Acceptance

Almost gave up today! By the end of the 7am class, I had blurry eyes. 7am, 8am- in both the sessions, I was half present, counting 1 to 10 for each pose mechanically. Almost felt like running away!! ‘But this is your job, you have to hold yourself together for 3 more hours. Don’t make…

Today

“Say not, ‘I have found the truth’, but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’ ” – Khalil Gibran Today, I found out a truth. Today, I didn’t smile much. Today, I wanted everything to be like yesterday. ———————————– I lost balance in a pose. And while I was failing, a voice was uttering within. ‘Please…

7 missed calls

1:00am. 7 missed calls. I saw it happening. The night sky almost made it impossible for me to rationalize. But wait! I shouldn’t be messing him up. I let the phone ring till it stopped. . . A peek into the past– At the studio door, when I was losing the battle…unable to take sides…

Simple Living: For the goodness of it

‘Finding solace in being simple’- the only resolution that seemed sensible to make for the new year. On 31st December, I decided to go for a haircut 💇. ‘U-cut please’ , I said to the lady in the parlour. What was boring for the past twenty years, became the wisest choice now. I put on…

Children, War and Books

History classes in school weren’t very interesting. Though the books had all the events covered, falling between timelines, classes were mostly filled with bland readings and pages full of names, places and numbers. History became more of a learning subject rather than understanding. Leaving aside these books of facts and information,… monuments and palaces on…

Camera Shy

Standing in front of the mirror, I do not pin-point flaws. Because if I start, I won’t finish finding them. The sense of beauty struck me quite late in life. I never understood what people meant when they said, ‘He/She is good-looking?’. What does good looks comprise of. Nice eyes, nice nose, lips, cheeks, forehead,…

A Date.

He wasn’t very sure where to look at. At her or away from her. The cup was slowly uncovering her face, eyes…nose…lips, as she finished her last sip of coffee. The leather satchel was still on her shoulder, elbows closer to ribs. ‘So…What kind of music do you like?’ , he asked her. ‘A music…

Self Care in Ashtanga Yoga – The Castor Oil Bath

Yoga is a holistic practice. As much as it is about physical movements, it is strongly a mental process too. And Ashtanga Yoga (which comprises of eight limbs of yoga) is more on the brutal side initially (for beginners). Though Asana (the physical practice of postures) is only one of the eight limbs of Ashtanga,…

Favourite things of September, 2018

I ate half of that chocolate ! . I thought, I will share with you, all the favourite things I get hold of each month. I am a big time stationery hoarder and very recently started buying books (which I read, and don’t hoard) . No matter how many times I say that I am…

Miss. Out

Hello, this is Rajendrani, and this is my 3rd attempt to start a blog! The last ones were way too serious with really boring names, that I hated them myself after few months. This time I tried to come up with a quirky name, that should perhaps make some sense (or shouldn’t!). Most of all,…