Claiming myself back: I’m not a narcissist, but #MyFriendAlexa

‘Taking yourself out on a date’ is a concept that sounds laughable at the face of it, for some. Why and how does one proceed to achieve it without getting scoffed for it? If you thought that spending time with you isn’t a conscious choice, think hard, may be it is. Treating yourself as an …

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 …

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 …

Dabbling in oil paint: When balcony walls became a piece of art!

Creativity is an exhilarating addiction and a therapeutic release. It gives us a chance to express ourselves and take pride in the love, dedication and effort we invest in it. With every piece of art we create we form an unsaid relation with the muse, process, associated people and of course, the outcome itself. In …

Blowing away smoke rings, symbolically

I held the white and yellow stick elegantly between my fingers and gingerly placed it on my parted lips. Within moments a wave of relief swept over me even as people around eyed me with a hint of fake derision. “I’ll never smoke in my life!” had been my adamant stand. What made me change …