Disconnect.

My second home, that city was my epitome of change.  I moved there some 5 years ago, scared, lonely and completely lost. I had no idea about where I was going or why… But I just went, because I had no other choice.  Along came a friendly smile, twinkling eyes adorned on a super sized human. Every time…

Things to get done…

The list keeps increasing, the tasks never cease to exist.  Everything is always on priority because when it’s not, it’s happily sitting at the bottom of the list (forgotten conveniently)! Have you been singing a similar jingle every week? Well… join the club! Hubspot once did a blog post about useful to-do list apps which got me really excited and…

Eleutheromania

Eleutheromania. The desire for freedom. Don’t we all have that? The desire for freedom, Freedom from the monetary battles, Freedom to build your own kingdom, Freedom to live life with our own rules, To wake up each day looking forward to the challenges that come… To achieve this freedom, we often push ourselves beyond known…

And 2016 began…

… with my first e-mail campaign. After almost 6 months of learning, experimenting and testing with e-mail service providers, to gather insights on what makes a campaign effective, I finally sent out my first campaign. The moment I clicked on ‘send’ it felt like the whole world had come to a standstill, watching and tracking…

Vulnerability

My best friend stopped being my best friend. She stopped being a part of my life completely. How do I feel about it? Broken. Lost. Lonely. Vulnerable. I kept asking myself, “Who am I gonna do all the fun stuff with?” “Who am I gonna go shopping with?” “Who am I gonna hangout with?” The…

The girl lost in the crowd

She is my silent support. She has her mood swings, but so do I. We take it out on each other in our over sensitive ways. We don’t talk for a few days but then we can’t do without talking and so we reconcile. A genius, a brilliant doctor in the making, she’s been by…

Coincidence

“I owe my childhood to Harry Potter” They both did. But, they didn’t know it at the time. We were in the same school. He my senior, me a lost and lonely junior. I used to see him in the library devouring books just as much as I did. But we never spoke. Coincidence played…

The one with The Brosome

This is a story of two teenagers, who started off as enemies. To all of you who are accustomed to the likes of cheesy romantic novels or, the Bollywood masala movies, you’d expect that these two would eventually either end up killing each other or falling in love and getting married. Well, here’s the fun….

Holding On and Letting Go

The story begins on 4 July 2011. First year of college, the beginning. A young, city girl walks into the gates of the University, the place that she would come to look at as a second home when she got out after four years. A hundred or so students walked in with her, each one…

Déjà vu

May 2013 Cairo, Egypt. Interning in Cairo during the summer of 2013, I visited one of the beautiful Ottoman era houses located in Islamic Cairo. The house of Zeinab Al-Khatoun is said to have been built in 1468. It is known for its vocational school for women operated there in the 1980s and was recently…