I realize my last few blog posts have been a little more depressing than I usually put out. I try and imbue optimism in everything I write, because there's enough sadness going around without me adding to it. And yet, here I am. I forced myself to take a social media hiatus after some encouragement … Continue reading Long note: honest despair
An invocation towards kindness
I will remember that life is about art and the written word and music. I will remember that I have learnt about the meaning of art from engineers, about the nuances of the written word from computer scientists, and about music from beauty gurus on Youtube. I will remember that life is all around me and that it is the grandest Work in Progress; and I will remember that the best art I have created is that whose final manifestation I had no inkling of when I started drawing.
Another essay on home
They say you carry your home with you wherever you go. If that's truly the case, then it should come as no surprise to the world that I hold within me a tempest: fire engulfing water trying to drench the flames fanned by winds trying to pull the elements every which way, and how beautiful … Continue reading Another essay on home
Before the rain hits the ground
I woke up to morning breeze, Like a lover's kiss against chapped lips Like the barest caress over erstwhile tired skin, Like a sweet Whisper Good Morning, And I vowed to keep my window open If only to wake up in love every day.
This isn’t what you think it’s about
Okay, maybe this is just a little preemptive, seeing as how I have one last final exam in a little over 12 hours. Frankly, that's exactly why I'm writing a blog post; it fools me into feeling like I've been productive, and that staves off any guilt I feel at not studying (assuming, of course, that … Continue reading This isn’t what you think it’s about
So according to wordpress, I registered neihathinksthis three years ago today. Which seems like a very long time considering I've only been regularly blogging here for like...a year and a half. But time flies and today is still a pretty momentous (hah) occasion, so in honor of that I'm going to put up a piece … Continue reading Happy birthday?
There are a few words I use to identify myself if asked. Some of them are quite obvious - Pakistani and Muslim, the standard fare - and some of them to do with my personality - a passionate person and a lover of the color pink - but beyond those, there's one other term that … Continue reading Nerdfighter confessions
Don’t internalize negativity!
I've been trying to figure out how to write this blog post for about...a week now, I suppose. Now that I have a lovely eight days till my next and final exam, I think I should sit down and start typing and hope for the best. My self-esteem's been taking a kick lately. I internalize … Continue reading Don’t internalize negativity!