By Sandhya D’Mello
Is anyone’s dressing style proof of how organised his/her closet could be? I guess not. Clearing closet clutter seems a daunting task for many. I too try to escape this ‘dreaded’ ritual, but some people happen to do it on a regular basis. For me, it depends on how much filth and dust I can endure.
Continue reading Why you should clear your closet clutter
By Dhanusha Gokulan
Growing up, I hated my name. I’ve had countless debates with my parents over ‘Dhanusha’ being a mouthful to pronounce, especially for people who are not from the subcontinent.
Continue reading Get my name right, please…
By Sandhya D’Mello
Ma! What gift do you plan to give me on my birthday?” I stood still, plainfaced and replied, “What exactly do you want?”
“A pair of Apple AirPods would be great,” said my son. Times have changed, the demand for gifts that come at a price of course, has become endless.
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By Rohma Sadaqat
The first time a friend of mine heard me call my dad an ‘old man’ turned into quite a memorable occasion.
Continue reading This is my old man, there are many like him, but he’s mine… with love
By Delilah Rodrigues
The phone beeps. Alarms remind me of tasks I need to accomplish. Little yellow post-its stuck on the walls scream at me – buy veggies, do the laundry, finish editing, call the plumber, go to the gym. Just thinking about things I need to do makes me break into a sweat. My heart starts pounding. Just then, I hear the husband call out to me. Phew! it was just a dream, but a very sticky one I must say.
Continue reading Why to-do lists don’t work for me
By Purva Grover
“So, what’s your New Year’s resolution?” is a question, which is as rude, if not more than, “So, what did you do on New Year’s Eve?” Just when the pressure to party leaves us alone, the pestering to be perfect and bring about a 360-degree turn to our lives takes over. This is the first weekend of 2020 and we’re expected to be seen nowhere else except on a running track or inside of a gym. There is also the compulsion to drink celery, green apple and kale juice each morning; to detox after all the festive food. By next week, of course, the expectations will wear [us] down and we’ll be back to using the elevator. So far, so good. Hashtags like #healthylifetstyle and #newyearnewme are trending, and will soon enough give way to memes on breaking the resolutions. According to the US News & World Report (January 2019), the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is said to be about 80 per cent, and most lose their resolve by mid-February.
Continue reading What New Year’s resolutions? I’m still binging on Netflix and doughnuts in 2020
By Anamika Chatterjee
Not many would believe, but there was a time in my life when I wanted to be an economist. Amartya Sen hadn’t won a Nobel then, and Abhijit Banerjee wasn’t even a name I was familiar with. Economics — with its focus on development — seemed to be a subject where human interest and numbers could hope to co-exist in peace. My dreams died a natural death when I was told that I had received a measly 75 per cent in my Class XII Board exams. In other words, I would not be deemed good enough to study economics in any good college in University of Delhi.
Continue reading What’s broken can be rebuilt. Trust me, it can be so simple