Once upon a not so long ago

If like me, you come from an adolescence that didn’t know it was happening while it was happening, if you weren’t aware of the joys that investing in oneself can bring — if you made the mistake of making one person central to your entire life, then you will hurry through the remainder of yourContinue reading “Once upon a not so long ago”

Small joys for Rum Lola Rum

  Hello, So this is my website (haw — never thought I’d say this) but you are now at rumlolarum.com. Bought a damn domain to celebrate 300 posts. It’s a Valentine gift to myself. I believe I have withdrawal symptoms and worry that I will never be able to write again without the soft pinkishContinue reading “Small joys for Rum Lola Rum”

Meta Diaries: Days Seven and Eight

A new contest we’ve added this year (for other fests to grab, and announce it as the first time anyone in college has ever conducted it) is Pretext. I’ll just say the word interpret and give you a picture of Hitler’s jingling anatomy and a Nazi symbol for heart. Do what you can in 5Continue reading “Meta Diaries: Days Seven and Eight”

For the 300th Blog Post

What can I say today that hasn’t already been said – Except that I am happy 3 times, happy happy —- I could say I am glad that I didn’t stop writing Not when people laughed and cried- Not even when they played drinking games, and made bon-fiery jokes about caste and capacity —- IContinue reading “For the 300th Blog Post”

Learning to Smile like Mona Lisa

My favourite scene in the film Mona Lisa Smile is Katherine Watson’s second Art class with the girls. It is supposed to be vengeance.  But Miss Watson is able to go beyond it. She was unprepared for her first class with them. She was expecting them to be extra smart, but not unimaginative enough toContinue reading “Learning to Smile like Mona Lisa”

Meta Diaries – Days Three, Four, Five and Six

Day Three The film review contest had 20 participants. Some lizards wanted to know the name of the film so they could watch it aaram se at home. Some Dengue mosquitoes decided to participate only if the name of the film sounded interesting. So what did we screen? Let’s just say that when I closedContinue reading “Meta Diaries – Days Three, Four, Five and Six”

Meta Diaries – Days One and Two

Day One Like every year, we wondered if we have the energy to run Meta. And like every year we decided we don’t have the energy – that we need to shrink Meta down to a manageable size, and like every year, we did it anyway. Today was the inaugural of the sixth edition ofContinue reading “Meta Diaries – Days One and Two”

Gabito’s yellow butterflies and Ursula’s thirty-six eggs

So I got a tattoo. The plan, like all tattoo plans was made 5 years ago. I’m grateful for the 5-year-gap because I’m not sure Spider Man is an ideal tattoo for a 29-year-old woman. It’s good that I waited because I most certainly absolutely truly madly deeply love Garcia Marquez. It’s also good thatContinue reading “Gabito’s yellow butterflies and Ursula’s thirty-six eggs”