The mind of a child is a vat of colours, free, large and without boundaries
And the world their canvas infinitely strews like fleets of an endless landscape.
I remember riding on the back of the wind north and south, east and west, on a bearing,
Of echoes from the mountains, birds of the sky, grasshoppers, lizards and butterflies on the loose Continue reading “Memories”
I interned with a Multinational sometime in August last year. It was a typical 9 to 5 job and everyone looked forward to lunch breaks. Well, almost everyone. I could blame my apathy for lunch on the cut-throat prices of the few restaurants within the premises or the miles I had to trek to get to the nearest buka or having no-one to walk down with me or whatever. Continue reading “Cold Cuts”
“Do not write and say he died for nothing, Idara, anything but that. He died for something. He died for students’ rights. It hurts me but it matters.”- C. F. T
The morning air rose dust, smoke and the associated gases from charred tires. Students, in their tens, walked about the usually busy junction, chanting rhymes in unionism, for a cause that seemed to matter to them. Cars approaching the junction were asked to return
—unpopular inner roads were made alternatives; the placards, burning tires and strong voices symbolled a hunger even as eyes burned with the heat of vulcanized rubber.
“There can’t be exams, here,” a passerby with a placard muttered, his voice coarse, hard and tensioned from shouting and screaming, perhaps, “they will hear us, today, enough is enough.”
Continue reading “Red, Blue and Black Stripes”
“Wherever there is uncertainty, there is opportunity.” ─ Mark Cuban
It is common knowledge that society is experiencing a time of great uncertainty, with economic fluctuations resulting in worry for many a family. It is easy and perhaps forgivable to feel overwhelmed by it all. Workers seem to be working for the same hours and putting in the same effort but are getting paid wages whose values are steadily falling. Continue reading “Finding Certainty In Uncertain Times”
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the man… Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” ─ John Donne
Continue reading “Insightful Quotes On Being”
A shiver ran down her spine as excitement and anticipation made her heart beat a little too fast. The fact that she was perched two floors above the ground did not create trepidation but added to the ‘magical’ setting. No books or movies could actually prepare her for what to do, but she definitely had a picture of how it should go. Continue reading “First Kiss”