The Perpetual Outsider

Remember the first day at a new school? Trying to make new friends, making sure you impress; saying and doing the right things. Well, atleast not do the wrong ones! Hoping you make some connections. Now imagine feeling that…. well always. I changed schools often for different reasons. I went through four schools by the…

Czech Check

I am sure I made for a very funny sight. All of 5 feet and 4 inches, carrying a backpack, a suitcase and another bag. Michal accompanied me till the train station on his way to work. It was time to say goodbye to my first couchsurfing hosts. Farhana and Michal were talking about visiting…

It’s still Aha in Praha

Day 3. I wake up feeling extremely sick. Run to the washroom and throw up. My sinuses are completely blocked, my throat is sore and all I want to be is at home right now. But, that just wouldn’t do. Yesterday Farhana had offered to take me to Petrin Hill. I had to see the…

Aha Praha

The Pilsner bar is the first thing that greets me at the the Prague airport. Hello beautiful!! I am quite tempted to get in and have my welcome drink. But, I decide to keep moving.  I regret not doing that. In the time I spent waiting for my baggage, I could have had a whole…

On to the next one

Can’t believe this is me. Someone who packs her bag two weeks before a weekend trip was still looking for a backpack a day before she leaves for a trip to Europe. Hold right there.  Before you call me fancy for going on a holiday to Europe, let me tell you that my tickets are…

A plate of life, with a side of drama please.

So, I had seen this the first time a few months ago on my Facebook feed, and like anything and everything, it keeps popping up on a regular basis. Everytime my reaction, “Puhllleeeezzz!” It is such a load of BS. I agree with most of it. Yes, call when you missing someone, tell the one…

The power struggle

The internet is full of life advice. Advice from real experts and some self-proclaimed. How to fall in love, how to overcome a heartbreak, how to hold on, how to let go. A few months ago, I had come across an article on how to be “unavailable.” The idea of “being unavailable” sounded very manipulative….

Being a woman

I wish I was a boy. The thought which stayed with me throughout my growing years. I wanted to be able to wear what I wanted, sit however I wanted, go out when I wanted, hated that my bra strap or lines showed (Hadn’t been introduced to seamless yet) and of course, hated getting my…

Am I special?

Am I special? Don’t we all want to be? It’s not just adolescents who struggle with insecurities or doubts on self-worth. Atleast I was an extremely confident teenager; the doubts began much later in life. Whether in our personal or professional lives, we want to be indispensable, irreplaceable and unforgettable. But are we being fair?…

Run Deepika Run!!

Run Deepika Run!! That’s the mantra I am repeating on Sunday mornings. You see, I have enrolled myself in a soccer training class. Just like my son. But, unlike my son, running around and playing sports doesn’t come naturally to me. Or that’s what I told myself all these years. As a kid I was…