Another Passenger Song…and Fear!

Passenger has this great song called “Home”…one of its most beautiful verses goes like: They say fear is for the brave For cowards never stare it in the eye So am I fearless to be fearful Does it take courage to learn how to cry Fear is a mysterious thing. Some say it gets you…

#18: Of La Vita That Is Molto Bella

About 3 months ago, I watched La Vita E Bella for the first time…and I cried. With the opening credits, the music had touched my soul in a way that only a genius twist of chords can do; it literally shone with positivity. And here is the even more genius thing, this music, those innate…

Of Death, Loss & the Irrational Coward I Turned out to Be!!

You know, Death? It gets you to think a million thoughts, to feel a million feelings, to contemplate life and to come up with the most unexpected philosophies. I remember my very first death-of-a-relative experience. It was my grandfather & I was only 9 years old. They waited for like two days after it’d really…

A blissful year of hope

About a month ago, I decided it was just the right time to share my one year experience of post-grad life. I sat down, gathered my cosmic muses, started a blank file & a very wise piece was miraculously born. And since I’m trying to take my writing to a more professional level, I’ve recently…

Of Strawberries, Centuries, Steinbeck & the Nineties!!

As John Steinbeck mourned the departure of the 19th century in his all-time masterpiece “East of Eden”, one of the things that really seemed to matter was that strawberries would never taste the same again. Ironically, I got to witness the departure of the 20th century- the century through which strawberries never tasted the same-…

Of Respect, Appreciation… and Names!!

You know, there’s something about us, humanoids, that’s so absolutely crazy… since the day we’re aware of the concept of names, nicknames & such stuff, we turn into big whiny complainers of how horrible our names are, how we hate them & how we’ll never forgive our parents for granting us such horrible group of…

Let Operation Rise & Shine Begin!!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve lived embracing the notion I was a night person; that I later got to learn psychologists call Night Owl. I thought I was the most productive at night, I did most of my studying at night, I could even recall days when I spent the whole night…

Of Fear, Light, Dreams & My Sophomore Year!!

My sophomore year was not only my worst academic experience ever but also the year when I first got introduced to the world of student organizations (which now I can’t tell was a good thing or not!!). My very first student-organization experience was a management workshop where I learnt about the principles of management &…

C’est La Vie!!

The legend goes that how old one is isn’t how many years they’ve spent in this world; nor is it how old or young they look or how many lines are wrinkled on their faces. The legend goes that how old one is is actually how old they feel deep inside, how old their soul…

The Irony of Life; or Knife!!!

Look, fellow reader, I swear to God I spent over a couple of days beating my brains out in hopes I could find a kickoff to that piece that doesn’t have to do with music, movies or my pathetic crazy nonsensical life but unfortunately I couldn’t (This is where I get inspiration after all)!! So…

The Horror!!

“The only constant in life is change.” The saying kept echoing in my head in a soft wise grandma-like voice as I lied down on my bed staring bemusedly at my laptop screen in an attempt to figure out a witty kickoff to this piece. And after half an hour of non-stop typing then deleting…

So… What does your Dad do for a living?!!

“So, Nada, what does your father do for a living?!” Seems like a normal question that can actually be asked to any of the Blue Planet’s inhabitants & most probably you’ve been asked that a bunch of times or even more; without the “Nada” of course!! (Sorry, I know it’s such a lame joke!!) I…