I grew up, didn’t I?

Life is considerably funny. There are times when your near and dear ones tell you how you’re their little kid and the same moment, you’re expected to act like a grown up for the outside world. Well, I certainly did grow up, didn’t I?

It takes what it takes

Dreams don’t just come true in a day. You need to work hard; rather, you need to work harder than you ever thought you would. It really does take what it takes to make things work for you. They’re your dreams and there is no way someone else can run them for you. 

What’s age got to do with it?

“You’re not old enough to say something like that.” “Before we move ahead, how old are you exactly?” “You’re in your 20s’! That’s it?” “When you talk it doesn’t seem like you’re a 20-something.” To be honest, these questions are just as irritating as asking for my sexual preferences while I’m just signing up on…

Forever (or not)

“Life is fragile, handle it with a prayer.” Amidst all the posts talking about the Nepal earthquake – how many people died, how many building collapsed, what remains, what doesn’t and what’s being done to help the people there, you’re often left to wonder, is there any such thing as certainty? Browsing through the various…

Crossroads

Standing at a crossroad, Wondering where each would go. Will the end of this one Be the beginning of joy, Or will it bring sorrow? The answers are veiled by uncertainty And I still stand here, Calculating possibilities. Slipping into the oblivion, I randomly pick a road. And all it does, Is lead to another…

Life is all about ‘your’ choices

“Life is the sum of all your choices” – Albert Camus Even though there are many who believe they are just playing with the cards life dealt them, life is actually what we make of it. The direction (or ambiguity) of our lives is determined by the choices we make every day. Big or small,…

The color white

Today’s fad, A color that is far from sad. Even though associated with death, There’s no other color as warm as breath. From curtains to linen to daily wear, In our house, it’s everywhere. You may think we have lost all sense, To use a color that is death’s pretense. Here’s the argument from the…

The sign off

The sign off. The final goodbye. Probably the last time I see most of you. From the opportunity that walked in, To the next thing that walked out, Good or bad, Grateful! To all the times we have spent, To all the memories we made, Good or bad, Cheers! For all that you’ve taught me,…

Mumbai sojourn

Long back there was a statement made by someone and that someone was absolutely right when he said, “Mumbai doesn’t go too well with everyone.” To be honest, it is a place that either grows on you and you become the ‘local trains’ master or you simply just ‘work’ here; I fall in the latter…

Guts over fear

“Life is a roller coaster ride. Scream or enjoy the ride.” Whoever said that life isn’t easy, is absolutely right. It is that roller coaster ride that you can’t excuse yourself out of. It is that ride that doesn’t come with a set of safety instructions. You just need to do what you have to…

Acknowledge

There are innumerable times when one does everything they can to make another human feel good – friends or foes; they’re human after all and you think making them feel good is something you’re bound to do. But all this while, keeping ‘you’ and everything that relates to you on the back seat, did you…

The twenty something

Is nothing but, AWKWARD. “Growing up is overrated.” A saying we have all heard innumerable times before, but never believed in until we actually grew up. Sounds a bit complicated? Well, that is what growing up is – complicated. An adult is basically someone who has developed fully – physically and mentally. In other words,…