Inspiration is the key

Inspiration is all around us. I spotted this beautiful small installation in front of a restaurant in Ahmedabad while still on the run on a busy rainy afternoon. As I look at it now, I realize that one of the signs of a good design is not only being catchy, but also having the capacity…

Seasons

Our planet Earth has blessed us with different seasons that we live through each year- autumn, fall, spring, summer, winter…all of which greatly impact our lifestyles. Our behavior and physical activities get affected too. We all go through different experiences in different seasons, so we have our favorite ones too. Seasons change with time, bringing…

Cherish Every Occasion

Occasions are special events that can be enjoyed when celebrated with loved ones. There are plentiful occasions in our lives when we gather to party, such as birthdays, formal dinners, graduations, promotions etc. We are lucky that we have these reasons in our lives to spread joy. These small moments bring happiness to us and…

Musings of a locked down Research Scholar

With everyone talking about mental health these days, I thought I would pen down my experience on the subject. Being a PhD research scholar, I have had my fair share of these demons. I have been a good student throughout my life and was accepted to an elite engineering school as a PhD candidate. My…

Gwangbok– The Cat

People often ask me, “Why Gwangbok? Why not something less complicated and easier to pronounce?” Human kvetch or perhaps some sincere inquisitive minds lurking for an answer. I take a few breaths,  and with a slight grin on my face, I am ready for words to descend, “It’s a Korean name, adapted from a lesser-known…

Ecstasy

Wearing seduction as her armour, she set out in wonder for her walk, drawing him towards her by her magical pull, from the confines of the dark clouds he securely wore as his attire, like a snake charmer gets a snake rise and dance to his melodies. Enchanted by her- “Who are you?”, he asked….

The Ticket

It was when I was pregnant, working for the love of working, so much that I worked till the last trimester. I would commute by bus since the middle of my second trimester, as driving was a strain, rather I enjoyed sitting in peace listening to the Garbh Sanskar Mantra on Red FM sometimes. Purple…

Handbag

Have been home in these days of quarantine, and amid all the chaos, I finally got to look at my handbag. Sigh! I carry most of my things in my handbag, rather my handbag carries me- comb for messy hair, lip balm to soften my lips before I soften my words, a hair tie to…