A Trip To Remember

Last month I embarked upon a trip that restored my faith in humanity. I know right, that’s a pretty bold statement to make, but it’s true! I journeyed across various Indian states from Maharashtra to Karnataka, Telangana to Bihar, and New Delhi to Punjab along with my parents and a bunch of people, from various … More A Trip To Remember

My Dad

Furrowed brow and hardened hands, Tough as nails exterior, now that’s a real man. Strong opinions, an unwavering gaze, Abstains from laughter for days and days. This is the way that you’ve always been, Although a gentler side I’ve occasionally seen. Like when you talk about your parents or the grandkids are around, Your demeanour softens, … More My Dad

What Will People Think?!

When you have a large extended family or live in a close-knit community that holds strong traditions and values often any major/minor decisions that you make bring with them the stinking undertone of what will people think?  For example: quitting your job with no backup plan, leaving your degree halfway through to go travelling, marrying a middle-aged Rasta because you … More What Will People Think?!

Feeling Blessed

Of all the familial titles that I retain I have to say that being an Auntie is definitely my favourite one. On my dad’s side of the family most of my cousins are quite a bit older than me and so in effect I grew up with their kids who were a lot closer to my age. … More Feeling Blessed

Home Alone

So my family all jetted off to India yesterday. They’re away for two weeks to attend a wedding in Punjab, but sadly I couldn’t join them because I’ve reached the limit on my annual-leave allowance at work. Now I say ‘sadly’ but, cards on the table, I wasn’t really that upset about it. From the second that their tickets were booked, I … More Home Alone

Soul-Mate?

Do you believe that there’s one person on this planet who was made for you and vice versa? That we all have one special person who we’re destined to be with forever and ever? I’m not so sure if I do. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that soul-mates exist (growing up watching Bollywood movies … More Soul-Mate?

Count Your Blessings

Why are we always complaining? Why do we constantly stress ourselves out? Every time I get together with my friends these days that’s all we seem to do, it’s like we get a kick out of comparing notes on how miserable we are! Moaning that we’re fed up with life, we need a twelve month holiday, … More Count Your Blessings

An Absolute Legend

So if you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I don’t usually do shout-outs to individual people in my life, but today calls for an exception…I’ll explain. This morning I bumped into my cousin on the train. Now I am not a morning person in the slightest; I’m that person who wears a DO NOT DISTURB … More An Absolute Legend

For My Cousin

Please, be you again. Everything’s different in this new place I know And I know that you feel like you don’t belong. You’ve made so many attempts to adapt and blend in You’ve got a new job, made new friends All the while trying to maintain that infectiously upbeat attitude that you’ve always had But … More For My Cousin