Love and relationships themselves take so much effort. They are so emotionally risky, divorce rates are climbing and extramarital affairs are so commonplace that people talk about them almost casually. So why do people get excited about falling in love? Why do they still try to get married? What keeps them so optimistic and happy? Why don’t they feel an immediate dread when they feel like their connection with someone is deepening into more than friendship? Why doesn’t it scare them off?
I love writing. Whether it is pen on paper or finger-tips on keys, the feeling I get when I express myself is uniquely gratifying. In some ways, it doesn’t matter whether people are reading my post or not, because the sheer pleasure of writing is really enough of a motivation. But once my viewership started … [Read more…]
I suddenly realize I am a machine. I do the same things everyday. I’ve stopped feeling. I’ve stopped thinking.
I’m too busy with my life. I’ve grown far away from childhood. I’m passive. I’ve stopped caring…cold, inert, dead. I’m insensitive and superficial. Everything I thought I shouldn’t grow into. I’ve become that machine.
On Gandhi’s birthday I think of two people. One is my cousin who shares his birthday and the other is my maternal grandma who taught me most of what I know about Gandhian values. I have read his autobiography and learnt about him in history classes too, of course, but the things my grandma told … [Read more…]
This song has two versions. One sung by a little girl and the other by an adult male voice(Hariharan). It is melodious and beautiful. They have some variations in lyrics so I have chosen to translate the one by the child. Thanks to my dad for some corrections! 🙂 Nila kaigirathu Nirem theigirathu Yaarum rasikevilaiyea … [Read more…]
It is perhaps important to differentiate the various meaning that we refer to when we say the word love. Often ‘love’ is used in the place of a more suitable word. I do love Roger Federer, but it would be more appropriate to say I greatly admire his tennis, respect him for his attitude towards family, … [Read more…]