Say you were walking down the street and turned a corner to find me standing there, the first fleeting thought that would probably cross your mind would be, “Oh it’s an Indian girl.” To all of you alleged ‘colour blind’ people out there, no that’s not racist, it’s a fact. I am an Indian girl … More A Doomed Mother Tongue
Random acts of kindness truly make my heart melt. Like most people, in my day to day life, I have a tendency to become so consumed by myself and my own trivial dramas that I often forget to give back to others. And so, as dumb as it may sound, every now and then I … More Random Acts Of Kindness
As I’ve mentioned in some of my earlier posts, from a young age my dad drummed into my head that it’s better to be a person with opinions than an empty vessel that doesn’t stand for anything. But as of recently I’ve started to pay attention to the repercussions of ‘being opinionated’. It’s all well … More Be Informed, Not Just Opinionated
I’ve got half a mind to just leave this post blank, because the title really says it all. When it comes to politics, I feel that the saying ‘each to their own’ majorly applies. For this impromptu UK general election tomorrow, we all have our reasons for voting for whichever party we’ve opted to go … More Don’t Try To Sway My Vote
In many respects 2017 started off as being one of the best years I’ve had in a while. But for the UK nation as a whole, so far it’s been one filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Three attacks in the last three months, in Westminster, Manchester and now most recently London Bridge, have instilled fear … More Troublesome Times
Vaisakhi is an annual religious festival which holds immense importance within the Sikh calendar. Every year around the 13th April, Sikhs all over the globe come together to celebrate Vaisakhi in order to commemorate the official birth of the Khalsa panth (the Sikh community) led by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699. The day of Vaisakhi … More Vaisakhi
Truth be told, the textbook tales of Diwali that we all learnt about in Religious Education classes at school back in the day about Rama and Sita, Lord Mahavir, Emperor Ashoka and Guru Hargobind, don’t really mean all that much to me—sorry mum, I’m just being honest! But before you proceed to fill my comments box with dagger emojis, let me finish. That … More What Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas Means To Me
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?!