Kadambari

The feeling of alienation, which a woman from a poor family would often experience in a house full of wealthy and excessively proud aristocrats. Kadam quietly endured the snide remarks of her older sisters-in-law, who would often make fun of her poor father who was unable to arrange for a handsome dowry at the time of her wedding. But Rabi was different. Unlike the other members of the family, this budding poet wasn’t pretentious. She became his literary muse.

The Healer

Magi works in a luxury hotel spa. She is an expert in aromatherapy oils and herbal massages. Her vast knowledge of natural remedies and medicinal baths surprises and impresses her extensive list of clientele and is the reason they keep coming back to her for more. Two drops of lavender oil on the pillow would… Continue reading The Healer

Lipstick Diaries-A Personal Blog

Something amazing happened to me a few days ago. I was at a cosmetics store browsing through lipsticks when a shy elderly lady, accompanied by her husband, entered and asked the twenty-something sales attendant to show her lippies in ‘muted’ shades. After disinterestedly toying with the ‘subdued’ colours for a few minutes, she gingerly picked… Continue reading Lipstick Diaries-A Personal Blog

Love without a reason

She closed her eyes, took a deep breath and felt the salty sea air brushing against her face, rustling her wavy locks of hair. Her lips stretched into a smile as she dug her toes deep into the squishy sand. The gentle waves lapped at her feet as if trying to tell her a secret.… Continue reading Love without a reason

Contemplation

An audible hush filled with indistinctive sounds of nature surrounded her. The sky was windless and gulls flitted across aimlessly. Waves broke against the shore. Far in the distance, men on fishing boats were busy casting nets on the surging tides, praying for a good catch. Anchored vessels swayed from side to side as the… Continue reading Contemplation

Masterpiece

Splotches of revolting red, moss green, mustard yellow and aquamarine blue splattered over the cool pristine white marble floor creating a wild defiant kaleidoscopic pattern of rich vibrant colours. A thick cloud of cigarette smoke mixed with the smell of turpentine, walnut, and linseed oils gradually rising upwards engulfing the room with its choking haze;… Continue reading Masterpiece

Break-free

Self-loathing made you push people away. Self-doubt made you dismiss your accomplishments. Stupid girl! Can’t you see you’re enchained by self-created demons? All you’ve to do is love your own self a bit. For what it’s worth, try it. Unshackle. Breathe. Smile. And let the magic unfold.   278 Characters Written for Twittering Tales #91 – Chains… Continue reading Break-free

The beginning

It has been at the back of my mind for many years, but never could I commit myself fully to the idea of writing as I was too unsure about my capabilities as a writer. I always thought if I ever write who is going to read it? Or even if someone reads it, will he/she like it ? Hence I kept postponing the idea till the time came when I decided enough is enough. Just because I am scared of putting my thoughts out in the open and worry about people’s reaction to it, doesn’t mean that should deter me from following what my heart desires.

A stage comes in life when you want to say so many things and you are certain that the only way to quieten the ongoing chaos in your mind is via writing yet it becomes an immense task to put your thoughts down to a written form.

Yes there is absolutely no dearth of ideas, in fact sometimes the deluge of thoughts just overwhelms your mind and still you are frozen with an undefinable fear of expressing them. This confusing phase that I am going through is so difficult to explain in words. They say that writing is therapeutic because it helps channelize your feelings and give them a direction.

So here I am with a bunchload of thoughts which haunt me from time to time.

Through this blog page I will try to present a chronicle  of assorted experiences related to various interests such as movies, songs or books that I have loved, relationship/parenting issues that I have seen of others or personally dealt with, exotic recipes that I have modified or invented and last but not the least my travel stories which occupy a very special place in my heart.