My journey from being an atheist to a believer “I don’t know how to revel in happiness. In success. I get too scared thinking, what if things turn around bad tomorrow,” said a friend over a call last week. We
Image credit — LadyBird Images/GoogleIf you haven’t watched Lady Bird, you shouldn’t read this blog. If you have watched it and cried, you should read this. If you watched and didn’t cry, then you should definitely read it. If there is beauty
Spending time with yourself Image credit — Google ImagesIt was a sunny morning. As I walked through the house searching for Dad, I found him seated at one bright corner in our garden. Phone in his lap, the newspaper in his hands, deeply
Know the disease, know the medicine As stated yesterday, I’m decoding the BEs in the “be positive” statement, for a cancer patient. Today, will be the second part of that journey, as I mention another such meaning of the phrase. Now,
I love deadlines. Period. Too much has been said and written about deadlines. They serve as an opportunity for procrastinators to finish work. They enable the doers to redefine their goals and finish more work than expected out of them.
Relentlessly writing — Day 2/3 I should have written this yesterday. I thought I would write at night, when something or someone in the day would have inspired me. Seems the only element of inspiration yesterday was stress. So, let’s talk about
Tirelessly writing — Day 1 I began writing on medium on 25 July, if I remember correctly, and continued the tradition until I arrived in Singapore, for my second year at graduate school. I thought, I will write everyday, and then thought maybe
I could not pick anything to write today. There were fleeting thoughts and restless memories, but nothing subtle enough to play 200 odd words around it. So instead, I’ll list down a potential to do write ups and meetings that
A journalist by training, Mariyam Haider is a writer and performance poet in Singapore.
She is the researcher of the book The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age written by James Crabtree.
Her writing has appeared in Hindustan Times, Livemint, Feminism In India, New Asian Writing and Kitaab.