Marvel – #ThursdayTreeLove

This is a picture shot in San Francisco’s Yosemite National Park. It was a marvelous sight to behold and I couldn’t resist clicking it. It looks like an ordinary tree, nothing strikingly extraordinary about it but it simply looked magnificent with the majestic mountains for a backdrop. PS: No tree is ordinary in my eyes…they…

Stereotypes Don’t Define Us

There is something about fitting in, that no matter what our age is, we all want to belong to a certain tribe. That sense of belonging-ness gives us a sort of comfort and therefore early on, we unassumingly start falling into the stereotypical slots that the society has created. We start identifying with one particular…

Tranquility – #Wordlesswednesday

This picture was shot at Yosemite National Park, San Francisco. It’s famous for its Ancient Giant Sequoia trees. It is a serene place amidst the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, calmly flowing brooks and the mightiest of trees you would have ever seen. This picture just personifies serenity and tranquility for me. Linking my post to #WordlessWenesday…

A New Horizon – #FFfAW

The sea looked calm and serene unlike the turmoil Rishabh felt inside him. Sitting at the bar downing many a drinks, he looked over the horizon. Was his mind playing a trick on him or was it really Pia walking towards him? ………..…. He had met Pia in this very bar 6 years ago. He…

Common is Beautiful too – #WordlessWednesday

This unassuming flower is a commonly found weed called Tridax procumbens; It belongs to the daisy family but has the status of a weed for it’s invasive properties. I don’t know about you but I love this flower for a simple reason that it evokes childhood memories for me. I had grown up seeing this…

Teachers’ Day and What It Means To Me

This year I quit my job as a teacher… It was a wonderful place of work, more than work I would say it was a second home for me, for the past nine years. I had met some extraordinary people, incredibly bright students and made some amazing friends. And over the period of nine years,…

17 summers…

Today, I got a call from one of my old college friends. Her son had finished his schooling and they were looking at college applications and entrance exam scores for the past one month.  They had finally zeroed-in on one particular college that was out of state and last week they helped him settle in…

Crown – #HaikuHorizons

Thwarted at the gathering by hurtful words spoken, Not the one to succumb,  All she did was straighten her crown Written for Haiku Horizons Weekly Challenge Week #235 Prompt: Crown This is my first try. Hope you like it.

The Mighty Banyan – #ThursdayTreeLove

This mighty Banyan tree lives and grows in a small village on the outskirts of Chennai where my farm is. Every time I pass this sight, I have an overwhelming feeling that we are so minuscule compared to this gigantic tree; makes me wonder how many generations this tree must have seen so far and…

Mothering…A fiercely universal emotion- #Wordlesswednesday

This is such a powerful emotion and a unique bond shared by a mother and child, irrespective of which species it belongs to. I got just a couple of seconds to click this picture on our way up the hair-pin loops of Ooty hills. I didn’t want to disturb them or threaten them by my…