Hi, I’m Dipa. I tell stories with tarot. I don’t have a crystal ball or some mystical power. What I do have is an insatiable curiosity about the human experience.
I’ve always believed there’s something that ties all us humans together regardless of our ethnicity, gender and religion. It is our need to tell stories to make sense of our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are – you are the hero of your own story. And with each footstep on planet earth, we open ourselves to a wide variety of human experiences. Some we get to choose. Others we don’t.
Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated by the stars. Whenever I stared out at the shimmering night sky, I realised how vast the world is and how grand an adventure it is to be part of this universe.
Growing up, I loved books on astronomy, astrology, ancient myths, legends and folklores. One of my favourite things as a child was to ask my elders – grandparents, grandaunts and uncles – to tell me stories. My favourite tales were the kind that my elders told me not to tell anyone. Shh… It’s our little secret.
As I got older, I became fascinated with the old world religions and often wondered about our ancestors – how they viewed the world, all that they achieved and all that they wanted for future generations. Life is one fascinating adventure.
On this blog, I tell stories from all over the world. Some are true. Others are cleverly disguised as fiction. I post at least three times a week – more if time permits. If you’d like to work with me in anyway, I’d be more than happy to hear from you. You can reach me here. Join me on my journey to get acquainted with our world.
I draw a card or three to narrate a story. Fact or fiction? You decide.
I’m a big time foodie. Always was and always will be. In this section, I share home remedies and cuisines from around the world. YUM!
Locals. Immigrants. Globetrotters. Whatever the label – in this section I interview people who are scattered all over the globe. One thing we all share in common is a passion to explore the world with an open mind and share our what we learn on our escapades. Our stories are as diverse as the planet we inhabit. Whoohoo.
My attempt to entertain you with the stories of my escapades and misadventures whilst travelling. ‘Nuff said.
My day job has taught me a lot about childhood, adolescence and parenthood. It’s given me invaluable insight about people of people from all ages and walks of life. In this section, I discuss raising children, our present education system and how we can try and make it better for future generations. Fingers crossed.
A lot of people these days say that feminism is dead. Perhaps it is. Perhaps it isn’t. But that’s not the point. We men and women still have our issues. Whose responsibility is it to take care of the kids? Who’s the breadwinner in the family? Does patriarchy hurt men? Why are women not fairly compensated in the workplace? Why does society frown upon men who choose to take time out from work to raise their kids? I discuss all these topics and so much more.
Sometimes I just want to write about something that doesn’t neatly fit into a predetermined category. We’ve all got our personal issues and hangups. Sometimes we get past them and sometimes we don’t. May life always be a wild ride. Fasten your seat belts and ENJOY.