Eva | #ThursdayTreeLove - 5

Home, Bangalore - September 2019

My apartment community has a lot of greenery around it. After living in an area which barely had any flora around, my current home feels like heaven. We have many tress and plants around the entire community that give a beautiful element of green and surrounds the blocks of concrete. We even have quite some plants at home that we tend to with a lot of care and concern. Plants, like humans, can only grow well in a happy atmosphere. They need to be nourished, nurtured and appreciated.

Random Lessons From Life

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While posting my daily quote on Instagram today, I realized that we are in the last 100 days of the year. 2019 has moved with the speed of light but not without leaving behind a few lessons. Over the last month or so, I have been looking at life closely and the people in it. A few incidents that occurred and the situations that I got into, taught me a lot about life. Most of you might find this post silly, but this is something that I had to get out of my system. These incidents had a huge positive effect on making me a much better person. So, here we go.

Book Review: The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters - Balli Kaur Jaswal

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Title: The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters
Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal
Publisher: HarperCollins India; 1 edition (30 June 2019)
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: Rs. 310 on Amazon
Pages: 320

Bridge | #WordlessWednesday - 7

Chain Bridge, Budapest - March 2018

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

~ Isaac Newton

Dorothy | #ThursdayTreeLove - 4

Promenade Beach, Pondicherry - August 2017

10th September was World Suicide Prevention Day. I often wonder what goes through the mind of a person who has decided to end their life. It wouldn't be easy and yet they go through with it. Why?

Book Review: My Sister, The Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite

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Title: My Sister, The Serial Killer
Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher: Atlantic Books (10 December 2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery
Price: Rs. 336 on Amazon
Pages: 240

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019, Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 and the Winner of the LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller 2019, and yet, I bought this book solely for the intriguing title. It is not very often that you come across a book where the story is given away in the title. I wanted to know more about it, hence I sat down to read this one.

It Is Okay To Not Be Okay

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Feeling lethargic, upset and low?
You are not the only one 
We all go through phases like this
Sometimes, it is okay to come undone

To rise from the arid ashes
We need to sometimes burn
You may not turn out to be a phoenix
But many a lesson you will learn

Action Replay + Gratitude List: August 2019

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August was my birthday month and I was thrilled to see what it had in store for me. Unfortunately, August was a month of unrest and turned everything upside down for me. No, it wasn't a bad month as such, but something about it just did not feel right. I had severe issues with my sleep cycle this month, and that's what caused a lot of problems in the days to follow. I have always been a light sleeper and I battle insomnia at regular intervals, but this time it was severe. I barely slept at night and this due to this I couldn't wake up early in the mornings. This caused me to miss my fitness classes for almost a month, not carry home cooked meals to office, irregular timings of eating, exhaustion and more exhaustion. This obviously did not go down well for my state of mind. As someone who has an innate need to have everything under her control, this took a heavy toll on me.