The Synchronicity Of Words

Featured, Mental Health, Musings, podcast

Do you believe in synchronicity? In the mysterious arrangement the Universe sometimes makes on our behalf? I do. Or rather, I don’t believe as much as watch the magic unfold, if I allow the Universe to guide me. Last week, I hosted the lovely Srividya Sivakumar for the MyndStories Minis Podcast. Now, I really don’t […]

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The Cat’s Gifts

Featured, Musings

I have never been particularly fond of cats. Dogs, with their utter neediness and hopeless, vulnerable love, have been more my friends.  Years ago, almost two decades ago, I was nicknamed the ‘Cat’ at university. I am not sure why, but I think it had something to do with my inherent sarcasm and laziness –  […]

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An Ode To My Valentines

Featured, Musings

February is the month of love, isn’t it? That Hallmark-magnetized celebration on February 14th?It’s only fitting that I tell you I celebrate this month with not one Valentine but five.  I am not polyamorous, but these Valentines are my forever corners – I go to bed knowing they have my back.  Meet my Valentines: Voozy […]

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Meeting Ruskin Bond


Travel

“Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.” – Ruskin Bond If you are a book lover, you can’t really visit Mussoorie without realizing that this is Ruskin Bond territory. You see it in the winding roads and rolling hills. You hear it in a chirp or a […]

March 23, 2023

Borderless. Wordless.


Everyday

When I started writing this blog, I used this as an open journal. A place for my words to nestle. A space for the unsaid and unspoken. I have never actively promoted this blog. There are no Meta Tags for any of the pages. No keyword optimization. For a long while, I would give a […]

March 19, 2023

The Synchronicity Of Words


Featured, Mental Health, Musings, podcast

Do you believe in synchronicity? In the mysterious arrangement the Universe sometimes makes on our behalf? I do. Or rather, I don’t believe as much as watch the magic unfold, if I allow the Universe to guide me. Last week, I hosted the lovely Srividya Sivakumar for the MyndStories Minis Podcast. Now, I really don’t […]

March 16, 2023

Meeting Waseem


Everyday, Musings

I had a most interesting morning. A night of vivid dreams, turning impossibilities into presence the way only dreams can. I woke up discombobulated by the dream, feeling tugged by the past. It’s always strange when people not in your life appear like they never left.  A temple. My hand in theirs. Narrow roads. Joy, […]

March 15, 2023

The Cat’s Gifts


Featured, Musings

I have never been particularly fond of cats. Dogs, with their utter neediness and hopeless, vulnerable love, have been more my friends.  Years ago, almost two decades ago, I was nicknamed the ‘Cat’ at university. I am not sure why, but I think it had something to do with my inherent sarcasm and laziness –  […]

March 9, 2023

Finding The Fun In Life


Mental Health, podcast

How do you create a podcast that surges to the top in just 2 days? How do you create a show that knocks off a therapist talking about dating and relationships? #AskShanty He knows. I don’t consider myself a podcast host – call me a writer if you may be feeling so generous. But podcast […]

March 3, 2023

An Ode To My Valentines


Featured, Musings

February is the month of love, isn’t it? That Hallmark-magnetized celebration on February 14th?It’s only fitting that I tell you I celebrate this month with not one Valentine but five.  I am not polyamorous, but these Valentines are my forever corners – I go to bed knowing they have my back.  Meet my Valentines: Voozy […]

February 28, 2023

The Kindness Butterfly


Interviews, Writing

Have I been kind? Many times, I find myself asking this question. The answer I get each time is revealing. I am frequently unkind. To myself and others. Short with my time and words and harsh with my flaws. But what is kindness, really? I used to mistake kindness for being ‘nice.’ It resulted in […]

February 20, 2023