What kept you sane this pandemic? It was films for me. Watching a bunch of old & new movies helped me with the emotional rollercoaster of this year.Read more "My Filmy Take"
Is fashion just about clothes, accessories and makeup or is there more to the story to talk about?Read more "Going Beyond Just Fashion"
Nepotism. I am very sure you have heard this term a lot in the past few months. I am not going to talk about the context it has been talked in as much as I am going to talk about the angle of nepotism we should consider looking at. When I said nepotism, most of […]Read more "What is Nepotism in Bollywood?"
The hustle bustle of cities, the honking noises and smelly buses and not to forget the constant need to be somewhere. These are some things that were a huge part of our lives whether we were aware of it or not. When lockdown was announced, within a few hours, all of these things came to […]Read more "The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health"
“Oh my god, look at her dress!” “I am so sure I’m thinner than her.” “She needs a complete makeover.” “I’m not perfect enough.” These are just some of the things, we, girls or women say to each other. I’m not saying men don’t but it’s more visibly explicit in the female gender. Today, I’m […]Read more "I love me and you, do you?"
Hey guys, I’m back!! (after a month) I thought that this period of lockdown would work for my benefit and I would be able to write a lot of blogs and keep them ready for when I want to post but things rarely go the way you want them to. I ended up binge watching […]Read more "My Music Trials"
18 years and 7 months. That’s my current age. Since I never wrote a blog on my entry to adulthood on or near my birthday, I thought why not post one now about how being an adult is turning out to be for me and whether or not I’ve changed. So, basically this is like […]Read more "18 years and 7 months"
Excursion. Deviation from a regular activity or course. This is very necessary to take in everybody’s lives and I personally, have been neglecting it for way too long but that’s a story for another day. The excursion I‘m going to talk about is one that was part of a lecture I had in college recently. […]Read more "Are we living up to the “Plant Trees” or “Save Water” dream?"
Affluenza. A documentary that made me change my general view of documentaries being a certain way. What was that view? Well, I thought that documentaries are filled with facts that are presented in a very “here are the facts” kind of way and very rarely do they show the facts through a story or something […]Read more "Affluenza- Are we victims of it?"
Aesthetic. Isn’t it a word we here way too often today? ‘My room has to be aesthetic’ “This picture isn’t enough aesthetic, yaar.’, etc I have heard the first one a lot and this summer break I really thought about it and I realized five simple ways to make my room look more aesthetic and […]Read more "5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR ROOM MORE AESTHETIC"
The Wall. The wall that has been used in way too many campaigns by the current President of USA, Donald Trump during the elections. The wall that Trump supposedly wants to build between USA and Mexico. The three videos do not necessarily tell me everything about the issue but they do add a lot more […]Read more "The Wall and what not"
“Nero’s Guests”.“Nero’s Guests” is a documentary by P. Sainath and we were shown this in class a few weeks back and so this blog is all about what I gained from it as an individual and an answer to the question “What is the problem as per P.Sainath and how has he contributed to the […]Read more "Are we Nero’s Guests or are we?"
Globalisation and Nationalism. Have I heard of these terms before? Well, yes, of course I have. As a consequence of studying economics, I was introduced to these terms but in a very vague sense. By this, I mean that I understood what it means but not really, if you get what I’m trying to say. […]Read more "IS GLOBALISATION GOOD OR BAD FOR NATIONALISM?"
Photographs. It is said that a picture speaks thousand words and I completely agree with the phrase because the kind of impact that a photograph has on me, personally, is just too big to describe through words, even if I, sometimes, don’t understand it’s context and meaning. Recently, I got an opportunity to visit a […]Read more "A PHOTOGRAPHIC RIDE"
Religion. It’s a word we’ve all been introduced to, no matter which class, caste or country we belong to. I was born as a Hindu Brahmin, the second half of which I didn’t even know what it meant till I actually studied about it in the 7th or 8th grade. For me, religion has never […]Read more "ME AND RELIGION"
Bias. A tendency, inclination, or prejudice toward or against something or someone. Whether we agree to it or not, we are all biased in some way or another but we often overlook the important biases that reside within us – the implicit or unconscious biases. Recently, in a workshop that was organised for my class […]Read more "Are you unbiased or are you really….biased?"
Human Library. This is a concept that I had heard of before but never really understood clearly. Today, in one of my lectures at college, we practically experienced it. We were divided into groups of 6-7 people and were asked to mix with people we didn’t know. As college started just a few days ago, […]Read more "EXPERIENCING A HUMAN LIBRARY"
Picking up from where I left last time, on the morning of the fourth day of my trip, we left to go to Surat and en route take a stop at Baroda where my childhood best friend stays, whom I met after almost two years. It is always so delightful and somewhat calming to meet […]Read more "SUMMER ROAD TRIP ’19- Part II"
Travelling. If you guys have read any of my first blogs, you would know that I love to travel. Recently, due to a lot of important work, I was unable to go on a nice, long vacation. But about two weeks ago, I finally got my trip. It was not an overseas trip or anything, […]Read more "SUMMER ROAD TRIP ’19- Part I"
Feminism. It’s a term which is quite commonly used in today’s world. If I make the tiniest of statements in favor of girls or women, I automatically become a feminist or people assume me to be a feminist which is true but not so much when taken in the wrong sense. Coming to boys or […]Read more "Feminism VS Masculism"
We, often, are in a continuous search for things or situations that help motivate us along the course of life. One of these ways are motivational quotes which often help us to develop a different perspective and create positive vibes around us. Soo, today I thought of sharing some of my favourite motivational quotes which […]Read more "My Top 10 Motivational Quotes"
That fluttering feeling in our stomach and that eager, impatient soul, and checking our watch again and again for that time to tick and when it finally comes, the utmost feeling of joy and freedom is just something out of the world. This is what I feel on the last day of my finals, the […]Read more "TOP 10 Things To Do This Summer"
Periods. Sanitary napkins and pads. Yeah, you read right. I wrote that. If you are one of those many people who think that “how can she say or write that?”, then well, you really need to read the entire blog. And if you’re not one of those people, I would personally like to say “Thanks […]Read more "P…P….PP…PERIODS"
Gujarat. Gujarati. I am a Gujarati and as any other Indian would know, we gujjus are huge foodies and with the topic of food up here now, a traditional Gujarati food speciality is it’s authentic Gujarati thali which comprises of various kinds of snacks, drinks, accompaniments, breads, sweets, etc. which can make anyone go WOAHHHH!! […]Read more "AGASHIYE MA BHOJAN (Lunch on a Terrace)"
Truth. Do you know what it is? I don’t, because it has so many variations that it’s just too hard to say which one is “the one”. There are true truths, false truths(FTs), partial truths, half-truths and what not and whether we believe it or not, we have all said all these kinds of truths […]Read more "The Truth"
What is a good fashion sense? Short skirts, shorts or comfy skinny jeans with my favorite top. No, no, no. That can’t be. Full length leggings and a long kurta with a dupatta that makes you sweat. Not to forget the bindi. Now that’s more like a decent girl. What are called good friends? Having […]Read more "A Decent Girl"
RAKSHABANDHAN. Raksha Bandhan, or simply Rakhi is a Hindu festival, celebrated in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, notably India and Nepal. Raksha bandhan means “bond of protection”. Today is Rakshabandhan here in India. It is celebrated all around the globe by all Indians. In the festival, a sister ties her brother a Rakhi(like a […]Read more "Rakhis and Bonds"
Cats. They are animals. They are domestic. They are cute and small. They have whiskers. They have tails. They go meow. Most people love them. Some people do not too. Some cat-lovers right now must be going “How can people not love cats?!! They are soo adorable!” But, well, what can we do. Everybody has […]Read more "A Fine Feline Afternoon"
Fear. It is an unpleasant emotion caused by threat of danger, pain, or harm. There are different kinds of fear like serious fears like when you are in some serious danger or when you are terribly hurt and then there are small, regular fears which we all of have. Even though people might try to […]Read more "Winning Over Fears"
Growing up. We all grow up. We kind of don’t have a choice. We all have to grow out of our seedling cover and break out of the soil and grow into a beautiful and unique plant. Some of us want to grow up as fast as we can while others want relive their childhood […]Read more "Growing Up"
Weird. Peculiar. Strange. These are some of the words that we usually use for people who are not like us or we don’t like. When there is this one girl in your class who is always separate from the others and is silent or doesn’t do things like we do, we prefer to term them […]Read more "Me – People = ME"
Bombay rains. You must be thinking that there are rains everywhere in the world, then what is so special about the rains of Mumbai(Bombay). Well, everything is. I am not saying this because I am Mumbaiker(or maybe I am) or anything and I know that I haven’t seen a lot of different cities’ rains, but […]Read more "Me and Bombay Rains"
65.3 million. Now, if you know numbers, then you know that that is a huge amount. This is the amount of refugees in our world right now. I know, frightening, isn’t it? But, it is what it is and this is the actual number of refugees in our so called peaceful modern world right now. […]Read more "Refugees and Peace"
Hi. I am somebody. You know me. Some of you would like me to live. But most of you, just want to kill me for your good. You won’t think about it twice and I know that I will probably die before most of you even see me. I can do nothing about it. Nothing. […]Read more "A Selfless Life"
FIRSTS. My first word. My first walk. My first yawn. My first laugh. My first day of playschool. My first of school. My first day of college. And the list goes on. All of us, have a lot of special firsts that can never be erased from our mind full of memories. Now, you must be […]Read more "MY FIRST…. – Part 1"
VACATION. This word usually pops the word ‘relaxation’, ‘sleeping all day long’, ‘summer’, ‘trips’, ‘shopping’, etc etc etc. Everybody has their own way of describing the word “vacation”. Some smile when they hear the word, others scream out of happiness, while some others start jumping out og joy. Some people get so excited about their […]Read more "VACATION DIARIES-1"