I came across the poem below from 2019 (unbelievable as it may sound that's all of three years ago). So some context - outside a shared institution, I realised a shift in some friendships. And I started to think about what a friend is, how far you draw in friends, what you say and what … Continue reading We were strangers
Through out most of last week, I kept thinking about friends...and how we go our separate ways even though that's not how we ever saw things playing out. Sort of allowing people to grow and accepting that sometimes that growth will not include you. While I was thinking of my own role in friendship breakups, … Continue reading On Friendship Breakups
I started watching the Korean Drama 'SKY Castle' sometime last week. It is about the cutthroat education experience that some students are exposed to. This concent is explored through the dynamics of five different families in an upper class neighbourhood and the seemingly ridiculous extents they go to to secure certain things for their children. … Continue reading All Work and No Play!
Incoming repost. 😅 I wrote this one in the thick of uncertainty and my own insecurities. Somehow, I find myself here again. Where is all this headed? Does this matter? Was there a better path I should have taken? Does it get better? Especially that last question! There's nothing new here but I do hope … Continue reading On drowning in self-doubt (3 easy steps)
At this point, online anything has mostly become common place. We live in a time where most love stories (because I watch plenty of those - if you read the previous post) have an element of social media. Whether they met on Instagram or Facebook, even Tiktok. Let's not get even get into the online … Continue reading Navigating online relationships
She had never considered herself the kind who would fight over a boy. Why would she? There were plenty of boys out there. The trick was in picking the right one. Then getting them to stay. But the lament here is that she had never thought she would be one of those girls. Yet here … Continue reading the unspoken art of moving on
This is what Death must feel like. Not that she knew what death felt like. She had obviously not been dead before but she figured it felt like this. Strange. Yet even that word felt incomplete. "Hurry up!" "Coming." Deuce called back, unhappy that she was being called away just as the story was getting … Continue reading Conversations with Death
I have no idea what your day to day looks like. Or more specifically what a day like today, where every space you glance at is awash with the reminder that you are not there yet. But I applaud the strength - with which you face it all. Fielding unbelievably heartless questions year after year … Continue reading To the Mother still waiting to mother.
Well certainly this is not a movie. At least I don't think it is. But if there is one by that title please let me know so that I can check it out. It's just a glimpse into my life. One of my unspoken resolutions for this year is to make new friends. In particular … Continue reading An Introvert’s Strange Guide to Making Friends
Have you watched 'Raya and the Last Dragon' yet? There's that scene where Sisu confesses how she didn't really do much. And she gave that classic allusion; the dreaded group assignment where there is usually someone who doesn't pull their weight but still gets all the credit. I laughed at that. I've been the victim … Continue reading I signed up for a group writing challenge…