It had been raining all night. Lisa was wide awake, waiting for the right moment. It was unlike Lisa to sacrifice sleep for anything but tonight it was different. If her plan worked, she would be able to permanently shed her identity as the lizard-toed girl from the Circus and start a new life. The … Continue reading The Freak Show
*9.49 pm* Just had Pizza for dinner so we’re good. Last Sunday, I stepped out of my house after two months. My parents and I had planned to visit some old family friends who had lost a loved one recently. Unexpectedly, it turned out to be a much-needed getaway after months of digital screen time. … Continue reading Back to my roots
*07:08 pm* Alright, let's do this! The Lock-down was a much-needed relief when it first began but its unprecedented extension has been nerve-wracking. Anxiety, frustration and hopelessness have come as a package! I took the last 6-7 weeks to argue, sob and sulk in order to cope up with the helplessness I was feeling. While … Continue reading Pandemic Progress Report
What do I write about Covid-19 & the lock-down that hasn’t already been written? It is scary, China sucks, the World is shut, nature is breathing, the ozone is healing, wild animals are coming out on otherwise busy urban streets, work from home is draining, sleep cycles are messed up, mental health issues are rising, … Continue reading My Lock-down blog
It is the second Sunday of May, for the first time ever the world is celebrating Mother's Day in a lock down. Truly, the times are a changin'. I have never been too keen on celebrating regional holidays of the US, especially on Social Media. The out pour of love for families and friends seen … Continue reading in the memory of Aaji..
I rented and moved in to a new apartment a week ago. Its been a smooth transition. Also, I might be understating how frickin' excited I am about living here. Haha! I am over the moon. I love my new house. Have been browsing Pinterest for a over month to decide the decor. Best part … Continue reading Organizing
*12.43 pm* I love Decembers. The cold winds, cozy sleep under the blanket, the warmth of hoodies, holidays and the party mood, hot chocolate at any time of the day and conclusions. December has it all. For the last two weeks I was occupied with a lot of work. On the first weekend of December, … Continue reading a feeling called December
*03.18 pm* engrossed & amazed by 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ by Yuval Noah Harari Last week was tiresome as I had been thinking or rather overthinking about my career situation. I have been ranting about it on my blog for far too long, I know. But it is one of the most important … Continue reading #WednesdayWisdom
*4.50 pm* Maine tere liye hi saat rang ke sapne chune... sapne, surile sapne... My office is in a campus full of warehouses & workshops. It doesn't feel like 2019 when you walk-in here. It transports me to a quiet afternoon on a work day from late 90s when I would miss school for being … Continue reading smells like metal
*5.07 pm* Back to work after a long and happy Diwali weekend. Breaks are so damn necessary. I recently came across a video explaining how we tend to over work in order to achieve our goals & forget to pause & breathe. It made me realise that I often beat myself up over not doing … Continue reading The importance of a taking a Break
*12.53 am* midnight mood to have a heart to heart! I remember when I started this blog two and a half years back, I was unsure if I would be able to continue it. In fact, I was unsure of what to do in life itself. While the later one hasn’t changed, I still took … Continue reading tête-à-tête
*12.08 am* a Sunday just passed by The last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster. I went from questioning my life (& career) choices to being infected by Dengue. I went from burning with fever & recovering from it to being upset at work & taking some practical decisions. All of it has … Continue reading Reality? Check.
*1.50 pm* Squeezing in some time while having lunch at my desk to write this one. Yesterday, I read an extremely insightful blog by Laura Barakeris on Brevity about writing and solitude. I realized how I always complain about not getting enough time to write given my busy schedule but, to quote Laura "if I … Continue reading on writing
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*3.01 pm* Celebrating Independence Day with some rescued cats at the Cat Cafe Studio as 'Willow' sits on my laptop and demands cuddles. Cat Cafe Studio I have been extremely busy at work but last weekend was fun. I hung out with a lot of friends, had a sleep-out in my car after watching Scary … Continue reading A mid-week break
*6.28 pm* sneaking in a few minutes to write about an average week. Last few weeks have been about working 9 hours a day, sleeping for 9 hours at night, only to wake up and head back to work again. Cyclic. Plus, coffee consumption has increased a lot. Its been really bland past few days. … Continue reading routine is okay
*7.00 pm* missed my 'four blogs a month' target yet again. I went on my first shoot. Actual set, film camera, lights, a director, a monitor, DoP and yes, actors too. It was surreal. It was all about sound rolling, camera rolling and action! I've been doing a lot of content management and the brand … Continue reading things we SHOULD talk about
*11.30* in the middle of an extremely busy and productive work week. Jack of all trades, master of none. This proverb has never made sense to me. I have always found it boring to be a master of one when you can be a jack of all. I have been a jack of all trades … Continue reading A jack of all trades
*06.15 pm* I really just need to vent out today. Last week I bought my domain (finally!), now I just have to figure out the hosting, transfer, etc. Basically, the tech stuff which I'm clueless about and don't want to end up spending more than I should. So here's a public announcement - Developers Wanted … Continue reading what am I even doing?
*5.43 pm* Truly delighted and proud of my cooking skills. Its hereditary, guys - I make awesome food. It is quite difficult to write after a gap (of even 15 days). It is difficult to remember all the events that could be worth mentioning in my blog. My mind categorically forgets the occurrence and the … Continue reading Two Year Anniversary!
It was a hot Summer day. She had just gotten home after a nasty fight with her bench-partner at school. Her little finger was bleeding from a small cut and the black satin ribbon from her ponytail was untangled, messing up her hair. She was angry, and sweating. So she dumped her bag on the … Continue reading There’s always a first
*3.20 pm* Sneaked 10 minutes off of work (from my NEW office!) after two whirlwind kind of weeks, because I had to write this. And oh! I've started cooking. I was quite excited about joining my new workplace when I wrote my last blog. It has been 15 days since and I wonder where time … Continue reading Day to day
*1.30 pm* It's Labor Day, so most of the working population of the country is on leave (unlike me who's been on leave for a month now). But I start my new job tomorrow, so yay! Last week has been pretty weird for me. I spent most of my time counselling two of my cousin … Continue reading First of May
I am a girl in her mid-twenties, Indian (with all due sanskars) and an only child to a financially sound couple ($$$) which most would consider a luxury- and who am I kidding, it is. I've never had to live in the conditions that my parents have grown up in, nor do I have to … Continue reading they’re talking marriage
*1.50 pm* typing away some blabber whilst sitting at the dining table. Mau is not very happy about my presence, she keeps giving me cold stares. Last night I had a conversation with a friend about how laziness attracts negativity and that inspired to finally get my ass off the bed and write. For the … Continue reading april’d away in bed
I visited Leh-Ladakh in July 2017 - a trip that has been etched in my memory permanently for various reasons. I had planned to write this post right after the trip, and it has been two years (almost) I have procrastinated to put it down. But the memories are still so vivid that I can … Continue reading Hi Leh
*3.30 pm* I dislike summers. Where I stay, summers burn your skin like you've bathed with fire, or worse. It is probably my least favourite season. And you know what, it has only started. I wonder how hot its going to get in next two months. Or three. Last week, I had to work only … Continue reading a month so mixed up
*7.02 pm* Last few days have been quite disturbing. Some lessons, some beautiful moments and a crazy puke-filled night. Last week, I took an important decision about my career and it has resulted in some (serious) repercussions. Argh! No point building up the suspense. I quit my job. One of the many reasons to do … Continue reading What a March!
It was just one of those mornings when you want to sleep in for 5 extra minutes. No matter how many times the alarm goes off, you snooze and pull the blanket over your head. Just 5 more minutes, you tell yourself. But the half-asleep mind doesn't realize when 5 becomes 15 and the schedule … Continue reading a day in the life of…
*3.23 pm* Thinking about what a beautiful month January has been! My Winter vacation to Himachal Pradesh was everything that “heaven” is ever defined as. I experienced my first snowfall, completed a 4-hour long trek in the snow, lived in negative temperatures for four whole days, and laughed. Laughed like never before. Now, I completely understand … Continue reading Himachal
A man from a small town in Madhya Pradesh asked BabyChakra to help him find a fertility clinic. BabyChakra sent him some recommendations. Last week, a year after his initial message, he shared a picture of two baby girls thanking BabyChakra. He now has a family he thought he would never have. This is just … Continue reading Start-up Story: BabyChakra
*11.40pm* extremely sleepy but forcing myself to write this because I really want to be regular at my blog. Also, the cover image has been selected at random. hmpmh.. Just when I had decided to take my writing seriously and be regular at blogging, I am about to fail. It is only the mid of … Continue reading keeping it short, Jan 2019
It is the end of 2018. I mean..just another night to step into the new year? CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? MAKE IT STOP, somebody!! But anyway, it is time to make new resolutions and give it another try. Honestly, it is just a bullshit belief system (in which I wish I didn't believe). But. I … Continue reading what plans for the new year?
*5 am* nights are getting quite chilly here in Mumbai...and my cold is back! ___ I read a quote on Instagram yesterday which was related to on a deeper level. It goes - “It is so disturbing to think back & realize the stuff you allowed people to do to you simply because you didn't … Continue reading looking back at 2018, a year full of lessons
Artha India Ventures’ portfolio company Coutloot recently raised $1 million in a new round of funding that was led by the investment arm of Chinese unicorn CashBUS. The round also saw participation from existing investors, Artha India Ventures and Venture Catalysts. About Coutloot: Coutloot is a Mumbai-based social Consumer-to-consumer tech platform where users can buy … Continue reading Start-up Story: Coutloot