From where I left off

Wow, it’s been ages since I’ve written. One of my favorite things about blogging platforms is that it connects you to people all over with similar thoughts or topics they’re writing about even if we’ve never met. It feels so fabulous to hear comments of encouragement or congratulations even if you’re miles away. There are so many…

My breakthrough: Running Suicides.

In this article I’d like to write about something most people dislike. At my school, people hate it at it’s best, groan before it even starts, and have an expression of disgust and hatred-puffing and panting, with scrunched up eyes and extreme fatigue on their faces. Yup, it’s running suicides, this basketball American drill that…

Birthdays.

Charged by a rush of motivation; I think I’ll write today. I’ve finished that shoulder-aching lab report(which is absolutely fascinating) so I’ll write about what’s new. It just happens to be a coincidence-that the guy I’m obsessing over; who I describe all the time; completed another year around the sun; he turned 17 today. He…

What I’ve decided

I think it’s amazing that yet another year, 2015, has passed. I’ve learnt quite a bit educationally; and even if not a lot on the life lesson side; I’ve understood so much more about human behaviour and teenage life. Studying at a boarding school surrounds me with teens after all. i learnt quite a lot…

An introverted teen mind

I’ve got a maths and arts test tomorrow, but we’re allowed to use the internet for arts and I’m good at maths so I think I’ll blog today. The countdown is getting closer. Two more days; and I would’ve completed half my high school. Isn’t that fast? I’ve been thinking about what keeps us alive;…

Going back home

I haven’t written in ages. Well, I think I’ll write today. We’ve been having a truckload of assignments, this bio lab, maths investigation(which I’m still working on yikes!), english written task, TOK presentation and we’ve git exam week next week. Then we hit a milestone-a three and a half week winter break, when I’ll have…

The Right Place, The Wrong Time.

I don’t know if it’s irony or just luck. I’m not a native tamil speaker but I regard Chennai in India as my hometown-the fact that I’ve lived there for 14 years since I was born has just made it a part of me. This summer in the evenings, I’d stray away from home, going…

Camping and Uniqlo

This extended weekend marks out two significant events: the first one being  I went to a Uniqlo store. Uniqlo Japan is enormous and branded; you’ve got life sized sweaters, Jackets, mini skirts and Jeans in a wide array of flavours and colours, ranging from Snoopy and Hello Kitty to blue navy and sexy transparent black…

Magnificent and missing

My shoes are horrendous. They have large patchy holes in the front where my socks stick out-actually my socks have holes in them too so my toenails stick out and my feet look like a downtrodden villager’s. If you rolled down my socks and pulled up my leggings, you’ll see dried up, flaky and bruised…

Slow Progression of The Teen Years

Yesterday was my sweet sixteenth! But on the contrary, it wasn’t overly sweet. The fact that exactly 16 years ago, a doctor in New Delhi, India, pulled out a small sickly white wailing thing out of my mother’s uterus resulted in me getting a little extra attention than I usually do everyday. It started of sloppily-…

Obsess over your ego; not your dignity.

I’ve discovered one of the first and foremost things every individual needs; that’s self respect. There are lots of things required for a healthy life(which I hardly follow) like a balanced diet, good sleep schedule, exercise, balance between work and play-but for a truly fit mind, you need understanding of your purpose and character. You…

Finding magic in the ordinary

So much stuff has been happening and in the heat of things, I’ve been doing my best to balance it all. One serious issue I’m having is getting up early in the mornings. I used to wake up at 6 when we had basketball practice and now it’s been moved to 8pm on Tuesday evenings,…