Mandatory Cliche New Year Post

Backspace. Backspace. Backspace. That’s all I have been doing this year. It’s a blur honestly. To look at myself now and not be able to point out when I changed into this person. It’s so hard for someone who psychoanalyzes as much as I do to not be able to pick out a certain definitive…

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,…

Was She Asking For It?

Someone really close to me has written this poem. And she stays oceans away from me in a completely different culture and background. I have always seen people blame the girl in any case. ” What was she doing out at night?” ” Who told her to wear short clothes?” and as a teenager in…

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…