Because of Their Parents

How many times have we seen people treating someone a certain way -- good or bad, because of who their parents are? Countless, right? The children are treated well if their parents have a good reputation. They are not if their parents don't. Favours are showered upon when their parents are influential. They are denied [...]

Choosing a Gift

Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, special days etc. etc. One thing all of these have in common is the call for gifts. So how do you choose a gift? Are you like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory in this matter? Do you try to gift people stuff that is closest to the amount they spent for [...]

A World Free of Guilt

Don't you wish if the world we live in could just let us live & not throw on us the heavy weight of guilt of so many kinds? Well, I certainly do! Come on, think of it. There are so, so many types of things that all of us would go ahead and accomplish, if [...]

Hurting Someone

What's the worst that could come out of hurting someone? They would never talk to you? They would never do anything for you later? They would never think of you in the same way again? No, that is not certainly it. The worst thing would be when you get hurt yourself too. At times, even more [...]

When Words Fail

Have you ever been in a situation where no matter how hard you thought, you just could not come up with any word? When you went BLANK? It happens when no amount of words, strung together even in the most beautiful manner, seem just "right." Today, I heard of a colleague who had a miscarriage. [...]

Starting Afresh

"What? You want to leave everything you have got till now and start over? From scratch?" they asked. "I want to start afresh," she said. "It's the same! Plus, it's insane," they emphasised. "What if it will make me happy?" she asked. "What if you end up disappointed?" they asked back. "At least I would [...]