The fear of death

Ahoy Readers! Feels great to be back amongst you all! My pen (well actually my keypad!) has been quite for some time now, you would think when I return it would be on a lighter note! Well this is something I have been meaning to talk about for a long time now. I could never…

Wish

It’s raining today and with the raindrops hitting my window each little drop painting a caricature tracing a story different from others in an attempt to leave a legacy I think about us those moments come back to me stronger, fiercer and clearer than ever you never left my mind our memories are in a…

Still the Golden Dove

I always loved the Freedom celebrations in school. And not for the sweets, there was always a faint inner voice that made me take pride in those colorful dances, independence slogans and our National Flag proudly waving as we sang the National Anthem. Even on every Republic Day, I remember myself making it to school…

A letter to my daughter

Dear daughter A very Happy Birthday to you, my little princess! I know you will hate me for this, but I wish there was some way for you to understand how painful it is for me to not be with you on this special day. You turn 18 today, and to be honest, I feel…

Why we need to Dream Big, Fail Fast and Never Settle

When I was young, our school assembly made us sing many popular songs in Hindi and English. And I used to love almost all of them. The ones I particularly loved were ‘Heal the World’ by Micheal Jackson, ‘Words’ by Boyzone or ‘500 miles’ by Hedy West. At that time, my entire focus was to…

Students in the school of life

Hi Readers! In my eternal search of movies on life and philosophy, I recently watched ‘Dead Poets’ Society’, ‘Dear Zindagi’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. There was good overlap in the range of themes that were dwelled upon by these classics, and they really taught me a lot. Thought I would share some…

The many masks that we wear

We all at some point in our lives have been trained to be fake. Don’t get me wrong! It’s for our own benefit, to sustain in a world that is never fair. Even early childhood experiences have certain rewards for being spurious. This one time I was travelling with an uncle and we were standing…

Around Europe in 80 days

Part 1 – Inception I travelled to Germany in the summer of 2016 for a research internship under the DAAD scholarship. I spent 80 days in Europe and the experience had been way more than awesome. I travelled a sizeable length of Europe, covering a span of 6 countries and setting foot in 11 cities…

Around Europe in 80 days – Finale Part II

Praha Vás Vítá – A visit to the Czech capital Welcome to the second part of this final blogpost on ‘Around Europe in 80 days’. We had spent a superb 3 days at the national capital of Germany (courtesy, DAAD) and were ecstatic. But unfortunately, we were in trouble. We had our bus leaving for…

Around Europe in 80 days – Finale Part I

The Legendary DAAD Berlin Meet Ahoj and welcome to part one of the season finale of this series of travel blogs. To have a taste of how it all started, take a stroll through the earlier parts. The only background you need now is that we had returned from an awesome trip in Amsterdam but…

The Compressed Spring Theory

In 2015, Sundar Pichai came up with an elegantly simplified ‘Cockroach theory of self development’ envisioning the importance of not reacting, but responding to traumatic situations in our lives. Though I still dream about having a chat with him sometime, who forbids me from proposing my own theories! No one, right? My theory attacks our…