Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Moral of the story...

I am inherently confrontational and bad-tempered. But this has since been borne upon me and I have spent most of my adult life being diplomatic and, well, adult. I have had cause to practice this even more since I got married. Not with my husband, (sadly for him - he always hears more truth than he wants to, the poor dear) but with the extended family. Skirting topics is the polite (and accepted) way of dealing with issues. Today for a change, I decided to respond to some festering and unfair complaining with some of my own. While my popularity has nose-dived, it has definitely opened some eyes to a contrary point-of-view, something that the self-absorbed don't usually bargain for.

If you have any grievances, air them. Lest people think you have none.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I have been away for a really long while. In the good ol' days, I aimed (and succeeded) in getting at-least a post out every month. When that began to seem like too much of a commitment, I placated my blogger conscience by writing whenever inspiration struck! Then came a phase when morale really flagged owing to viewer stats (what's the point of blogging if no one is reading?!) Then there were phases when I was genuinely too busy and some more when I was just too lethargic. Meanwhile, life was happening. I recently dug up the blog and read the last few posts. I realized that so much of what I'd have liked to share was missing. I missed blogging about my 'big, Indian wedding'. I found no mention of the big move I had to make-first to the US of A, then to the Big A!. My travails and masti at Pratt, then finally Graduation, then the angst of the unemployed, fresh much to say...

I don't lead a terribly exciting life but I have my moments of clarity, insights, growing up(!); moments of bliss and serenity and sometimes even anger, that are defining; the times when I feel most alive. I'd like to look  back a few years down the line and not see time in a blur. I'd like to be able to locate a moment in the past and remember exactly how I felt about something. For some reason, it seems important to me.

Hopefully, this blog revival will see more posts and less recaps! Amen!