Story of a lost journalist

March 26, 2013

What a girl wants

Filed under: Diary,Personal — Cris @ 15:21

Was one heck of a week. I thought this blog was going to turn into a sort of Mumbai Chronicles, with me recording the progress I make each day, adapting to a new city. But turns out it’s going to be a Trivandrum Journal for a little while longer. See that song above, that about sums it up. Well, not the context, but the feeling. It’s funny how the things you went away for are suddenly the exact same reasons you want to come back for. Namely, the newness. Really, of all the sayings in the world, the grass is always greener on the other side, has got to be the best, no matter how clichéd it is. I went for newness, I got it, and I couldn’t stand it. I yearned for the familiar old life. I threw all away, came back and now can’t help but miss the newness every passing minute. Returning to an old life that you had mentally resigned from is a painful exercise. Really. This is one of those solution-free problems. Simply cause I have no idea what I want anymore. Hmm, maybe this is enlightenment.



  1. When did Mumbai happen? I thought you were based in Kerala. And there’s nothing humans can’t get used to. That is our most amazing gift. We adapt, we acclimatize and we survive.
    Great song! Very catchy 🙂

    Comment by Vivek — March 26, 2013 @ 22:22 | Reply

    • I know Vivek, unfortunately I didn’t wait long enough to adapt. Sigh!

      Comment by Cris — March 27, 2013 @ 16:29 | Reply

  2. Do u Remember were u were exactly when u got this enlightenment..were u around anything like a Bodhi Tree or something..:-P

    Comment by Blungi — March 27, 2013 @ 14:49 | Reply

    • Actually it is sort of omnipresent, I get it all the time wherever I am.

      Comment by Cris — March 27, 2013 @ 16:30 | Reply

  3. Akkare pachcha 🙂
    I wonder about it all the time!

    Comment by Usha Pisharody — March 27, 2013 @ 16:13 | Reply

  4. There is something about this city which makes it so addictive even if there are a lot of problems. Happy to know that you stayed. I love your articles in “Kerala Chronicles” ( very simple yet entertaining language 🙂 ).

    Comment by iamworthatry — March 27, 2013 @ 18:57 | Reply

    • Thank you Aswin… hmm hope some day I get de-addicted, at least for a bit!

      Comment by Cris — April 3, 2013 @ 10:28 | Reply

  5. Did u shift to Mumbai ??

    Hope you get accustomed to the new city soon..

    Comment by ammusree — April 1, 2013 @ 09:01 | Reply

    • Ammu, I went and came back too 😀

      Comment by Cris — April 3, 2013 @ 10:27 | Reply

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