"I'm done . Get me out of here." Was the scream loud? The mouth remained curved, in a hint of a smile maybe. Cool exterior. Breathe . The eyes glanced furtively at the wall clock across the room, the seconds ticked furiously away. The glass top scarcely visible, piles of papers tucked under diary, pen… Continue reading All in a day’s work.
It all began with a message post. 'Soak in the historical atmosphere in the crisp morning air. The walk will begin at 6 am which will take you through the lush groves and magnificent buildings sporting the colonial architecture'. I was hooked. I reached the meeting point huffing and puffing and after the hellos was… Continue reading Five things I’ve learned from a birdwatching walk.
The Olympics are here! In precisely two days, at 4.30 am IST, I hope to watch the opening ceremony along with billions across the globe on my telly. There is something to be said about sharing the excitement with the world , to be left awestruck by the colourful and breathtaking performances, to cheer for… Continue reading Opening night at the Olympics.
"It's a treasure!" Immediately I think of pirates burying gold doubloons in fancy chests, marking the spot with an X. Or how about the Famous Five from Enid Blyton books that routinely stumble on to secret passages and treasure maps to fabulous riches. Then there is the dashing Indiana Jones who can with a flick… Continue reading Treasure / Photo challenge
I was early at the railway station. A train was already there but it wasn't mine. There is always a possibility that these connecting lifelines to our cities may be running late. I was on a journey to reconnect with family and friends. Either way, I had to be patient . Around me, the platform… Continue reading Connect / Photo challenge
"You are a social loner!" Taken aback I replied, "What do you mean?" "Well your life is so predictable. It's work, home, food, telly, checking the messages , sleep and the cycle begins again. Even your messages are work related . You don't have any friends, real or virtual." "No! I do not live… Continue reading The Social Loner
Midnight and it's Valentines Day. Sleep is elusive; maybe it's the weather to be blamed. It's rained all day through and can still feel the damp chill piercing my body . I wriggle my frozen toes to feel them and wonder what the day has in store for me .… Continue reading Love and great expectations!
Do I believe in fate? In karma and just deserts but that doesn't stop me from straining to read tiny columns of the daily horoscope in the newspapers. Chalk it to one of my guilty pleasures quite like the instant noodles - quick, easy, knowing it's not doing wonders for your health but horribly addictive… Continue reading The zodiac wellness pill.