The alarm rings what feels like several hours too early, and I drag myself out of bed. Soon, showered, dressed in salwar-kurta complete with dupatta, with bag on my back containing all my books and a water bottle, I rush out of the house and to the bus stop. Crushed against numerous others heading the … Continue reading Day in the Life of a Christite
It's a long-running joke in my house that we're not allowed to curse. And by curse, I mean anything as strong as an innocent "damn". My sister and I are highly amused by my mother's insistence upon this rule, and the fact that till date, with us at ages 16 and 20 respectively, everyone around … Continue reading Of Expletives & Expression
She's been tired all day Body quite sore Stomach keeps cramping up badly Her head has been throbbing She's sorta dizzy And the nausea won't go away, sadly She feels a bit sick When she wakes up Like there's something going on in her tummy She knows what it's called "Morning sickness" And it means … Continue reading What to Expect When Expecting
This is the first time I've been nominated for an award, and I'd like to thank Claire Yang for nominating me. Do make sure to check out her blog! About the award: From what I've understood, the award is given to bloggers by other bloggers, and it helps the community to grow as we answer … Continue reading Blog Milestones: The Brotherhood of the World Award
Diwali, the festival of lights, is the celebration of Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, and the defeat of Ravana. It is the season of pujas and festivities, diyas and lights, Rangoli and colour; celebrated with new clothes and gifts, sweets and food and, of course, family. Diwali is a festival … Continue reading Diwali, a Festival of Lights or Pollution?
Do you think you have self-control? Or are you impulsive, and give in to every need? More importantly, how much do you think you should have self-control? I consider myself a reasonably self-controlled individual, when it matters. And by that, I mean that I can stop myself from indulging in something if I know I really … Continue reading Of Self-control & Satisfaction
It's a bit late in the year to be setting goals, I am aware, but a lot of these have been ongoing for a while; I'm just making a conscious decision to post about them because I've realised I have only 2.5 months left in the year, and I want to make sure they're productive … Continue reading Goals for 2017: Before I turn 21
I got a hundred followers on my blog this week! It's been an exceptionally active week for me on WordPress. I wrote a post analysing a story that was relevant to a class I take, so I shared that link and got a lot of views through it. I wrote more regularly, having a lot of … Continue reading Blog Milestones: 100 followers!
I should not have to look both sides Before I cross a one-way road, Or hesitate on a pavement because Bikes have claimed it as their own. I shouldn't have to manoeuvre Open drains on every street Or drive through the same old pot-holes That only get worse every week. I shouldn't be afraid to … Continue reading There are problems with my society
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? From when I was a young child, this is a question that I have asked and been asked on numerous occasions. I was an avid reader, and the large number of fantasy books I read definitely must have influenced me to genuinely dwell on what … Continue reading Superpowers in Real Life