Life Matters

He Is Here! - On the night you were BORN The MOON smiled with such WONDER That the STARS peeked in to see YOU, And the night WIND whispered, “You make the world look BEAUTIFUL again!” In my last post, I said I have a very good reason for being MIA from bloggerdom. Now, I am at liberty to explain! … Continue reading He Is Here!
Riverside Camping Haven! - I am a nature lover who loves spending time in the woods, by the riverside, up on a mountain or by the beach. Living in Virginia, I have always admired the terrain and landscape of this state from the Coastal Plain (Tidewater), the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Valley and the Ridge, and the Appalachian … Continue reading Riverside Camping Haven!
Kindness Challenge – Self Love! - Week 1 of the kindness challenge just passed by and I realized that I am yet to post about it. Not that I didn’t remember to post, just that I was trying to stall as much as I could. Somehow, writing about self-compassion or kindness to self seems impossible. If writing about it is so … Continue reading Kindness Challenge – Self Love!
National Limerick Day 2016 - Today is the National Limerick Poetry Day, according to the internet, it is celebrated annually on May 12. Silly me, had no idea that a day was dedicated to limerick poetry, in spite of managing a weekly limerick poetry challenge! Yea, yea go ahead, shake your head and tsk tsk at me! *cringes in anticipation … Continue reading National Limerick Day 2016
A Bollywood Performance & The Heritage Festival - Last week I received an invitation from a friend to visit the Heritage Indian Festival at our local Expo center. Her son, who is a close friend of Adi’s was performing to a Bollywood number at the festival. I had always in the past given expo’s and exhibitions a miss because of my habit of … Continue reading A Bollywood Performance & The Heritage Festival
A Mother’s Day To Remember! - For me, Mother’s Day celebrations started on Saturday evening when my little boy decided that he will go to Chuck E Cheese with his uncle, his best friend and the best friend’s dad leaving me free to go out for a movie! Thus, Adi was on his way to Chuck E Cheese while I got … Continue reading A Mother’s Day To Remember!
And the Universe Conspires…! - According to Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it!” So what was it that I wanted? And how did the universe conspire to help me achieve it? Well, read on to find out. I have been MIA for a while from the writing scene and I am … Continue reading And the Universe Conspires…!
The Real Me v/s The Mommy Me! - I am a social media animal, a big chunk of my life is shared on social media. Sometimes through my blog, at other times via my Facebook, twitter or Instagram accounts.  I like sharing facets of my life through social media with my ‘online’ friends and family and doing that makes me happy. However, some … Continue reading The Real Me v/s The Mommy Me!
Literary Prizes Just for Women? Yay or Nay? - Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:
Do you think there should still be literary prize categories just for women? Is it actually setting back the clock on gender equality or helping the cause? Sometimes I have wondered about this point and today wanted to put it out to the crowd (aka you wonderful peeps). For example,…
Petition: Shut down the page of the “men’s right activists” who want to legalize rape - Originally posted on 'Enability' blog:
Today I came across this petition. I recently learned about these “men’s rights activists” and it makes me sick. The things he says are horrible and I couldn’t read his blog. I had to protect myself from him as a multiple rape victim. Not reading his ‘diary’ doesn’t mean that…
Rent A Friend? - I recently happened to read an article in a magazine about a practice, that has developed few years back and is spreading quickly worldwide, termed “Rent A Friend”. As I read the article, I was shocked to learn the statistics on the number of people who were using the services of the said website. This website … Continue reading Rent A Friend?
Lighting Up With Lights! - I enjoy all posts by Megan of The Momhood, especially of the amazing photographs she shares. One post that I diligently follow is The Prompt Stomp. She comes up with absolutely brilliant prompts and also gives us a choice on the kind of post we wish to do. We can either post photos, or write a story … Continue reading Lighting Up With Lights!
My Very First NaNo! - The first time I heard about NaNoWriMo was in August this year when I took the Blogging 101 course and one of the participants had mentioned it. I looked it up and was amazed to read that NaNoWriMo is an annual event held every November when writers get together to write their novel within the … Continue reading My Very First NaNo!
The Save 5000 Experiment! - A few weeks back, T from Thistles and Whistles wrote an Open Letter to Plastics talking about this very important ecological issue. Her post was well received and that encouraged her to start a campaign she called SAVE 5000! She called this, and I quote “an experiment to make a conscious decision to try and … Continue reading The Save 5000 Experiment!
A Special Halloween! - The Halloween spirit is in the air and everyone is getting ready to celebrate! The first thing that comes to mind when we think Halloween are costumes, after candy, of course. I love dressing up for Halloween but, I do not like to spend a lot of money on my costumes, which is why I … Continue reading A Special Halloween!
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Originally posted on Fish Of Gold:
Is is just a coincidence that Domestic Violence Awareness Month is the same month we celebrate monsters and nightmares in the form of Halloween? It’s no coincidence that I refer to my domestic abuser as a monster. I’ve had my share of horror in real life; I prefer it…
One Night in Hell - It all started as an innocent evening of Guitar Hero and a few drinks, a few joints were smoked and laughter was bellowing through the hallways. We were having a great time. I was kicking ass at Metallica and having one of the best nights ever. Until it all changed in just a few words.…
It’s All About Gratitude! - “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – G.B. Stern I couldn’t agree more with the quote, silent gratitude is almost equivalent to no gratitude. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Readiness to show appreciation, I think, is a quality people should … Continue reading It’s All About Gratitude!
The Bloody Moon! - The first time I heard the word Planetarium was when I was about 8 years old when my parents took us on a trip to the local planetarium. I was not very interested in visiting until I entered the Planetarium. Walking into the theatre, I was in awe of the celestial beauty that was displayed … Continue reading The Bloody Moon!
Just Being Yourself! - “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken!” Oscar Wilde Be yourself! This is a phrase I have heard quite a few times from my dad especially when I am nervous around something. Although, I would nod in agreement every time, I would think of it as a vague adage. I mean, what does “be yourself” … Continue reading Just Being Yourself!