A trip to Mussoori

The journey started in the afternoon of a funny Friday when everything was going out of track and a need of a break and an escape was immensely felt. The spontaneous spur of energy that took us to this place will always be looked back as an inspiration and an encouragement that will guide us…

Coming clean this winter

Textures Dear Julia, I remember the first time I held your hand last year back when I was a sophomore in college. You plausibly did not notice, as you were oblivious to your surrounding and your pretty eyes were shut while you were absorbing the chilled winter wind sitting under that old cherry tree in our…

Life not as sweet as a lollipop

It was extremely important for me to bunk college. I was tired and I needed a day to myself, just for myself. A day where I can go wherever I want, and do whatever I like. A day where I can just be me, for me. Sundays were just as tiring as the weekdays and…

Old Delhi – The perfect wonderland for street food lovers!

Of all the places in Delhi, Old Delhi has a charm of its own. It has its historical attractions as well as the amazing street foods to die for! Most of the authentic allurements are to be found in the Chandni Chowk area and the Red Fort. Areas like Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar also…

Tailoring my Invisibility Cloak

via Daily Prompt: Tailor I grew up listening to stories of little elves who helped the poor shoemaker by stitching all his shoes while he was in a deep slumber. The elves stitched the tiny bits of leather lying around on his workplace and created beautiful shoes out of it. I almost brought myself to…

The Importance of Validation

#It #amazes #me #every #time #I #scroll #through #my #Facebook #and #Instagram #feed. #People #in #the #last #five – #six #years #have #successfully #mastered #the #art #of #burying #one’s #real #life #and #portraying #something #beautiful #out #of #the #tangled #mess #of #daily #existence. Maybe it is important to Bury yourself with validation to some extent?…

Capering about the wild

via Daily Prompt: Caper Oh, how much she loathed company “I fancy being alone”, she used to say She loved her books and was always seen With a glass of milkshake on little hands that sway “Humans are just wild, humans lie humans are pretentious, don’t you think? Their words like swords that hurt and kill…

An open letter to all wool-gathering lovers

via Photo Challenge: Bridge Here I shall talk about the relationships that we all build and why do they crumble down swirling into a heap of sand. We spend all our lives building bridges, sometimes multiple bridges at the same time that might lead to someone that either fulfils our needs, dashes hopes or makes…

Affinity

Walking up the alley after school towards my home at the highest point of the hill is a not so fun-filled activity in the most demoralising days of the week. It’s a path of constant self-retrospection and realisation of the activities I’m lagging behind as compared to the rest of the world. For most people,…

The Basket

It was an excellent vacation. I came home after six long months and was dying to spend some time with my family. This is probably the deal with the young people like us – initially, we try to distance ourselves from our parents to exercise our new-found freedom and when we see our friends’ parents…

Why should we write every day?

In one of the most hectic and tiring days when nothing was going right, I found myself losing the trail of my own thoughts like a tragically derailed train. It was like my brain was marinated in a pool of thoughts and the only way to wash down my frustration was to wash my head, quite…

From Savage to Civilisation

It is no surprise that no matter how civilised we become, the wild remains of us will resurface at some unexpected times in our lives. Last week on the bus on my way home from work, I overheard a conversation taking place between a couple seated in front of me. Their matter of concern was…