Why I Don’t What’s App


Musings

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

Journeys In 2017


Travel

It’s going to be two years since I left the regular, strait-jacketed life in the corporate world. I have hated being away. I have loved being away. But one of the promises I made to myself when I left regular office work was to find more time to travel. I told myself that I would […]

February 4, 2018

Evening


Reflections on 2017

For a morning person like me, evenings are just an invitation to the approaching lull of sleep. All my working life, I used to go home early. By 5 PM, I would be off. I rarely attended meetings that were held later than that. One was that I believe that it’s enough to give eight […]

December 26, 2017

Favorite Photo Of Me


Reflections on 2017

I don’t take kindly to photographs. No, I appear better in photos than I do in real life, as an ex-friend once told me. But what I mean is that I am a horrible person to be photographed. I don’t have patience, I am shy, and I have to be ‘in the mood’ to pose. […]

December 18, 2017

I Let Go Of…


Reflections on 2017

I am a control freak. The idea of not being in control of anything terrifies me. I probably made a lousy manager during my corporate life! Over the course of my life, I have believed that we have a choice in the way we allow our lives to be. I don’t think I have been […]

December 17, 2017

Sparkle


Reflections on 2017

You can’t see it in that picture. But can you? Look closer. Look closely and you will send one dot of light. That was the sparkle from one little star on the most starry night I have seen in a long while. My friends and I were camping in Nachikuppam, a little village near Krishnagiri […]

December 16, 2017

Best Decision Of 2017


Reflections on 2017

I am not a very decisive person. I guess there is something about being born in June that makes you think you are a typical Gemini. I am the sort of person who struggles with decisions that are life-changing, such as which shampoo to choose, for instance. Or worse, whether I should go running today […]

December 15, 2017

Ten Years Ago


Reflections on 2017

I don’t really keep a journal. This blog is all I have. So, when this prompt came up, I didn’t know what to do because I keep giving my memories away to those who are ready to receive them. What can I remember of 10 years ago? I turned to Gmail. And slowly, the mails […]

December 14, 2017

Reflection


Reflections on 2017

Chettinad in April was a hot cauldron. The crumbling mansions here belonged to another era. Time had warped a slow dance through this village. As I stepped out of the heritage bungalow of Chettinad Mansion, the air suffocated me immediately with the heat. It was not yet noon. I wilted, but I walked on. I […]

December 12, 2017

I Discovered That…


Reflections on 2017

Awareness is a long, painful road. When I started meditating more after my Vipassana retreat last year, awareness was the first step you must embark on. And that’s kind of the first and last step really. There are no more levels of awareness – there are just gradations to it. This year I discovered that… […]

December 11, 2017