Love Harry Potter spells? Ascribe a book to it!


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Here is a fun activity that I found on one of the blogs that I follow, and thought it would be interesting to do it. I am tagging a friend, who I know will enjoy doing this. And, you should do it too if you think it is interesting!

1) EXPECTO PATRONUM (a childhood book connected with good memories)

Harry Potter. Duh. I grew up with it. I used to read before, but the world of Harry Potter made me realise the wonders that books had to offer.

I get nostalgic every time I see an Enid Blyton book. I would love to go back to reading the Famous Five series or the Malory Towers series.

Then, of course, there is Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.   Continue reading

Love thyself, it’s magical!


A peek of the snow-peaked mountains from my favourite cafe at McLeodganj.

So, I told you all about how I planned a trip with my girlfriends. The key word here is ‘planned’. I actually did the bus bookings and the hotel bookings for the first time before a trip.

However, being the procrastinator that I am, I miserably failed to deliver on my promise of updating my blog immediately after I came back. In fact, it has been more than a month and I have done another work-cum-leisure trip in between.

So, today I decided to drag my lazy ass to my laptop and finally post an update. (And, it took a hell of a lot of convincing by the Bawse Lilly Singh aka Superwoman – if you don’t know her, you need to spend more time on YouTube – for me to be able to sit up after a busy day at work and pour my heart out.)

So, here goes… Continue reading

The long walk home


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Delhi. That’s the city I have been calling home for the last two years. But, I have never experienced its beauty like I did today. So, what was different about today?
Well, here’s the story.
She woke up, as usual, did some exercise (not so usual), had her breakfast, and left for work. A truly unremarkable day. Till about 8 pm. Continue reading

Planning the trip

Two chairs on the tropical beach
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Are you one of the spontaneous ones? People who just hop onto a bus with their backpacks for their vacation, give me a shoutout.

That’s how I used to travel for my vacations. It’s another matter that I had friends who were much older than I was and consequently earned more. They never asked me for the money because I was then a student. So, I never thought of that, when it came to vacations. Continue reading

Is someone reading this?

“I do not want to be an engineer,” was my answer when my mom asked me what I wanted to be. I had no knowledge or resource material to help me figure out what I wanted to be.

Everyone around was giving their AIEEE exam in the hope of becoming an engineer and earning one hell of a living. Some of them work as call-centre executives now.

Recently, India’s Human Resource Development minister said that only 40% engineering graduates get placements, and I bet I wouldn’t have been one of them had I completed my engineering course. Continue reading

It’s all in my head… or is it?

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There is a knot in your stomach, your heart starts beating fast, your throat dries up and you don’t think, you just do. Have you ever had that feeling? The sinking feeling… like everything is lost? Well, I have lived with that feeling for most of my life.


Except for when I am too happy. When I go out with friends, maybe grab a couple of drinks and then do something stupid that I know I would regret the next morning. In fact, this happens so often that I no longer feel ashamed for my acts. I wear my actions as a shield. Continue reading

The sunshine

The park I would like to spend my sunny days in. (Image Courtesy:

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. 


Imagine a bright sunny day. It sounds beautiful in the novels. It makes you think of people jogging in the park, gossiping with neighbours, children playing hide and seek.  Continue reading