A New Definition of Fashion-Seerat 18

A new kind of fashion era. A future that calls for real pioneers. A future that is intelligent, connected and exciting. Because the world is more than just outer beauty. Presenting you Seerat, a global fashion platform which showcases the latest innovation and design blended with traditional tailoring/craftsmanship to create a new take on an everyday wardrobe enhancing its “inner beauty” which is what the whole essence of SEERAT stands for.

Seerat Logo
Seerat Logo


Seerat encompasses more than catwalk glam, buzzing front rows and schmoozing as the label of fashion would suggest. It is more of a message to masses than a fashion statement. The event happened on 9th September 2018 from 12:00 p.m. at Galaxy Grand convention with lots of zest and zeal. Its concept reveals the untold story of real glamour which lies in your inner-self. Its uniqueness is what makes it different from any other fashion show. Ramp-walk by “Bijian” aka the grandma and “Laadlian” aka grand-daughters was the limelight of this event.

Ramp Walk by Grandmas and Granddaughters
Ramp Walk by Grandmas and Granddaughters


The- change bringers
The Avengers

I was lucky enough to witness the mind-boggling, classy and sassy event which just taught me more than anything could. I helped the team of Seerat in producing its write-up. Its concept and format were what made its write-up challenging. I had fun and frolic designing and creating a template for it.

Dream come true
Dream come true



The unputdownables
The unputdownables
Love at first sight
Love at first sight

Fashion is a pendulum which swings from one side to the other. From talented designers across the globe and incomparable high fashion creations, SEERAT is a fashion-forward event at its best. Marking a new chapter in the world, Seerat’s format just created waves in Canada and beyond. Many fashion and entertainment tycoons were part of this event ranging from jewellery and clothing designer to high-end photographers and media partners. Many of the associated brands were:

*Kesaj Couture

*Your Entourage

*Neha Modgil Photography

*Design Studio 2311

*The Pen Slave

*Safah Snaps

*Crabtree and Evelyn

*Vishal Trivedi

*Mortgage Innovators

*McQueen Clinic

*Radio Muskaan

*Galaxy Grand

*Dinesh Ramsay

*Sweet Creations

*Mutiaar Hub

*Naze Henna

*Doll House Creations


*The Mental Health Spotlight

*Match for Marrow

*PTC Punjabi

*Nav studios

*The Decor Dolls

*National Institute

Following it was a launch of Seerat Magazine which included all the major works and accomplishments of the brands associated. My award-winning article on separation of college-mates is also mentioned there.

To follow more of it, check out its glimpses here

*All picture copyrights belong to the respective owners.


The evolution of fast fashion, a strong community of bloggers and the social media razzmatazz can turn every novelty stale in a matter of days but what definition you give to it matters the most. Fashion, I believe, is here to stay—but what will matter most is how will it be defined.


I thank Seerat and its team (especially, Anand Gandhi) for all what it has done for me and hope good wishes for their upcoming endeavors.


When Lassi met Maple syrup| 5 Tips for students who want to study in Canada | thepenslave

5 Tips for Students to study in Canada

When Lassi Met Maple Syrup

Lassi= Traditional Drink of Punjab
Maple Syrup= Speciality of Canada

There are certain times when you have to take a leap of faith. And those moments might be a bit of unconventional and totally off-beat. All you have is a positive hope of things getting better, but if they don’t, you take another one until the time you and your boggling mind is satisfied.

I, as you can think of, happened to be the victim of such phenomenon. At first, moving to a different state and now, moving to a different country.


Not going to lie, I have been extremely aggressive and obnoxious lately when it comes to my never-ending education! This time, it was diving the Great Barrier of Masters In engineering at the University of Windsor in Canada. Well,if you are done with your high school and wanna apply for further or higher studies in Canada, I have got plenty of tips for you.


So, to sum up-I am in none other than Canada, a multicultural country which boasts of its special maple syrup as well as being a second home to Punjabis –(Natives of Punjab State of India)

Before moving further, a question arises every now and then about the dense population of Punjabis in Canada  

Here is the reason why they are immensely and densely in love with this place.


Indians started moving to Canada in the early 20th century. They were primarily Sikhs from Punjab and were veterans of the British Army. Both India and Canada were the colonies of the British Empire and after retiring from the British army, many soldiers found that the pension they were getting was smaller as compared to their earning potential in Canada and chose to stay, instead of returning to India. Initially, they had to confront racism, but today they have assimilated within the population and secured prominent positions throughout the political and economic spectrum.


Source: http://globaltree.co.in/blog/Indians-in-Canada-371

Back to Basics


It was just an August evening drenched in drizzle when my mind and heart had a parliament meeting with me about this issue and that was it(I mean, there were many times but this part was significant). It was hard 9-month process of getting the desired result as per need and situation.

‘Post-After college math’ helps you a lot in understanding life equations and solving the variables by choosing a suitable constant. So, moving out process had not been a giant puzzle for me.

Anyways there are things that you gotta start from the scratch. Here are tips for any international students who are planning to study in Canada:


1=> Beware of 3 W’s:

This is something you will hear from everywhere when you come here. The three W’s stands for Work, Weather and Women. Yes, this threesome is not much of awesome as they are unreliable, unpredictable and unsure. You might have to stay jobless for an umpteen time as well as face the mood swings of umm… let’s not even talk about women for now. Because you guys must have assumed all of it. <On the contrary, I have not faced any problem with this species yet giggles>

Beware of 3 W's
Beware of 3 W’s


2=>Make love with your cooker:

Before coming here, it is very essential, I repeat, very essential that you know some basic cooking because only the indigenous food of your own country can satisfy the hunger. Many, many dishes (mainly, Indian) can be cooked in a cooker. Or you can opt a tiffin service which, I mean, is great but still money saved is money earned. So watch out for that also.

The Gateway to Yourself
The Gateway to Yourself
You can love the cars, the nature and the almighty too
You can love the cars, nature and the almighty too
3=> Mingle till you are single:

I am not just talking about love relationships. But while riding a bus, sitting in a park, typing in a room, walking a street or doing anything, make sure to talk and build some connections. Be social. Even if you are introvert, how will you know if the other one is too? Small but productive talk can fetch you good peers, social invitations or maybe a date with an awesome person. Not to forget, don’t forget to include the three magical words in your dictionary-<Nah, it is not “I love pizza”> They are- Sorry, Thank-You and Greetings.

Mingle Till you are Single
You are social in a way that even your introvert mind has no idea.



4=> Be a Global Citizen:

The Earth is revolving not just for you, but for every single living entity in the universe. Be a global citizen and respect every person, no matter how small or big they are to you. Be gentle with every animal too. Just like- I saw a bus driver stopping the bus and trying to navigate a geese family to cross the road and then coming back to his business. Love what you do but not at cost of others and abide by laws every time. At the same time, save resources, avoid wastage and learn to fit in.

Your gestures define you
Your gestures define you


5=> Know the know-how:

Unlike Hollywood movies, the people don’t just drink and party but having a party at night might represent a full family dinner or a barbeque. Using Google maps and basic internet is a must for all or you could be lost in this place and your assignments respectively. Talking about buses, you have to give a request to stop at your destination by pulling a signal cord( It is a rope like a thing hanging around the windows). Need clarity- check the 3rd step of part 3- Riding and Getting Off the bus in this link


Because sky is the limit
Because the sky is the limit
If you can win in mind, then you have already won.
If you can win in mind, then you have already won.


A toast to the future


In the end, I wanna say that “All that shines is not a diamond”. Whatever I am saying must be quite luminous and might give you “ wanna try that” attitude. But it is not so and there are huge hardships that immigrants and their parents have to face. You might have a fancy degree from the fancy college in your country but here you gotta build everything from scratch. Many opt to go back too but there lie a few brave hearts who go out and reach the skies, writing new stories of success and leading happy and joyous life.


A Yawn is a silent scream for coffee
A Yawn is a silent scream for coffee



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Graduation Serendipity Returns- Another Goodbye Ode

Graduation Serendipity returns- Another Goodbye Ode

Hey there grads, finally it’s done and dusted.

The harrowing, incomplete transaction has been made.
A scenario of communion had taken place.
A rebonding of soulmates we made in 4 years had just happened & I really want to congratulate all of you who were there, not there as well as those who were not able to get it. Whatever be the position, you all are close to my heart and part of this beautiful endeavour.

Graduation Serendipity Part 2 Blog

Many of you came while many cherished spirits were missed. All and all, it was a moment of reliving the past, reviving the dead and incarnation of a new start. The so-called CONVOCATION- it’s just for the name, but for us, it was a Reunion- may be the last meeting.

I had lived a very Ambivert life from a life full of Bromantic drama (Yes, I am from the mechanical branch ) to a Swaggy Casanova (Still, I am from the Mechanical branch). But the journey was a bit what made me realize who I have become from a “No one” to the so-called “Degree Holder.” Everybody explains the whole series in their own way and criteria which has really made the words come out and speak a story about themselves.

Everyone came, hugged, drank pint and pints of beer, met loved ones, stayed and booked in outer places, some lived with their juniors. All connections were worked out again, the smoke of cigarette was no more harmful to lungs. The whiskey was no more a foe of the liver. The hearts were beating in slow motion whose each hertz of sound was saying something. Dipping toes into adulthood was the least we wanted in our lives. Just the alcohol and deep talks were all we sought. A break and a pause button were all we sought.

A glimpse of my social media freak friends who showed their rants and emotions on various social media sites and posts:

Some expressed their wit-bits and feelings using pen (text) and their hearts.


@Paras Garg


@Prachi Jain

Some bursted into tears of happiness and re-explored the moments of adulthood cherishing each others company.

@Sreya Sreenivas


@Oyeli Bagchi

Some left their imprints in the aura pollinating the moments from old memories to the new ones.

@Humsheer Sandhu

Few celebrated their years of friendship and cheers on little things which have now become big things.

@PranaySingh Bhasin


@Shashwat Jain


@Vivek Jha


@Amar Mishra

Sometimes words speak more than actions and this pic says and slays it all.

@Ashutosh Kumar


@Divyajeet Singh


@Mayank Aggarwal
@Navneet Bhardawaj


@Sukanya Banerjee


@Manali Ghosh
@Elga Morrison

The one thing that is merrier than this day is seeing your family happy because of your accomplishments…
Some relationships can’t be just described with words. These just exist in our little infinity and beautiful basket of moments. The best feeling in the world is when your sibling is happy because you are happy and that is best tonic you can get.

@Munna Bhargav

Problem shared is problem halved while happiness shared is happiness doubled and such is the epic togetherness of a mother and a son. What we are, what we can become is what our parents prepare us for and this piece of picture of Mumma-Beta in the cake of graduation is the most delicious one.


@Kartik Mittal

All in all more than graduation, it is the experience that stays, it is the friendship we nurture, It is the love and bond we create which stays forever and ever. Let the plethora of rubber bands attach all these souls once and for all as you are now a part of me bewildering into the maze of emotions.

All of you have shaped and casted me in many ways. Some of you are going to be at my wedding. Some of you are gonna be godparents or even God grandparents of my children. Some of you will fade away from my life slowly and slowly not because you want it but because life will get in the way. Some of you, I will never see again after I walk away from this place.

But all of you have left a mark on me.

Now I don’t feel regret that you happened, I don’t feel that I have any complaints about my life, I don’t feel bad about my second family-my support system. The Chai (tea), the long talks, the chitter-chatter, the coffee, the mimicry of teachers and the insanity of hostels- we have it all, we have it in our memories, we have it in our own little memory jar of infinity. You guys are the best accident that occurred to me-a pure serendipity.

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11 Heart Touching Quotes By Guru Nanak Dev Ji which can make your complex life easier

  • Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai

Charhe So Uttare Paar

(O Nanak, the name of Waheguru is like a ship
which will take you to your salvation.)

This statement is more than just a few words strung together. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus, lived an eventful life full of wisdom and spiritual adventure. His works (registered as 974 hymns in the holy texts of the Guru Granth Sahib) has the power of fulfilling what you believe and brings out the perfect version of yourself. The quotes have a spell-bound effect and can help you understand the complexity of life way easier.

Here are some of the famous quotes on equality, fraternal love, goodness stated by the Guru.

Watch this on Youtiube: 11 heart Touching Quotes By Guru Nanak Dev Ji





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My First Virtual Achievement| Liebster Award|


In the world beyond; where fairy tales are true and your achievement is just your achievement and not other’s loss, also known as “blogosphere”,  lies a beautiful networking and bond building award called “LIEBSTER AWARD.”

It’s an honor to announce this great news to all of my avid readers. By the way Liebster, in German means “Dearest” and getting this mesmerizing term to our blog site gives it a homely, warm and ecstasy feeling. The person I really admire and want to thank is SONIYA AGGARWAL, proud owner of Telling Unsaid .She is a wonderful lifestyle blogger and you can find many witty blogs related to relationships goals, issues, experiences, etc. Sharing is Caring after all! This is the quote of life she adheres to.

Not only this but whatever she writes, or types(here, in case), she just puts her heart and soul into it and her blog site is a breathtaking evidence of it. In the recent blog about friendship, she took the world in a different dimension and made us realize that how much important is to have peers in our life. you can check this POST here.


What is it?

Coming back to the niche, “Liebster Award 2017”- It is a virtual award which is passed on to a blogger to other bloggers. The basic idea is to build connections and appreciate the beauty of networking. Of course, it also helps to promote the blogger community. This is a “Global Aussie Liebster Award” which exists only on the internet which is given to a blogger by other follower bloggers. It was started in 2011 and has gained attention from all over the world. Wow! sounds fascinating, right?

Liebster Blog<3

You have to answer few questions about yourself and prove your selfless love to the Blogging world through your words. To spread this buttery love, you have to nominate other bloggers who just jam in your mind and heart or in other words, selecting the deserving bloggers through your posts or thread posts.

Click here to know more about The Global Aussie Liebster Award 2017 and bust the jargons.


About Me:)

Well, here is a snippet info about me so that we can glue this beautiful bond and connect with each other as “Liebster<3”. {About Me}

1. My name is Harminder Singh-a 22 years old B. Tech Mechanical & a professional procrastinator who has fallen in love with words and poetry.

2. I am a self-diagnosed bibliophile and cinephile sapiosexual who loves art in every form.

3. My obsession quenches my thirst to write and travel (even if it’s from my bed to the couch).

4. My goals are to fill my bio with titles that don’t fit the 150 characters’ limit.

5. Traveler, story-teller, comedian(because my mom says so ), content writer, video editor and social media marketer and many more adjectives will define me one day. So far, I have checked blogger off the list.

6. You can find me binge watching Ted talks on YouTube or my nose buried deep in the world of fiction and comedy.

7. I am a social media addict person and don’t miss a chance to talk to anyone.

8. I am quite famous or notorious (you can say) for stretching conversations {*winks*}

9. I am very bad with remembering names. (Something I think which can bring shame to my family…..hahaha just Kidding, It’s just with someone I meet quite frequently and suddenly stop meeting. But I am good with remembering faces though.

10. Want to talk about tv series like Game of Thrones, How I met your mother, F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Sherlock, Narcos, and dozens of other sitcoms? Or maybe you want someone to listen to you?

You can definitely ping me!



So here are the answers to the question asked by Soniya Aggarwal, my confidant nominator:


1. What made you a blogger?

It was a happy accident, I guess. I have never liked reading or writing but it was a random expression of writing which I started on Facebook for wishing my relatives and friends on their bdays. From that moment only, the storm of writing grew and became a hurricane. The mind-boggling addiction of writing made me research for days and nights about blogging. I saw like zillion videos on youtube and that gave me a boost to develop this hobby as a something bigger.

2. An Ice-Cream; on a Summer or a Winter Day? And Why?

An ice cream is constant -Be it summer or winters. But yes, eating in winters sounds quite adventurous to me. So I would go for Winters if it is a do-die situation.

3. What part of this world do you Wish to Travel at first in your future? And Why?

Travelling is the adrenaline rush to my body and will always love to go to all types of places be it- Plains, village, mountains, desert and what not. But so far Budapest, Hungary is on my bucket list followed by Munar, India. The reason being that they have an enchanting location and the natural and man-made beauty of these places are more than what words can depict.

4. A New Life / Birth is also an End. How?

Okay, this quite a bit mature question for me but yes I do agree with this statement as every action has an equal and opposite reaction and I believe that a new life is an end and vice versa is there too. Sometimes, if you adopt new habits, you regardless of any situation have to quit your bad habits and only in this way your “Karma”  will balance out.

5. What quality in you, you feel, got you Nominated for this Award??

Umm, First of all, It’s the most exciting moment of my life. Trust me, I am on the seventh sky, cloud 9 and maybe in a new galaxy of ecstasy and  I think that my dedication and love for writing made me capable of getting nominated for the award. Or maybe It’s because of the fancy name of my website….lol

6.  A Blessing! Mention any five kinds of blessings we generally pray for “others”.

Blessings mean getting favour from “Rabb” or God and a prayer is an act of faith. We generally pray for “good health, prosperity, sound financial support, lovable or “liebster” life- partner and happiness” for others.

7. What do you prefer? A Four-wheeler or a Two-wheeler on a Rainy / Cold day? And Why?

A Two-wheeler on a Rainy day, call me crazy but I like rains and doing rain dance even more. I as well as my sister never miss a chance to play in rain since a young age and we sometimes throw buckets of water on each other, play and tease each other in every way we can.

8. Share that one situation when you would do anything but, Write?
Aah….there are numerous ones. See, after when my storm of writing became a hurricane, I started writing journals/diaries of how I feel. The best and saddest moments of life to be recorded in it.  So, in times of going out a different place, meeting new people and doing some adventurous activity would make me go insane until I don’t write them in some special place other than memories.

9. An Apartment or a 5-Star Holiday on a Vacation?

A good company and an amazing experience of the vacation is more important than living in a 5-star. So, apartments go best for me. But it does not mean that I hate 5 Stars.

10. Wooah! Share an Experience which made you felt like this. (A Banana ride in Goa (India) made me feel like this, considering “deep water” is my biggest fear)?
Yes, conquering fears gives a swish to your life and it is indeed an important phase of life. It was a few years back when I went to Manali, India and performed various adventure sports activities like River rafting, River crossing on a belt and many more but the time I went for Paragliding, the fear of height just made me realize how coward I was. However, after some time, I started feeling like a bird and the Acrophobia was gone for that moment and that was the time I felt Wooah!

11. Did you google anything to frame any of your answers for the questions given above? If Yes, for which question and Why?

This question is fun. But I will be honest and admit that every blog needs deep research and hit & trial experiments because no one is perfect. And I know that you, too are a big fan of google but having said that I just took out necessary details of Liebster award and just the 6th question related to blessing, as I was short of words( I know, it sounds easy but thinking about it took me a while so I decided  to google & write…still I gave it my own flavour.


Presenting the NOMINEES

Moving forward to my further Nominations for this Award… Since, I already mentioned that you get to “pass it on” and “share the love”, below are the Blogs / Bloggers I nominate for this Award:

  1. https://fppromise.wordpress.com/ -(Precious Oluwafayegbami Adekunjo)
  2. http://engineerontour.com/blog/- (Alexander Popkov )
  3. http://beautyfromburnttoast.com/ -(Meaghan McCann Dawson)
  4. www.taliecolbourne.wordpress.com/-(Talie Colbourne)
  5. https://robe-trotting.com/ -(Derek Hartman)
  6. https://dayna-lynn.com/ -(Dayna Lynn Fortin)
  7. http://www.xoxotoric.com/ -(Tori Carroll )
  8. https://explorekidsworld.wordpress.com-(Renuka Mahesh)
  9. www.sussanopata.blogspot.com-(Sussan Opata)
  10. https://bestylechic.wordpress.com- (Siya Shrabanti)

Dear Nominees, please find below the questions you got to answer in your respective posts:

1. What do you enjoy most about Blogging?

2. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?

3. What/Who inspires you to travel this world?

4. What is that one post made by someone else (other than you, of course) that you like the most, and why?

5. What do you like; Fiction/Non-Fiction and why?

6. What do you find most challenging about blogging?

7. If you have a book you re-read often, what is it? If not, what’s your favorite book?

8. Tell about any life-hack that changed your life or the one you find most fascinating.

9. What quality in you, you feel, got you Nominated for this Award? (I assure I am going to Agree / Disagree with your Answer(s) in the comment section of your respective post(s))

10. Do you have any phobia? If yes, What is it and how do you face it or tackle it?

11. Describe any embarrassing moment of your life and how did you take it?

Heartily Congratulations to all those who have been nominated to join the race to win this Award! 

Please follow this Link to know all about the Procedure & Rules to be followed to Accept the aforesaid Nomination.

Before the closure, I would love to Thank Soniya Aggarwal once again, who has given me this opportunity and recognized my work.

Best Wishes to all the fellow Nominees!

Good Luck to all those who aspire to give more to this platform by their writing skills! One fine day, all of this will make sense and at that time you will be laughing at your problems.

Those who wish to know anything else, or those who have their own Blogs, please share your URLs in the comment section, I would love to respond and visit your talent

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Graduation Serendipity-Goodbye to all soulmates you found in last four years

A Pic Of Friends

Farewell, Adieu, Sayonara, Alvida & Adios- All these words have the same meaning- Goodbye for the last time, but these are not just words, these are the emotions, these are the feelings from which no one can run away.

The most sentimental place on earth for any graduate student will be a railway station or an airport because this is the place from where you leave your college or move on to a next destination. You are all going to dip your toes into adulthood, real adulthood, and this separation is part of it. We’re not going to live five-person flat anymore where empty bottles of alcohol proudly line up the walls of the balcony and mismatched furniture sits happily together in our second family rooms- our little messy, hectic, chaotic yet beautiful room.

Some of you are going to be in my wedding. Some of you are gonna be godparents or even God grandparents of my children. Some of you will fade away from my life slowly and slowly not because you want it but because life will get in the way. Some of you, I will never see again after I walk away from this place.

But all of you have left a mark on me.

-Kim Quindlen(ThoughtCatalog.com)

I can’t  have all of you, still when all of this is over. I wish I could, but I can’t. Because never again will life be this easy, this smooth & this effortless. Never again I will be surrounded by you, my second family, my support system- I regret that I could not meet you better, I could not know you better, I could not spend time better while your doors were a few feet or a couple blocks away from my own. Gone are those days when we used to complete the work before 1 hour, sitting on chairs, talking all night, chugging coffee and feeling comforted as we prepare for our exams or type our assignments because we feel each other’s warm presence just an inch away.

We were never alone. we couldn’t have been even if we tried.

But soon we all will be heading to different directions. Soon we will be residing in some other part where we would have to adjust to the rough smack of quietness that hits us each time we walk in the door after work. It will be the first time that the silence will be horribly loud. We will work out plans to meet up for happy hours on Friday nights or even fix dates to meet in particular month. It will seem easy and fun at first. We will feel grown up and make our way through busy schedules and travelling weekends.

But as it always does, life will come in the way and these visits will become rare and rare, the meet-ups more sporadic. Our lives will be filled with new relatives, friends and family. New routines, new hangouts and whatnot will come into being. All we could do to connect will be tagging each other on various memes and FB posts to remember that we were something. These candid moments will bring a smile on face and again we will tend to meet up. Things gonna change and that’s okay. You can’t stay in the same bubble, hidden away from all the very things for which we came here to learn about. We have to move on. We have to grow up. We have to work out this friendship in new circumstances because things are always going to change.

What I will remember from this place is that it will hurt because of you. It will hurt because you brought me such joy, laugh, gags and pure happiness. You taught me lessons even you don’t know you taught me. You are part of the reason that I am a different person today than I was before four years ago when I arrived here.

If we ever come back to this place again, it won’t be the same. There will be eventually new buildings, canteens, sidewalks and food joints.  But most of all there will be new energy that we won’t recognise. The place we knew before will only exist in our mind. But what remains immortal will be our moments and experiences because when it exists as a memory, a connection, an energy between you and I, it is safe from upgrades, construction, weather damage, people and anything that will try to alter it.

The four years we spent together, between us,  no matter what happens, will always be here. That’s the safest home these moments could ever have.  And in this moment we are infinite.

Thirteen Reasons Why- The words left unspoken

Thirteen Reasons Why Article


The poem:

Today I am wearing lacy black underwear

For the sole purpose of knowing I am wearing them.

And underneath that?

I am absolutely naked.

And I’ve got skin. Miles and miles of skin;

I’ve got skin to cover all my thoughts

like saran wrap that you can see through

to what leftovers are inside from the night before.

And despite what you might think, my skin is not rough; nor is it bullet proof.

My skin is soft, and smooth, and easily scarred.

But that doesn’t matter, right?

You don’t care about how soft my skin is.

You just want to hear about what my fingers do in the dark.


But what if all they do is crack open windows?

So I can see lightening through the clouds.

What if all they crave is a jungle gym to climb for a taste of fresher air?

What if all they reach for is a notebook or a hand to hold?

But that’s not the story you want.

You are licking your lips and baring your teeth.


Just once I would like to be the direction someone else is going.

I don’t need to be the water in the well.

I don’t need to be the well.

But I’d like to not be the ground anymore.

I’d like to not be the thing people dig their hands in anymore.


Some girls know all the lyrics to each other’s songs.

They find harmonies in their laughter.

Their linked elbows echo in tune.

What if I can’t hum on key?

What if my melodies are the ones nobody hears?


Some people can recognize a tree,

A front yard, and know they’ve made it home.

How many circles can I walk in before I give up looking?

How long before I’m lost for good.

It must be possible to swim in the ocean of the one you love without drowning.

It must be possible to swim without becoming water yourself.

But I keep swallowing what I thought was air.

I keep finding stones tied to my feet.”

-Hannah Baker, 13 Reason’s Why


Thirteen reasons why

The poem Katherine Langford reads out loud as Hannah is actually penned by Sarah Kay

[Don’t worry I am not here to reveal spoilers]

The very catchy dialogue of the series by Hannah was, “Some of you cared, none of you cared enough.”
O.k. sorry.
Here we go,

Thirteen Reasons Why. Even if you haven’t watched it, I’m willing to bet you’ve heard these words floating around the virtual world, or maybe heard it from someone you know? For those who don’t know, it’s a web series, originally released on Netflix. It’s based on a book by Jay Asher in which a teenage girl named Hannah commits suicide after recording her voice in tapes stating 13 reasons (people) why she decided to end her life. This show deals with everything people keep quiet about. Bullying, rape, suicide and mental health, it shows the dark side of being a teenager through a gripping story and graphic screenplay . Though the book was released in 2007, which is when Selena Gomez bought its rights, it’s finally on screen ten years later, and it is amazing.

There is lot to tell about it. But the reason I chose to write about it because no matter how old you are, you must have experienced or seen some type of abuse be it bullying, body shamming, degrading mental health and what not which should be in spotlight more than ever. I do not want to scaremonger but I do wanna flag up what’s out there.

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

There seems heaviness in all what I just said but it’s an alarming state in our country where peers and families are to blame for the current situation. There is a term used in the series called butterfly effect (Yes that’s Wikipedia) – which in simpler terms mean, small causes can have larger effects. Small things we do in our lives, things that might impact someone’s life and we will never know.

We go through family issues, pressure, stress, uncertainty, heartbreak, and death and what not. But it’s the sensitivity of mind and heart that how we will react to it. Not everyone is born with a lion’s heart. Not everyone is as calm as a turtle.

You might think it is coward to do such an impulsive act but do you think being silent would be the answer. Everything is not always about rainbows and sunshine. Everything is not always about our comforts. Sometimes it is uncomfortable, real and honest. They need to speak out and be heard. That’s all it takes to save and mold their lives. I personally don’t think suicide is glamorous or peaceful. I am glad the writers and producers of this show didn’t portray suicide as anything but that what it is.

At last I wanna say it is responsibility of peers, teachers and even parents to indulge in conversation, & I mean real conversation to understand their Generation-Y kids and vice versa. Because no one wants to listen to their own tapes recorded by the near-ones. I mean all of this devastates not only your own but many other lives. There is help available out there! There are counselors, psychologists and even special friends who are more than willing to help them cope with it. Click here
I hope now you understand why this show is so hyped. I know it is a sensitive issue and hard-to-digest topic but not talking about it might leave us with the minutest possibility of understanding the very reason for living.
Thank you for tuning in. (If you need, I am always there to talk to)