Climate Change, Brown Skin and the Global South It has been years since I had entered the world of climate change where people talk of the Global South and the Global North, the two sides of development in the world geography: developing and the developed world. We professionals, we become part of it, based on our skin colour, and geographical location (consciously or unconsciously). Our mode of thinking, ...

To Saner Things, & Other Things. It was one of those weeks where I have a reality check on what I need to focus on, like what I should try to locate in people to know whether they are trust-worthy, having the capacity to stand up for themselves and not sell me off to save their asses. Or in general to understand more about human behaviour ...

And… And then he comes along. After six months of refusals to meet him. Still he comes along. With all the nagging of getting medical tests done, and willingness to go shopping for soles for your stilettos. He chooses to be part of your life. Without you realising it, of course.  You think that life could not be different, but it ...

The Good Morning I tell him I need to move on to get off the roller coaster not be that person around only when he needed. I needed to love another, to gather my life its bits and pieces to find my way to move away. He asks: “So, I shouldn’t have said good morning?” (c) Creative Commons

Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Need for Domestic Actions (C) Creative Commons  The Paris Agreement focusing on climate change and ways to address its adverse impacts was adopted on the 12th December 2015. It provides both binding and voluntary measures to address the objective of limiting the rise of global temperatures “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels, with the background target being 1.5°C”. The Agreement will be legally binding ...

National Adaptation Plans: Cancun to Paris, a Move Forward/ Step Back? In 2010, at the 16th session of the Conference of Parties, the Cancun Adaptation Framework  (CAF) affirmed that adaptation and mitigation need to be addressed with the same level of priority.  The objective of the CAF provides for the enhancement of adaptation action, through international cooperation, and coherent consideration of matters relating to adaptation under the Convention. The ultimate objective ...

Umbrella Universe She walks Blocking the view With her umbrella. No rain No sun too harsh Only the world The people Judging, doubting Views of theirs Of her, on her What be best for her. She continues Blocking their looks With shades united Of her umbrella universe.

Of Sunny Days & Tragedies I decided to spend a day writing. Been a while since I decided that I would be sitting in one place, and penning down (of course typing down) all those thoughts I should have done for a while. Of course I have been reading a lot on the topic I wanted to write on, without actually writing anything down. He ...

Signs You Probably Are in a Relationship You get annoyed with the other for no good reason, just because on a rare occasion you tend to, and you believe you have all the reasons in the world to, you really do! You get annoyed with someone, and take the liberty of throwing a tantrum. With no hesitation, what so ever. Then wonder why in the world ...

Boredom Boredom sinks in. As usual. You vicious thing! The same story. The same conversation. Pretentious attentiveness, on a downhill journey. A slow one. Not fast enough to kill the boredom. Not too slow to go unnoticed. I lose track, of words and sentences. Mere words flashing in front of the eyes, no relation, no attachment.  One sided affection. A ...

Closure A read though all the good mornings, the good nights, and the nastiness of the last emails. Not ignoring the thin line between love and hate, a one that is fine, hurtful nevertheless. I read, I delete. Memories of happiness, at times pain, sometimes affection hidden somewhere within. Delete, one by one. Read, delete. Not relive, not relapse. Delete. ...

Of Circles and Cycles Life is in circles, of cycles. I start, I walk, and I return to the same starting point (of no point). Similar people, in search of temporary ego boosts of affection. Much predictable, them and I( No surprise!) Life moves, I move, from things, people and the person (the usual, shutting myself out. Hide away from trouble! Run! Run! Run! ...

The Waiting Game Photo by Magdalena Roeseler I like to wait, at times. Not to say how I feel, wait for the most appropriate moment, (which at most times never comes) to make that grand announcement. I wait to say sorry,  I say I need to tell him sorry when we meet. But he of course forgets (has in his mind things of ...

Words, Walks and Cobbled Roads Words do not come easy for me, Not anymore. Not to express what I feel, how I feel. I venture, lost between expressions, thoughts, and chains of images, flowers, candles, cobbled roads and boots with heels, (annoying ones.) Expressions sweep in, different voices, different places. I walk along in my heels, in silence, with occasional complains. Within words come in ...

For Friendships It was my wedding day. As usual my x husband was late. While everyone was panicking, and I was assuming that the man was being his usual self, Harshu decides to comfort my mother. I hear later that he had volunteered to play the mock groom in case the one who should play the real groom did not turn up. ...

Picking Someone Worthy of It (c) creative commons I was once in a relationship that I thought was a “relationship”. I had made my time for him, and decided his time was more important than mine. I would wait for him till he finished his work, till he would decide whether he would meet me. I would stay up hoping there would be a message, ...

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