It's strange how a cup of tea can forge bonds and improve relationships.
I had found it hard to digest that the Odia household needed a girl to learn to make that proper, well shimmered, and optimally flavoured cup of tea. It was considered one of the mandatory talents every girl should possess. But my own love for the steaming hot tea pot grew with time and today I love making it. I love the adrak chai, the pepper powder wala chai, the masala chai, etc. Etc. I love the fragrance of tea, the wellness quotient, the look and the taste. Green tea is good too. Organic tea though is the least palatable. My favourite is the assam tea. It's dark red and has an awesome scent. It overwhelms the senses.
I am extremely fascinated by teas and tea leaves varieties these days. I want to try all types of teas and the combinations that are popular in the market like rose tea, Chrysanthemum tea, raspberry and etc etc. I fancy buying so many varieties every day from the Amazon website, but ha…
It's been long since I sat down to write a letter to you. I love writing long never ending string of words that could fill tens of pages. Hope this one too will be as myself and the mirror of my thoughts as I intend them to be. Hope you will read with as much enthusiasm and love as you always have. Hope this thing will never change about us.
I have downloaded a writing app from Google play store in my MotoG where I am typing this now. I am in office and am bored. Just me in my solitude. No, I don't have much work to do today, if you wonder. It's tough to get through a phase of free hours suddenly after months of hectic unending work. So I chose to write to you after having exhausted all my options of reading, browsing and studying.
I look forward to having coffee with you some day, or tea if you prefer that. Or we could take an evening stroll around your colony as we always did in the past, and talk and talk endlessly for hours. Topics would flow in and ceaselessl…
In real life the person’s appearance matters- you see the
person physically and it’s the appearance that you first take note of. In
reading a novel it is not so- the descriptions of the appearance don’t matter
as much as the thoughts, the emotions and the core sentiments of the character.
It is this that makes you root for the character. You see the person in the
book with a new set of eyes- the ones that empathize more and are closer to
your soul. How wonderful reality would be if we cared enough to see through
those eyes that are perhaps often reserved for reading! It is true that reading increases empathy in individuals. It
enhances the power of those eyes that are hidden somewhere within your own
consciousness. It makes you observe, not just see the surface. You learn to see
the beauty in the fragility of human beings, in unevenness and imperfection.
You see meaning in dents, flaws and shades of grey. You witness such beautiful
minds who know not their own worth. You encounter so m…