One year ago, today I stepped into the minaret shaped door of my current firm, having returned to the city I grew up in. I thought it would be tougher. More trying. I’ve been surprised. But despite the odds, the last year has been a good one, I have to say. I’ve not been the most satisfied on the career front. That remains the only sore point. I spent quality … Continue reading “Already?”

Day 5# My Friend, the Blogger.

Personally, I have never really had a problem with public display of emotions. So this one is pretty easy – and actually, pending for a while. Today’s challenge is to write about a blogger friend or a real life friend. I’m blessed to know both in one person. My first memory of her is one at the SIMC campus in Lavale, getting off a four-wheel drive with her iPod shuffle … Continue reading “Day 5# My Friend, the Blogger.”

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 … Continue reading “30 Days of June”

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 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 … Continue reading “3 | 12: Twelve Favourite Blog Posts”

November Rains

Hardly anything makes me more happy than rains. I had been thinking that the year’s hundredth post should be about something happy. Somehow, the message got through, and after weeks of the Met Department predicting unstable weather, it finally poured this evening. And I found my subject. It always rains in Muscat on Fridays. I wonder why. Maybe its Mother Nature’s way of saying that this week too, shall pass 🙂 … Continue reading “November Rains”


I happened to go through some old posts yesterday and came across the first one I had ever written here. I realised that I’ve been writing for over three years.  Over the years, I have been rather regular. Probably missed a month or two in the middle when work was crazy, but mostly, anything significant in the last few years has been carefully documented. I have Richa to thank, for coming down … Continue reading “Tangerine”