My Safe Space

Remember, on your last birthday I asked you if you know why I love you so much because I wasn’t sure? Well, I did a little bit of research and tried to figure it out. The short answer is: I ended up loving you so much because you deceived me with your childishness. When we…

Be Your Own Best Friend

In February 2020, I started living alone right after my best friend moved out and, our five years’ friendship officially ended. I am a person who enjoys alone time but, to be alone when you are going through emotional trauma is more than you could ever handle. In the first few weeks, I kept myself…

Parenting? Let’s do it right!

Before I tell you my story, I want you to know two things; 1- My parents had a troubled childhood. My maternal grandmother passed away when my mother was just 4 years old and being the eldest, she had to take care of the household and her siblings since then. My paternal grandfather became paralyzed…

Love them back before it’s too late…

Three years ago, when my father was hospitalized with a heart attack and was undergoing angioplasty, I remember staying alone at home and thinking about all the things I never told him. At that moment I wanted to tell him how much I miss being close to him; how much growing up and being a hosteler had…

Three books that changed my life at 20!

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma (I can’t stop talking about this book!) “You practice the art of ‘kaizen’ by pushing yourself daily. Work hard to improve your mind and body. Nourish your spirit. Do the things that you fear. Start to live with unbridled energy and limitless enthusiasm. Watch the sunrise….

The Visit

This story started a few years ago; on February 8th, 2014, to be exact, when I commented on my now-best-friend’s profile picture “nice to meet you” (which he actually deleted sometime later, by the way). We had seen each other for the first time, a few months before that, while giving an international scholarship exam…

Women’s Day- But Why?

Another Women’s Day and we are all celebrating. Today, we’ll listen to speeches, watch skits and then when the day is over, we’ll be back living our own lives. So why exactly do we celebrate this day? Some of us, of course, do it because our college/ school/ office wants us to but why does…

Waking up to be a better person :)

It was a Tuesday morning and I was at the clinic for my last vaccination. Usually while I wait for my turn, I go through the various magazines kept on the shelf in the waiter’s room. That day, however, I found a bright orange colored book lying on the table and the title instantly caught…

Save a life? Done ✅

“Don’t let her know until morning,” the housemaster instructed my classmates before he left the boys dormitory. It was a normal Sunday and I was in the mess waiting for my evening tea to be served. One of my friends was serving it and I guess he couldn’t hold on to that news any more….

The beauty scale

“She’s just a 6 out of 10; I’m rejecting her,” his text read. Knowing that he only wants an 8, I casually replied to his message and unwittingly walked towards the mirror. Standing in front of that full view mirror, I saw the girl- dark skin; too thin; no curves but a bit fat arm;…