To Love Or Not To Love


Writing

We are soulmates.Until we aren’t. Best friends.Until we aren’t. We match. Unmatch. Swipe. Block. Casually fling away people the way we uninstall apps. Where is love in the middle of it all? This messy appendage that comes with not just the placid lakes but the boiling lava of a burning volcano? Who are we without […]

February 12, 2024

The Last Run


Musings, Running

It was about 9:45 am. The weather in Mumbai had been pleasant until 9 am. But now, the sun was out. Anyone who has run a marathon will tell you that the last 5 km are the most excruciating. That is when your mind plays tricks. It colludes with a broken body. It whispers that […]

February 7, 2024

In Grace We Are


Mental Health, Musings

It’s early Sunday morning. One of our clients wants to “talk.” I am nervous. We had had a bit of an uncomfortable discussion around payment on Friday. I call them.  She picks up. “I want to say that we are truly sorry. We allowed our biases to creep in. We talk so much about biases, […]

February 4, 2024

Just A Stripe


Mental Health, Musings

A few weeks ago, I was telling my therapist about my woeful finances. With most of our money going to build MyndStories, and the sudden, drastic cut in marketing spend from corporates, we were staring at a mountain we had no idea how to climb. My therapist turned Life Coach and asked to diversify my […]

January 31, 2024

To Choose To Live


Musings

Let me tell you a story. A travel story. In 2003, I was teaching Spoken English in a tiny city called Lianyungang, China.  It was the first time I was in a foreign country. Living by myself. Teaching a language I wasn’t confident speaking. And had narrowly escaped the confines of a Chinese prison. (A story […]

January 25, 2024

The Start Is Just As Important


Musings, Running

My left knee throbs as I write this. It reminds me of its existence, a sudden flare-up of a pain I have been managing for 1.5 months now. Pointed stars of pain. I am used to it, but the thing about pain is that it always hurts. In 3 days, I will run my first […]

January 17, 2024