Do you ever find yourself saying you ran more or exercised longer than you did? Weigh less than you do or taller than you are? Filter or air-brush pictures? Say you feel better than you do? Got more marks or earn higher than actual? And those innumerable selfies we take?!?! Well, you can find solace … Continue reading Why Do We Want things to Look or Sound Better Than They Are?
Find you feet and land on them!
"What a question?" "Ridiculous!" "What do you mean?" "Of course!" These would have been my own answers until a few years ago when I would have replied mindlessly just to defend myself without even understanding the question in it's entirety. So, take a deep breath and answer. Do you think you are intelligent? Do you … Continue reading Are You Intelligent? Emotionally Intelligent! Part I
It is the appropriately chaotic finale to the most amazingly chaotic year. Like most of the year, I didn't plan for the year to end this way either. It has been an action packed week. Crazy doesn't cut it. For everything to come together all at once was both overwhelming and exciting at the same … Continue reading Kickass Year Ending!!
Like a disease it comes,The virus of self-doubt.Confined to one's own mindIt's more widespread than thought.It can have many shades.It will catch you off guard.Will incubate inside you,Leave you in a shroud of cloud.First step is to recognize it,That itself takes a lot.Seeing it is half the cure,The rot is on it's way out.Do not … Continue reading The Virus of Self-Doubt
The motivation to write this entire series came when last month I witnessed a conflict arise between two professionals which quickly turned into bullying and labelling. A typical patriarchal reaction when faced with a challenge. (He later even claimed to be a "feminist.") It was a moment of déjà vu from my own experience earlier … Continue reading How To Deal With Bullies? Part-IV FEARLESS FORESIGHT.
I have been a sucker for coming of age films for as far back as I can remember. I could not get enough of the depiction of the protagonist's realization of their own worth and pursuit of their desires. Generally, in the movies, the central character is a young adult trying to find their way … Continue reading Have You Ever Been Bullied? Part-III Coming of Age!
Revisiting the older posts to give them some air. Tell me what you think!
I wish it was something as funky as Slim Shady!😎 Pardon the reference as I grew up in the emerging era of Eminem. My nickname was close, though. I was mostly called Khaddy by one and all during my youthful years in school. Boarding school tradition of surname calling still stands. Usually, the story attached to the derived name is a funny one. Mine emerged as a consequence of everyone inventing their own pronunciation of the rather unusual surname.
Personally, I preferred being called Khaddy than a distorted version of my already hard to pronounce surname. The more shortened and distorted, the funkier it sounded, like Khadz!. Mine stuck. Many, who had no reference of the connection to my surname, even called me Caddy, as in the golf caddy!! Imagine that!😆
My school principal had a peculiar way of saying my full name while addressing the whole school during…
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Funny that this topics pops up in my head. Maybe it has something to do with the confrontation I witnessed the other day between two professionals and my part in that interaction. It brought up many feelings for me. Up until a few years ago, even as an adult, I was unable to recognize that … Continue reading Have You Ever Been Bullied? Part I- Childhood.
I want to show myselfAnd yet here I hide.I don't rely on myselfWho else is there to find.I want to show myselfBut I am scared inside.How will anybody else seeThings I miss in plain sight.I want to show myselfNot the shell outside.It is a good decoySometimes, I like it more than I.I want to show … Continue reading Show Yourself!