God & me

It’s half past 7 in the morning and the air is cooler than I imagined. I’m wearing my patterned churidhar with sandals and I’ve thrown my hair up in a plait to stop the humidity from prying it loose. It’s actually the first time my grandmothers have let me walk to the temple alone. It’s … More God & me

Birthday thanks

I must admit that this is the most 23 I’ve ever felt.  I reckon there are some sure-fire signs of growing up and for me, one of them is certainly the lack of discrepancy between the age I feel and the age I am or am about to turn (though it’s an entirely subjective measure anyway). … More Birthday thanks

Instamyths

‘You must be having the most amazing time out there’. What is this expectation people clutch onto so tightly? This one that the minute a person lifts their heel off the concrete of their own territory and cruises to someplace with perhaps a sunnier disposition, seas with a warmer, more ethereal complexion and landscapes with … More Instamyths

Island musing.

To capture the essence of anything in words requires more than the mere ability to play around with them. That’s why I might just fail miserably as a writer of anything greater than whatever thoughts I fitfully spew onto this miniscule virtual space of mine. The posts that flow the most are those propelled by … More Island musing.

Soul Searching.

Remember the lines of that old song by ‘Blue’ called ‘One Love’? ‘It’s kind of funny… how life can change, can flip 180- in a matter of daaaays…’ That song currently feels like the soundtrack to my life. Because in a matter of days, there has been a huge shift in my life, a crazy turn … More Soul Searching.

Things I have learnt from four weeks in Psychiatry.

Insanity is a state of profound self absorption. -Siri Husvedt, A Summer Without Men  The background is this. I started my fourth year in Medicine a month ago, and my first placement has been in Psychiatry. Psychiatrists are doctors who specialise in mental health… this is different to psychologists who have learned the theory of mind … More Things I have learnt from four weeks in Psychiatry.

Whole.

Heartbreak is the worst feeling in the world. It is a burning concoction of grief, loss, anger, disappointment, bitterness and pain. Pain so sharp and intense that it grips at your core and seeps into your peripheries. Every single thing around you screams pure, passionate, excruciating hurt. You try to push the hurt away but realise … More Whole.