I’ve mostly lived my life planning things out. I have a zillion to-do lists – some on paper, some on my devices and some just in my head. But I mostly like having an idea about things that I have to do and hence have some control over my day. So when even mundane things in my everyday existence are mostly planned, trips are definitely […]
“Guten Rutsch”, a friend greeted me in German for New Year. When I asked what it meant, he said that literally it translates to “A good slide into the New Year” or more like a “Smooth start to the New Year”. A rather interesting way to greet isn’t it? It has been a few days into the new year. I know that perhaps the looking […]
If there is one thing that I will never get bored of, it is admiring nature and always being in awe of what it has to offer. The long days of summer that I last wrote about have long gone. Winter is almost here. The days are shorter and are mostly gloomy. But nature always has its ways of making its beauty known and nature […]
A lot of things have changed for me in the last few days – living in a different country far away from loved ones, struggling to find a semblance of a routine and most importantly trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is still bright at 9 pm. Like I said, a lot has changed! Amidst all the chaos of living alone, […]
It started at the beginning of this year. Whenever I’d open Twitter, I’d see a set of yellow, green, and black squares. It was the Wordle craze. Brushing it away as just another trend, I decided to ignore it. But day after day, I’d see more people post about it. Since I have enjoyed playing Word games, I decided to try it once and then […]
Hello February! I like the beginnings – I like New Year and I like the beginnings of months. Keeping aside my hatred of Mondays for they mark the end of the weekend; I like Mondays because they mark the start of something. There is something about beginnings that motivates me to do something new or to do something better or be better or to start […]
I have made it a point to read only books by Indian authors or books set in India in August. So here are the books that I read in August 2021.
Creating something and then learning something in the process or even the other way around- learning something and then doing something to put that learning into practice is what brings me joy. Though I make a to-do list of all the things that I have to do, ticking all the tasks off doesn’t bring me as much joy as creating something does.
7 months of 2021 have gone by and I’m wondering how did all the days go by? The only goal that I have been able to achieve so far in 2021 is my reading goal. Yes! I have managed to complete my reading challenge of reading 36 books this year! I have been on a books based on libraries/bookstores spree and I have enjoyed reading […]
Oh June, you went by too soon and so did July and now it is almost August. I am not sure what it is, but I just can’t read for long stretches of time these days. So, June was a slow month in terms of reading. At the start of June, I was wondering if I could complete my reading challenge for this year in […]