Why Amy’s Friendship Changed Me Forever

Several years ago, I had a very close friend. Let’s call her Amy. Amy and I were brought together when we were both distraught under similar circumstances and grew to be fast friends. She found her refuge in me and I in her. She was the voice in my head that told me that I…

GIRLS — The Trouble With Our Friendships

When talking about her HBO show ‘Girls’ which was inspired by her life, Lena Dunham discusses what prompted her to create it. She said that everything she saw on TV about female friendships was so positive and devoid of real emotion. Which is, I must sadly admit, sort of true. Of course we see the…

How Far Will You Go For Self-Preservation?

When I was young(er), I was quite the moron.  Like the first time I liked a guy, I would not say it to him. Over a decade later, he got married and I began to question my entire life. I started telling guys that I liked them. (The ones I did like, that is!) I…

Where Do You Find Me?

Hello, you! I know I’ve been absent for a while. And as much as it pains me, I won’t apologise for being one, not-very-hardworking human being. Alright, sorry. I am one, not-very-hardworking human being. But if you think that I haven’t been writing, you are wrong. I try to get some writing done everyday. But…

Let’s Talk — Guilty, Confused, And Misunderstood

“You don’t seem to leave,” I say. “Maybe I am here for a reason.” “But.. You complicate things.” “I know, but I won’t apologise for being me. You shouldn’t have to apologise either, for being you.” “But don’t you get it?! I ALWAYS have to. Because of you. I ALWAYS have to apologise to EVERYONE….

Golden Rules To The Oddity That Is Friendship

It took me seven years and falling in and out of love with five human beings to figure some of this out. Here’s what my best friends, who are my oldest lovers and greatest love stories, have taught me. I thought that friendship meant being okay with being in each other’s faces pretty much all…

I’m Actually Perfectly Normal — Chronicles Of An Introvert

  I believe that friendships are a natural phenomenon. I cringe when people say things like “Why don’t you get out and meet some new people?” This is because I am an introvert and as introverted as we come. And let me tell you, life is not easy for an introvert. The prospect of voluntarily…

The Journey Of A Cynophobic

As a child, I didn’t have problems with dogs. At least, it looks that way. But I’ve been afraid of them ever since I have any memory of an actual dog Jackie & Tiger (Late 90s – Early 2000s) It all began with a Pomeranian named Jackie and a Doberman named Tiger. It is my…

Stop Being Foreign And Create Your Home

Lilly asks Nina what’s wrong. Nina talks about her boyfriend who has been going through a foul mood phase of late. “And how are things between you both?”  She quickly says that it’s good but she worries about him. And also about her best friend who has been acting strange. She should meet her friend and speak…

To My Soulmate: How To Love The Real Me

The staccato of my laughter has been called by many a name, including but not limited to a frog’s croak and the sound made by humans when they sit on a pin cushion. My father thinks that my laugh isn’t very becoming, but I have never cared about that. I have a sort of abnormal…

When 25 Years Met Each Other Over A Cup Of Coffee

“Do you ever feel like you are too many different people?” I asked. It began pouring. My friend, who was sitting across the table from me, liked to call it ‘the rain Gods clearing their bladder’. I didn’t care too much for this definition but it was what it was, a downpour worthy of having…

A Stroll Down La-La Land

06/2013 I first met him in a car. He was tall. But he didn’t have to push the car seat so far back to make room for his legs, that whoever sat behind him would squirm like a squished bug. He was a nice kind of tall. “So I finally get to meet you,” he…