The Quaint Treasures of Life
Hello World! The Quaint Treasures of Life aka QTOL has arrived (finally)!!
This story begins on a rather sleepy day in a random boring class lecture. We – introducing Lakshmi and Neha – were sitting on the last bench , having a conversation by scribbling in our notebooks and we thought that given the fact that we dint have too many ideas on what we wanted out of life (read career), why not write about things that made us happy! Thus an idea was born. Those fifty minutes of class time were actually used to scrible down an introduction to the magazine as well as the name – The Quaint Treasures of Life (QTOL). And the name found an approval in a way very few things find that rare ‘yes’ in unanimity!
That was a couple of years ago, when we were still in our last year of becoming social workers in our master’s programme at a place called TISS. Since then, the idea continued to tickle us but somehow the notebook we wrote in got lost in our practicalities of getting ourselves some form of employment. Employment, that plaid old story called job, lead us to different cities and turned the QTOL into a good fantasy to indulge in whenever frustration got the better of us.
But like all lovely things in life the idea, as you can see, never disappeared. Today our lives possess a dose of “stability” that’s enough to keep the eyebrows from rising and our madness remains undiminished. In more practical terms this means that there is no way that we want to delay this any further!
So that’s how finally QTOL’s here! BUT what in the world is it???
There are small moments, and there are big events…in the end when anyone looks back at their day or their life, the moments that bring a smile on our faces are those small, random, inconspicuous moments and people within it that make life so interesting!
When most people write, they often wonder whether they’re writing something worthwhile, whether the writings truly have any meat for people to read about and publish. But it’s often these thoughts and stories that are the most beautiful.
QTOL is all about the smaller stories of the bigger picture. It’s a space where we want to write, write to express the small and hidden beauty and treasures of life – where we try to capture on a piece of electronic paper thoughts and moments that make life so worth living. We will write to reflect on the small creative geniuses that inhabit our daily mundane worlds – moments and people very few of us wait to think about. And yet they are the very that reflect the magnanimity of life!
QTOL wishes to share with all its readers the treasures and beauty of life as reflected through the quaint moments that we seem to bump into everyday!
Hope that bumping into us has been a pleasant time for you and leads you on to appreciate the quaint treasures of life as well!
Enjoy the ride! And hope you join us in the journey!
P.S: And yeah, who are we? As we said we are two mad random friends who met during our master’s programme in social work. One of us, Lakshmi is now an entrepreneur in the techie world and inhabits the land of idlis dosas, Chennai and the other one Neha is still very much in figuring out the social work scenario wanders and hops around on our very own Bombay roads!