Vulnerability Is Also This

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This is what vulnerability can look like. I don’t have much of a social media presence. I keep my Instagram fiercely private. FB is deactivated, and I use Goodreads only to mark my book reading. LinkedIn is the only social media network I use regularly. And posting a photo of myself online takes all my […]

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Celebrating March 6, 2016

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Google Photos tells me that 6 years ago, I was in Banavasi, a temple town in Karnataka. It was the first trip we had organized through the travel startup I was running then, Trippin Traveller. It was an all-women trip for International Women’s Day. I was incredibly nervous – I am pretty shy – and […]

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What’s Coffee But A Dream?

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I fulfilled a lifelong dream this weekend. I had a cup of steaming Nescafe coffee. As far as dreams go, that may seem ridiculous. But bear with me. There’s a story. A story of hiding our wishes behind the facades of life. A story of ignoring a little voice that tells you it’s ok. What […]

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Sending You Hope


Everyday

“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being” — Hafez (via Deeyah Khan) And Bangalore decided to show me today. I ran to the tunes of this unexpectedly foggy morning today. Coconut trees wrapped in dew. Skies shrouded in a pale light. It […]

October 5, 2022

The Anatomy Of A Call


Everyday

Sep 7, 2021, Bangalore It’s 10:30 am. I park my car at the designated spot. I am waiting for N. The road is empty. A few straggly plots of land lying unkempt. A house, white and creamy, on my right. A bleary-eyed sky. I am on the phone with my friend. I am shaking. “It’s […]

September 18, 2022

Vulnerability Is Also This


Featured

This is what vulnerability can look like. I don’t have much of a social media presence. I keep my Instagram fiercely private. FB is deactivated, and I use Goodreads only to mark my book reading. LinkedIn is the only social media network I use regularly. And posting a photo of myself online takes all my […]

May 18, 2022

Rewiring Our Memories


Musings

That’s me at the Thiruvanmiyur beach in Chennai last week. Let me tell you a story about that bench.  Our memories are transitory. They shift and change. And as we grow into them, their character changes. Scientists know that our memories are fallible.  They also know that the brain is hardwired to remember the bad […]

May 14, 2022

Being With My Favorite Co-Worker


Everyday

This is not my regular post. I have had a strangely suffocating week. It wasn’t just the weather. This week marked a year of living with long Covid. A week that came on the back of strange encounters with writers, friends, and family. It was a week that came with the usual client shenanigans: Ghosting […]

April 22, 2022

A Year On


Everyday, Musings

Today, a year ago, I woke up and went for a run. Fifteen minutes into the run, I was gasping. I came back and tried a simple mobility workout. I could barely stand up.  I went back and collapsed in bed. Two hours later, the test results were back. I was diagnosed with the Delta-variant […]

April 21, 2022

Why I Started A Podcast


Everyday

Mic ready. Pop filter ready. “Start recording” blinks the screen. I gulp and press “Record.” Of all the things I thought I would do in my life, hosting a podcast, even if a ‘mini’ one like the MyndStories Minis, was never on my mind. Although I was a teacher for about 3-4 years in my […]

April 6, 2022

Celebrating March 6, 2016


Featured, Musings

Google Photos tells me that 6 years ago, I was in Banavasi, a temple town in Karnataka. It was the first trip we had organized through the travel startup I was running then, Trippin Traveller. It was an all-women trip for International Women’s Day. I was incredibly nervous – I am pretty shy – and […]

March 6, 2022

This is Trauma: The Body Keeps The Score


Everyday

Trigger warning: abuse Writing this post made me feel like throwing up. Say hi to Trauma. In 2017, a friend’s boyfriend, whom I had never spoken to, found out my phone number and contact details. On the day she was with me in Bangalore, he called me incessantly from 6 am. Relentless. 91 calls. Emails. […]

February 19, 2022