She was pacing up and down in her living room. It was 2 am in the morning and she could not get any sleep. Her mind was full of unanswered questions, restless anger and creeping in the farthest corner were numerous thin tentacles of self-doubt. She had gone home after five years, five long yearsContinue reading “Weight versus Health”
March 2016. First year of teaching was coming to an end and I was feeling a little relieved. It was a lovely Saturday morning. I was packing my bag for the day – the lesson planning book, folder of worksheets – when my phone rang. It was Soniya’s father. “Namastey Didi, kya main chhutti keContinue reading “Getting Soniya Back to School: Part I”
We, the students of IGIDR, are going to start a social work wing in our institution. I’m more excited than I have been in the last two and a half years. I am trying to be calm while planning more details, but my heart is doing a Tango inside. I am extremely grateful to aContinue reading “The Beginning of Something Beautiful”
I asked a lot of people at college whether they would be interested in donating blood. A common question was, “Who is it for?” I did not know who would need blood and when. I just wanted to donate blood because it felt right. A part of me was asking myself: Why was I absolutelyContinue reading “Would You Like to Donate Blood?”
I don’t know who you are; whether you read the whole post, whether you liked it or not, whether or not you resonated with what I have written, just remember: you are really special to me. WordPress does not tell me who you are, but it allows me to see the country you are from.Continue reading “To my Readers: Gratitude and Love”
My eyes followed them to the end of the cafeteria, till they disappeared through the door. They were my heroes after all.
A ray of sunshine galloped all the way through the sky, manoeuvred its way through the playful clouds and knocked on April’s window. She ignored the sound and rolled over on her bed, hugging her purple teddy-bear. The energetic ray made its way through her yellow curtains and caressed her eyes. April hid her eyesContinue reading “A Jar full of Sunshine”
“I will run in the morning”, I think to myself every night. I wake up late, somehow get ready for work. The only exercise that I get is my brisk walk from hostel to student office, from cafeteria to computer centre and then I sit on my chair. The day comes to an end andContinue reading “Run for Your Life!”