Wednesday, October 19, 2011


There is something about words, something inescapably appealing. From an existing pool, they are mind-picked, chosen carefully to express unique thoughts. Even though spelling bees were never my cup of tea, I have forever fancied using large words; in the middle of long essays, in the dialogue of presentations and even forcefully in poetry to create vivid metaphors. There are words everywhere, all around us and I am always drawn towards new words, anticipating to know the meaning. To be honest, sometimes I am left with an inadequate definition, wanting to know more, wanting to use it in other contexts.

This morning I was reading an article about an actor/media personality and his views on writing and was appalled by a statement of great weight, “I am really fond of long words even though sometimes I don't know the meanings. I am shallow like that.” In a strange way I found myself agreeing, and have to admit I too am shallow in this respect. This kind of shallow I am rather proud of however. I am able to retain the contexts in which I first encounter them, colour them in my own way and discover hidden meanings.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On The Right Track

Hello Folks

After a heap load of exams, a little sneak peak vaca in New York City and a long awaited break I have returned in full form. Summer had officially started long ago but I feel like celebrating its start now, with my head and room sorted. It's been a year of graduation blues for many and in fact had me thinking quite a bit about my own post-winter grad plans. After a long session of head itching I've decided to just sit back and look out at the world with the intent of actually seeing it. Robert Frost talked about two roads diverging and for the first and probably the only time, I am going to be standing right in between the two roads to see the sun rise and set simultaneously. Most importantly I'd love to share my tidbits of discoveries and inspirations this summer. Here's to a wonderful late start to summer with two books off my hit list of novels I've been dying to dive into!

Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Heart of Stone by Renate Dorrestein