I’d taken ownership of my body over the past 9 months. I’d wrestled it free from the people who’d jabbed at it with hurtful comments. I’d reclaimed it. Mine. Victory. But soon after I’d met him, it felt like a different scuffle for ownership began – this time with him. I wrote the following post … Continue reading Repost: “In 2020, I thought a lot about…”
It's unexpected. You had a wall up because you were trying not to let anyone hurt you again. But the persistent questions began, hidden as kindness. The queries were really there to get all the information they could to eventually use against you. Don't give in. You baulk at first. Are these questions too personal? … Continue reading I’m glad you left.
People who know me very well will know I can't really be bothered with make-up, or manicures, and so on. But with a three week-long holiday upon me, including a full-blown Indian wedding and then Christmas, I decided to take the plunge and try this long-lasting nail polish thingybob I'd heard about. I was told … Continue reading Thoughts on getting fancy schmancy nails done
People watching is an interesting thing, and when you're cooped up on a flight for nearly seven hours, it is inevitable. Especially when watching a movie that bores your brains out. This post has two parts - a spoiler-filled review of Fast & Furious 6, and thoughts on my fellow passengers. PART ONE: THE MOVIE … Continue reading Cars, carrots and coping
Those who know me well know I've been indulging in the one form of exercise that doesn't make me want to gag with boredom: zumba and/or dance-based exercises. I have grown to love doing this, so much that it's become a regular activity for me, not a fad. And so I realised once my two … Continue reading These shoes were made for dancing…
I used to blog a lot - not here, somewhere else - and it was fun. I had time to write, I had time to recount experiences ... but today I realised that perhaps I'd forgotten to laugh at myself. My old blog posts used to make fun of myself and of ridiculous situations I found … Continue reading Remembering to laugh at myself, aka ‘playing cats and ladders’
As I mentioned in my last blog post, there's a cat coming around near my house and I want to find it a home. I thought she was a stray, and two weeks ago, with the help of Bin Kitty Collective (thanks for the suggestion Karla!) I managed to get her to a vet so … Continue reading Meet Vader. She’d like a home.
Perhaps two months ago, a cat started coming around my house. This is not unusual - there have been many cats who roam around my house, some venturing into the garden to relax on the big swing we have, and once one cat decided to birth her litter there. She was getting food at her … Continue reading Black cat roaming
The latest water park on the block in the UAE is the Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi. I was extremely lucky to get to attend the grand opening on January 19, 2013. Getting there is quite easy, it's about a one-hour-and-a-bit drive from the Dubai Media City end of town, and signs on the road will … Continue reading Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi
Love this post by my friend Shaahima. It’s simple, but gets across the message instantly.
The stateless Palestinian. The Rohingyan asylum-seeker. The Syrian refugee. The defenceless in war zones. The unwanted girl child. The Dalit. The raped. The gang-raped. The child being molested and too afraid to speak. The starving. The ill-treated labourer. The discarded orphan. The jailed without justice. The physically abused. The emotionally beaten. The homeless. The victim of hate. The children killed at school. The children killed for going to school. The soldiers dying in a war they don’t want. The voices silenced. The journalists white vanned. The cheated sports fan. The innocents killed at the hands of an authorised weapon. The political scapegoat. The unpaid worker. The jobless. The addict. The woman unmarried for lack of dowry. The misunderstood disabled. The philanderer’s spouse. The trafficked. The citizen of an oppressive regime. The mothers of children who never returned home. The misrepresented. The uncounted.
But before all else. Save the apathetic.