Monthly Archives: March 2012

Small Joys

Happiness is often overrated. Some people are looking for violins playing in the background or a great epiphany to bring them to a happy moment. As for me, I find joy in the smaller things in life. What makes me happy? Here goes:

1.) Brand new shoes (I’m a girl! what do you expect?)

2.) Puppies (One of my very few regrets in life is that I could never have a puppy! Maybe someday)

3.) Writing. (While I may not be a great writer, it is my escape for the normality of this world)

4.) Beaches (I find nothing more beautiful than an endless deep blue sea and white sand beneath my feet)

5.) Birthdays (Not just mine! I love all birthdays. Its the one day a person gets to be treated special and I love doing that for others.)

6.) Cycling (This is one joy I cant explain. You need to experience it to know what I mean)

7.)  A good book

8.) Stuffed Toys (I dont think I can ever outgrow this fascination)

9.) Music (Instrumental Music to be precise. Trying to learn the flute. Lets see where that goes)

10.)  Malls (I just love them! I dont have to actually buy anything to enjoy a mall. There’s just so much vibrancy that you cant help but have fun)

11.) Video Game Arcade (Ever had a day bad enough to want to contemplate quitting? Next time go to an Arcade and play DDR. This game is designed to make people happy I guess. And the intense workout is an added bonus)

12.) Taking pictures (Happy faces. Sad faces. Grumpy faces. I love clicking them all. Why portraits? Because sometimes the camera sees whats behind a straight face and I like uncovering the great human mystery)

While these are a few things that make me happy, I realize that everyday brings something new worth smiling about.

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in Uncategorized


The Journey Home

The road unknown,
The long walk home.
At cross roads I stand,
Blank map in my hand .
Blurred face I see then,
Says “Here’s a pen,”
Your path is your own,
The journey alone.
Draw out your route,
To the odds stick the boot.
In the circle of ease,
Have I lost my keys?
It isn’t easy to move on,
For this road is long.
This road unknown,
With its long walk home.


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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


Living among masks

What is real? Is that new friend you made really a nice person or a closet homicidal maniac? Are you sure you are not going to get back stabbed by the very person you were sure you knew everything about? Whoever said Promises are meant to be broken was absolutely right. Every day, every minute we are living and breathing in a jungle of masks. The masked best friend, the masked mentor and the masked well wisher. We have learnt to question everyone’s motives and rightfully so.

Living in Mumbai has taught me a lot of things and one of them is to survive these masks. It’s not hard to ignore them, it’s hard to accept them as a part of your life. I find peace in the knowledge that barely anyone can be trusted. That way I am not at a risk of being cheated.

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts” – William Shakespeare

Problem is, most people waste their entire lives acting out parts. Where are the real people? Is humanity just a badly scripted play that I failed to understand?

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Posted by on March 4, 2012 in Uncategorized