Life Talk, Musings

What You Stop Doing Is As Important As What You Start

Last week, after a long and arduous hour of grocery [aka junk food] shopping, I decided to unwind at a nearby bookstore. The moment I entered the store, I felt euphoric. Because here, much to my delight, there was an entire section dedicated to stationeries, or to be more precise –  diaries. Now, I have …

Life Talk, Musings

On Giving the New a Chance, and the Old a Rest

The setting sun was casting its final glow across the skies. I was sitting on a high chair, sipping on a beer, my eyes on the traces of crimson on the horizon. And my mind unsettled by the flash of a memory, which had caught me off guard. Sitting across from me was my date. …

Life Talk, Musings

Do you believe nothing worthwhile comes easy? Then this one’s for you.

Easy gets a bad rap. Going easy means you’re not trying hard enough. Choosing easy means you’re not being ambitious enough. Taking it easy means you’re not being industrious enough. Tell me if these sound familiar to you. “It’s so difficult because it’s worth it.” “No pain, no gain.” “Harder the work, bigger the prize.” …

City Escapes, Travels

Riding Solo in Jaipur: My Day at Amer Fort and Nahargarh Fort

I stand and watch as Maike browses through a stack of big sized post cards. We were at this little souvenir shop at the Amer Fort. “This one’s for mum…this for Jeroen…” she picks and chooses around 6 cards, “…and this for me.” “For you?” I asked, slightly intrigued. I understand buying post cards as …

Life Talk, Musings

Do yourself a favour. Stop being so modest

Imagine you’re at a party, dressed to the nines. A person comes up to you and says: Hey, you look awesome today! What do you do? You look embarrassed, shrug your shoulders and say: What are you saying? I’ve put on so much weight ya! This person is persistent. Not at all. That dress looks …