The Fall

I write because…well, well, now do I really ! When was the last time I wrote ! Ages it seems now.
I thought I had nothing left in me to say. I felt as if all the words have drained out of me, and that I will never write again.
But this room ! This writing desk next to this huge window! It seemed this house was meant for me. So when Areej wanted to take the other house on rent, the one closer to City Center, I insisted on this one. This house is a little away, somewhere right in the middle of Manchester Airport and Piccadilly, if you would. The place is so calm and quiet. The window from my room overlooks this serene backyard with six giant trees – two maple, one that I presume to be fig, and rest I don’t know; and lots and lots of bushes.
When I first came here three months back, the place was all green. So much green, like I had never seen before. And the sky, oh the Sky ! Stark blue. We don’t get such clear sky in India. Not so much green either. Although it should have been, in Bengal at least. But now everything is so grey, so dusty back there.
I had seen leafy trees and leafless trees, but had never seen trees shading their leaves. Like a nostalgic gradual process, the passing of time becomes so palpable, you can feel it. Behind the trees there are the radiant English cottages standing in perfect harmony, at ease. Mine is an apartment, but of that same romantic terracotta red colour, with chimney and fire places and…you know. What else could I have done, sitting here, all alone, but write.
Yet, it didn’t come easy. Words were with me when I had no one, nothing. In that solitary studio in Qatar, confined, I had turned to them. I made Sandcastle my best friend. Came good times, and how conveniently I had forgotten all about it. Continue reading “The Fall”

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Are we Sisters, of the Soul Sister kind !

The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award – the award that recognises unique voices of women throughout the blogosphere. Thank you Silverliningmama for nosisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award11minating me for the award 🙂 This is very generous of you, indeed !

For those of you who have not yet checked out her blog, I suggest you do that right away. For her blog never fails to inspire me, and I’m sure you will get hooked as well.

The Q&A:

In one word, how would you like your readers to describe your blog?

Me: Cool 😉

Which is your most favorite among your blog posts? Why?

Me: My very first blog post. It took a lot of guts to overcome the inhibitions, come out there and hit publish.

What/Who inspires most of your blog posts?

Me: Arijit, my madhatter does, everytime in everyway 🙂 .

What do you aspire to accomplish this year?

Me: Umm, to become a better blogger, I guess…

What do you aspire to learn this year?

To become a better human…

What is your most favorite book? Why?

Me: Alice in Wonderland

What is your most favorite quote?

“Live & Let Live” – I live by it 🙂

What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?

Me : Giving my first interview and hoping people will actually read it. Like now !

If you can be a superhero, what is your superpower?

Me: Yeah sure, I would want to cast a spell and rid the world of poverty and violence !

Who is your female role model?

Me: I don’t have one. But I get influenced by different personalities in different things I do.

So, these are the rules for this award that I have received:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  • Put the Award logo on your blog
  • Answer the ten questions sent to you
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
  • Nominate seven blogs

My nominees are:

The beauty of Addiction

Loud thoughts Voiced Out

Robins Real Life

Finding Myself through Writing

Making it Write

The Tezzy Files

A Sawyer’s Daughter

I will leave the questions as perfectly crafted by Silverlining unchanged for my nominees 🙂

Enjoy !