A Man and The Story of His Resilience. When Lost. For 438 Days

You are at sea. Maybe, you are someone like me who loves it. The crashing of the waves, the shore somewhere on the horizon, an endless expanse of water all around. But even if you love it the way Salvador Alvarenga did, can you imagine the torment of being lost for 438 days? Disturbing, isn’t it? When I spotted this book at the bookstore, the … Continue reading A Man and The Story of His Resilience. When Lost. For 438 Days

What If I’m Too Old Already?

The angst of an artist is the same as that of a scientist. The thirst for more never ceases. Imagination never ceases. The quest for building bigger and better masterpieces never ceases. But what if the creative genius or the brain of a brilliant scientist comes with an expiry? What if 30 is the age when the physical constitution and mental faculties begin to slow … Continue reading What If I’m Too Old Already?

Things That Happen When You Sneak About After Midnight

Sneaking around the house, after everyone has called it a night, is not without its risks. Here’s what happens when you tip-toe around in the dead of the night. If you are me, you are certain to bump into furniture. Stubbing your toe is a given. Followed by an elbow or a shin hit. If it is a particularly unfortunate night, you will bump into … Continue reading Things That Happen When You Sneak About After Midnight

On Existence that is the Same as Non-Existence

Fair warning to the reader: Long rant ahead. About life. About non-life. Label it as me PMSing if you must, that is easily the most popular opinion/response I get on thoughts such as these. For others, if there are any such others, I’d love to hear from you if you have a differential diagnosis. I’ve been preoccupied lately, trying to understand the purpose of existence. … Continue reading On Existence that is the Same as Non-Existence

How Do I Feel At the Moment?

“Lately, I find myself out gazing at stars Hearing guitars, like someone in love Sometimes the things you do astound me Mostly whenever you are around me” ~ Diana Krall Here’s the thing about feelings – they are transitory. One moment you are sulking, feeling small and insignificant, and the next, you are joyous, believing that nothing could be better. So like a pendulum swinging … Continue reading How Do I Feel At the Moment?

An open letter to parents who keep pushing their kids to get married

Dear Parent, I know how important it is to you to see me happy. And you believe that me being married & having kids is the answer to that.I’d like to be married and make babies some day. But I can’t tell you when that might happen or with whom or if it might happen at all. It doesn’t help that EACH DAY you find a … Continue reading An open letter to parents who keep pushing their kids to get married

1606 by James Shapiro

I’m a lover of history and everything historical, including history books. I picked this one up at some bookstore (now forgotten), out of curiosity. The subject appealed to me. It is about Shakespeare (whose books I have never read, no, not even in school/college), it is set in the 1600s, a favourite time-period when it comes to exploring history, and it discusses how literature, of the … Continue reading 1606 by James Shapiro