How I Am Learning To Love – Myself.

Featured, Musings

“I have become too comfy calling myself a piece of shit worth nothing….no one appreciates the amount of work I do. I look like a fool……..etc etc. I want to come out of this self-pity condition and work on believing myself. Stop depending on external ppl to tell me how good I am, what I […]

April 19, 2018

When The Universe Laughs At Us


At the stroke of midnight, or a little after, on April 9th, Goodreads, the social network for bookworms, converted my personal profile to an Author page. It was with bemusement that I looked at my new-look profile and then glanced in disbelief at the followers it had merged from the previous Author page. Out of […]

April 11, 2018

Why I Don’t Trust Doctors


Trust is a loaded word. Probably, the one word we use the most without really thinking about it. When we are managers, we tell our team, “I trust you to to handle this.” We tell our spouses, “I trust you to be with me always.” We use trust so much that it has lost its […]

April 10, 2018

Why I Meditate


I spent the last week of March, much like the last week of December year, at a Vipassana retreat. This was a 3-day retreat, much shorter than the 10-day silent retreat. This too requires complete silence with no contact with the outside world. Every time I come back from these sessions, I am always asked: […]

April 8, 2018

The Ugly Art Of Politics At Work


In my home state of Karnataka, next month is election month. The messy world of politics doesn’t interest me at all. I sometimes think I should be a more committed citizen. I go, stand in the queue, and vote each time. That’s all I do. I am not an activist of the city. I am […]

April 5, 2018

The Lost Art Of Conversation

Musings, Relationships

I don’t talk much on the phone. That’s what I used to say before I stopped using messaging tools like What’s App. Since then, I have been making an effort to pick up the phone when someone calls me. Smile. Yesterday, I got off the phone after talking to a friend living in The Netherlands, […]

April 3, 2018

How I Learned To Block And Feel Yucky

Musings, Relationships

Dear Friend, My dearest reader, that heading is one of the most un-poetic ones I have ever written, isn’t it? I have accomplished some notorious things in the course of the past one month. As with everything, there are no layers I hide from here. What You Read Is What You Get From Me. By […]

March 23, 2018

Little Green Sadness


I usually work from home most of the days. But on Mondays, I make the commute to Bangalore’s Church Street to visit an office I do consulting work for. I also usually take the Metro, squeezing in with a book amid all the hundreds of office-goers who look suitably grim on a Monday morning. This […]

March 14, 2018

The Vagaries Of The Universe

Books, Musings

I had this sudden instinct last week to just visit some books. Yes, that’s what I call book shopping. I feel that these beloved books, words written by an author who lavished his/her love on them, would languish if no one is around to talk to them. I think of all the thousands of books […]

March 10, 2018

Why I Don’t What’s App


In May last year, I became frustrated with the constant noise of What’s App. I decided to delete the app from my then-new phone for a few weeks and observe what would happen. I logged in a few weeks later, and this is what I found I had missed: A few 100 Good Morning messages […]

February 10, 2018