She woke drenched in sweat, completely disoriented. The dark room slowly came into focus, but some parts of it remained murky. It was almost like her eyes refused to get used to certain spaces. She focused on the areas they seemed comfortable with and slowly picked up shapes and colors. Only, there weren’t a lot of colors to pick up on: just grey, white, or … Continue reading Abyss
I have lied on my resume. I’m not a team player by instinct. But by conventional standards, it is a definitely a skill that recruiters look for while scanning the piles of resumes that are nearly indistinguishable from each other. So I followed the protocol that our college dictated and put ‘teamwork’ right up there with ‘work ethics’. Feeling like this made my ‘work ethics’ … Continue reading The Butterfly Maker
Before the holy month of Ramadan ends, I felt like sharing the role of prayer in my life. As a Muslim, I have been taught to pray five times a day: Fajr, Zuhr, Azar, Maghrib, and Isha. Have I followed the recommended dosage of prayer regularly? Honestly? No. And that is mostly because I don’t pray in an effort to show people that I pray. … Continue reading A Prayer for My Soul.
You stop growing the moment you start getting complacent. AF People find happiness in different things. And happiness is always subject to change. You might find happiness in an ice lolly at 5, and discover the same joy at 25 when you manage to get the chicken potpie just right. Personally, I am at a phase in life where I feel happiest when I’m at … Continue reading How to Increase Productivity
For me, everything bright and beautiful is tinged with yellow, however subtly. I can describe this pretty colour in a thousand ways. Yellow is the warmth on fine sunny days, holding you in a cozy embrace and wiping away the sorrows of the cold nights you have endured. It is in the streaks running through autumn leaves as they fall off the trees and crunch … Continue reading Colour Me Yellow
When you realize that you’re smaller than a ripple in the smallest lake, smaller than a drop of paint in the Sistine Chapel, smaller even than a raindrop in a tropical storm, that’s when you really start to grow. AF And we can grow only if we are open to change. As a society, we encourage people to be vary of the word ‘change’, unwittingly … Continue reading Anew
‘Home’ has always been an abstract concept for me. And a somewhat dynamic one, because we used to move around a lot to accommodate my mum’s commuting conveniences. In fact, we have shifted so many times, I stopped keeping count after a point. Some might have been annoyed at the constant ‘uprooting’ – leaving behind your favorite neighbor or neighborhood candy store can be tough … Continue reading Where My Heart Is.
Nomads have always intrigued me. As we studied about the tribes that wandered across the pages of our history books, they came alive in my imagination. I’ve spent hours picturing the lifestyle they had. Trudging through the hot desert sand and swaying bodily on the humped backs of camels, the first settlers probably shaded their eyes from the swirls of dust whipped up by the … Continue reading Wandering Souls
You’ll notice that there is a huge chunk missing in the timeline of my blogs, a lapse of around four years. Four years is a considerable amount of time. A lot can happen in four years. And a lot did. The earth got warmer, idiots took over world superpowers, atrocities against minorities continued, the #metoo movement empowered women across the globe, horribly destructive wildfires held … Continue reading Rock You Like a Hurricane.