#WordyWednesday #4 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe A gust of wind howled outside sending a shiver creaking through the window shutters. Muhu peered out of the dirty window pane, squinting against the low visibility at the slivers of light appearing on the horizon now as the weak sun attempted to break through the thick… Read More #BarWoWe: The tattered faith
#ThankfulThursdays Week 13 Writing this post for #ThankfulThursday prompt by Amrita as it made me realise how much the apps help me out to manage my tasks, without any worry of forgetting or time constraints. Though I won’t classify myself as a true gadget freak or even cell phone crazy , I do love the convenience… Read More #ThankfulThursdays : Apps everyday, keep the worries at bay
#BookSlutThursday My first posting for #bookslutthursday , a hashtag that I stumbled upon via my favourite book club admin Nidhi on Instagram Reading the #IngoChronicles by Helen Dunmore – a book I picked up in a bookstore Srinagar. Almost through and will probably pick remaining 3 of the series too Dark Days Club – This book was gifted by a friend… Read More #BookSlutThursday- Week1
A new day. The feeling of spring in the air. A pair of sparrows frolicked on my terrace; two for joy! Nothing could go wrong today! I stepped out for the day with this thought in my head, humming with the song on the FM and looking forward to meeting V today. I had just settled… Read More #BarWoWe: Nothing can go wrong, or can it?
#ThankfulThursday Years ago, I was in the midst of a personal relationship that had become more misery than happiness. It was draining my self-esteem and depression had started to steep into my core. I was finding it easy to just let things be and bury myself in the depths of despair as fighting was too… Read More #ThankfulThursday : Being Human is a miracle in itself!
FIVE FOODS Not just nutrition but food also provides comfort to all of us. At times of stress, guilt, heartbreak – we all seek solace in a jar of nutella or a tub of ice cream. We all have memories associated with our favourite foods and some quirky combinations that are unique to just us.… Read More 10 day “You” challenge: Five Foods
I have adapted a conversation from the famous movie Eat, Pray, Love to explain the concept of Dowry So, Liz is at Guru Gita’s ashram in India where she meets 18-year-old Tulsi whose parents are ardent devotees of the guru and have arranged a match for her. She is lamenting to Liz that her life… Read More Dowry – Buying your groom you mean!!! Team #Inkmagic
#NaBloPoMo Breathe meaning praana or life Breathe just breathe – A given at any panic situation. First thing that comes to the mind while consoling someone or calming them down. Breathe– meaning give yourself some space and don’t be so hard on yourself. Watch your breath and focus on just that- a counsel one hears during… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #12: Soul- walk the bridge
#NaBloPoMo This card is an ode of sorts to the joys of being one with nature as I realised, purely by accident, when I started out on a fitness routine with an evening walk. It was in April this year when I discovered a magical mystical green oasis in my colony where I have been living for 4… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #11: Soul- Be in nature, become one with nature
#NaBloPoMo This is a beautiful card for it talks about balance by finding one’s center – something we all crave for but are unaware how to reach there. I am one of those too. What is the center, you may well ask? Is it the center of the body? Is it the center of the… Read More NaBloPoMo: Day #10: Balance-Move side to side to find your center
#NaBloPoMo Gratitude has been a new word for me this year in the way that it has been presenting itself to me on every nook and corner these days. I have been attending meditation sessions regularly for the past one and a half-year wherein this practice is being stressed upon with every word, gesture and thought.… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #9: Body-Gratitude makes the body light
#NaBloPoMo R&R – now that’s a word most of us use but are so unaware of its true meaning. While working in our important corporate jobs, we have come to associate this term with the short, knee jerk breaks we ill-manage to take while assuring ourselves (with a well-intentioned mind) that a longer holiday to… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #8: Soul-R&R is a primary need of the soul
#NaBloPoMo This card is amazing in its context of highlighting TOUCH to do away with fears and tears. But for me this brings back some horrid memories of being “touched”. I remember the time I had just come down to Delhi and started to work here. I had heard all about the infamous “groping” incidents… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #7: Body- dissolve your anger and fears with touch
#NaBloPoMo Wow! This is Card # 5 and it’s totally blown me away. I have been doing some of the things mentioned here or rather doing them my own way, not daily, nevertheless the journey has started. Lets see: ♦ With Day#1 of this deck, I have started a 10 minute meditation practice daily by… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#6: Soul – Build a soul practice!
#NaBloPoMo Well! This is the Day 5 card and I have to say I am a bit flummoxed, for self-love doesn’t come easy to me. Blame it on the years of parental conditioning. Our household never saw expressions of love and communicating with each other was also not considered big. The general rule of… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#5: Soul- Love is the nature of the soul!
#NaBloPoMo Balance- Take on something that you avoid or hate The second card that I have pulled out of this deck today morning is about Balance which is all about – “Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW and what you want MOST” . It essentially was telling me to do something that I normally… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#3: Balance- Take on something that you avoid or hate
#NaBloPoMo My first card from the Inspiration Deck is for the mind and what do you know it’s the Day One: mind card Well the universe is certainly guiding me wont you agree!?! I have been wanting to incorporate daily meditation into my routine since long and now it begins with this journey. I have… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#2 – Meditation is to mind as water is for fish!
Diwali thy name declutter was my mantra for this year.I have had this feeling all year-long to make space in my life by clearing out not just material stuff but relationships, people and issues too. I started with making peace with what’s on my plate rather than asking for more or cribbing about what I… Read More My Diwali mantra 2016 is Declutter
#FridayFiction “Long tresses are important for a good match. Dont you ever dare mention cutting your hair again”, her mother reproached her. “But Ma I want to look smart like Tejaswi. I look so nerdy with my hair oiled and braided into tight plaits. I want a fringe to play with and short hair to swing… Read More #FridayFiction: When I grow up, I will do as I please!
#FridayFiction Ananya couldnt believe it was 2 years since her divorce from Kushal; 2 years of re-building her life; 2 years of starting her small home catering business 2 years of self- sufficiency 2 years of peace of mind. Yes the road had been bumpy. It hasn’t been easy to convince her parents; seeing as… Read More #FridayFiction: Two is company; three is society!