No room for honesty

Yep. That’s what I gathered from my yesterday’s “talk”. And a few more. There is no need to be honest (because people can’t tolerate honesty). If you want to be honest, do that with your family (but don’t we say that workplace is like our second home and colleagues are like our extended family? So…

No Monday post today

Just a regular weekend and only slightly agitating Monday. Don’t have anything cynic or sarcastic to share. I’ve a skip level meeting with my director tomorrow. Will surely come back to vent out some of that frustration. I know there will be some. You all know that. Shabana Mukhtar

The little girl in me

The little girl in me likes to live in a world of fantasy. This started when I really was a little girl. I used to daydream about having a lot of money. So much, that I could buy anything without worrying about the price. That fantasy seems natural now. It is obvious actually. Given that…

Decryption of dreams

This morning I had a series of weird dreams. *** There were people gathered near a chowk in my hometown. I spent my childhood in that area, I guess that’s why I see that chowk very frequently in my dreams. Some people from that area, some were relatives. And sure enough, some people from my…

Nemrah Ahmad: The power of her writing

She is like a magician, who can change people’s lives through her creative work. My life has significantly changed after reading her book. So, what did I learn from Nemrah Ahmad’s novels? Unlike others, I have not yet started wearing Hijaab like Haya. I have not yet started learning Quran Shareef like Mehmal. I have…

Salt

Salt is a necessary element in our life. Yes, we all know that. It is not a life altering epiphany. I just realized it, yet again. Today, the food I brought from home for lunch, did not have salt. Even with all the indian spices, and a lot of vegetables, it tasted bland. I ate…

Being (Un)grateful

I’m feeling a tad bit better. My vision is no more blurry. My itching and twitching  persists. I often feel that my body fixtures are misplaced. That my arm should probably be rotated three degrees clockwise. Or my fingers should be more together. Know what I’m saying? Anyway. In this fit of feeling creepy and vulnerable, I start to get increasingly picky. There are two things that…

Suffocating relationships

If  the reader of this article is anything like the people I know, they will go “Haaaaw, does she have a relationship?” Yes, I am surrounded by judgemental people. Get your minds out of the gutter, you pervs. A relationship may not necessarily mean a romantic or physical one. It could be with anybody, with…

Being Bilingual

I usually think in English. Naturally, our thought process is in our mother tongue. So how and when did I befriend this language, English? There’s history, errrrr… story behind it. When I was in schools, I wanted to improve my English Communication. I always received good comments on my written English skills. I was not…