Are you the night or the day

or something similar to grey

does your thoughts conform to what you portray

or is it just a reflection of what they say

I came across a status on Facebook that says, ‘In one sentence, who are you?’. I thought for a while but could not summarize the story of my life in just one sentence. This kind of irritated me because I always like the use of minimal words to convey powerful message but alas! I am speechless, clueless to what could possibly the answer to this. So I decided to ask the same question from my different friends to know their responses.

When I confronted others with the same question, I found them as dumbfounded as I am, even some were intimidated by such a question after so many years of friendship. From there on, it became interesting. I got several answers but not the one in a single sentence, rather in form of different words. But it did one thing, it made me realized how oblivious we are in knowing ourself, reflecting on our personality and how approving we are to others’ opinions of ourselves.

But it all took me back to the question to ‘Who Am I’. It took me time to realize that I am a person of conflicting opinions, with varying moods, too involved or detached at times. Hence, I figured out: “I am too predictable in my unpredictability”. I could not think of something more appropriate than this to define me.

However, I realized Self-knowledge is the most powerful yet rarest form in our times. We are so involved in knowing and exploring the outside world that we forget to look inside. All our desires and dreams are inspired from the conformity with the popular. I believe there comes a time in everyone’s life where all things feel superficial, where we happen to explore the ‘I’ inside us….But we are too afraid to take on this journey, too afraid to meet the real ‘Me’ because the fear of unknown rules us.

would you dare to take on this journey of self discovery? If yes, there is a possibility you might surprise yourself with it. Go for it. 




Ah, kismet. The ineluctable, inescapable, yet somehow eternally exotic fate. What has been decided for you by God, your every move just like a chesspiece until, finally… mate.

Mate? You are mated. You kiss your mate. Kiss me, mate: it’s kismet. The attraction is more than merely cosmetic. Though it be a bridging of a chasm, it will take you to the other side surely. Kismet makes no mistake.

Kismet is fate, sure, but fate with an air of the exotic: Baghdad and baggy pants, perhaps – a 1950s version, not the 2000s. Kismet is redolent of foreign spices, as much korma as karma, not mere garlic but a right forest of foreign spices. Which ones? Doesn’t matter, as long as they have an exciting otherness. When you fall in love, after all, you project so many of your own desires on the other person, just as when you swoon…

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(This post is not well written, its just a first draft to write down different thoughts going through my mind)

What I like about change is, it is permanent, constant, new, uncertainty. The routine life and the predictability puts an end to the excitement for something new, hope for better. Whereas the uncertainty gives unlimited scope for the good and bad yet to come.

November is love, the harbinger of change, the renaissance point where life takes a turn for the better. Like the previous year, a new job, new people, new beginnings mark the start of this month. From journalistic writing to academic last year, here I am in advertising this year. Writing, my one and only inspiration, that brought me here. The freedom to use my ideas with creative play of freedom was enough to make me choose this job. But advertising is so much different and fun industry.

I like the fact that I will get to improve my writing, my editing and proofreading in this job – things which have been neglected for over a year in the last job. There was a time I could write 1000 words within 20 minutes but now, it has become difficult to pen down even 100 words.

Things have changed drastically over these two years….I have experience a whole new learning but still could not find it satisfying. Maybe, I can’t track down my progress…maybe the bitter experience and harsh realities of life have dawned on me at wrong time…maybe I had stopped looking ahead and achieving ….maybe I became too adaptable to my circumstances..or just maybe….

But now, I am grateful things are going as per my instinct….I am experiencing 360 degree change with this new job.The nature of work, the people and the environment is quite the opposite to last one but yes, its uncertain. There is this element of unknown which is yet to be discovered. As long as the drive to discover the unknown is there, I am here, ready to learn and take a different look at life…from a creative perspective this time. And the journey begins here……..till the next change comes.