Claiming myself back: From greasy indulgence to a lean preference #MyFriendAlexa

It was immensely agonising for me to resignedly sit and stifle my hearty appetite for those few minutes. The wafting delicious aroma was increasingly, painfully punishing. However, I had to put my foot down. How could a Pav Bhaji joint run out of butter and serve me without the garnish of a dollop of my …

Claiming myself back: Swatting away naysayers #MyFriendAlexa

“Ignore the naysayers. They don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to your life. Only you decide what’s possible.” ~ Maria Lesetz. “What have you done to yourself? This wasn’t needed!” “You look skinny and sick. Have you stopped eating?” “It will all come back once you stop doing this, you know.” If …

Claiming myself back: The Invincible Plan #MyFriendAlexa

Have you woken up one morning feeling triumphant about something that you haven’t even embarked upon yet? If wishes were horses mine had raced and won every derby in the world the day after I decided to ‘claim myself back’. All charged up with inspiring success stories and my newly acquired motivation kick I set …

Claiming myself back: Why was tipping the scale necessary? #MyFriendAlexa

My wittiest humour fell short of words trying to find an apt sneer for what lay in front of my eyes. The real me, hidden under umpteen dreadful folds of skin, pleaded to be released from the lumpy cage. The scale, while encountering appalling disappointment and few unshed tears, was spared from facing the brunt. Sure …

Letter from a decade-old Mom

Dear A Jr, I passed on few of my priced possessions from college, a stash of my vocabulary reference books, to you before I sat down to write this. You celebrated your tenth birthday last week and as your mom I personally feel a sense of fulfilment in the knowledge that you’re reading what I …