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…

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…

Pop open the champagne!

That’s it. Another year ends. 365 days done. 365 sunrises and sunsets. Breakfasts and meals. I had some major plans for myself this year. Let me tell you, I didn’t come anywhere close it. I am not talking about the regular resolutions. I don’t believe in new year resolutions. If I need to change something,…

Text me not

“Did I say too much?” “Did I say too little?” “OMG! Should I have used a smiley? Now, he/she might think I was being serious!” “I know he/she has read it, why won’t he/she respond to me?” “I never want to talk to them. Aaarghh why did I respond to them in the group?!! Now…

Age is not just a number

I recently saw a video shared on a social networking site, where two women fight over the same seat at a theater/auditorium. A boy sitting nearby suggests the older one of them could sit down. They both start being extremely considerate to each other refusing the seat. The joke being, a woman would never want…

33 years old and a 1000 years wiser. But, still a fool.

There it is. Another year gone. Last year I was ranting about how I had nothing to show for my 32 years. You would think I would have gone ahead and done something great, something extraordinary. But, you see, I am a normal person. Like everyone, I liked to think that I was special and…