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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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

What I Read In July


Books

As expected, I didn’t read as many books in July. Well, I know that 10 might be a great number to many, and I am so grateful that I was able to read as many, but there were too many things that led me to be distracted in a good, generous, happy way, and I […]

August 16, 2018

My Other Soulmate


Relationships

I have written a lot on this blog of my soul friend, Birdy, but I haven’t told you about my other soulmate. I usually don’t write about my other relationships much because I thought I would keep those private. But what’s the point of keeping a blog where I promise to be honest and open […]

August 6, 2018

A Cycle Of Gratitude To Remember


Musings

There it was. A runner who intends to cycle 150+km in a day. Did I succeed? Did I learn something from it? My task: An inviting stretch from Bangalore to Mysore. My gear: A Giant bike fitted with an 18-speed Shimano gear system. My mistakes: No cyclist in their right sense would try the Kanakapura […]

August 1, 2018

To My Greatest Believer


Musings

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in Toopi, fixing a smartphone holder to the window pane with a boy in front of an automotive accessories shop. When the phone rang, I was irritated because I am like that. I get annoyed with things like that. “Is it Smitha?” the person asked. “Hmm, yes,” […]

July 29, 2018