February 15, 2014

Go further, to get closer

I don’t usually indulge in blogging competitions and especially the sponsored sorts.  But this one is different. A combination of two passions – one a brand I loved, having worked with them in the past, and the other being the obvious – travel.  To understand BA’s new India campaign, you’ll have to watch this advert first: I had read somewhere that you never know a person until you travel with them. Or watch them use a computer/device with slow Internet. And I believe both these statements to be true. In the everyday rut that that life becomes, nothing is more important than breaking away once in a while. While I…

November 5, 2013

Treasure

Small joys don’t get better than mid-week holidays. To be able to sleep in on a weekday  To take a leisurely bath and let my hair dry in the Sun, and not with the angry blow dryer To spend the afternoon not chained to the cubicle I forgot to turn off the alarm last night, and I was woken up at 7 am as usual. In the midst of squinting at the sunshine that flows into my room and realising that my phone had switched off, I got thinking.  About things that had happened in the past two weeks, and what lay ahead.  Won’t you agree that life brings us…

October 30, 2013

The November Project

It is said that when the going get tough, the tough get – writing. No? Okay. Things are a bit dull on my end and the inspiration in general is dipping. As are the number of posts. To stay true to my resolution this year, and to be constructive – I’ve decided to take part in the National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo (I wasn’t a part of the acronym making team, I promise). Apparently, every November a lot of bloggers from across the globe join in the movement and make the commitment to post something, anything daily. The Daily Post even provides daily guidance, in case one is running…

June 21, 2013

Day 21# Yours Truly

It happens once in a while, that something that you happen to write seems to resonate with others and reflect a thought in the wholeness of the feeling. These are six posts which I have written in happiness, peace, anger, confusion or a concoction of all of the same. Whenever I read them, I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile, on this platform. Keep Calm & Carry On – about the white text on the red background, that means so much more than just something printed on a key chain or a coffee mug. The Elusive Divine – my thoughts on God and varying perceptions of him that I have…

June 19, 2013

Day 19# Blogroll

Ever since I was introduced to the world of blogging, I discovered a whole new world. Of people. Their experiences. Of the way people wrote. A look into what they were made of.  The reading list on Blogger.com has been increasing and being a part of these blogs has almost become a routine to me. I wouldn’t know what to do, if these people stopped writing.  These are my top five, as of today – in no particular order: # Fuchsia – for being an inspiration and a constant pillar of strength.  # Nuts and Bonkers – which has in recent times, sprung to action and keeps me updated with the life of…

June 3, 2013

30 Days of June

Challenges are important. And God knows, I definitely need them. For almost a year now, I’ve started to grow into a person that I would have never associated with. And nobody knows better than me that things have to change soon.  Taking charge, in an attempt to spice things up, I’m taking the 30-day blog challenge. It might get overwhelming for me, and spam the feeds of the precious few who keep an eye out on this space – but I quite like the questions (picked up from this  fabulous blog, and I have taken the liberty to edit a little), and I’m hoping to keep the content original and…

February 17, 2013

Liebster-ing!

I feel downbeat when I think about why I didn’t join the blog-sphere earlier than I did. In the developing years, it seems to have been so much more fun. So many more people that one could meet through their blogs and several interesting things to talk about and engage with, in this medium. Recently, I was nominated for something called a Liebster Award by Anisha who writes Absolutely Not Sure. (I must be honest when I say, I have no idea what it is, but an award must be a good thing, no?) The activity involved is to put down ten random facts about yourself, nominate eleven bloggers with less than 200…

December 20, 2012

3 | 12: Twelve Favourite Blog Posts

The blog has increasingly become a very important part of who I am. Sometimes when I get to work, the first thing I do after opening Microsoft Outlook is log into Blogger.com to see whether there are new posts on my reader, and then I proceed to cheer myself with the fact that someone from Sweden visited The Orange Tree. Wonder what he/she was looking for. My blog is my friend. It provides solace in times when my mind is not at peace, makes me laugh on bad days, reminds me of the good times and gives me strength to imagine that the best is yet to come! Then there…