War and Pieces

I am sure you all remember the photo of a Syrian child that came out a couple of years back. It has haunted me for a long time now. I am talking about this one: This is an innocent child of about 4 years of age who thought the lens of a camera was a…

Life (out) of pie (chart)

I sit with my hot chocolate in the balcony. It is a peaceful evening with the sun setting and beautiful colours in the sky. As I sip my drink, I have random thoughts. I think of all the people of the world, and how different is each one’s life is. Every single person in this…

Solitude

The dictionary states the meaning of Solitude as the “state or situation of being alone”. The synonyms include “loneliness, remoteness, isolation, seclusion, privacy, desolation, withdrawal”   I firmly believe that being in the state of solitude is not being alone. Being alone gives a sense of not having anyone. From being lonely to being depressed…

Cutting Edge Research

There is a page dedicated in every daily newspaper to advances in latest technologies of the day. This section has interesting snippets of latest researches that are being done all over the world, newest inventions in medicines, latest robots, and such like. But occasionally, I come across a few articles that are so funny that…

Insights into HP

This post will make sense only to my readers who are familiar with the Harry Potter series. I hope my other non-HP readers will be intrigued enough to pick up this fantastic series. I am a fan of the Harry Potter series. I have re-read them many times too. Every time I read it, I…

Future Monster

You need a cab? – grab your phone and call it You have to find a shop? – see the map online and find your route You need to talk to people? – text them You need info for some project? – google it. (Ever wonder how “google” is both a noun and a verb?) You…

Random Rambling 2

I am sitting in a comfortable seat. There is no one to talk to and I sit in a warm silence, content and happy. Random thoughts flit through my mind. I quit working after my daughter was born. It was a natural decision. No one forced me to do it. I chose to do it….

Quote

I am not able to think of anything to write today. So here is a quote I like a lot.

Random ramblings 1

The ideas of my blog come from my personal experiences. I have seen many blogs that are fictional. I love to read them. I like a good story. I am a great story teller. Or so my kids say! I can make a story come alive with dialogues, expressions and jokes. But the catch is, these…

Food for soul

‘Akela hoon main, is duniya me, koi saathi hai to mera saaya, akela hoon main‘ Mohammad Rafi is singing in the radio. I hum along and do my work. I am a radio fan. I have grown up listening to Vividh Bharthi and I prefer radio to TV when it comes to songs. Now I…

Balance

Its a new year today. A new dawn full of new possibilities. Happy New Year to all of you dear readers (a small handful 😉 ) I have signed up to do a blog-a-thon. It is basically a commitment to write something everyday for the whole month starting today. I have not been a regular…

Ganesha – the remover of obstacles

It is a time immemorial tradition to pray to Lord Ganesha before starting any new work in India and many other parts of the world. Lord Ganesha is a ‘vighnaharta’ or ‘obstacle remover’ and praying to him gives the strength and courage to face the new task with fortitude and He will guide us forward and also…