Greatness is subjective

    “We drove towards death through the cooling twilight” The Great Gatsby confused me; I was both suspicious of the greatness of Gatsby and that of Fitzgerald’s novel, when I closed the book around lunch time. Sporadic and disjointed with bursts of brilliance and reality; written in words that coat the pages tantalizingly, leaving…

It will be fine

“How many Psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? One as long as the lightbulb wants to change.” A few days ago I was in a really horrible place, by which I mean that point in your life where you face a mini-existential crises and wonder what the hell you are really doing. I…

“Why” is a simple question?

  But, Why? For the past few months my life has revolved around SAT practice tests, College courses, Essay prompts and the likeliness of me falling into the required GPA. I have a friend who joins me in this madness and a few others who humor me while I babble about the impossible to meet…

Where to draw the line.

I was lazing around staring at my hands and observing the lines on my palm, wondering how my Late Grandfather left me with a permanent reminder of himself. A Single Transverse Palmar Crease on my right hand palm. From when I was little, my palm was marveled at by all my relatives, my grandfather had…

Too Young ; Too Old

When I was 7 years old, my life like every other fortunate kid’s was made up of sandcastles and fairytales and fights for swings. i don’t know how many people are as  lucky as I am to have parents who gave me such a beautiful childhood that I have a very vague memory of the…

Did you hear that joke?

“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane” – Robert Frost It had been some time since I had started volunteering at my organization for the non-hearing and though I was succesful in teaching them dance, I was never able to make them laugh. Somehow their definitions of funny never met mine. My jokes…

Dance : The Expression Of The Universe

“Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise” ( Shakespeare, Sonnet 106 ) When I first started volunteering at the Fellowship for Deaf I was absolutely clueless when it came to signing ( sign language). On the first day I had a teacher help me out with stuff like learning how to sign the…

Intelligence Beyond Words

After I finished reading my previous blog post for the 100th time, a question that had begun pestering by the 5th time grew louder and louder in my head. If language is required for intelligence, then what about my Hearing Impaired students?  Are they unintelligent? But I know that’s untrue since my students are extremely…

What Words Do To Us.

“It’s always I, me, and myself.” “I want this, I want that….” My mother was screaming at me when I asked her to take me out. I didn’t get why she was losing it with the word “I”. I mean what other way was there to ask? It’s English. So I crawled into my room,…

We Don’t Want To Pay The Price For “FreeBasics”

So I got up from my beauty sleep and switched on my mobile for the first time in the day and BAM! I am hit in my sleepy cranky face by an absolutely factually incorrect tweet made by a frustrated insensitive person. So extremely successful, Silicon Valley star Marc Andreessen said : “Anti-colonialism has been…

To like or not to like: The Fakebook Dilemma

It’s a cold Friday afternoon and as usual, I have bunked college , sitting on my unmade messy bed with the laptop on my lap and hot chocolate coffee beside me that has gone cold, hair undone and wrapped in blankets because for India 15 degrees is cold, I am going through my Facebook Feed….

Toxic Relationships and Letting Go

A while ago I was in a position where I had friends who caused me a lot of heartache. When I tell you that they were toxic friends, one might think they were like the plastics or something; plotting planning and taking revenge kind, but that’s not true. They were normal people, bitchy sure –…