Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Together we are beautiful !

We are so beautiful
I am the rain, he is the sun
And now we have made a rainbow
I think its beautiful
It's really beautiful

(Together we are beautiful, Fern Kinney)

Friday, September 25, 2015

I love being tethered to you

I was once a free bird
Swinging and swaying
And gliding with the flow
Following every little breeze I saw

I wasn't sure about being tied down
Until you came along one day
With promises of being together in sorrow and joy
And riding life with you by my side

The waves tug at me every now and then
With tales of places and wonders unseen
The wind caresses and pulls me along
For the briefest of flings, he says

But for now,I am happy here
I am glad I stayed
Just take me along,wherever you go
I love being tethered to you.

For Elizabeth Noble, who was today's inspiration to write :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Blue isn't my favorite colour anymore.

 These are cancer cells. Under a fluorescent Microscope.

And the twins you see nearby are the crazy bastards dividing.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Birthday Blues

Birthdays aren't special anymore. And that's sad. Now I think I know how you felt.

P.S: So apparently, the 'Urban Dictionary' states

Birthday Blues
(Noun Phrase) A general sadness or feeling down by a person on or around his birthday. The factors that can cause this include:
- Being upset at officially aging another year.
- Being disappointed or not having expectations met by a birthday celebration or gifts.
- Being unsatisfied with accomplishments since the previous birthday.
A person dealing with birthday blues has the right to feel the way she does on her birthday and her family and friends should make sure she knows she is loved and appreciated.

I just googled this and it made me smile :) So yay! I am not feeling blue anymore.

P.P.S : Birthdays should be red. Red Balloons. A Red card. Red flowers. Or even a note, it needn't be red.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Loneliness, the ultimate antagonist

Translated from 'Intermission' by Ganesh Malayath

Leaving her all alone in the theater,
The protagonist and the villain
Went for a coffee during the intermission 

The leading lady sensed lonesomeness,
In the emptiness of the seats before her
And hunger,
Seeing all the popcorn strewn around

The cacophony of gun shots startled her
She strained her ears 
And heard people running around,
Their muffled, helpless cries.

And then, there was silence
Ominous silence.

She waited in fear,
Looking at the closed doors
Blissfully ignorant of whatever happened.
But no one returned.

And then that thought crossed her mind
She hoped at least the villain would come back for her.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Random Retrica snaps

 One of the rare times that I get to take snaps of the sun rising.

Happiness !

Happiness is a good book or two or three. Thank you Amazon! for the prompt service.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Random Musings #1

It always feels good to write. It doesn't even matter if there is no one reading it. I have written for myself for a long time and then, for the someone who I knew would read it and then I had some who used to actually read my blog and now there is me again.

Writing a post yesterday, after so long;did me good. I made a long overdue list of the books I wanted to read. Downloaded a couple of them, no that does not make me a bad person. I understand the author deserves to be paid for their work but I can't afford buying all the books I want to read. There's 'Life after Life' by Kate Atkinson; Kartography, Lila. I ordered a few books online and trust me, there was absolutely no guilt ! They are BOOKS ! There is Dozakhnama, Inga and one more. I have made it my priority to cover a lot of Indian literature. They are hard to find online; but I always find them worth their weight in gold. Take Jhumpa Lahiri, for eg. and Anita Nair ! And No! I was not talking about Ravinder Singh or Chetan Bhagat either.

I have always wanted to go into Scientific Writing and there is this workshop coming up which I badly,badly want to attend. The number of participants is restricted to ten, which reminds me, I am yet to work on my CV and the statement,which will explain to the workshop organizers on why the workshop is so much important to me.

I guess a blog can work as a photo diary too. Its something I have wanted to try for long.
For instance,
 That's the 'Silver Owl' I spotted at Calicut Beach one night at midnight. I have named him Robin and he's the cutest owl I have ever seen, inspite of the fact that he is the first.The beach is always serene and Robin adds to the charm. Not to forget the 'tropical fruits in brine'.

 This is a shot from the 'paavakuthu' I saw at a temple recently. People talk about lost arts. It is definitely worth noting the point that the audience comprised of two people, the security guard at the temple and a stray dog.
 That's the first Kathakali I saw 'live'. It was mesmerizing. The colors, the song, the expressions and no, I could not relate the written script to what I saw before me.
 Thats the first time I tasted fried ice cream, it is #1 on my list of favorite desserts for now.
 Honeycomb tree ? Another first.
And finally, Aswin and Akhil at Kerala Tourism's plastic free zone at Wayanad.

That's all folks! More later.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


I did a 'reflection' for an online course I took up earlier this month. The 'reflection' earned me a lot of credits, my peer reviews were really good. The 'reflection' was on what I learnt from the course, well, technically, what I found intriguing; what is my take home message from the class. It was open courseware and I earned a Honor code certificate, whatever that means.

'Its one of those nights.'

Sleep evades me, my hormones are having a party. I am craving a high. I tried reading, my mind wandered. Writing always demands my complete attention. I have just located a few ebooks I badly wanted to read. I rarely read anymore. Reading requires patience and focus, both of which I lack.
Recent events hover at the back of my head as I begin to write.

I am still waiting to meet someone who is not a hypocrite.
I so badly want to travel.
I am really really tired of what I have been doing for the past 4 years and want it done and over with asap.
The kind Ms Irani has hiked my fellowship which is the ONLY reason I am still here. I would be jobless otherwise.
'Re search' is not as cool as it sounds, definitely not easy.
I want to get rid of all my friends on my social networking sites and enjoy the space. I think I am turning into a narcissist and I don't think I mind.
Family sure deserves your priority, no matter what. You may laugh at my 'reflection' right now, but I am telling you, its true !
Everyone should be given a second chance.
Eat like no one's watching. You owe it to yourself :D
Do things that give you the adrenaline rush. No one else can do it for you.

I forgot why I started writing this post in the first place. That's enough of the 'reflection' for now.