"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." ~ Ann Landers The topic of relationships is one that I enjoy having discussions and debating about, and … Continue reading A Tribute to Friendship
"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." ~ Malcolm X I'm a fairly big user of social media, so this isn't a verbal onslaught for the problems of … Continue reading Misinformation, Molestation and the Media
Dear Muttacha (grandpa), It has been almost 8 months since I last wrote to you, on my trip to Malawi when I was on a break from my studies in New Zealand. Prior to that I used to write to you when I was 13 or 14 - do you remember? How can you, of … Continue reading A Letter To My Grandfather
"Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling can understand each other." ~ Rumi Its interesting to some how I categorise myself to fall under the term of a "Third Culture Kid" (TCK) - when this suggests that this individual is brought up outside of their parents' culture for their childhood years. There … Continue reading Third-Culture Roots
India is known for its celebrations and festivals, with its vibrant stage of colour and dance appealing to many across the world. In God's Own Country, Kerala - in the Southern region of India - there is a famous festival that takes place once every year among the months of August and September. Its … Continue reading From God’s Own Country… Here’s to my Favourite Celebration!
"Everything is a little better with some red velvet cake." ~ Me For a moment, imagine that delectable taste of sweetness. Envision taking that spoon of the chocolate trifle, and the cool combination of the delectable cake and cream is wholesome to your taste buds. If you disagree with me I'll just have to make you a chocolate … Continue reading The Sweet Tooth
"Life has a tendency to provide a person with what they need in order to grow. Our beliefs, what we value in life, provide the roadmap for the type of life that we experience. A period of personal unhappiness reveals that our values are misplaced and we are on the wrong path. Unless a person … Continue reading The Difficulty of Letting Things Be