Perhaps | Lavanya

Why doesn’t it stop,  Perhaps it never would stop  The thought   I could be yours or I could not,  This may work or this might not,  This may last or this might not  The emotions could be real or they might not,  And while there are all the chances that this could be  More wrong than right   I would love to hold on to the … Continue reading Perhaps | Lavanya

The Forbidden Fruit | Lavanya

Since childhood, every single thing you have been asked not to do has intrigued you. Why? What makes you want to go where you are specifically told not, or what makes you want to do things which you are forbidden from? DO NOT OPEN, every thriller movie has a similar premise, the entire story depend on the protagonist’s inclination to do the exact opposite of … Continue reading The Forbidden Fruit | Lavanya

The Female Scientist | Lavanya

February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, launched in 2015. But wonder why there is a need to allot a specific day for women’s contribution to science. It was launched to bring women from shadows to spotlights, to raise awareness of, and achieve gender parity. In education and scientific participation of women and girls in the world. While there has … Continue reading The Female Scientist | Lavanya

Hope vs. Optimism | Lavanya

AMOR FATI: – A Latin phrase for ‘love of fate’. Fate is an event that is out of a person’s control. Fate makes you vulnerable, it occupies so much headspace that you are compelled to ‘hope’. Say fate can also make you ‘optimistic’, but how are being hopeful and optimistic different yet they mean the same thing. Being in a positive state of mind still, … Continue reading Hope vs. Optimism | Lavanya

Rejection is not Denial | Lavanya

As an extension to the positive culture, many of us have been ‘propagandized’ with the belief that we should non- reluctantly be accepting and be affirmative. Here’s the main say from the so-called positivity books- ‘open yourself to opportunities, be affirmative. Say yes to everything and everyone. But what needs to be done is to “close the sight to senseless sights”, because we need to … Continue reading Rejection is not Denial | Lavanya

Life: A Bewitching Tempest | Lavanya

Life is a bewitching tempest   Wherein love alone ensures conquest  Filled with intriguing moments.  Life is an amazing   Amalgam of experiences  Blending thoughts and actions,  Life presents its unique reactions.  It smiles like in a reverie   Never failing to usher in another worry,  Life is a testing puzzle   Challenging our faith and hope,  It preaches like holy Pope,  Seizing our peace and calm   It bestows the sea with placid … Continue reading Life: A Bewitching Tempest | Lavanya