At a certain age, infants have the habit of putting anything and everything they find into their mouth. For them, it is a way of evaluating whatever new object they’ve discovered.
When we’re young, we lack inhibitions. A true blessing, for if we did have them weighing us down, we’d never learn to walk or speak our first words.
When we’re young, we are curious. Eager to explore the world and everything in it. Curious as to the many things we see and hear around us.
Despite being a millennial, I don’t own a smart phone.
At least, not yet.
Perhaps that’s why every time I see a smart phone in the hands of a family member, I launch into a nice long speech against gadget addiction. Maybe it’s because I just don’t understand how tempting a smart phone can be, with the frequent and varied sounds that it can make, calling out to its owner to come pick it up.
Or maybe it’s because I just find it important to savor every moment in life.
The first thing that came to my mind when I heard the word Moxie was a dog. Going with instinct, I’ll be writing about the one dog who made all the difference in my life.
It’s curious that a word (whose meaning I wasn’t aware of until I googled it) that stands for nerve and determination reminded me first off about our canine companions.
His name was Pluto and he was a Cocker Spaniel, much like the one in the picture. Since we didn’t have a camera or a mobile phone with one back then, sad to say, we have no pictures of the one dog that shared our home with us.
The Bhagavad Gita is replete with wisdom that is relevant for all ages. Central to the teachings of the Gita is the necessity for balance, to accept everything as it is but refraining oneself from being overtly attached to a certain element of life. The teachings propounded by this work encourage us to look beyond cursory judgments and differences in perception to realize the innate oneness of the universe.
Sudoku is a mind game that tests your ability for logical reasoning, requiring no knowledge of mathematical operations. Of all puzzles, the Sudoku happens to be my favorite as of now. For those of you who are completely unfamiliar and curious to know what it’s all about, check out an ultra-easy Mini-Sudoku puzzle in the following link that will help you get the hang of it :
As I worked through the numerical clues, biding my time, trying to figure out which number goes where, I was struck by the many life lessons that a Sudoku puzzle could teach me. What if every puzzle was a situation, and every number and blank space an individual to deal with?
Kashibai was the one who was left behind, said the very talented Priyanka Chopra who so beautifully portrayed the Maratha queen. She was indeed the wronged woman, but she was so much more. And this blog post is dedicated to her, the woman who was an embodiment of the kind of strength that one so seldom comes across.
A large part of the fandom has been obsessed with a certain 10 year old girl ever since she strode in to the GoT universe. Lyanna Mormont, the youngest daughter of Maege Mormont and heir to the Bear Islands. Memes abound with how she would make a much better ruler than Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister, though there’s little chance of her taking the Iron Throne for herself. Here’s to Lyanna Mormont, the Lady of Bear Islands.
Pursuits and passions serve to define one’s personality. What better way to introduce myself than with a briefing about those that define mine?
I love to write. I make a point to jot down wild thoughts and philosophies in a journal and find pleasure in reading them at a later time.
I hunt down books to read and savor every last bite of every bunch of pages that finds its way into my hands.
I love to observe the people around me. Fellow denizens of this planet with such complex and compelling personalities that make me wonder whether they are more than just a product of their circumstances.
The list is far from complete.
But what I’m endlessly, completely, fervently passionate about is to learn. Learn about the world, the people, the words, the languages, anything. Which brings me back to the title, and to what you will find here.
I’m on the path to becoming a master of Spanish (hence the title), a language with a thrilling pulse. I’m Indian by birth, and familiar with one of the toughest and most beautiful languages in the world. And then there’s English, with which I have a long, fulfilling and ongoing relationship.
My writing is a mirror to my personality, which grows every day learning from experience. Mostly, my blog will be a pat on your back. I prefer to write about events that made a positive impact on me; hopefully they will do the same for you.
And now my watch begins!