About

Hi,
I am Nayana Nair. I’m 25. Just a crazy girl who has tons of things to talk about, but they are just a bunch of unorganized thoughts (sadly).
I like to talk a lot to the extent that every conversation of mine turns into a monologue. But I am socially awkward.
So I decided I should start writing a blog rather than tiring myself out by trying to engage someone in a conversation that others are not interested in.
I’m very passionate about music, psychology and literature.
Have a moderate interest in science (it is bound to be since I majored in engineering). I love BTS (that’s a kpop band, in case you don’t know)
I always wanted to be a writer (and also a teacher). But since I don’t think I have the skills required, this blog is just an attempt of mine at becoming the writer I always wanted to be. Blogging for few years, I have realized I am more into poetry (although, I am not sure that I am good enough to be labelled as a poet). I hope I realize more about myself through writing.

I am not good at introducing myself, at all. So if you want to know more about me, you can go through these posts, which more or less gives a better information about who I am than this About page.

Thanks for dropping by!! Hope I didn’t disappoint. :

You can also find my work on Hello Poetry, Spillwords, Commaful, The Drabble Quaterly, and SMITTEN.

Note: None of the images on this blog are mine.

115 Comments

  1. Hello, I believe that you would win the award from reading the most of my blog post at one time. Thank you very much for stopping by which also gave me the added pleasure of reading some of your post… Keep writing, don’t let nothing stop you… jc

  2. Keep practicing your writing (and blogging is a great way to do that) and you are a writer. Teaching is a talent and a desire… so if you have both, that’s something to pursue as well. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Nayana! I’m so glad that I discovered you! Actually, I noticed your Gravatar pic first..It’s Kahoko from La corda d’oro, one of my favorite manga/anime..Do you, by any chance, know La corda and love it too?
    You have a wonderful blog..You definitely have the skills required to be a writer! And yes, I’ve heard of BTS, although I’ve never listened to their songs..But I’m a bit into kpop, and usually listen to EXO and SHINee.
    Love,
    Surya😊
    P.S : I’m a malayali tooπŸ˜„..I’ll be happy if you visit my blog..And, could you suggest a super cool BTS song for me to try?

    1. Hi Surya πŸ™‚
      So so glad to meet you. You can’t imagine how glad I am. Yes, I love La Corda, one of my favourites. My favourite character of course is Kahoko..(she motivates me to work hard for things I am passionate about even if I don’t think I have talent for that…like she worked hard for music for the love of it) and I like Azuma too (he he :-))
      I have heard songs of EXO too…the ones I have heard were super cool.
      As far as BTS is concerned, I am big fan of theirs..so suggesting one song is really tough. But I think you should try “Spring Day” , “I need u” to begin with . “Fire” is also one of their hype song.
      Aww…I will go crazy..I want to list all songs πŸ™‚ he he
      Do try them out and let me know whether you liked them.
      Apart from BTS , I like EXO, Super Junior, iKON, Seventeen, Girls Generation, and mang more….
      So happy…meeting a La Corda fan for first time πŸ™‚
      So glad you liked my blog πŸ™‚
      Will be happy to visit your blog πŸ™‚
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon πŸ™‚

      1. Wow…Me too! I’m so excited to have found another La corda fan! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜Š Yeah…I like Kahoko a lot, and I love Azuma too!😍
        Thank you so much for the recommendations..I’ll definitely try them all out and let you know.
        It was my pleasure to visit your blog. Happy Blogging! πŸ˜„

    2. Since I am getting restless without mentioning some more songs of BTS (fangirl issues) please bear with me

      Some other songs that I can’t help but mention are “Dope”, ” Blood Sweat and Tears”, “Save Me” , “Run”, ” Not Today “……(many more..but if I mention them you may think I am trying to push you too hard into liking BTS he he πŸ™‚ )

      He he…sorry…:-)

      1. Read your blog dear πŸ™‚ really awesome post you had πŸ™‚ will be reading the rest of the post too (as soon as my net connection gets fixed) πŸ™‚

  4. hey. I loved reading your poems and i have to say they are really really beautiful.
    I am glad i got to know your blog. Thank you. πŸ˜€

    1. Yeah…kpop is quite addicting… Love it πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
      Thanks a lot for saying that.
      It means a lot to me.
      I hope I write better in future.
      Thank you. 😁

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ that means a lot to me.
      I hope I improve upon my skills 😁 and write better poems.
      Thank you for your words of appreciation and support.
      Thanks a lot. 😁😁😁

  5. Hello Nayana. Very nice to meet you. My name is Whippoorwill and I live in Australia. I am enjoying your poetry very much indeed.

  6. Dear Nayana, thank you so much for the follow. I really appreciate this! Of course you are a poet. If any person starts to write poems she or he is already a poet by defnition, which obviously does not imply that that person will automatically become a major poet like T.S.Eliot, William Shakespeare, etc.Will get to your poems with pleasure. I wonder at these words here: “I always wanted to be a writer (and also a teacher). But since I don’t think I have the skills required, this blog is just an attempt of mine at becoming the writer I always wanted to be.”
    Why do you say you don’t think you have the skills required to become a teacher? (BTW, I am a teacher who writes poems in my free time)

    1. Hi dear πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot for your kind words.
      I guess even though I write, I can never know if I am actually writing well. I do not think just scribbling a set of words makes it poetry. And I am not sure if my writing has the substance that converts plain words into poem. It may be self-doubt, impostor syndrome or simple lack of confidence, but I feel I am lacking in many ways. But since they are just doubts that eat me away, till they are proven to be truth, I think I can continue to write hoping to become better than I am.

  7. Thank you for your follow Nayana.. and you are proving you are more than Just a writer,
    You are an excellent poet.
    Just glancing through some of your posts, I would say you are very Qualified to achieve your goals,,
    Just Believe in yourself and trust the words which flow.. And Dare to Dream!!

    Much love and respect your way.
    Sue πŸ’™

    1. Thank you for your kind words of support πŸ™‚ Means a lot.
      Will try my best to reach out to my dreams.

      Lots of love
      Nayana πŸ’™

      PS. Loved your blog πŸ™‚

      1. Many thanks and Happy Dream time.. And remember, it takes courage to put those dreams into action.. ❀ Know you are courageous!! πŸ™‚

  8. nice to meet you, nayana. writing is unique for each of us. so you have your own way of putting poetry. keep writing!

  9. Thank you for a fascinating “About” page, Nayana. You remind me a bit of my older bro whose undergrad degrees were in civil engineering and English Lit. I don’t suppose your engineering degree was in civil, was it?

    Also, I’m curious, if you were to teach, what level would you teach at?

    1. Nope, my undergrad degree is in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
      English Lit and Civil Engineering sound interesting though πŸ™‚
      If I were to teach I would like to teach middle school or high school kids probably. (Maybe because of their impressionable minds and how they are not so much set in their way of thinking that I believe they will be more receptive. Just my opinion though. Not based on any facts.)

      1. If you were to teach, what subjects would you most want to teach

        So far as I can see, you’re right about open-mindedness. I think children will swallow anything you tell them. Teens and early twenty-somethings will often evaluate what you tell them. By it’s a real chore to get people my own age to think, Nayana.

        I’ve noticed I am just as smart as my young friends, much more experienced, sometimes wiser, but so seldom as open to thinking about new ideas. I don’t do it with ease and enthusiasm like they do. I have to work at it — and often quite hard.

        Could be there’s a physiological reason for how minds tend to close with age.

        May I ask why you believe you would not be good at teaching?

      2. I think as long as it is for middle or high school syllabus, I can teach almost any subject (except physical education πŸ™‚ ) The thing is when I have to teach someone something, even if it is something I do not necessarily like that much, I am able to understand it enough that I can teach it. I just need a bit of preparation time that’s it. When I myself was in school, there were may subject that I didn’t like much. But now that I’ve grown up, I only have a fondness for those days when I could get to learn more.
        I think with age, we get set in our way of living and thinking. Maybe that is how nature works. I think it is same for me, it is difficult to be open-minded, almost something that I have put effort. But I think as long as I have the will to put that effort to understand something or someone, it is fine.
        Why I think I would be good at teaching? I have taught my younger sister from when she was small. I have also taught my friends when they wanted help understanding stuff. I enjoyed teaching them and even they were able to understand things they were not able. I have respect for all the subjects, even when I do not like them. I think that is something that we need to pass on anyone we are teaching. To make them understand the importance of what they are learning. That even if they may not have interest in it, it is important.

      3. Do you think you will ever realize your desire to teach professionally? I would hope so.

        You make some good points about “getting set in our ways”. I also think that a bit of emotional pain can be felt if and when we change a key belief. Perhaps that’s enough to discourage us.

        Your desire to teach resonates with me. Were it not for a few twists of fate, I might be an university professor today. But if so, I would be professor who wanted to teach high school. That is, I would have begun my career wanting to teach uni students, but ended it wanting to teach more open minded HS students.

      4. I do not think I would be able to become a teacher professionally.
        I have already done B.Tech which no one actually wants for high school teacher, they mostly want a degree in science or arts etc. The only option I have of teaching is to do my masters and phd in enginnering and teach college students which I am not that enthusiastic about it.
        Other than that I am already into some other profession, I am a technical writer for software and all (I know it is weird that being a technical writer, my writing is full of typos and act as if grammar doesn’t exist; that is because in my own writing I do not want to be much conscious of such things. doing that for a living is more than enough . πŸ™‚ )
        So yeah teaching is now out of question. I have left my hope on that. I do not have a habit of regretting things much. I try to look forward as much as I can and try to find something else I can be good in. I started writing after my teacher dream became impossible. So yeah, something good came out of that.
        So what did you end up becoming instead of being a teacher? And what were these twists in fate that changed your life (only if you want to share, you can always ignore such questions of mine, if I am prying too much)

      5. I don’t mind answering your questions and telling you what I’m up to these days, but it would be better suited to an email than to a public forum. Do you feel like contacting me at paul _ sunstone @ q . com ? I think you’ll be intrigued by my current project — the one that I seem these days to be working at 24/7. It’s quite an adventure.

  10. You speak from within. Your vulnerability is what makes you a good writer. Your willingness to share your feelings, and to express them with such passion, is what speaks volumes about your skill as a poet. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ means a lot. Will try my best to grow in my writing.
      Thanks for all the encouragement and the kinds words that have helped to raise my spirit πŸ™‚

  11. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and a bit of your part of the universe… just let your fingers do the walking (typing) and your heart do the talking and you will not go wrong… πŸ™‚

    β€œWhen you are truly inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project… your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world! Then those dormant forces, faculties and talents inside you become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali β€œ

    1. It is a truly inspiring quote. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. Means a lot πŸ™‚
      Have a nice day. πŸ˜€

  12. Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog and all the ‘likes’.
    You sound a bit like my 24 year old daughter who is also socially awkward and loves a monologue πŸ˜‰ i’ve heard of BTS because of her and you’ve picked the sort of avatar she would go for herself if she ever gets round to starting a blog which I’m encouraging her to do because she also writes poetry.
    I must show her your blog – it might inspire her.

    1. Really loved your blog πŸ™‚ So it was my pleasure πŸ™‚
      I have a lot in common with your daughter it seems, including BTS πŸ™‚ I am looking forward to read her work as well. If she starts blogging do let me know. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for considering my work as something that could be inspiring πŸ™‚
      Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  13. So lovely to meet you Nayana! I love that you created a place to express yourself. Maybe your writing is better than you know. I encourage you to keep going if you want to write professionally! If you ever want to talk more about this, know that I’m available and totally cheering you ON. ❀

    Blessings. Have a wonderful week.
    Debbie

    1. Hi Debbie πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your words of support and encouragement. Means a lot. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€
      Have an awesome week.
      Love and peace
      Nayana
      (PS. Loved reading your blog. πŸ™‚ )

  14. Don’t know how else to write to you so I’ll just write here instead. You’re like the biggest fan of my blog haha, thank you! It’s hard for me to write anything on the blog because I don’t know what to say or if it’s even worth saying. But you seem to think so, so thank you for reading 😊

    1. I really admire your work. Something about what you write and how you write, your words connect with me. I feel an ease, a sort of understanding, being on the same page…that sort of feeling.
      Please don’t be doubtful about your work. Do continue to write. I can assure you that your voice and your thoughts, their rawness and sincerity is something that is rare to find. Your work is wonderful.
      From my own personal experience, I would suggest writing for yourself. There have been times in the beginning when I blogged and had same questions/doubts as you. Though it is easy to say “to write for oneself” but we all want an acknowledgement in some form, it is difficult to continue without that sometimes. An acknowledgement that our words, the heart we pour into paper matters to someone else. I hope in my own small way I can continue to be something similar to that acknowledgement. I hope you gain some strength by my small support.

      I appreciate that you wrote to me.
      I hope to read a lot of your work in future.
      Have an awesome day ahead. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

      1. Sorry for being so slow at answering. Fucking life gets in the way. Anyway, thank you for your kind words, I won’t forget them. I’m so surprised that anyone would like my writing as you seem to do, but to see that you like it so much I feel that I might be onto something. Thank you again! 😊

  15. It rains in my heart! What a beautiful sentiment to describe feelings of sadness, but after a rainfall, surely the sun rises again. And even if it takes its time to shine, appreciate the clouds, the shades of gray, the sensual feeling of dancing in the rain.
    What a beautiful website you have created, your poetry is lovely, and from reading the comments you receive, you have touched so many lives, mine included, and I thank you for that ray of sunshine that you are, Nayana. Regards, Monika R.

    1. Thanks a lot Monika for your kind words about my work πŸ™‚ Means a lot to me:)
      I am touched that you could feel find some meaning in my work. (That is what I write for πŸ™‚ )
      You also have a lovely blog and I could relate to most of your thoughts in the posts that I had read. Really pleased to know you. πŸ™‚

      Warm regards,
      Nayana

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