Exploring the Blogosphere

I’m not sure how awards work. I never wanted our blog to be sucked into the game of numbers. I’ve tried hard not to be a part of it and sometimes, succumbed to it. That said, I’ve never been good with numbers, anyway. So, I’m not going to make this post about awards, rules, or…

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No Woman, No Cry.

A few years back, on women’s day, we boarded a plane to the Northeast of India. Deep down, I was happy, to escape the fuss that comes with the day. I’m not always good with keeping my thoughts in check and days like these are like old wounds. Midair, 30,000 ft above what was happening…

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Buds of Hope

The past few months haven’t been easy. Much of the chaos could be accounted to the new changes in our lives. Given a choice, I will try to avoid change and probably run miles away. And this I find it hard to understand. I’m someone who gets bored easily and needs to do something new…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

I never really liked summer. After our year-end school examinations, temperatures would steadily rise to 35°C. When luck was not on our sides — temperatures were more brutal. Summer breaks were meant for: metamorphosing into sloths, reading every mystery book available, drinking aerated drinks, and indulging in mangoes. Once every two years, my parents would…

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Tales from the Jungle

I’ve been way behind my posting schedule. It’s quite unlike me to delay an invite to a challenge. I’d like to start this post with an apology to Christina, from JUSTBLUEDUTCH, for participating in the Seven Day Nature Challenge — a month late. Christina lives in Kuwait with her Dutch husband and toddler daughter. She…

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The Flipside of Travel

Growing up, we never really did get to travel much. Long before I met Basil, I’d already begun dreaming of visiting obscure places and meeting people from different cultures. My room door was plastered with captivating visuals — snipped from magazines or calendars. These visuals got me through many rough spots in my life and…

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Don’t Marry an Editor

Writing is like a silent courtship with a sleeping white dragon. It starts with a long, lingering gaze. Stare too long — and you might get sucked into a sea of blank space. You need to look away, lift your finger, and hit the keyboard — hoping that contact will break the spell. And with…

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Love & Other Highs

Our brain is a complex amalgamation of neural networks, neurochemicals, and grey matter. Despite remarkable progress being made in the area of neurosciences, there are very few aspects of the brain that have been understood. And the most perplexing – is the one – that affects 4 out of 5 people on the planet. What…

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Backyard Treasures

Most of my childhood summers were spent in our home town. With the temperatures soaring, there was little that my siblings and I could do. We’d either curl up with a good book, eat raw mangoes, or snooze after a heavy meal. When we’d exhaust all other options, the front yard and the copious greenery…

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Clark Kent vs Superman

I must confess, Superman has never been my favourite superhero. Even as a kid, it was pretty obvious to me, the creators had got something wrong. I could never understand, why would nobody call his bluff. Surely, it takes more than a pair of thick rimmed glasses to separate one man from another. A twin, perhaps? A…

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