An Any Person

Who are you when there isn’t anyone around to recognise you? Do you know this person? Even if it is but a few brief moments (and it can’t be anything but that because other people have a way of fixing us into specific contexts). Say you’re in a new place, waiting for someone who hasn’t ... Read More

Conversations With A Sparrow That Sat On My Window Today =============================================================== If you liked this post, you’ll want to follow the Facebook Page and the Youtube channel. I’m Ramya Pandyan (a.k.a. Ideasmith) and I’m on Twitter and Instagram.

Free Indian Freedom is a dream without a horizon Chase your own boundaries Celebrate the restless child of new life It dares you to find your own independence Happy birthday, free Indian. =============================================================== If you liked this post, you’ll want to follow the Facebook Page and the Youtube channel. I’m Ramya Pandyan (a.k.a. Ideasmith) and I’m ... Read More

Quoted In Mid-Day FourSquare Story: Shraddha Jadhav Isn’t The Only Mayor

Mid-Day has a story by Kasmin Fernandes on Foursquare today. Moksh and Daksh Juneja have both been quoted while I provide a counter-perspective on this social media game that’s rapidly gaining popularity. Here’s what I said: Virtual rewards aren’t for everyone If you don’t like being followed, though, location-based apps and the virtual rewards they ... Read More

Reverb 10.18: A New Dream

Short and possibly repetitive, it looks like the rest of Reverb10 is going to be. After all, I guess how many introspective questions can there be for an aspiring writer? December 18 – Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you ... Read More

Reverb 10.14: Freedom Appreciation

Very quickly, the next Reverb10 prompt: December 14 – Appreciate What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein) Freedom! Freedom from schedules, from having to be nice to people I think are lower on the evolution scale than amoeba ... Read More

Reverb 10.13: ListMaker

A dozen Reverb10 prompts later, I decide to go with brevity. Freedom but in short. So my posts are going to (try to) be quick bites and not twenty-course meals with seconds. Here goes the first. December 13 – Action When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s ... Read More


In the midst of a crowd And imprisoned behind the bars of indifference You still reached out your heart to me Through the tiny windows of your eyes And in that look, that one look, I caught hold, swearing I wouldn’t let go Till I’d traced it to its source At the other end of ... Read More

Fabulous, Not Single?

I miss being fabulously single. I’ve been it for so long, it has become a part of my identity. A huge, glamorous, proud-of-it, reveling-in-it part which is the one thing that conflicts with being in a relationship. A good relationship is wonderful in a number of ways. But it still involves a lot of adapting ... Read More