I’ve had a long-term relationship with fear, as I’m sure many of you have had. As a child, I was frightfully afraid of the dark. As soon as the lights would go out, I would imagine all sorts of scary things coming for me, all born deep in my imagination. I was a reader and … Continue reading Kicking the Fear Habit: FINALLY Understanding my Phobia
March has been an interesting month. Shortly before the lockdown was announced in India, I was finishing a drive around the lesser explored areas in Ladakh. We (my father and I) managed to get home to our farm on time and have been here since. I don’t often find a book I don’t like. This … Continue reading A Roadtrip to the Lockdown: March Bookshelf
The sunken feeling deep in the pit of my stomach is a draw from my aching heart. I must leave, I know that - but when will I return? The uncertainty of that is what scares me. When next will the sun be so warm, the breeze so cool and the sounds around me so … Continue reading Homesick – for home this time
Every now and then I come across a book that makes me feel I can realise my dream of reading one book per week. It’s unputdownable, and I’m more than willing to ditch my phone and email to read it. Currently, the book I’m reading is The Shooting Star, by Shivya Nath. Shivya left her … Continue reading It’s Travel O’Clock!
Where: Shillong, Meghalaya, North-East India When: Christmas 2018 With: My friend to our other friends (who live there) Highlight: Meeting some of the nicest people EVER...and missing my flight. That's all the words for this post. Here are some photos.
Every now and then, I get this terrible feeling that I’m not living enough lives. I know I’m blessed to be fond of reading because it means I have the ability to live in different worlds. I get to experience other joys, other sorrows, other challenges, other achievements. But at the same time, it’s a … Continue reading The Other Life
What a magical feeling When you wake up one day Expecting it to be like any other Perhaps you’ll eat a good meal Or see a beautiful sunset But that is all that you expect And then, you encounter something That changes your life. I knew Broadway shows are AMAZING. And I knew I was … Continue reading A Play Can Change Your Life
The Inheritance of Loss isn’t the kind of book I’d pick up on a normal day. I’m quite set in my ways and tend to run to the same authors (like P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie and Ruskin Bond). I suppose it’s to do with staying in my comfort zone. And yet, part of it is … Continue reading The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
I had only recently learnt to ski and was enjoying my time on the slopes beyond Manali, Himachal Pradesh. I had finally mastered the ski lift and was now standing at the end of the line, ready to go up for the umpteenth time. My parents skied past me and told me to meet them … Continue reading Skiing 101; Do Not Crash Into Tourists
I’ve always had a strange relationship with water. I love it, and yet, I’m scared of it. When I was a little girl, an older friend of mine saw me waddling about in the shallow end of the pool and asked me if I’d like to learn how to swim. “Yes,” I must have said. … Continue reading Snorkeling: Overcoming My Fear