well known. Yet we are ignorant about the same. Yes. You are right. Time is…
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Can a ten year old child be a fitness freak?

Blog, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_659" align="alignleft" width="300"] Can a ten year old child be a fitness freak?[/caption] Can a ten year old child be a fitness freak? Can you imagine a ten year old kid going to a gym regularly and running on a treadmill? Yes, I witnessed the scene. Few days back, I bumped into my neighbor and his ten year old kid in the vegetable market. They were just out of the gym. Tired, yet filled with positive energy. As I we walked back to our home, the child stated, ‘Aunty, today I ran 200 times on the treadmill. Slowly I will increase and compete with dad. Then I will become thin’. I was speechless. I was smiling from outside and astonished from inside. I asked the child, why do you…
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The Cynicism behind those Words…

Blog, Cultural, Education, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Cynicism behind those Words…[/caption] The Cynicism behind those Words… A recent cab ride was one of its kind. The driver started the trip and I was fiddling with my mobile. The radio in the cab was switched on. The breaking news bulletin about the Pakistan Shrine bomb blast attack, where approximately 30 were killed and more than 100 injured, was being aired. The radio jockey had asked one of the listeners about their opinion on the same. The listener had commented, ‘This had to happen. How long will Pakistan keep blasting bombs on other’s head? One day they have to die with their bombs’. The cab driver had a sarcastic smile and stated, ‘What eh perfect response’. I was shocked. I did not know how…
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You will have to call someone after reading this…

Blog, Media, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_653" align="alignleft" width="300"] Real Vs Virtual Life[/caption] You will have to call someone after reading this… I am a 1980's child, where writing letters were a way of communicating with our loved ones and getting in touch with them. My mother consciously used to write letters to our relatives and family friends, at least once in a month. I loved my part of going to a post box and posting the same. The response for the letters would light up our face and hearts. This mutual communication gesture was a comforting family ritual. Of course, besides happiness, even sadness, anger, hurt, etc., everything could be conveyed only through letters. Even the couples, during their courtship period would converse only through those hand written beautiful pieces of paper. The sheer…
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