Small joys for Rum Lola Rum




So this is my website (haw — never thought I’d say this) but you are now at Bought a damn domain to celebrate 300 posts. It’s a Valentine gift to myself.

I believe I have withdrawal symptoms and worry that I will never be able to write again without the soft pinkish comfort of my older Adelle theme. It must be why I struggled for two days looking for a theme before landing on this one. It’s not as good as my old one but it reminds me of home.

This month has been weirdly good. Meta 2018 will officially be over in a day and I’m already looking forward to the next edition. I am not half as tired as I usually am during Feb but maybe that’s a lesson. If all Metas are like each other, how will I remember the years?

There are more reasons for why this month has been weirdly good. Ever since I interviewed writers Praveen Kumar and Manjunayak, I have been itching to write. Praveen Kumar put my laziness, self-pity, insecurity and everything else to shame when I asked him how he sustains writing. He simply said – Bitkodbaardu. Don’t surrender.

M said that’s how people ride in Bangalore Traffic and I laughed like 600 flower pots breaking on terracotta tiles.

Something changed after that interview. I have been able to wake up at 5:30 since then, to write. And I am surprised by how much I like it. I look forward to it with a delicious anxiety every night before going to sleep —  like I’m getting dressed to meet a new love.





I don’t always write though. I go out – watch the sky go from dark blue to light blue to vanilla white. I sneak into the kitchen to make Elaichi chai and then sneak out to crush said Elaichi pods softly because house is still asleep. The Brahmin house next door is up obviously. Their steps and garden already smelling like rain.

Discovering mornings has been the best thing to have happened to me. As David Bowie says it here

Posting an excerpt here from that gorg interview:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Discovering morning.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What is your greatest regret?
That I never wore bellbottoms.

What is your current state of mind?

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Living in fear.

Current mood – A little happy and very yawn.

Current music – Juno

It’s all I am leaving you with today. And, this. Read, smile, love, sleep. Repeat. G’night.



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  2. Nibedita says:

    Cool one. Kudos to you.


    1. Vijeta Kumar says:

      Thank you 🙂


  3. Hemamalini says:

    Congrats Vijeta… Will continuously read ur write ups.. gud work keep it up…


    1. Vijeta Kumar says:

      Thanks a lot 🙂


  4. Nityashree says:

    Congratulations on the new domain, maám!
    Wish you a long and happy, brain pickings-like journey here…
    Will always look forward to your blog posts and discovering cherishable things through it.
    Also, I’m forever a Juno music fangirl too! 🙂


    1. Vijeta Kumar says:

      Thanks a lot, Nityashree 🙂 And Yas! Juno is best.


  5. pari617 says:



    1. Vijeta Kumar says:

      Thaaanks! I love your Bullet Journals! Look forward to stalking them every morning 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Vijeta Kumar says:

      Thaaanks 🙂


  6. zenishagonsalves says:

    These morning pictures are giving me the happies. Congrats-congrats! 😀


    1. Vijeta Kumar says:

      Eee! Me too. Thaanks 🙂


  7. neah007 says:

    This is extremely heart warming and inspiring ♥️. Congratulations ma’am; now you can celebrate your writing in your own domain.
    Having reached my first century, your triple century is motivating. 😬


    1. Vijeta Kumar says:

      Thank you, Neha 🙂 And Congratulations to you too!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. neah007 says:

    Thank you ma’am♥️


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