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…

Ambience of loneliness

Beside these busy streets with robust crowd, I am here sitting under this lonely tree- dwelling about something; searching for faces in those dark coppery clouds, as the sun joins the horizon, and the moon kisses goodbye to its disguise. Here these winds bring me the swampness of soil, as the earthy smell of the…

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…

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…

Happiness

Happiness is important in our lives- it makes life enjoyable and fills it with love & laughter. We should appreciate and thank God for happiness in our lives. Our outlook in life is of prime significance if we wish to receive happiness. It is on us to find joy in small moments by taking a…

Dealing with Rejection and the Accompanying Dejection

As I check my email for the umpteenth time for mails from recruiters, I feel my heart beating faster. I see there are seven recruiters who have “shown interest in my profile”. Sadly, none of the seven have called me yet. The speed at which my heart was beating a while ago, has lessened considerably,…

Let Go

They say that, at some point, you just learn to let go. I must disagree. If it just takes one moment to let go, then you never really held on tightly enough. To a dream. To a goal. To a place. To a person. To anything. I believe you let go little by little. You…

Inevitable Truths

The heart desires remorselessly and the mind suffers- bearing the weight of all the consequences and fretting over the tiniest of things. It’s in these moments you begin to question everything you ever stood for, when your principles are challenged by none other than your own self. What are you supposed to do when the…

Castle On The Hill- Ed Sheeran

‘Castle on the Hill’ is a song by Edward Christopher Sheeran (popularly known as Ed Sheeran) co-written by Benjamin Joseph Levin. This single was released in January 2017. In the song, as he travels back to his British hometown- Suffolk, Ed Sheeran shares instances from his growing up years taking you through events and places…

kairosclerosis

The moment you realize that you’re currently happy—consciously trying to savor the feeling—which prompts your intellect to identify it, pick it apart and put it in context, where it will slowly dissolve until it’s little more than an aftertaste. Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create…

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….

Glasses

Just like we wear sunglasses to be able to see through scorching hot days, we have a variety of glasses that we use to adjust our sight, so it wouldn’t disturb our normal state. I realized that we reject anything that tries to change our state- if it’s too happy, we find a way to…

Mine and Mine Alone

“Tickets for three please”, she said to the attendant. All this while she feigned ignorance, putting her best act, as though she hadn’t noticed my presence. “Well played”, I thought to myself with a crooked smile lighting up my face. “She just won’t let anyone know that I am the only one who gets to…

Ambedo

A kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—briefly soaking in the experience of being alive, an act that is done purely for its own sake. Coined in 2012 by John Koenig…