A new year and a new beginning. It started before the 31st of December 2012. My new beginning began on the 16th of December. I flew back home after three years to a whole new world (to quote a famous Disney song). And sure, I saw some unbelievable sights and had many ‘describable’ feelings. One […]
I first heard the word ‘Transition’ while I was volunteering with Sarah Bernays on a research study that explores the lives of children living with HIV. It made sense, you are a child one moment and the next you are a young person with significant new priorities, new friends and a new life ahead of […]
I started out the day rather glum. Truth be told I can’t shake away London from my system. I do not want to shake away London or that when I have tried to bring aspects of my London life to the present I am reminded that it is not London. It doesn’t help but it […]
It has been a while since I last entered a blog. The resolution first made when I started blogging just reached it’s first hiccup. But like the current song list I am listening to while I am blogging is titled ” I am a living story. I will not give up.” So here is to […]
This found its way to my inbox soon after I blogged about my need to feel safe. Nityanand Jayaraman got it right!
So this blog has now evolved from ‘feelings for London’ into some sort of electronic, partially public diary. I think it is a good thing. I am not good with keeping hush on the good, bad and ugly in my life. Often, it has been the case that the more I talk about it the […]
In a week I will be going back after three years. It is not a big deal you would think. So many have done this before and survived. Yes, many have gone back home, survived, thrived even. I am sure I will too! But there are a few questions, a few ‘cultural’ practices, a few […]
I realised a couple of days ago that I hadn’t blogged for a long time. But although I wanted to write I was and am still dealing with a writer’s block. I am not sure what to write about and so decided that for this blog I am just going to list the thoughts in […]
“Browsing is a dying art form. Help keep it alive.” Yesterday I met a friend for lunch after nearly two years!! After a sumptuous Thai lunch at the famous ‘Store Street’, we came across a signboard with this quote on the window sill of a local book store!
There is one thing that I have learnt very well from living in London – talking to strangers is enlightening, funny and never fails to liven the day. If I am at University I like to have the Hare Rama Hare Krishna lunch. It is hot, healthy and free. It is difficult to eves drop […]