Honesty: The Second Value

Featured, Musings

“Just tell Boy what you want to do. It’s only Boy, after all,” my friend told me yesterday afternoon. We were discussing some logistics of an upcoming trip, and I was worried how to tell my brother, and generally crazy soulmate, Boy, certain aspects of those logistics without hurting him. My friend’s answer was simple. […]

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Meeting Guan Yin

Featured, Musings

On Saturday, I wrote about happiness and harmony, and the three values that I believe will enhance happiness. It has been a week since I have had time to think about what I value and realize that I was living in an illusion of the past, a past that no longer represented the extraordinary future […]

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Courage: The First Value

Featured, Musings, Relationships

Many years ago, in 2011, I met a friend, Vishy, in a Mexican restaurant in Chennai while I was running around organizing the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra’s first-ever performance in the city. (Oh yes! I have had a wonderfully diverse career!). As we spoke over tacos, I told my friend that I want to live my […]

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How I Learnt To Give Up


Musings

I always used to think that you shouldn’t give up on people, ideas, and dreams. I was wrong. Very wrong. I should give up more often. Life is sometimes about giving in, and it is also about giving up. Is this a bad thing? A good thing? Well, you give up on the thought of […]

October 7, 2018

What’s A Weekend?


Musings

This is one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite series, Downton Abbey. The Grantham family is all sitting down for dinner where they meet for the first time, the new heir to Downton Abbey, Matthew Crawley. By an act of force, Crawley, a practising lawyer, learns that he is to become the […]

September 11, 2018

Everything Is Going To Be Okay. No.


Musings

I had an interesting conversation with my friend on Skype. Now, I don’t message much on any messaging platform. I hate hate hate messaging on the phone. The only time I can actually message is if I have my laptop. I have lost the ability to type much on the phone except short text messages […]

September 7, 2018

The Greatest Friends And Colleagues Ever


Musings, Relationships

On the 6th of September, 2004, I stood at the entrance to a rather forlorn-looking building on Bangalore’s Double Road or KH Road. As I entered, I saw another woman sitting at the entrance in front of a security guard. The guard was apologetic. “The office opens only at 9:30, Ma’am,” he told the girl. […]

September 6, 2018

What I Read In August


Books

I read a lot more in August and I am surprised I did. When people ask me, “How do you read so much? Where do you find the time?” I am always puzzled. How does one “find” time? Time doesn’t exist. We all have these many hours to fill every day. What we do with […]

September 5, 2018

I Am In Love


Musings

I am in love. Love. Love. Love. Ah, did your narrow mind think of only one reference here? Smile. I am not going to talk about that kind of love here. Well, not yet anyway. Today, I am going to talk about how I am in love with the Universe. I went running today morning […]

September 4, 2018

Why Happiness Is Not Just Happy


Musings

I had the most extraordinary, eventful week. Consider this. On Sunday, I see a letter from the Commercial Tax Office that I have to submit all the auditing for Trippin Traveller within seven days or be liable for civil/criminal prosecution. Also, by Sunday I realize that someone so despises me that they wouldn’t want anything […]

September 2, 2018

Stillness


Musings

About once or twice a week, I go to this office on Bangalore’s Rest House Road. I had previously spent nearly four years working in another different office on the same road. These days, though, my visits to this office are time-constrained. I usually drop in there in the mornings, and I am off before […]

August 23, 2018

Honesty: The Second Value


Featured, Musings

“Just tell Boy what you want to do. It’s only Boy, after all,” my friend told me yesterday afternoon. We were discussing some logistics of an upcoming trip, and I was worried how to tell my brother, and generally crazy soulmate, Boy, certain aspects of those logistics without hurting him. My friend’s answer was simple. […]

August 18, 2018