City of Love 

I’m sitting in a small bistro, not far from the Airbnb where Diane’s lovely parents and I chatted away in the kind of broken French my seventeen year old self would be horrified at. The waiter, a tall, brown haired charmer walks to my table and looks straight into my eyes with a sort ofContinue reading “City of Love “

Opening up

Something exceptional has happened recently. My entire mindset has seen a shift towards good mental health after having come from a place of poor mental health. In this newfound space, my whole life has exposed itself with more awareness and clarity than ever before. Today, I wanted to write about one of the biggest changesContinue reading “Opening up”

2017

A chuckle escapes me as I can only anticipate the flurry of blogging activity that is about to ensue this New Year’s Eve. It’s quite nice actually. Thinking of all the writer folk in our enigmatic world sitting in their writing holes with their mugs of tea, musing and reflecting and pondering and poring andContinue reading “2017”

My best friend 

It’s not an abstract title. This is literally a post about my best friend.  It’s largely inspired by the fact that I’ve seen her for the first time in about a year and our conversations are so sporadic that we fully miss the intricacies of each other’s lives. I have known her over a decadeContinue reading “My best friend “

Brew up, it’s a long’un

I find it really lovely when people who haven’t seen me in a long time ask me if I’m ‘still blogging because it’s been a while since your last one’. Though most of these encounters stem from drunken and slightly disinhibited conversations in a bar somewhere on a Friday night, they make me feel likeContinue reading “Brew up, it’s a long’un”

Shortest blog I ever wrote 

Let’s be succinct.  It never matters who likes what you write and who doesn’t. Even if the closest person to you in the whole world doesn’t really give your art the time of day. For every person who doesn’t value your craft, there are another guaranteed ten who love it. I know that when IContinue reading “Shortest blog I ever wrote “

Evolution

Dear Gowri’s Page. Happy two years together. Here’s to many more. Love, Gowri. Entirely Unrelated Photograph The other day, a friend of mine came up to me when I was printing some finals revision notes off in the computer cluster at medschool.  She said ‘Gowri… my flatmate reads your blogs and she doesn’t know you soContinue reading “Evolution”

Grounding.

I am shocked. Yesterday, I plucked up the courage to copy and paste the link to this blog onto my Facebook account. I’m not sure quite what made me do it so soon. I was so nervous to, and had a hell of a lot of reservations about sharing any of this. I’m writing thisContinue reading “Grounding.”