Books are for smelling!

Have you ever opened a book, just to smell the newness of the paper? Oh yes, several times. There’s something about books normal paper books) that is beyond comparison with any digital reading device. It is quite uncommon these days, to find someone whose nose is buried in a real book, while traveling on the train. All you see is a variety of small flat (dull and boring!) devices that people are glued to. Gone are the days of turning crisp pages, and equally so, the therapeutic feel of turning well worn out pages, that you know have been read … Continue reading Books are for smelling!

Sunday Melancholy

It is weird. This feeling of homesickness. No matter which country I am in (even if I am in my hometown), come Sunday evening, and I feel a strange sense of melancholy and homesickness. I cannot understand why it is so. Perhaps in my childhood, it was pre-Monday blues that dampened the excitement of a Sunday evening. Or maybe it was because everything was shut on a Sunday evening as we retired to a quiet, almost isolated existence, in contrast with a normal day that bustled with activity and with the company of friends and neighbours. Still, that simply does not explain … Continue reading Sunday Melancholy

The Men Who Don’t Celebrate Women’s Day

The men that I know (friends and family, that is!) don’t actually celebrate Women’s Day! They’d probably wish me aloud (if I happen to remind them of the ‘occasion’ that morning!). They’d probably say nothing if I wanted to do some spontaneous shopping. They wouldn’t change their daily routine to make things a little ‘different’ just for that one day.   However, they are the kind of men who make me feel glad I am a woman in their world :-) Is ‘Women’s day’ about pampering only your loved one while treating others (men and women alike) shabbily? Is it … Continue reading The Men Who Don’t Celebrate Women’s Day

The eccentric stranger

So, it was a particularly stressful day at work, and this guy walked into the office. He seemed a little fidgety and kept making funny movements. I got up from my place and walked towards him. Only to realise that he wasn’t fidgety, but was only enjoying this wonderful strain of music that floated from his iPod :-) It was a song from nearly a decade ago. A lovely song that brought back delightful memories of my when my parents visited me in London. A time when we were younger and more enthusiastic about everything, less serious about most things. … Continue reading The eccentric stranger

Picking up where I left off…

So, it’s been a loooooong while since I wrote anything at all on this blog. If there is anyone out there, still reading this blog, *yippee* ‘thank you’ :-)   It’s been so long because I’ve being doing other things. Last summer I took up an internship in SEO/social media, loved pretending like I had a proper job ;-) and thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and re-discovering my love for a ‘career’ of sorts! Then I got a second change.. to pick up my career where I left off seven years ago. Yep, I’m back to a full-time job, quite … Continue reading Picking up where I left off…

From London to Uttarakhand – Journey of a Social Entrepreneur

Ever imagine giving up city life (in the heart of London!) and relocating to an isolated village deep in the hills, where even electricity and roads are a luxury? Not many people can do it. I certainly couldn’t! But one particular woman – Saritha Thomas – has made this arduous journey from London to Uttarakhand, with the sole intent of achieving independence and empowerment of rural communities! Who is this gutsy Social Entrepreneur, and what does she do? Read on to find out. Community Radio – a quick background Radio was a part of my childhood (and perhaps yours too?) … Continue reading From London to Uttarakhand – Journey of a Social Entrepreneur

Life in just 6 words!

This post has been published as a part of the Chennai Bloggers Club’s ‘Six Word Memoir’ tag. A big ‘Thank you’ to the very talented Gopal (aka Gopalakrishnan Krishnasamy) for passing the baton on to me (er, also for the gentle reminder that it is now my turn ;-)) Imagine summarising your life in 6 words? Quite a challenge, isn’t it? I don’t remember what I had for breakfast this morning, and yet I’ve taken on the challenge of writing my life’s story in just Six words!!! Here goes… ‘Far from perfect, yet perfectly beautiful’ Naaaice, eh? And now, for … Continue reading Life in just 6 words!