SHE, with the resilience of a lone tree flourishing in the midst of arid plains, visited only by the odd wayfaring bird, had weathered enough storms to be able to tell you something about the wisdom of life
and HE was an enigma: the excitement of the chase; the hubbub of a lion hunting prey; the first touch of spring on a still April morning.
pronunciation: bay + tea
origin: South Asian vernaculars (e.g. Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi)
definition: a girl or woman in relation to both or one of her parents; female child; daughter
example: Aap k ghar beti huwi hai? Koi baat nahi, dua karo Rabb beta bhi dega.
[You gave birth to a daughter? Never mind eh, pray to God for a son next time]
Prompt: go to dictionary.com, the word of the day is your writing prompt.
Summerize: (v) 1797 ‘to spend the summer’. From 1935 as ‘to prepare for summer’.
As the school year draws to a close, all I have been doing lately is organising and preparing for the summer, or to rephrase it according to the word of the day: I have been summerizing. I sit cross-legged on the floor surrounded by suitcases and boxes of possessions with Friends playing in the background, I just can’t help but reminisce about the ‘good old days’ when summerizing meant something completely different.
Continue reading “Summerize: memories and rituals”
But you said
It’s not that I don’t love you, it’s just that you resemble her far too much
Continue reading “But you said… (Poem)”
The lovely Amber over at A PhD in Poetry recently shared her list of ‘7 books that had an impact on me’. I really loved reading the tag so I thought I’d join in (P.S check out her blog/follow her if you don’t already, she’s an insanely talented writer).
I found it very hard to narrow down my choices to just 7 but here they are: Continue reading “7 books that had an impact on me”
See, ever since I could talk and read and write, I wanted to be a teacher. Everything I did revolved around teaching, and from what little my parents recall about me, I was a bilingual, fluent chatterbox with an overflowing imagination. What better way to channel it all than to teach?
Continue reading “A snapshot of a journey in teaching…”
I know I am unceremoniously late but what can I say, January resolutions have never been for me. New Year eves just don’t fill me with the kind of excitement that can convince me to give up my much-needed sleep. My celebratory text messages are never responsible for jamming the mobile phone network simply because they don’t exist.
Continue reading “Are February resolutions a thing?”