Why Don’t You?

I know it’s Mother’s Day. And no, this post isn’t about Ma. Because my every other post is. Let’s just talk about something else? So, I started volunteering at The Trevor Project few weeks back. If Marvel super heroes had real life versions, I would bet my money on the fact that more than half of them (if not all) work here. These are not super humans, but regular folks who just have hearts so big, it kind of does seem like a super power. So, Trevor Project is a teenage LGBTQ support group, with a focus on crisis intervention and suicide prevention. In this world of dirty orange politics and increasing bias, their presence is that silver lining over a dark cloud. Hope on a miserable day. And you know what they say about hope. 🙂

Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. – Shawshank Redemption

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The long flight from home

I ask for my macchiato. The  barista signals that it is a small espresso cup. I nod in agreement. It is 7.30 am and Berkeley Espresso is running full. I pick my coffee and ask for honey. Pat comes a ‘honey’ joke. It is more common than you’d think. This time the guy goes ‘I always have honey, honey’. Depending on how well versed you are with double entendres, I leave this to you for interpretation. As far as I am concerned, I like them. So I top it off with another joke, put honey in my coffee and take my seat by the window. Continue reading “The long flight from home”

Love Stories

At the end, you are only left with love stories. That’s all you will remember. Rest is just the universe’s attempt to make you figure out what snagged a place in your heart and what didn’t. I was born with a big black mole on my toe. Baba said I will love to travel. I do. Don’t know if this love for travel stemmed from Baba’s love for all that I do. Or maybe it was just meant to be. Continue reading “Love Stories”

Run

I thought I will start with humor. You know, about Bengalis and running. There are quite a few of those. But one shouldn’t trivialize the important things. Running has been a game changer for me. And I have been running for barely 6 weeks! Yet, it is turning around my days and weeks. For the better. Continue reading “Run”

Turning 30 (Because I have a deal with God)

Dated – March, 2016

For those of you who got the title, you have passed the FRIENDS fanatics test. For others, it is a lost reference. So, last Friday was my birthday and I could not have possibly asked for a nicer weekend! For starters, I got more wishes through the long forgotten method of calling, as compared to social media (which can be so warm). Relationships feel so much more tangible when there is voice or a hug along with the niceties. 🙂 Continue reading “Turning 30 (Because I have a deal with God)”

The Kiss – Hug – Handshake Dilemma

Dated – March, 2016

I grew  up in India. Scratch that. I grew up in Patna. While I have a lot of good things to say about the pseudo gangster town (because it is still home), my wonder years had a few very strong social repercussions. For the uninitiated, Patna in the dark ages (aka the Yadav rule) redefined insecurity. Of the psychological and physical kind. Had written a post few years back which may give you a better insight. Continue reading “The Kiss – Hug – Handshake Dilemma”

Downtown LA on a Sunday

Dated – March, 2016

Of late, age and memory have not been best of friends. That doesn’t mean I don’t remember your name or the address I call home now. But, I find it difficult remembering what life was like ten years back. It is absolutely okay, I guess, to not remember what you were like as a toddler, but I am talking about early twenties! I do remember bits and pieces of it; the highs and the lows, but the mind is missing the mundane pieces. Continue reading “Downtown LA on a Sunday”

Of Rainbows, Solitude and Other Good Things

All people should be treated equally, irrespective of who they are or who they love – Barack Obama

With those lines and a momentous ruling, Obama created history on 26th June, 2015. Streets here in LA as well as all over the country have erupted with colors. Of joy and relief. Even Facebook is seven shades of rainbow now. It is nice to be around this kind of infectious happiness.  Continue reading “Of Rainbows, Solitude and Other Good Things”

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