A Warm Embrace by Enlightened Sapiens

Imagine a cold evening with you and your closest circle of people sitting by the fire enjoying the warmth of each other’s laughter and feeling the hurt of each other’s sorrow. For some this same scenario maybe a hot beverage during the storming rains or a long walk in the park during sunrise. Basically I … Continue Reading

#ESBookClub Writing Prompt – FREEDOM

Reading and Writing goes together, doesn’t it? To encourage the art of writing amongst our community, we had given the following writing prompt during our monthly Virtual BookClub meeting held on 25th Nov 2022. We were discussing the book – The Giver by Louis Lowry. The writing prompt related closesly to the book discussion and … Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW – A SMALL STEP IN A LONG JOURNEY: A MEMOIR BY AKKAI PADMASHALI

At times when the world remains dipped in a smorgasbord of big fancy things, small steps are rarely counted. When all focus falls on rainbow-coloured pastries annually ‘coming out’ during Pride months, Instagram switching to its pride-coloured #hashtags and corporate machines jostling in a fierce hustle-culture to display their work-place ‘inclusivity,’ small acts of defiance … Continue Reading

AKKAI: THE WARRIOR

A heartfelt poem on Transgender activist – Akkai Padmashali, written after reading her Memoir – ‘A Small Step in A Long Journey’ and interacting with her on Zoom during our monthly Virtual BookClub meeting. Tonight, I had the pleasure of meeting HER!! She is amazing, an hour just passed in a blur. Her views and … Continue Reading

Behram’s Boat – BookClub Review for July 2022

1. BOOKCLUB It’s virtual! YET it’s real!! The one of it’s kind Enlightened Sapiens Virtual BookClub We get together digitally, the last week of the month to discuss the book we have read that month and then the ones to be read for the next month are revealed (there are usually two choices). Hi! I’m … Continue Reading

The Constant Force: Change

Human life is finite. What’s your life story? Big question. Let me start with a small story of myself. Life as usual Growing up I felt like an ideal society validated kid. I did what I learnt matters: Study & behave properly. Colouring within lines & wearing uniforms to fit in & maintain the decorum … Continue Reading

Do you always ‘Just Do It’?

Penning down my thoughts and getting them read has always been an intriguing fulfilling task. But guess that is exactly the most procrastinated task in my life – Actually writing stuff down. Turns out that I always practiced the mental form of thought collection in my head or at the most, talking to myself to … Continue Reading

Hieroglyphs: A brief insight of the Egyptian tongue

We often wonder; how did the ancient people communicate? What language did they use? Was it as easy as we think we find English, or our mother tongue and the various languages in the world? The first ever way in which humans communicated with each other, or expressed their feelings was through paintings and rock … Continue Reading

11 Books that will make you fall in Love with Reading

When was the last time you read a book? Do you pick up a book, read a few pages and just put it right back on the shelf as you keep zoning out? Are you stuck in a reading slump or, you never really were into reading? The only solution for this is to read … Continue Reading

Gratitude – A Beautiful Quality Everyone Should Possess

Gratitude is a positive emotion which is used to express a general state of thankfulness or gratefulness. It forms a major part of positive psychology, which is a branch of psychology dealing with positive thoughts and emotions. It is essential to inculcate gratitude in our daily lives as it is these little basic things in … Continue Reading