The statement, “Tell me something about yourself” always freezes me. Like how do I define myself in a few sentences strung together? It especially makes me nervous too, because it takes me back to my job hunting days and the countless interviews I gave.
After three decades of life experience on this planet, I still haven’t mastered the art of talking about myself, but I’ll try.
Hi, I’m Manali Desai.
I’m a 32-year-old, happily married (huh?) woman (still a girl at heart). We do not have any children (at least not any that we’re aware of).
n. The most hated electronic device.
n. an excuse to look at yourself in the mirror.
Trigger Warning: sexual assault
Akshay tapped gently on Kaya’s shoulder to get her attention. Before he could say anything, Kaya violently jerked his hand away and shouted angrily, “Hey! Don’t touch me without my permission!”
Akshay was mildly embarrassed at such a reprimand and more so because everyone working around had turned their heads curiously to see what had caused such a reaction from Kaya.
Akshay immediately apologized and said, “Sorry to have caught you by surprise. I just wanted to ask; shall we go for lunch?”
Kaya immediately felt guilty about her outburst and said, “I’m so sorry, Akshay…
Yes, I’m a feminist. And the first thought that probably came to your mind was, “Oh! she must hate all men.”
So, let me begin by saying, no I don’t. And yes, I do. No, because I was raised by a man, grew up with another, and am now happily married to one. So, no I don’t hate all men.
And yes, because, I do have strong opinions and animosity against those who think women are inferior to men. This, however, is irrespective of the gender of that person. …
I’ve started a series called Quotes with M, wherein I share 7 quotes in each post. The motive is to help us (you and me) get through the week.
Because, we can never get enough motivation, right?
So, here’s this week’s dose. Hope these will help you give in your best.
My Ratings: 4.3/5
Sagar, Rathishree, Rudra, Yashshwini, Jim, and Koyal; six engineers with an entrepreneurial streak, set out to start their online panipuri selling venture. Things start off slowly and pick up pace steadily. However, there is a mafia in the setup that controls all the local vendors who aren’t very thrilled about the dish going the internet way. Will the 6 entrepreneurs have to face the wrath of this mafia who don’t think twice before pulling the trigger on the innocent vendors?
Blurb (as on Amazon) :
The young and driven Sagar Bansal leads a team of six on…
Do you read as per the seasons? I don’t necessarily do that, but some stories and books just have that vibe around them. For instance, A Christmas Carol or The Gift of the Magi leaves such a fuzzy and contented feeling when read during the festive seasons.
I’m a person who loves reading in open spaces; a bench in the park under a tree, a chair on the balcony while basking in the sunlight, are just a couple of my favorite spots.
Right now, is just the season for doing that (it is the summer season where I’m currently staying)…
It’s been a year since we lost a gem of an artist and a human. He touched a million hearts but for me, he’ll always be remembered as someone inspiring, because :
We all know that Bollywood is a nepotism industry. Outsiders rarely make it big in this glam world. But SSR did it and how! With a smashing debut followed by continual good content, he made sure he did good work, worthy of notice.
Writing isn’t an easy task,
But then, what is?
When I’m stuck on a piece,
Or am running out of ideas,
Or need to meet a deadline,
I criticize myself.
But that only aggravates my anxiety,
And hampers the quality of writing.
So I’ve decided to challenge myself,
Rather than doubting myself,
I've decided to focus on what I can do,
Rather than what I cannot do.
I’ve decided to grow,
Because I want to try and become a better person.
I was tagged by Melanie J. to write a poem based on my choices. The challenge is originally started…
Why would you hate someone?
Because they disagree with you.
Because they don’t walk, talk or dress like you.
Because their way of working and thinking is so different from yours.
Because they did something to offend you.
Because they said something that hurt you.
Are these reasons enough to hate?
For me, it would suffice at dislike,
Or most times even at indifference.
Because there are things worthier of my time and effort,
Then focusing my energy on something someone said or did,
That might affect me just a little bit, or sometimes not at all.
Do you hate…