Dear Long Distance Friend, Thank You For Not Letting The Distance Ruin Us!

Hi Buds, Today’s one of those days where I miss you a little extra. Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. There’s a lot that I want to say right away but I guess, I’ll sum it up saying living miles away is not easy! When we moved to different places, I knew it wouldn’t be how it used to be and I wasn’t even sure if we would continue being how we were. People move to places, meet new people, get busy with their lives and eventually, find lesser time for people from who are oceans away. It’s no…Continue Reading

The Fear That’s Stopping You Has A Message To Deliver, Listen

Do not label your fear as negative, for it is not. It is one of the friends your parents asked you to stay away from. The friend with whom you never attempted a friendship, for the fear of getting influenced in the wrong way. The friend who you never listen to, but have judgments about. The friend you failed, even before you gained. You were too young back then to decide for yourself, but not anymore. Today you could see beyond the filters of right and wrong. You know where to draw boundaries. You know to take the lessons you…Continue Reading

Tough Love Or Plain Unsupportive: Do You Really Know The Difference?

When someone you care about is going through a hard time, you want to ease their pain. You do whatever you can to help. But when you don’t see the results you were hoping for, you think it’s time for some tough love. And that’s when things get tricky, because a lot of us confuse tough love with being unsupportive. First off, we begin on the wrong foot by trying to help someone in a way that works for us, not for the person in need. So we are not really being very helpful at all, are we? Where tough…Continue Reading

Stop Lying To Your Friends And Tell It Like It Is

It’s hard and not everybody can do it. But it has to be done if you want to keep it real. What am I talking about? Being completely honest with friends, of course. Because let’s face it, all of us have lied to our buddies at some point – sometimes to protect them from reality, other times because the truth is too hard to talk about. But are we really doing them any favors when we go out of the way to not burst their bubble? Sure, we may not be hurting them right now, but we are definitely doing…Continue Reading

When It Comes To People, What You See Isn’t Really What You Get

As individuals, we tend to jump the gun when it comes to figuring out the people in our life. When someone doesn’t react the way we expect (read: want) them to, we judge them instantly. You know the drill. “Oh, he has moved on already? Looks like his ex didn’t mean much to him after all.” “They seem so happy in all their posts. I am sure their lives are perfect.” “She hasn’t changed a bit since her mother passed away. I didn’t know she could be so cold.” “She just cut me out of her life without any explanation.…Continue Reading

On A Generation Seeking Attention The Wrong Way: Sarahah And Mental Health

If you don’t know what Sarahah is, then welcome to the 21st century. No, we don’t have flying cars, yet. If you know what Sarahah is, then I offer you my condolences. For several months, I had to scroll through my Newsfeed at God-speed, in order to find posts that actually matter. Sarahah is an entertainment website-turned-app created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq. It operates as a low-key social network where you can post on each other’s accounts, anonymously. Tawfiq wanted the space to be a hub of positivity. Even though most people want to be honest, the…Continue Reading

A Letter To My Younger Self: “Your Heart Will Learn To Bloom Again”

Dear Jiya, I miss being called by that name. ‘Jiya’, originating in Sanskrit, means ‘an essential part of the soul’ (colloquially reduced to meaning: ‘heart’). Baba gave us the name, but hardly ever imagined how we would grow up to own every syllable of it. I remember you. I remember the half-ponytail, and the haircut that never quite had a name. I remember how you saw devastation, and wanted to fix it. You always thought cracks could heal with a Band-Aid, until your first heartbreak. I remember you crying, cradled in Mamma’s lap, as the hours of dawn passed us…Continue Reading

10 Hilarious Signs You’re Still A Little Child At Heart (And Don’t Care)

You’re already giggling because you know you’re gonna relate HARD now, that’s fine. There are many like you. Many who would gladly swap their lives with Peter Pan and never grow up, many who are still little children at heart. Here are signs you grew up, but your heart didn’t. Fevicol is not adhesive. It is meant to be applied on your palm and peeled off for a resulting moisturized hand of God. And your spine disappears when you see bubble wrap. You. must. get. your. hands. on. it. Your favorite thing to watch on TV is still Cartoon Network.…Continue Reading

To The Friends Who Held Me Straight Through The Storm: I’ll Be Here For Ever

You’ve been there, no matter what came to me. You stood there every-time I needed support. Now I promise you the same. There are certain people in life who love you just because they really want to. No hidden motive, no personal agendas, no need to cling and to put their hearts to peace…they’re only here for you. To give you joy, to make sure that nothing bad in the world will ever touch you. The people who do not know how to become anything if they do not see you grow into something. My friends, my chosen family, thank…Continue Reading

10 MAD Hilarious Things You Know Too Well If You’ve Ever Had A Roommate

There are things in life that most people experience, but then, a few of us don’t. One of those things is having a roommate. How do I explain? It’s a blessing, but it is also a nightmare. You wouldn’t exchange it for the world, but would also love to push them into a fire. Know what I am talking about? Then you’ll relate to these: For starters, it is true like the movies – you find your clothes (undies included) in their cupboard. And the fact that the only thing that truly makes your room mate worth it is the…Continue Reading