April 21, 2015

Climb Ev’ry Mountain

There comes a time where you’re on the brink of losing control, the edge of the cliff, a despicable wall of blankness in front of you.  And then, suddenly there is daybreak, a cool breeze, a respite.  Whoever said that new and exciting things were all about fun? They are much more about the fear of leaving behind the comfortable and stepping in to the unknown.  Me and a  lot of people in my immediate circle are doing just that. Being brave. To be happy. To never have to say ‘What If’.  Maybe it will turn out wonderfully for some of us, and perhaps we might be a little let…

November 17, 2013

Rapid fire!

Running a little low on self-fuelled inspiration, I’m taking up a NaBloPoMo prompt (Your cue to laugh at the acronym again – go ahead).  I picked this up from Milan’s blog – she’s also doing the thirty day challenge J Apparently, American talk show host James Lipton asks these ten questions on his show – Inside the Actors’ Studio – and I’m going to answer them with as little thought as I can manage. What is your favourite word? I thought of this one while doing the Akshay V. quiz on the Brooklyn Bridge (More on that later) The first thing that had come to my mind was ‘Panacea’ –…

November 13, 2013

A New Backpack

2013 has been so good to me Had to pack my bags every couple of months The travel folder in my Mailbox has been alive and kicking Almost exhausted myself writing travelogues I’ve had to fight opinions and advice about spending on travels. And this is exactly what I had to tell them. I’ve already got a couple of ideas for the next year: Buy a new backpack Meet some people I haven’t seen for a while Go somewhere by myself Take another trip with close friends, if it works out See some more snow Pay someone a surprise visit perhaps And maybe even Latin America, who knows… Yes, I…

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…

July 4, 2013

Imagine…

Today, my colleague Abdullah shared a video with me – he’s a big fan of Australian television shows and often sends me quirky and funny things to brighten my day.  All of us know of John Lennon’s Imagine. But this will take it to a different level altogether. After you watch this, I promise you will never not think of Emmanuel Kelly, when you hear the following lines: “Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace” Like one of the judges said, at the end of the video – a story…

July 1, 2013

Some Days Are Just Like That…

There are moments when you forget all your worries All the heart breaks All what matters to you, all what doesn’t Some days are just like that. There are the hours that you wish would last forever When you could gaze upon the Sun And feel full of warmth Some days are just like that. There is that time when you’re desperately trying to remember a dream Make sense of a glimpse of a smile you think you saw Then sketch it all quickly Some days are just like that. Do you remember that time? When you thought less, laughed more. When music could dissolve just anything. When paper boats…

November 6, 2012

The Obituary Of Waves

I read this on my reader and for a moment fell in love with the thought.  I wanted this to never get lost, so am re-posting here. *** Waves. Nobody ever writes them. No one stops and thinks about how they come to an end, using up their dying breath to sometimes crash passionately against the rocks and sometimes kiss the sand tenderly before disappearing. I wonder if the waves know they are rushing towards their end? Or maybe they think that what lies in front is a whole new destination. But we all sit by the shore and watch them. And listen to the sound ages after it dies…

October 3, 2012

Paradise Falls

I’ve lifted this video and the inspiration to this post off a friend’s blog.   How could I not.   There are love stories and then there are these.   Pixar has and continues to transport us into a world which we might never be able to visit with their imagination and belief in magic.   This part of the 2009 animation movie ‘Up’ is beyond words.   Eight minutes of living a dream. A mere possibilty that perfection might just be a thing of reality.   It reaffirms my belief that when you have the right company, the most traumatic of journeys become easy. There’s someone to watch your back and…

August 13, 2012

Life Of Pi

I haven’t had the opportunity to read the novel by the same name – but was recently introduced to a glimpse of the cinematic representation of Man Booker Prize winning novel. Scheduled for a release in December 2012, there was something about the trailer that moved me. Perhaps the background score, a glimpse of Ang Lee’s directorial genius, the presence of a Royal Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker in the cast or the simplicity of the plot that comes across to audience in just two minutes. Starring Tabu, Toby Maguire and Irrfan Khan amongst known names – this is something I’m actually looking forward to. When all you’ve ever known is lost.. Find…

August 7, 2012

Omnia mea mecum porto

The latest addiction has been in the form of yet another TV show. My dear friend at work Shonali had often quoted the show to be intelligent and fun but I never really had the opportunity to download and watch them. The newly discovered free Wi-Fi at work has made my last few weeks here rather eventful. Bones is an American crime comedy-drama television series that premiered in 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones”…