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

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

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

Sending You Light


Everyday

The days are warmer here in Bangalore. A gentle reminder of the change to come. The change that is already here.  I looked at the date – it’s supposed to be a holiday here – and couldn’t believe that it is almost the end of the first month of this year. My last post was […]

January 26, 2022

The Joy Of Connecting


Everyday

I took my Mom to a local exhibition yesterday—one of those local “arts and crafts” fairs that dot our cities. It was one of the few times she has been outside since her recovery from Covid. My heart was pounding when I parked the car. There were unmasked people everywhere, and the memory of beeping […]

October 21, 2021

The Incredible Magic Of The Universe


Everyday

I really shouldn’t be writing a blog post now. Not mine, anyway. I should be spinning social media strategy for one client, content ideation for another, writing three structures for another client, ideating a logo for another, invoicing, paying writers, checking GST, tracking word counts, and generally acting very busy. I shouldn’t be writing anything […]

September 9, 2021