The Beach Life Memoirs #5

The Lighthouse Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other. – Virginia Woolf ~So this is our lighthouse; yeah our college’s private beach has even a lighthouse of it’s own which has a breathtaking view from its top. One of the first things we did after coming…

The Vintage Vacation

Although everyone was skeptical about the entire trip plan for our romantic vacation which included countryside stay, local cuisine, gadget-free life and many other exciting yet purportedly dangerous adventures, the forest crossing at night on horseback was the one they found the most bizarre but we, per contra, were most excited for. All night he…

Painful Remembrances #2

A year to the worst ever burn, and a lose that left a permanent void in all our lives. It was on 5th Jan 2016, I was (supposed to be) preparing for my Gate exams coming up, while I was actually goofing around reading other books and writing stuff. Usually my home will be all…

Random Rants of a Chilly Night

It’s been days I had some time for myself. Just to sit under the starry sky on this chilly winter night listening to my own thoughts.. it’s bliss. I have a lot of things going on my head. I have a lot of regrets too, already. I have to listen to the complaints of my…

‘Baby Steps’

I reminded myself. ‘One step at a time; Small, measured and careful…’ ~In light of some recent events in my life, I just wanted to keep myself in check. Some things need to take enough time so that we don’t end up with regrets later. Featured image taken few months back from mom’s garden. As far…

Shortest Autobiography

Then, picked to mark love; Now, petals plucked on heart break; Yes, I’m that red rose… ~Yet another try on haiku, for Ronovan’s haiku challenge for this week using the words ‘heart’ and ‘petals’. Didn’t come out the way I wanted. But I felt like posting the picture. Featured image taken few months back from…

Faith

It’s been years, but I’m still waiting… They say you got lost in the sea and there’s no hope… Little do they know, you can’t just fail to find the light that shone upon every dream we grew up with… ~A try on three line tales photo prompt by Sonya. Another first, leaving here for…

Tiniest of Love Stories

​”It’s time to go, dear!” Kissed every wave, left my shore; A beach penned her tale… ~My first try on haiku. I never thought I could write something so short, cuz I always rant and I care about the descriptions and detailing way too much. I came across this post on this blog by Ronovan who post a lot of challenges on…

The Girl Who Blinked at the City Lights #1

Life teaches things the hard way; that is, experience and learn. Impact has a lot to do in life. How hard the hit was, decide how well you learned. Sometimes life puts you in a position that you have to pause and think, “what’s next?”. Then again, you make the wrong decision even after all…

Mohabbat in Sulaimani

“Every Sulaimani needs a bit of Mohabbat in it. When you sip, the world should slow down and pause here.” “The taste of Sulaimani, only those who tried would know it.” ~ The famous dialogue from the movie Usthad Hotel (Malayalam) Sulaimani is a local variety of lemon tea. Featured image just taken on my…

Mom

“Who do you love the most, mommy or daddy?” “Daddy, indeed!” “Ohh! Why so?” “Cuz mommy loves it that way!” ~ There is this campaign around here – ‘Hug Your Parents’ by a students organisation called SIO. I’m not a member, but I really loved their new cause. So here’s to #hugyourparents !!  I really…