Indecision

Life is strange right now. I’m busy but idling about. Active but inactive. I’m almost always thinking of doing things but sitting on my hands; in constant contradiction with the tumult in my head that’s pressing through the sides of my skull on the inside, trying to force its way out, giving me sleepless nights…

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Transitioning From Married to Unmarried Women

Hello from my hidey-hole! I’ve been gone a long time. I think I may have become somewhat of a dormant volcano, bursting out only occasionally. This week on Candles Online we are discussing the big transitions in life and I’ve written the first explosive article on an Indian woman’s perspective on making the shift from…

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Matter

Sometimes relationships become all about give and take. Or just give and give. Or just take and take. Scriptures tell us that we must not desire, we must not expect. But is that achievable when you do something for someone? Do you wish sometimes that what you did was not reciprocated in materialistic things, but…

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From Two To None

Some weeks ago I learnt that someone I knew committed suicide over a broken relationship. In another instance, a young driver who worked in the neighbourhood tried to take his own life over something someone had said to him. He eventually succumbed to his injuries. His suicide became a success. My shock aside, I kept…

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Standing (Ill) At Ease: For Those Who Stand At Work

Shopping malls are so much fun, aren’t they? All your favourite brands lined up in one location. The latest trends on display, beckoning you (or your wallet)… Come take a taste. Try me out. You want it. We know… we know. And you’re lured in by the smell of fresh fabric, the jazzy music and…

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PROFANITY IN EVERYDAY CONVERSATIONS

Originally posted on Candles Online:
“She’s my bitch!”  “Yo wassup dawg?!” If you’ve been around in the world (of course you have) you’ve heard the above statements that have become a sort of fashion statement these days. ‘Hip’ girls and boys referring to their friends or their boyfriends/girlfriends thus and without any qualms too. Note…

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

It’s a universal practice to teach all children, from the cradle up, that they ought to respect their elders. They’re taught not just to respect but also to be of help to the elderly, to tolerate their tempers, if ever the occasion arose, and to be kind and compassionate to them. It’s what I was…

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People Memes #17: Misunderstood

We all have such days as this little duckling here. How do you deal with such days, when you feel like no one understands you? Or when you feel like the universe is plotting against you? Let’s discuss… Copyright © 2018 Pradita Kapahi Picture credits: Pinterest

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