Hello, from the grey country :)

*02.46 pm BST* Listening to Lata Mangeshkar's melodious voice singing जीवनात ही घडी अशीच राहु दे, प्रीतिच्या फुलावरी वसंत नाचु दे, जीवनात ही घडी अशीच राहु दे on my earphones. The streets are wet and greasy from the drizzle that hasn't stopped since morning. An old white lady walks towards the bus station in full … Continue reading Hello, from the grey country 🙂

The cat’s big move, ii

“Oh hello, Mrs Sprightley!” “Oh hello, Sugar!” “Would you like some tea?” “Yes! With a drop of lemon in it.” “Oh! And something to go with it?” “Some cookies, please.” “Cookiesssss? Lovelyyyyyy!" Back in December 2020, when I was still in Mumbai, Komal and I would enact this famous exchange from K3G in a British … Continue reading The cat’s big move, ii

Turning 26!

It isn’t as incredible as they make it sound. *11.38 am* cloudy & gloomy; Current Month - January, Feels like - June. I remember, as a child when I was put in daycare, this old aunty would teach us many prayers and shlokas. One prayer had a line that said, ‘dear god, help us grow … Continue reading Turning 26!

outside my window

A loud cacophony of crows wakes me up at seven in the morning. The crows are adamant. They want to do their morning assembly right outside my window, every day. A regular day commences at my tiny apartment in Four Bungalows, Mumbai. I rub my eyes and pick up the toothbrush from the shelf above … Continue reading outside my window

September issue

*7.30 pm* Had a stressful day today with too many things to do and very little time. So I picked up a pen and began writing in my diary about everything on my mind. That's when I thought of going back and reading about some Septembers from the past. I wondered what I was doing … Continue reading September issue

Back to my roots

*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 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. So, … Continue reading Back to my roots

a feeling called December

*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

#WednesdayWisdom

*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

A mid-week break

*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

routine is okay

*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

what am I even doing?

*06.15 pm* I really 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 (preferable … Continue reading what am I even doing?

First of May

*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

a month so mixed up

*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

keeping it short, Jan 2019

*11.40pm* extremely sleepy but forcing myself to write this because I really want to be regular at my blog. Just when I had decided to take my writing seriously and be regular at blogging, I am about to fail. It is the mid of the first month of the year and I haven't written anything. … Continue reading keeping it short, Jan 2019

looking back at 2018, a year full of lessons

*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

The cat’s big move.

*10.49 pm* cool breeze and a distant sound of a train honking... April began on a great note. It was the first Monday of the month when I had an interview & got an offer to join as a Content Writer at a company in Mumbai. I was obviously thrilled at this as moving to … Continue reading The cat’s big move.

March down!

*6.53 pm* Ahh! another Wednesday. One more week has gone by while I laze around my house watching multiple movies a day. My routine for the past few weeks has been quite simple. I have been waking up fashionably late, with Mau (my pet cat) usually lying beside me, or sometimes on my belly, trying … Continue reading March down!