We celebrated Eid Ul Fitr 2021 in Canada on 13 May. This was officially my 3rd Eid Ul Fitr in Canada and my second one amidst this never ending pandemic. Funny how last year during this time, we were all hoping by the next Eid, things would get back to normal. Things have not changed… Continue reading Pandemic Eid
As a nature lover, I had always to witness this marvelous wonder of nature by visiting Japan someday. When I moved to Canada few years ago I was pleasant surprised to know that this tree blooms in Canada too. Apparently, Japan gifted to Canada in 1959 as a token of thanks to Canada for supporting… Continue reading Chasing Cherry Blossoms
Saudade is a term that is related to feeling extremely nostalgic over someone or something you once loved and lost, knowing that you can never get it back.
Struggled but survived the year Tied ourselves to hope And the promise of light Pin these medals to our proud chests Raise our fists to the air We are the champions of endurance ~Tyler Knott Gregson This poem is dedicated to all those who survived, are struggling to survive, enduring, holding with whatever they have… Continue reading To The Champions of Endurance
When the covid-19 pandemic hit last year, I never imagined it would be around this long. We have seen many viral diseases come and but none has hit the world this hard in probably a century. The effects have been financial, physical, social, mental - basically every part of our lives have been uprooted. Personally… Continue reading Unwinding, daylight savings, pandemic fatigue and all
Do you remember when you were a kid? How things used to be so simple and easy? How it took so little or nothing to fill you with joy? What happened to that kid, that joy, that simple life? How did we become so complicated? As we grow older, the world conditions us into believing… Continue reading Real. Unadulterated Joy
Probably the biggest question of the year. So what do you think? 2021...we are in the 3rd week of first month. How is it going for you so far?As for me, I have not felt any changes yet. I spent the new year eve on my own. I did celebrate it virtually with my near… Continue reading Will 2021 be any different than 2020?
Since we are this close to the end of 2020, I felt this would be an appropriate time to look back on the year that has been and reflect on some of the lessons learned this year. There is no doubt that 2020 has been one of the challenging years all of us have gone… Continue reading 20 Things to Take Away from 2020
There are some things in life that happens only once - no matter how much you try, you cannot replicate, recreate or replace those. Kind of like magic or miracle. They are not events or instances that are regular occurrences nor are they something that lasts a lifetime- most of the time, they come with… Continue reading Once and Forever
For anyone who doesn't know, Supernatural is a CW Tv show featuring the story of two brothers- Sam and Dean Winchester who are monster-hunters (in a nutshell) and in my lifetime this is the longest running show I have come across with 15 seasons. This is also the only show that I stuck to throughout… Continue reading Farewell, Supernatural
This year, most new month has elicited the same reaction from me, I can't believe it's already November and we are still in the middle of this pandemic! We are almost at the end of 2020. Although this has been a hard year, not sure if it has been harder than 2019 for me when… Continue reading Hello November, Weekend Review and Emily in Paris
I wanted to document here some of my fall escapades. Although they are nothing extravagant for someone who loves nature, fall happens to be a favorite season of mine with the crispy air, sweater weather, and the trees in all their glory of vibrant colors. I also love that in nature you can find hidden… Continue reading Falling for Fall
Did you know September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? Since I am a strong advocate of mental health awareness, I thought it would be an apt time to write this post. Due to covid 19 and additional stress I can imagine suicide rates have spiked in recent times. I keep hearing how even health care… Continue reading On the Dark Side of Suicide
It's been a long while since I posted here, not that I had completely stopped writing - that would be a blasphemy, indeed! Over the years, I have seen so many blogs come and go. Humans have a very limited span of motivation for doing the same thing for a long time. I get it,… Continue reading How Are You Doing?
She loved creating ripples- ripples of kindness, understanding, compassion, patience and good deeds - in hopes that it will inspire someone else to spread the ripple of goodness in a world that desperately needs it. A ripple may start with a tiny act of kindness and continue to spread among a vast number of people,… Continue reading Ripples
Growth is not easy or comfortable. If you want contentment or comfort, then you are inherently against growth because they are opposite ideas, and present a conflict of interest. For instance, say you work a 9-to-5 job in a company- you have a routine life, you do the same thing everyday. You are good at… Continue reading Growth vs Comfort Zone
I have been meaning to write this post since yesterday but couldn't get around to actually writing anything coherent as my thoughts were all over the place. Yesterday I woke up and the first news I saw while scrolling down my social feed was the death of a Bollywood celebrity Sushant Rajput who was only… Continue reading Living with depression – a never ending battle with your own self