In a time when the entire world seems to be working outside the confines of offices, more and more people are turning to freelance work as a source of income. Being a full-time freelancer requires the same amount of commitment as doing a full-time job; you need to be focused, reliable, and put your best foot forward. Perks: you get to enjoy managing your deadlines, … Continue reading Responsibilities of a Good Freelancer
Athletics is still often associated with the ‘jocks’ alone. This is a common misconception. In real life, despite what all the movies try to make you believe, anyone can be an athlete if they want to, even the ‘nerds’. I’ve never come across a rule explicitly stating that you either have to be a jock or a nerd; personally, I think it’s best to try … Continue reading Why Should You Become an Athlete?
I was one of those restless children. I could never bring myself to sit still. I loved the great outdoors, I lived to get muddy, and I collected scabs with the enthusiasm of a wine collector looking to fill his cellar with rare vintages. So it goes without saying that reading was never at the top of my list of priorities; in fact, it had … Continue reading How the Elephant Got Its Trunk
“So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.” William James Children are highly impressionable; clean slates we can etch epics into. As omnipresent parts of their lives, parents play an important part in authoring the prologues of these epics. And as parents, it … Continue reading Why Should Children Read?
I spent the last weekend rediscovering my roots a little with my Amma and Atha (maternal grandparents) at my mum’s home in Pathanapuram. It’s a one hour drive from my place; back in the day, you’d need two buses and a jeep if you didn’t have the luxury of a private vehicle or the time to wait around for one of those rare direct buses. … Continue reading Elephant Yam
He had a voice like no other. Her bullfrog. It was always full of laughter, just like his eyes. And when he sang for her, she used to tease him saying he sounded like a bullfrog – throaty, deep and slightly off-key. Bullfrogs are not the most appealing of reptiles, at least not in a conventional sense, and certainly not for most people. Neither was … Continue reading Bullfrogs on Boulders