Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Failing at love

If it doesn’t give you joy, leave. It’s a short life and if it only brings you sorrow and angst you are living it wrong.  In the quest for evolutionary immortality we struggle in order to win, to live on,  to become eternal but the biology of our being is simple and reminds us of our mortality with every breath we take.  Yet we battle in an attempt to obtain immortality, sometimes with legacy, sometimes in children, sometimes with faith in god or man. We hope our memories will live on, our love will live on, our faith will live on but they die with us. We begin and we end. We can never be eternal yet we waste everyday hoping our life means something. I fall in love with people that believe that every minute, every breath is ephemeral. I fall in love with people that respect the transitory nature of life and value it.  

You don’t have forever, you have this minute don’t wait for love, don’t wallow in the misery of love that doesn’t bring you any joy. 

“Light my fire watch it go.
 If your passion doesn't show.
Reach out reach out for the sky.” ……… 
We Are Stars by Mindset Evolution

Sunday, 18 October 2015

I moved to China

Since I was brave enough to willingly commit to a year in a small town in china, I deserved a little gift I though and got my very last Michael kors bracelet at the Heathrow terminal two shopping area. 

I moved to china because? Why not.  I applied for an English teaching job and scored! (It’s a big deal to be an ESL teacher if you’re not a native speaker, have no teaching experience and have brown skin)  

Leaving behind a good job in London and probable sponsorship I decided that I was definitely celebrating my 22nd birthday in china. It’s been a week and I am still learning new things every day.

I haven’t traveled as much as I’d like to but my desire in life is to learn and live through my travels. I don’t want to be taking two day trips to different countries, as only a stamp on my passport and an Instagram photo doesn’t quench my heart’s desire. I want to live places and give cities a chance to touch my life and become more then a holiday. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The purpose of your existence is yours alone to discover..

Drunk on tears waiting for the season of a meaningless sorrow to end. He once said to me, independence was nothing but a stipulation, as the mind would always be entombed in its self-loathing plight.Never would there be an independence from this season until the mind broke free from the sardonic empire that labelled actions. When the philosophies in existence shattered only then free from predestined ideas and enduring beliefs YOU would emerge.Only then would the seasons change

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Today’s rat race and the young mind.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maisieblasie/4666647978/in/faves-cur3es/

In the world of infinite possibilities it was as though I sprinted with blinkers.  Never cared for a good time, just a deep passion for ambitions that had over taken my world. Hustling in the fast lane, no time to breathe in the ecstasy or agony. Was I ever taught contentment, could I ever learn to be content? This was who I had grown into, this is what they created, so focused on who I had to become, I had lost sight of who I was.  

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Working part time as an international Student in London.

Waitress, hostess, bartender, nanny, Teacher, babysitter, dog walker, flyer distributor, cook, hair model, market research participant, health writer, ghost writer, awareness campaign executive , London student blogger, student ambassador !

What travel taught me this year is that the job you do doesn’t define you, I’ve done odd jobs to get by in London, and probably you’ll do as well!


There is no shame in working hard, so many students I meet are embarrassed and feel like they deserve better, honestly they do but life isn’t easy and life in the UK for an international student is not as smooth as you’d think !

Financial independence isn’t easy but its feels so so good……

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Roehampton can be fun !

It’s perhaps the best feeling in the world, having the chance to live in two worlds at a time.
One where I wake up and get to work on an overcrowded tube, I smile to myself every time I hear someone say “MIND THE GAP” after all I live in London and when one gets tired of London they tire of life !

The other when I wake up and walk to Richmond Park which is only 15 minutes from my University halls, I smile to myself every time I think of the how lucky I am to be able to walk among the fallow deer without having to take a buck safari !

Why study at Roehampton?

Not only is Roehampton 40 minutes away from central London but also 15 minutes away from Richmond Park.

Monday, 8 June 2015

packing for london #InternationalStudents

Most International students moving to London for studies, burden themselves packing a lot of their traditional food in their bags. I suppose such behaviour is based on the fact that they are unaware about the availability of their cultural cuisine in a new city.  I did the same.  I carried readymade packets worrying about my palate as I did not know much about the new city and its tastes.

However if I have to give any advice to any international student about what they need to carry for their bellies, I would say that London offers global cuisine which is available in a variety of ranges and qualities from cheap, affordable and expensive depending upon which super market one would choose to go to buy their purchases from. I suggest going to Asda, Co-op, and a few local stores which are reasonably priced.  A Saintsbury or a Waitrose would be a little on the expensive side.  The university international school committees often forget to advise their students regarding such matters probably considering them to be very basic information and therefore such guidelines held back, causes a lot of inconvenience to the new students and is difficult on their pockets too.

So now what are the things an international student must bring along when he/she packs for London?
I would say winter wear is a basic and an essential part when moving to this part of the UK. A pair of warm boots, a few jumpers, a warm winter coat and a pair of gloves is a must. Having these is definitely essential for if one fails to them then a visit to Primark would become inevitable but then one would end up buying things of a poor quality at a cheaper rate. I would also suggest that good quality stationery is overpriced in London and therefore carrying some along would do well to a student. For people who smoke, bringing their brands/roll-ups along from their countries would be beneficial to them because the same would be once again expensive in London.

In short, I would suggest that one should travel light and not unnecessarily over load their journey since a lot is available at reasonable prices in London. Also one must use caution to not rush to buy all the essentials at the same time from the same place but give time to move around and make a judgement of the prices at different places and then only make purchases.

Though London is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world, if only one were to be a little cautious there would be not much of a financial crunch.

Friday, 3 April 2015

HearMeOut : India’s Daughter BBC

Dear Mr. Modi,
I voted for you. Please do not shame me, my country and your country that trusted you to take us towards a progressive era. It has been two years that my anger has been seething and I have waited for the Indian judicial system to make the correct decision and hang the rapists if not castrate them first. I blame you for feeling ashamed of the nation that I was born in. I blame you for banning the movie ‘India’s Daughter’ and there by letting the parts of our misinformed society of egoistic uncultured men and women to feel less shameful when their mind-set is reflected by a criminal.
Mr. Venkaiah Naidu- “This is an international conspiracy to defame India."
Dear Sir, you sworn in as the Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs on 26 May 2014. Do you not see that urban development is impossible when a woman’s right to work after 7 pm has been questioned? Does it not defame India when you decide to ban a documentary that will perhaps help women like me to channel their anger towards reform?
Meenakshi Lekhi - "this will certainly affect tourism."
Dear Ma’am as an active member of the Standing Committee on Urban Development are you only concerned about tourism? Yes, most of my foreign friends have doubts of every visiting our country but not because of the awareness of crimes against women but because they won’t feel safe in a country that bans a documentary which could perhaps do more good that the government and all its reformers.
Rajnath Singh's- “The dignity of women will not allow any attempt by any individual, group or organization to leverage such unfortunate incidents for commercial benefit”
Dear Mr. Home Minister last I heard you claimed that English was bad for our society. I nodded my head and tried to wrap my head around your statement trying to understand why you would make language an issue when our country comprises of around 30 million illiterate young women. What must I think Sir?
No Sir, I assure you my dignity will not be affected by what a rapist thinks of me. My dignity is however bruised by a politician that justifies why he feels the need to ban a documentary that brings to light the reality of my life in India. Let’s not talk dignity sir, you just tried to shame Leslee, a woman that left her children behind for two years only to voice the opinion of women that are far to oppressed in the country that you promised to help lead towards prosperity.
Babulal Gaur- It is a social crime which depends on the man and the woman. It is sometimes right and sometimes wrong.
Mr Gaur, I hear your comments were dismissed by the BJP as your personal opinion. I however have decided to blame this on your lack of responsibility and would request you to resign if not rethink your purpose in life.
Ramsewek Paikar – No one commits rape intentionally, it happens by mistake.
Mr. Paikar, I forgive your ignorance. Please resign intentionally and correct the mistake.
Dear Mr. Modi,
I am a young student that walks bravely on the streets on London at 1 am. I am the same girl that was eve teased outside a theatre in Mumbai at 6pm. So when your government was incapable of protecting my dignity by its very efficient law, I do not understand the home minister’s sudden concern over my dignity.
I regret to inform you that with all the education I gained in a foreign land and all my skills as a health practitioner I will not settle for India, I will not make it my home and I do not wish to be part of a country that has no place for a woman. I cannot cure the sick mind-set of our society but you can. I hope you do and someday I hope I can return to an India that finally acknowledges me as more than a flower that needs protection.
The shame of India is not the documentary directed by Leslee Udwin. The shame of India is its women that tolerate being tyrannized.
Kind regards,
Educated Indian.

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