Meet the world. Heart?

Hush, hush. Do you hear that?
That’s my heart,
Hammering away amidst all this noise outside.
What? Do you want to meet the world outside? Heart?
I know you don’t.
But you sure want to be heard, don’t you? Heart?
That one time you couldn’t understand why it is called ‘falling’ in love.
That one time you couldn’t understand why leaving the sad home hurt so much.
How you have always been the happiest when you could string a few words together.
How you have tried to leap out a hundred times when you were nervous.
Bruised and battered a hundred times, and still beating.
I won’t let you hear what they say about you.
You’re the strongest, my sweet little heart.
But they say otherwise.
You smile, you laugh, you crinkle, you scream. You….feel.
That is what makes you strong.
That is what makes you human.
Now, do you want to meet the world outside? Heart?
I know you don’t.

-Deepti Nair

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Hope you all like it. I don’t usually do poems of this length. I just wanted to try something different this time.

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Much love ❤

Beauty to my Being

Hey folks! 

It’s been quite a long time since I was last active on wordpress. Work kept me away. Sincere-est apologies.

However, This is me sharing a little lovesickness with you all tonight.😝

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A Strong Woman….?

So….apparently we have evolved past the phase of ‘nobody gets to tell a woman how they should behave/dress’ etc etc.

And now we are in the era of ‘A strong woman is the one who….’. Yeah, we have plenty of options to fill that blank.

However, I wonder why not just let women be. Whatever they wish to be, however they wish to be.

Let them cry, let them forgive and forget, let them choose their families over their careers if that is what they really want.

Ladies, you dont have to do something just because people tell you that those are the qualities of a ‘strong woman’. You are strong in your own way just as you are beautiful in your own way.

Nobody gets to define a ‘strong woman’ just as nobody gets to define a ‘beautiful woman’.

Oh and, Happy Women’s Day ❤

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MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD 

Hello everyone! This is the first time I have been nominated for an award! I am so happy about it, especially because it comes from Ashutosh Gursale. He writes such wonderful stories 😍. Pay a visit to his blog if you’d like to. Thanks a tonne Ashutosh!

“The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma. It is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.”

The Rules:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and also provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  • Answer five questions from the nominator.
  • Nominate anywhere near ten to twenty bloggers. Notify them by leaving a comment on their blogs.
  • Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best post.

    Three things about me:

    • I am currently pursuing bachelors in Maths. Writing, reading, binge-watching and playing violin are hobbies.
    • I am obsessed with coffee, novels and keeping my stuff organised. I get super-mad if I don’t find my things at their “alloted” areas.
    • I have zero tolerance towards hypocrites.

      Answering Ashutosh’s questions:

      1.Why did you start blogging?

         Honestly, because I was bored and I had nothing better to do. The one month vacation felt like ages of inactivity. Gosh!

      2.When was the last time you had the heartiest laugh?(A happy memory)

          A few days back, I was telling my friends about this weird dream I had a night before, wherein I saw my dad and my little sister fighting and killing snakes that kept jumping out of a huge bucket, that too with swords and at the end of the battle, I saw my mom coming out of a jetplane. I don’t remember what I was thinking about before I fell asleep. We laughed like crazy when I told them about it (Of course, I narrated it all very dramatically 😂)

      3.Where would you want to travel to?

           Anywhere and everywhere, if I could. But I think I’d like to begin with my native state, Kerala (India). I have never been to all those beautiful places there which feature on the Google Image Search page. I guess one day I will ❤.

      4.Which novel or poem you hold close to your heart?

           Has to be ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini. It was a novel that made me smile, laugh, blush, and cry throughout. Plus, it taught me not to take for granted, the comfortable life I have. 

      5.What would you want to change about your life? Why?

           I think I have a pretty good life…it’s not perfect but it’s good enough to be lived. So if there’s anything I want to change, it is myself. Not too much, I just want to be a little less lazy so that I can skip calculating how to get my two little siblings working for me 😂

      I nominate:

      thewordsmith27

      Evie

      Abhishek Choubey

      Shaggy

      Amitkhareblogs

      fearlessgirldot

      R.D. Maya

      Swati C.

      Ivy

      Asna

      My questions to the above:

      1. What is, in your view, the best compliment you ever received?

      2. Which book/movie is your favourite one?

      3. If you could have any one supernatural power for a day, what would it be and why?

      4. What kind of people do you find difficult to deal with?

      5. What skill would you like to develop in yourself?

      Link to my best post:

      Of all my posts, my favourite is “Black bag? Why?”. It is the best post in my view and I hope you give it a read, if you haven’t already been through it.

      It is not ‘innocence’, it is ‘stupidity’ !

      Have you ever come across people who pretend that they do not know or do not understand certain things because knowing these things makes one ‘bold’ (whatever that means) ?

      You might have, at some point of your life, especially if you live in a society where sex is a taboo. I have had this glorious opportunity, more than once.

      I do not understand why people, especially young women, think that not understanding what a vagina or a penis or sex is, makes them look ‘innocent’.

      Well, my sincere apologies for sounding rude, but your ‘innocence’ is cringe-worthy and irritating.

      And, I am not exaggerating any of it. A couple of days back, a friend called me up to ‘know’ what these things are. She’s 21 and she’s a law student. She was studying the rape laws and the words ‘vagina’, ‘penis’, ‘urethra’, ‘sexual intercourse’ etc. were bothering her because these are ‘bad words’ and she didn’t know what these were because she did not have biology in school.
      Yeah, right. I don’t know what continents and oceans are because I didn’t have geography in school.

      Ladies, you’d have my sympathies (and others’ too, I assume) if you were 10 but since you are not, kindly behave like it and show some mercy on our facial muscles. They really don’t like to frown. And frankly, playing dumb just doesn’t look cute!
      (No offense but this was for the lovely ladies that do this. The ones that know themselves that they do this.)

      I am not denying that there are genuine women who actually do not understand such things. Of course there are, and they need to make themselves aware of such basic things. But I am not talking about them here.

      I think a lot of this comes from the patriarchal society we live in, that teaches women to remain chaste and labels any women who defies the norms, as a ‘bad woman’.
      Women need to understand that they are the ones in control of their own sexuality and there is nothing ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’ about wanting to be open about it.

      Please share these things with them if you know any ‘dumbsels’ in distress. They’ll find you blunt and rude but they’ll eventually grow up and understand that you were right. Plus, you can save yourselves from watching them overact.

      – Deepti Nair

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