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Top 5 Things You will Learn About Pet Parenting

The whole of my formative years, I was always surrounded by pets—either cats or dogs, domesticated cows etc. When we turned into a nuclear family, we had dogs living with us. So being around pets is not new to me, except I never got involved while raising them. I would just be there when things were beautiful and not when they turned ugly, including pet's nature call or sickness. My mother or sister would always be around to take care of them.  In 2020 when I decided to become a pet parent, what did I choose as my pet?

Mother's embrace - Answers to all the nightmares

Today I attempted my hands on creating a snippet out of a prompt on nightmare and mother's embrace. I will look forward to your comments. Anybody out there, she yelled can someone not hear me, she cried I am stuck and scared, she pleaded this place is very dark and icy cold, she wailed please help me, she continued An icy cold nudge lay on her shoulder she froze but her heart raced she felt hot and sweaty with fear her temples damp, her eyes shot with tears she bellowed her lungs out, leaving her gasping air A warm embrace rocked her It felt familiar, she felt home hush my baby, she heard her mother say it's over, it's gone, her mother pacified Open your eyes, her mother assured hush my baby hush, you are safe, continued her mother.

Passion and Interest Matters; No Age Bar

Today I am going to share an inspiring story. I am writing it here only for you to read it, this blog post is live for you to know that there things that are not impossible if you put your mind and soul into it. At this juncture, when time is abundant, you have the opportunity to create possibilities and find your calling. Without much further ado, let me start.  Yesterday early in the morning I had received a mail from a good friend of mine. He is an elderly person who plays an essential role in my life presently. It was sometime in October or November he expressed his interest to take up writing as a regular activity. He was quite earnest and wanted to try his luck on writing. When I asked the reason for this enthusiasm, he replied that his experiences and opinions might be of some help to youngsters of my age and others who generally like reading personal essays. Only one problem seemed to bother him; he was too shy to start.  Few months went by, and we both forgot about t

Act of Kindness From a Stranger in a Stranger City

Today I would like to share a story on kindness. So here it is. Career path took me on a journey to a new city from Bangalore. I was living, walking, breathing, and talking in a metro city that never sleeps – Mumbai, in summers of 2018. When I entered the airport in Bangalore, I did not realise about the extra baggage with me. I had to leave a suitcase with a friend, who had come to see me off, without being aware of things that could possibly be packed in that bag.  I promised him to return in a month to take it with me.  I reached Mumbai and soon I got into paid accommodation. Once I unpacked, I realised I did not have my blanket, pillow covers, and bedspreads; it was in the suitcase that I had left behind with my friend. The Bangalore paying guest accommodation never needed an AC besides, I never really needed a blanket unless it was too cold. Mumbai is known for its warm and tropical weather conditions so, naturally, I presumed I would not need any blanket. Hence, I headed out o

The lockdown days so far

I do really hope all are coping well. To those who are experiencing anxiety, I feel you, but trust me do not go deep down into that dungeon. It is an illusion. The reality is much far from what it tells you. Let’s start the blog post then!  I am trying hard to be regular here; trust me thinking of new ways to share my stories is a little task. I do not want to sound boring or repetitive. Getting to the point, I am here today to write my story on how my lockdown has been so far.  Before the lockdown was announced, I was already in social distancing mode from early March. I am at present writing this from my comfort zone in Udupi (my hometown). Since the day I reached, I have been spending time with my two-year-old niece. After the lockdown was announced, I made a conscious decision to not get into an anxiety mode. The panic attacks bring the uglier side of me. My mom recently got me a new bookshelf. She got it customized and hung it to my bedroom wall. In 2018 I’d decided to mo

Quick And Simple Suggestion To Keep Yourself Occupied During Lockdown

Courtesy Hello Readers, I hope everyone is coping okay. I can understand how frustrating and annoying it can be when you are confined between four walls. I am an extrovert person, and I know how much it affects one to be without socializing. But here is the thing, if you do not stay indoors for a   few weeks, then there are high possibilities that you will contract the virus. If you get sick, you will infect the people around you, they will be carriers and further contaminate the people around them, and the saga continues. This is dangerous. At the moment, the health practitioners and scientists are working at their best capacity or should I say stretching even at the 25 th hour to find an antidote to the virus. So keeping in everyone’s betterment into consideration, Indian Prime Minister Modi has announced a lockdown for 21 days starting from 25 th March 2020. 21 days is a lot of time to be confined within four walls. So here are tried and tested method to cope with d

A saga of a fierce woman - A prompt

This post is a pictorial post. The written words in the image are self explanatory. Do let me know if you like it. It is co-penned by my colleague Ms. Toshi Suman Gutpa and yours truly. Courtesy : Toshi Suman Gupta and Sridevi Nayak K