What best defines me is perhaps my identity as an Adult Third Culture Kid.
An Indian by birth and an Internationalist by citizenship is what I would like to believe I am. Most of my life and my identity has been shaped by growing up in different countries in Southeast Asia and Africa. I’ve also had a share of time in my own country, where I’d been for a decade before moving to Europe to study again. As a result, I’ve found myself constantly struggling to understand the meaning of home and to find a place where I belong (if there’s any such thing). I’m still on a journey to discover that.
If there’s one thing in life I would love to do, it would be to travel, travel, and just travel. I could spend my whole life travelling and living in various countries. I always feel I haven’t travelled as much as I should have but I realise I would probably have to be born a few times to see everything the world has to offer.
I strongly believe that being a citizen of a bigger world is much more important than being a citizen of a country. Borders restrict us, make us view others as enemies, and create barriers that should not exist in the first place.
I have varied interests. I’ve already mentioned one above – travelling. However, I also have a passion for films and animation and I could go on talking about them. I love photography, poetry, history, art, literature, and I also love learning about new cultures and languages. I’m also an environmentalist at heart and want to make a big contribution to the planet someday.
This blog will feature some of my interests. All the photos on this blog – apart from those pictures you will see on movie or book reviews – were taken by me. I also do not like to do any post-processing on photos so none of my photographs have been edited or post-processed in any manner (unless it is mentioned).
This was a blog containing my poetry when I initially started it in 2009, but I deleted all the posts that I’d put up in 2009 (and I am afraid I might’ve permanently deleted some of my poems in the process). I decided to start afresh in 2011 so that I could find a reason to keep writing. I’ve put up some other poems now just for old times’ sake.
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