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. Yet, I have no social media accounts of note apart from LinkedIn. I don’t even have WhatsApp! Somewhere, the Universe is […]

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

The Hidden Misogynist: The Indian Woman


Musings, Relationships

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

The Strange Case Of 774


Musings

It’s a typically cold Bangalore morning when I step out for my Sunday 10k run. The area around my home is dotted with little hills, creating steep uphill roads that make a mockery of my calves and knees. As I huff and puff my way up, anxiously looking for the point where the road slopes […]

January 4, 2019

Redemption Finally: Meeting Nandish


Musings

Sometimes, it’s really about time. The right time. About 1.5 years ago, I had cringed when I hadn’t been generous when faced with someone in need. Since that May of 2017, I have gone through so many different situations when I have had opportunities to be generous, kind, and compassionate, and yet found myself wearing […]

November 13, 2018

Meet Nandish: Who Makes Me See


Musings, Relationships

Last year in April, I was on Bangalore’s Metro train to MG Road, on my way to a meeting. As the train pulled out of Cubbon Park station, a visually impaired young lad got in. Someone scrambled to make way for him. He was on the phone. I glanced at my Kindle, waiting for the […]

October 18, 2018

What’s A Weekend?


Musings

This is one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite series, Downton Abbey. The Grantham family is all sitting down for dinner where they meet for the first time, the new heir to Downton Abbey, Matthew Crawley. By an act of force, Crawley, a practising lawyer, learns that he is to become the […]

September 11, 2018

Everything Is Going To Be Okay. No.


Musings

I had an interesting conversation with my friend on Skype. Now, I don’t message much on any messaging platform. I hate hate hate messaging on the phone. The only time I can actually message is if I have my laptop. I have lost the ability to type much on the phone except short text messages […]

September 7, 2018