The Knot of Protection

Every August, Hindu’s all over the world celebrate a very important festival – the festival of Raksha Bhandan, which in Sanskrit means “knot of protection” The word Raksha means “protection” and Bhandan is the verb for “bond” or “tie”. This ancient festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. This celebration is not…

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello there! One of the blogs that I follow keenly: The Jouska Blog tagged all her followers to try this and so I have. Being a huge fan, I thought it would be a lot of fun! 🙂 Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016:  I have not read many books in 2016 to be honest. Was…

Souvenirs From Across The World: Malaysia Truly Asia

Hello all!  So I recently subscribed to this amazing blog Mystery Date With a Book, where the author writes primarily about books. It is definitely worth checking out. So anyway, one of her blog posts really caught my eye and led me to another interesting and fascinating blog about books and travel, which I know you…

Day at the track

This weekend, I did something really interesting and something I frankly never knew existed. My friend Alex, invited me to be her navigator for Lougborough Tarmac Lake Autosolo at the Donington Circuit. So what it basically was, was a circuit laid out with numbered cones and the driver and his or her navigator is supposed…

The Reader’s Confession Tag

Hello all! I was not specifically nominated by anyone, but I found this really interesting and as an avid reader it really resonated with me. I found out about this from a blog that I follow keenly called the The Jouska Blog, who nominated everyone else do to this. You should check out her blog for interesting…

Celebrating the “man” in our lives

For the most of us, our mother is the one we turn to when we are hurt, hungry or when we need to find something. It is only natural. Mother’s are celebrated and revered in all cultures, yet fathers are not given the same level of attention. Why not? They are after all the most…

A day in the “City of Dreaming Spires”

Just before the Easter Holidays, my friends and I decided to visit the famous city of Oxford. Located in central southern England, Oxford is known worldwide for its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. Indeed, the city is built around the university’s many buildings as well as the other university colleges. True to its…

Environmental crime soars to record levels

Originally posted on CHANGING TIMES:
Environmental crime has now outstripped the illegal trade in small arms. It is now estimated that natural resources worth as much as much as US$ 258 billion are being plundered by criminals worldwide. According to a new rapid response report, The Rise of Environmental Crime, published by the United Nations Environment…

The sound of silence

Humans are social beings, we love to talk to each other. With the advent of technology we now talk to each more more than ever. Depending on the kind of person you are, you want to instantly know everything about them. You may also be the kind of person who finds silences awkward or uncomfortable….

Action Sunday!

Sunday is usually the one day of the week where most people take a break and do nothing. Usually that’s me, I have spent Sundays defining laziness- sleeping, eating and watching TV shows or movies. I have been so lazy I haven’t even realized that the day has passed me by.  However, ever since I…

Talking to strangers

Growing up, we rely on our parents to teach us how to live, how to communicate with other individuals and how to function in life. They tell us many things, not all we remember. Yet, even though we may forget everything, they expect us to keep one lesson in mind, no matter what. That lesson…

Stars in heaven

  In the space of a few years, I lost two family members whom I loved and respected greatly. They were beautiful, strong and intelligent women and amazing mothers. Not only to their own children but also to me. They cared for me and loved me as if I was their son. From these two women,…