Can you love your family only if you live together?

I’ve been living away from home for over two years. I work, pay my own bills, buy my grocery (so what if I order from Grofers?), do my chores (sometimes), party, and everything else that goes with it. I’d like to believe that I’m a woman who’s fiercely independent, and someone who won’t let anyone … Continue reading Can you love your family only if you live together?

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Going Solo

It took me several months to plan, scrap, plan again, and finally execute my first ever solo trip. I’d heard so many stories - from how a solo trip can be “life-changing”, or “absolutely boring” to “quite disastrous”. I realised that the only way I’d ever find it out for myself is by going on … Continue reading Going Solo

How I Unfucked Myself, And You Can Too

So it all started about 7 months back. “What?” is what you might be wondering. It was this bout of sadness. I tried to pass it off as a regular PMS except that this phase refused to pass long after my period had got over. The story doesn’t get over yet. I realised that I’d … Continue reading How I Unfucked Myself, And You Can Too

Tempus Fugit

September, 2014 - September, 2015 One year. A year since I moved out of my home - my comfort zone, and moved to Mumbai to start working. Long time ago, I’d sworn that I’d never come to Mumbai - I had a weird distaste for this city. But fate had other plans, I guess. And … Continue reading Tempus Fugit

The Art Of Saying ‘No’

Years ago, I had gone to my relatives’ place. One day, my aunt prepared sandwiches for me which I gladly ate. After finishing my food like an obedient child that I was, I went to see my (then) favourite cousin and playmate. The moment I entered her house, her mom grabbed my hand, made me … Continue reading The Art Of Saying ‘No’

From A Recovering Overthinker

In my life, I have lost a lot of things - my friends, my phone, respect for the people I used to admire, my bobby pins (almost every week), and the list goes on. But there is one thing that I am striving hard to get rid of - my habit of overthinking. Sometimes I … Continue reading From A Recovering Overthinker

A Letter To My Sister

Dear li'l (now grown up) sis, With you on the threshold of adulthood, I’m filled with a strange emotion. Anxiety? Protectiveness? I don’t know. But I do know that I feel the need to tell you a few things before you embark on this journey hereon and hence, the letter. I can sense the excitement … Continue reading A Letter To My Sister

Not Cool Enough

It took me a while to finish reading the text message of my teen cousin who swears by the SMS lingo. “Itz fun!” was her response when I asked her the reason behind this. However, I knew better than to point out the lack of an apostrophe and an  'S' in her text. I wasn’t shocked … Continue reading Not Cool Enough

The Untitled Rant

I am 22 years old. Recently, I started working. I wish to be independent- stand on my own feet as they say. Wish to be the right hand of my father. So what’s the problem, right? Well, I am a girl. An Indian girl. Recently, my parents came back to Kolkata after I settled in … Continue reading The Untitled Rant