One of the common theories about writing that I disagree with is that: the mind of anyone who ‘writes’ is a terrible place. A meme to this effect confuses me whenever it surfaces on my timeline. To quote it, “You write so well. The inside of your brain must be a terrible place!” While it… Continue reading Why do I write?
The best of friendships are those that happen over a common trigger, a discussion that leads to something more meaningful and before long both the people involved realise that there are some common things and traits they like in the other person and boom, a friendship begins. But there comes a point in time when… Continue reading How did we become friends?
There is a habit I have. A curious habit not many share. When I hear a song, it has to attract me at first for this magic connection to happen. The attraction might happen as a combination of multiple factors, be it in the music arrangement, the voice, the lyrics, or sometimes the artist! The… Continue reading Dissecting a song!
Have you ever been caught loving / appreciating something you were supposed to hate? And by ‘supposed’, it includes the general opinion you have fueled by your own words. It is a conundrum when you love something you were vocal against, especially when you are loath to hide about the ‘newfound’ love! Such a reflection… Continue reading Love it, Hate it!
Will this work? Is this supposed to? Too good to be true! Why is it so? The doubts, the fears Reading between the lines Creating the lines To be read between The black merges to the white The grey area expands The lights at the end of a Very long tunnel Thousands… Continue reading Too Good To Be True!
The word forge is a beautiful one in the English language. It has two predominant meanings. The lesser known meaning is ‘to make or produce something strong, especially with difficulty’ as in something like iron grills. The other, popular meaning that comes first is ‘to make an illegal copy aimed to deceive’. This is the… Continue reading Forging Friendships!
Revenge is a strong human emotion. Probably one of the strongest, in many cases. The main basis for revenge, hatred, is an easy emotion that festers on all the negative emotions that are collectively present in the human brain. It is far easier to gravitate towards sadness and negativity and drown under the waves than… Continue reading The futility of exacting revenge!
There is a very famous saying in my mother Tongue. It is not a proverb but is very popular and especially used as an escape route for partial truths. It goes something like this (loosely translated) “I didn’t lie. I just hid the truth”. If this excuse makes sense to someone, or looks like it’s… Continue reading The partial truth!
When you don’t know about something, it is easier to ask and arm yourself with information. The information should lead you to seek more, and know more. But on the rare occasion that it does so, the information overload might cause an overload and a strange sense of euphoria to suddenly show off all the… Continue reading The bliss of partial knowledge!
My mother has a curious way of giving us choices to choose from. It is nothing odd, or different. But the way she phrases our choices is so perfect that we will realise that there never really was a choice until after we’ve chosen. If that sentence does not make any sense, I will elaborate.… Continue reading The psychology of choices