The Lonely Quotient

Once upon a time, you weren’t lonely. But now you are. Once upon a time, you were a kid who sang to himself without a care in the world. Now you can’t stand being in the company of yourself. Yeah, that’s one of the worst kinds of loneliness there is. And you are afflicted. It means you have given chunks of yourself away. To meaningless chatter. To your best buddy.…

Aspergers. Or something like it.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult was one of my recent reads. An intriguing account about a boy struggling to cope with his brother’s Aspergers condition. Its been some time since a book has me riveted. And Jodi Picoult with her unique style did just that and more. She made me wonder. About the challenges faced by the differently abled. About the prejudice they encounter. About the many misconceptions that fester.…

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So what am I thankful for ? | Weekly Photo Challenge (Thankful)

A string of dashed hopes & some really low lows sent me into a ‘Count my blessings’ mode lately. The weekly photo challenge couldnt have come at a better time. And I sat down, scratching my head, wondering :  “So what am I thankful for?”  Lots apparently! My biggest blessing : Ma! Well ye, I can hear MADdy shake her head in disagreement : She nags & she worries about me…

The lost girl | Weekly writing challenge

It had taken an immense effort for her to free the scrap from the deathlike clutch around it. She now looked down at the photo that had been once crumpled in the frail witch’s knotted fingers. That’s what Mrs. Brown was to her lately-A WITCH. The epithet changed every other week depending on the latest unfortunate interaction between her & Mrs. Brown. The most recent one involved her being snooped…

Where is the Karma ?!

A woman you respected all your life breaks your trust & watches with abject fascination as your life descends into a vortex of misery & despair. The sweetest, most active & wittiest of friends – is relegated to years of pain & forced to endure endless hours of a torpid life. A father who gave his all – the best years of his life, money and love to his children is…

6 Funny Things (Indian) Bosses say (and the thoughts that run through my head when I hear them)

5 years of corporate life & there’s never been a dull moment. Think your satisfaction at work is defined solely by the money you earn or the job you do? Well one cannot be more wrong… Job Satisfaction is linked to many other aspects – few as important as one’s immediate job environment.  One’s workplace and its immediate environment is defined by one’s colleagues with the immediate superior acting as…