Joy of Working

One day while having a normal family conversation I asked my father a question,”Papa, what do you enjoy the most in life?” The answer was simply shocking,”Working”. What was more shocking was that he actually meant it. No sarcasm intended. Working- that thing we do begrudgingly every day, the thing we go on ranting about,…

The Castle of Cards

I have abandoned sleep, Just to think some more About God’s great gift In providing me with this beautiful bounty Of love and of joy, Of immense beauty, Of wishes and dreams Built like a castle of cards To be destroyed by a single whispering breeze; Conniving as the wind is Letting the sails up…

For the Love of Mathematics

Yes, Dear I did say mathematics- that bizarre subject that makes sense in a twisted way and is a sure shot way to give us jitters before the examination. Yes, that very mathematics, or rather Maths. Believe me, it has always been one of my least favourite subjects. Then why do I suddenly write ‘for…

A Palette of Colours

Roses are red, grass is green, whatever the color maybe, we will still love it. Then why do we discriminate when it comes to the colour of skin? We think black clothes are stylish, Gulab Jamun(A black sweet) is tasty, we think the black night sky is peaceful; Then why don’t we think a black…

Teaching and Influencing Kiddoes

Seeing a kid running down the street with a plastic bat in hand reminds us of our childhood days. Our memories may have blurred with time but some important points from that stage of life remain crystal clear in our mind; our playmates, our blunders and achievements among them. Another thing we remember are the…

Prisoners in the Enemy Den

This morning while reading newspaper (Times of India) I came across an article on Mehboob Elahi, an Indian detainee, who served 19 years in Pakistani Jail. A few lines from the article caught my eyes and send me into a dizzy after I read them. His ordeal started immediately after his arrest from Lakshmichowk in…

FIGHTs: A few benefits

Fights are some of the most important occurrences in life. However fights are ultimately a nuisance. We fight, we take out our anger on known or unknown people, after it ends we think about it, we think of the reasons we are justified, then doubts creep in our mind, sometimes we think how would things…

In Love with ‘House Chores’

I am an extremely lazy person from childhood. I would be quite surprised to find one person that is lazier than me. I do hope such a person exists. I have been pampered as a child. I usually refrain from tying my shoe laces, combing   my own hair and cutting my nails. I am…

Benefits of having short hair

I have been asked to grow my hair long by many. Apparently it made me look good. Fortunately my hair never grew beyond my shoulders. As I was stuck with this hair I tried to find its benefits. Lets have a look at a few- Washing and Drying  It takes about an hour to shampoo…

Fighting the ‘Emptiness’

Do you ever feel that pang of nothingness hit you? The world is blurring past you and you have stopped. The future is as dark as the dark hole. That you would rather lose yourself in dreams than stay in the present. That the dreams also are no solace. Do you ever feel hung up…