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

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

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

Green


Reflections on 2017

What colours can our mind weave? When I think of the word ‘green’, I am reminded of rolling hills, of vistas of green stretching away. I think of the feel of wet grass under my feet many years ago when I was teaching in an international school in Bangalore. But what does green remind me […]

December 8, 2017

I Was Challenged By


Reflections on 2017

This year marks my first full year without a full-time job. I had been working the grind every single year ever since I graduated back in 2002. 2017 was the year that would test this resolve of mine to be ‘retired’ the most. But here I am. In 2017, I was continually challenged by the […]

December 6, 2017