Living abroad – my advice

For the last 4 months, I have been living and working near Zurich, Switzerland in the legal department of a global payroll company. Having been my first time living away from home, the experience had become all the more poignant. in this post, I want to talk about the realities of moving to a new…

Books and freedom

Summer 2017; I don’t think I’ve ever felt so free. I had been talking to someone about my take on the relationship between freedom and books. About how connected a concept and a physical representation of a soul could be inextricably linked. Usually, I don’t read during academic years. I fear that the reading might…

Romanticising escapism

The art of romanticising escapism. This was probably the first thing I mastered in my 20 years here on this wonderful little planet. Romanticising escapism means looking through rose-tinted glasses at all the endless number of places to travel to, the endless number of places to escape to. I have always found solace in daydreaming….

Through Heaven’s Eyes

How do you measure the worth of a man in wealth or strength or size? After re-watching The Prince of Eygpt on Netflix, I found myself captivated by a certain song, in particular, the lyrics drawing me into this idea of value and having a place in the seemingly chaotic world out there. This is…

“Wonder” – R. J. Palacio

This is such an important book.  So much so, I want to sing it from the rooftops for all to hear. (Or write it on a blog to shout it into the limitless void of the internet.) This novel follows the journey of a kid named “August” who has a rare genetic makeup which has…

Happy People

Here’s to whatever puts a smile on your face – whatever makes you happy! This post marks the start of a series of posts that I’m calling ‘Songs for the Soul’ in which I will be writing about songs that have found a place in my heart and that I highly recommend giving a listen….