Say Hi To The Star Whisperer


Books

About 29 days ago, I promised my friend I would write a novel. I didn’t think I would meet that promise. I told all of you that I would write 75,774 words. I didn’t think I could. Yet, here I am. Bleary-eyed. Utterly drained. Exhausted. Enervated. Yet…after 29 days of frenetic writing, the ‘The Star […]

May 26, 2019

Following In Cheryl Strayed’s Footsteps. Almost


Musings, Travel

Of all the movies I have seen (probably more than 1,000 by now), this is the opening scene I remember the most. Reese Witherspoon, who plays Cheryl Strayed in this movie, is shown sitting on a rock. The sweat is pouring down her shirt, as she slowly removes her shoes. The camera pans to her […]

May 12, 2019

Writing A Novel In 30 Days


Musings

Thirty days to write a book. A book that hopefully people will want to read. That’s the crazy target I have been set. And I thought this insane target-setter was my friend. Little did I know, you crazy woman. This is what I get when I ask innocently, “So, what are you giving me for […]

April 26, 2019

Squat Like A Badass Woman!


Musings

It’s still early in the morning, a lazy Bangalore sun is yet to wake up. I have just finished my run and I am standing in front of the full-length mirror in my bedroom. “Look at this. Damn,” I mutter, pinching my abs. “Look at all this fat!” I wail. My friend looks up from […]

April 10, 2019

My Life Without Social Media – And The Bliss


Musings

Irony is this. I design social media strategy and content for brands. I know social media marketing. I know what kind of posts go viral. I know how to increase engagement. I know this. My professional life has been entwined with social media for the past eight years. Yet, I have no social media accounts […]

February 11, 2019

The Pigeon That Owns The Honda


Musings

The sun was still bright out here in Bangalore by the time I went for a walk. January brought with it a few nights of cold and then, before you know it, an almost-summerish feel to the day. The beautiful Tabebuia trees are already in bloom, and I even spot mangoes in the local organic […]

February 1, 2019

When Cows Come Calling


Musings

A few years ago, a good friend, James, came down to Bangalore from London to study Kannada. My friend and I met him in a cafe in Bangalore’s quaint old VV Puram district. James, or Jam as we call him, is a chap prone to the most inane hilarity, armed with a wry British wit. […]

January 31, 2019

Where Ants Build Memories


Musings

Despite being a runner, I love walking. When you go running, you scarcely notice the world around you. You try to be more mindful while you are running, of course, but I always seem to use my running time to write in my head all the words I want to say and well, words best […]

January 25, 2019

The Hidden Misogynist: The Indian Woman


Musings

It has been with much bemusement that I watched the travails of India’s cricketing duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. The furor over their deservedly misogynistic statements set me thinking about a time almost two years ago when a guy I had never met stalked my social profiles and incessantly harassed me for a […]

January 21, 2019